Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will ride over, around and outside the entrance to Universal Studios "Hollywood".
I think that last word is supposed to be Orlando, not Hollywood. Easy to make the mistake since the Orlando park is getting the Hollywood coaster.
Very excited about this!
Universal Studios is definetely bringing its A-game now. An outside rollercoaster there is LONG overdue and they are going to be reaping in millions of dollars. Who cares what it costs to build it? THe darn thing will be payed off in a week if not less. I am so glad that I got an annual pass there last Sunday and I will definetely be renewing it next year. Cant wait to see the construction started. Slight concern with the "supposed" opening time... I was there a week ago and didnt see any construction started, can they really pull off this coaster and all its glorious technology in a year?
I just wondering who will be building the coaster??I would perfer a B & M due to the rides they offer and rarely being down.I hope its not Intamin or Premier, as there coasters tend to have alot of downtime, and Premier is known for head banging on there inverted coasters.
At any rate, 2009 will be a banner year for Studios with this new attraction as well as the Harry Potter changes (although there are rumors that the HP development has been scaled way back already, so we'll have to wait and see).
As for Beastly Kingdom, I thought that was already scratched at AK and those "laid off" imagineers went on to build the Lost Kingdom at IOA? Oh well, I am sure there are other ideas in the Disney pipeline....one is the planned refurb (or possible re-engineer) of SPACE MOUNTAIN....it will be down for all of 2009 and maybe longer....
Disney will definitely have to make a counter move...I can't wait to see what it will be!! It is good to be a theme park fan in the first decade of the 21st Century!
Ok ok, it would be difficult to build that at USH, but it's possible. And USH is....well...limited in rides.
I love the concept. Choosing your own music is a totally bad@ss idea. And I'm sure the ride will be great. But it swoops around the park entrance and over CityWalk? What the hell is this, Six Flags? Won't this ruin the allure of the big Universal gates, and the big globe, and obstruct the views across the lake?
Now, there is nothing I would love more than to be clubbin' at CityWalk and to have a roller coaster swooping over the night scene. That's a real adrenaline pump. But it just doesn't seem right to me ... am I too old-fashioned? Anyone with me?
Anyone been to a theme park in Spain recently?