Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New USF Coaster!!



Universal Studios Florida announced today the new "Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit" roller coaster thats going to open next spring. This WILL be a cool ride, its a maurer-shone X-Coaster with some cutting edge technology. I hate the name, but it makes sense:

Hollywood: Its in a movie themed park.
Rip: You can take home or e-mail I guess your on ride video.
Ride: ...........its a ride.
Rockit:You get to choose your own soundtrack for the on ride audio system.

I really love th look of the lift hill, with the lighted coils on the steep lift and I am REALLY hoping that thing attached to the lift is going to be a giant jumbo-tron style tv. Also anyone who has seen footage of Universal Japan's "Hollywood Dream The Ride" knows how awesome the fiber optics on the train is, hopefully this will be just as cool and this would be an awesome effect for when it goes over citiwalk.


And man Orlando has gotten/is getting sooooooooo much expansion:

2008
Disaster!
The Simpsons Ride
Aquatica
Block Party Bash
American Idol
Toy Story Mania

2009
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Harry Potter
The un-confirmed Sea World Coaster

Strong Rumors
Night Parade at Animal Kingdom
Big Time Space Mounatin Refurb
Disneys Night Kingdom, rumored 5th gate

1 comment:

Heather said...

There is a lot of expansion in Orlando right now. I work with the new water park Aquatica which opened in March. It is associated with Sea World so it has theme park rides with a marine life feel. It is a great vacation or day trip idea because there is so much to do at the park including a huge beach, over 30 water slides, lagoons and lazy rivers. Perfect for anyone at any age, IMO.