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Universal Studios reveals new coaster project

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit is technology-packed new coaster planned for next season at  Universal Studios, Orlando.

Riders will reach speeds of 65 mph and climb 17 stories over the park on a ride that combines special effects with on and off-board video and sound.

“This is the perfect intersection of the digital age and theme park entertainment,” believes Mark Woodbury, president of creative for Universal Parks & Resorts. “No two experiences will be the same.”

With a ride system from Maurer Söhne, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will include six near-miss moments and a record-breaking loop. X-Car ride vehicles will feature bright colour changing LEDs, while high energy visual displays will fill the queue line.

Passengers will be able to customise their ride experience by choosing what song will play while they’re on the coaster. When the ride is over, guests will be able to customise footage from their experience and compile it into a take-home music video.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be located near the Jimmy Neutron attraction travelling the southern perimeter of the Universal Studios theme park, over to the CityWalk lagoon and back.

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