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Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

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Roller Coaster - 51 inches to ride
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Each rider gets to choose a song to listen to while riding this Maurer Söhne roller coaster, which debuted in 2009. You're not limited the songs Universal offers you, however. If you press the Rip, Ride, Rockit logo on your selection screen when you board, and hold it down for five seconds, you'll access the "easter egg" -- a keypad which allows you to enter any three-digit song code. That makes hundreds of other songs available. Here's the list we've compiled, but be warned that the song lineup can change.
#101 – The Temples of Syrinx by Rush
#102 – Blues Before and After by The Smithereens
#103 – Break on Through by The Doors
#104 – Crocodile Rock by Elton John
#105 – Do it Again by Steely Dan
#106 – Don’t You by Candlebox
#107 – Drivin’ Rain by Gov’t Mule
#108 – 8 Miles High by The Byrds
#109 – Fantasy by Aldo Nova
#110 – Fool by Rollins Band
#112 – Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
#113 – Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
#114 – Just Because by Jane’s Addiction
#115 – Live by Lenny Kravitz
#116 – Mexicola by Queens of The Stone Age
#121 – Runnin Down a Dream by Tom Petty
#122 – Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
#123 – Stockholm Syndrom by Muse
#124 – Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin
#127 – Urgent by Foreigner
#128 – Vertigo by U2
#129 – Wheel in the Sky by Journey
#130 – Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who
#131 – Klein Mandelbrot remix by The Blue Man Group
#132 – Drumbone by Blue Man Group
#301 – Float On by Modest Mouse
#302 – I Want You Back by The Jackson Five
#303 – In My Pocket by The Cat Empire
#304 – It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel
#305 – Brothers Gonna Work it Out by Public Enemy
#306 – Lose Yourself by Eminem
#307 – Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross
#308 – Run to You by Bryan Adams
#309 – Save Room by John Legend
#310 – Vogue by Madonna
#311 – You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac
#312 – My Everything by Barry White
#504 – Smokin’ Gun by Robert Cray
#506 – The Thrill is Gone by BB King
#507 – Who Did You Think I Was by John Mayer Trio
#508 – Pivot by Dry
#701 – Cyanide by Metallica
#702 – Endangered Species by Flaw
#703 – For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica
#704 – Forever Down by Black Label Society
#705 – How Heavy This Axe by The Sword
#706 – Just One Fix by Ministry
#707 – Know your Enemy by Rage Against the Machine
#708 – Let’s Go by Ministry
#709 – Mouth for War by Pantera
#710 – Painkiller by Judas Priest
#711 – Paranoid by Black Sabbath
#712 – Temptation’s Wings by Down
#713 – The Wicker Man by Iron Maiden
#714 – Unreal by Ill Nino
#715 – Wake Up Dead by Megadeth
#716 – We Call This Mutha Revenge by Suicidal Tendencies
#718 – You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest
#901 – Movin’ Right Along by Kermit The Frog and Fozzy Bear
#902 – Rainbow Connection by The Muppets
#903 – Your Attitude Towards Cuttlefish by Paper Moon
#904 – Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

As for the ride itself, it's a top speed of 65 mph and includes several non-inverting loops (which means that the track twists so that you don't actually go all the way upside-down). Riders have criticized the coaster for frequent downtimes and a rough ride, but Universal began installing new trains in late 2013 in the hopes of creating a smoother ride.

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This could have been, and should have been, a better experience. But the mediocre layout and rough ride on the older trains makes this a less than pleasant experience that even some great songs can't save.

An excellent coaster. The surprise and highlight for me was the feeling you get going STRAIGHT UP at on the incline. Very unique and enjoyable.


Usually the line is too long, it looks really cool and I had high expectations, but it just wasn't that great. If its less than an hour wait, then it might be worth it.

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