Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Location: Universal Studios Florida – Production Central

Height Restriction: 51”

Age Appropriateness: Roller coaster fans tall enough to ride

Seat Type: Molded seats with lap bars; 2 per row, 12 per car; arranged as "stadium seating" so each row has the best view possible.

Ride Description:Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is Universal’s newest and most innovative roller coaster. Guests get to choose the soundtrack for their ride from 30 songs in five different genres. A variety of video cameras will then tape your ride for a one-of-a-kind souvenir to take with you. In addition to the 6 cameras on each car, there are also 8 cameras located along the track.

Once you’re seated in your car, you’ll have about 45 seconds to make your song selection before the ride begins. From that point on you’ll hear your chosen piece blasting at 90 decibels through the personal speakers situated on either side of your head. The ride only lasts about a minute and 45 seconds so you won’t hear the whole piece, but the clip used has been selected to best fit with the motion of the coaster. Though the track doesn’t make any full inversions, it does feature the world’s largest non-inverted loop that performs a kind of corkscrew that turns you about as close to upside-down as you can get without actually going over.

As you race through the façade of the fire house you’ll begin the “treble clef” maneuver, so named for its resemblance to this musical symbol when viewed from above. At its height, the ride reaches 65 mph, with an initial drop of 17 stories. The remainder of the coaster, however, slows several times between maneuvers. When your ride is over, you can head out to a personal kiosk to put together your music video.

Getting Ready: Pick out your song ahead of time to make sure you select the piece you want. There’s no time for browsing on board so be prepared.
Track Choices

“Born to Be Wild” by Hinder
“Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence
“Gimme All You Lovin’” by ZZ Top
“Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue
“Paralyzer” by Finger Eleven

“Don’t Phunk With My Heart” by Black Eyed Pease
“Insane in the Brain” by Sypress Hill
“Pump It” by Black Eyes Peas
“Rock Star” by N.E.R.D.
“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys
“Stronger” by Kanye West

“Busy Child” by The Crystal Method
“Harder Better Faster Stronger” by Daft Punk
“Intergalictic” by Beastie Boys
“Keep Hope Alive” by The Crystal Method
“Le Disko” by Shiny Toy Guns
“Pump Up the Volume” by MARRS

“Bad Girls” by Donna Summer
:Glamorous” by Fergie
“Hella Good” by No Doubt
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
“That’s the Way (I Like It)” by KS and the Sunshine Band
“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

“All Night Long” by Montgomery Gentry
“Guitars, Cadillacs” by Dwight Yoakam
“I Can Sleep When I’m Dead” by Jason Michael Carroll
“Living in Fast Forward” by Kenny Chesney
“Midnight Rider” by The Altman Brothers
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band

Worth the Wait: 30 to 45 minutes

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