|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit|
|The non inverting loop element.|
|Manufacturer||Maurer Rides GmbH|
|Model / product||X-Car Music|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||Vertical chain lift hill|
Top speed65 mph
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. 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 | edit source]
Design[edit | edit source]
Ride experience[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Universal Studios' Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster finally opens to guests – Video and Photos - Attractions Magazine (Wayback archive)
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster now officially open - Attractions Magazine
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.