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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

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roller coaster
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit non-inverted loop.jpg
The Non-Inverted Loop element.
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Universal Studios Florida
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Operating since August 2009
Height restriction 51"–79"
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Type Steel
Model / product X-Car Music
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 1,850
Propulsion Vertical lift
Height167 feet
Top speed65 mph
Inversions0
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The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a roller coaster located in Universal Studios Florida. Riders get to choose their own track of music to listen to on the ride.[1] It reaches 167 feet tall and is the first roller coaster to feature a non-inverting loop. While on the ride, a video is taken of you and the person next to you. You can buy a picture, the video, and an animated e-mail of the ride. It is the largest X-Car coaster.

History[edit]

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit first opened to guests for "technical rehearsals" in the evening of August 15, 2009.[2] It officially opened a few days later, on the 19th.[3]

Design[edit]

Ride experience[edit]

Before entering the queue, all guests must walk through a metal detector. Free lockers are provided for mobile phones as they are not permitted on the ride. While queuing, videos explaining how to select a song are shown to guests.

In the station, the ride operators aim to never stop a train. Guests board the ride via a moving platform, whose speed is synchronised with the trains. Once seated, guests select a song using a touchscreen. As the train leaves the station, the choices are locked - a random song is selected for those who fail to choose.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit begins with a vertical lift which peaks at a height of 167 feet. A steep initial drop leads into the non-inverting loop. A number of twists follow, offering a good view of the park.

At the end of the ride, riders disembark via another moving platform. At the exit, guests are offered a "music video" consisting of clips of them experiencing the ride.

Trains[edit]

7 trains with 2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.

The ride uses X-Car trains which feature large lapbar restraints. Embedded in each restraint is a touch screen which allows riders to choose the music they wish to listen to on the ride.

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