No, I don’t mean actually ride a rocket that blows up or goes to space. I mean, take a ride on the new roller coaster at Universal Orlando. Today, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is officially running and looking for music fans to take a ride.
Now this isn’t like your everyday roller coaster. The Rockit has three new maneuvers : The coaster features three first-ever maneuvers: the Double Take, the world’s largest non-inverted loop; the Treble Clef, where guests burst through a building facade on track shaped like the music symbol; and the Jump Cut, a spiraling, negative-gravity move.
What really makes this coaster unique is each ride can select their track to listen to throughout the duration of the ride. Using a personal touchpad, the rider can choose from five different genres of music: Classic Rock/Metal, Rap/Hip-Hop, Club/Electronica, Pop/Disco or Country. Apparently, each seat is retrofitted with speakers blasting tunes at 90 decibels, and other riders won’t hear what you are listening to.
Oh, and in case you want a memoir of your Rockit ride, riders can purchase a DVD (with emailable formats) to take home at the end of the ride. The song selected at the beginning of the ride serves as the soundtrack throughout the video.
This ride sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I don’t have any plans to visit Orlando anytime soon, so perhaps others who experience the ride will share their experience. If you want to try and win a trip, then sign up here…
The following is the list of tracks riders can choose from.