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Florida Guide > Universal Parks

New Roller Coaster at Universal Studios

A visit to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure in Orlando is always an exciting prospect as these parks have some of the wildest roller coasters to be found in Florida. My children love to experience ' The Hulk' and ' Duelling Dragons' , but soon it will be even better when Universal open their new and amazing high-intensity, multi-sensory experience which will be the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world.

This new roller coaster is to be called ' Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit' and it will open in Spring, 2009. It will be hard to miss as it will rise 167 feet in the air. It will have enough loops, twists, corkscrew turns and high speed accelerations to satisfy the most extreme roller coaster fan, and I know that my son will want to try it out as soon as he can.

This new roller coaster will be situated near the Jimmy Neutron attraction, and will extend over the CityWalk lagoon and back. It will be an entirely new experience as riders will be able to customise their ride by choosing a song which will play during the ride, and the whole ride will be captured on video. Afterwards they will be able to customise the footage from their experience and then make it into a home music video. Those brave enough will be able to sing along as they shoot up 17 storeys into the air at 65 mph.

The ride combines special effects, and up to four vehicles will be on the track at any one time, and these will feature innovative colour changing LEDs.

Even while they wait there is plenty to see, as there will be high energy visual displays along the queue line, and LED boards will display song options from five different genres, including pop, disco, rap, classic rock and country. The ride vehicles have digital sound systems installed, and if you can’t decide what song you want then you can leave the choice to the system.

With six near misses and a record breaking loops there will be plenty to enjoy for those brave enough to join the queues. I have to admit that I won' t be brave enough to try this roller coaster out for myself, but I can' t wait to see it, and I guess that, as usual, I will be there looking after the bags, with my camera at the ready, so that I can try to take a photo of my son shooting past.

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