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Can I ask a question on the music choices? How come no movie scores? I thought there was supposed to be Back to the Future and Star Wars themes?

 

This is a theme park about movies right? And the ride itself has HOLLYWOOD right in it's name. Makes no sense to offer no film soundtracks. The snubbing of Back to the Future is the most puzzling. Not only do they (Universal) own the rights, but with the closing of BTTF last year it would have been a nice offering to have the music a choice on this new ride.

 

Oh well...

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Just got home from IOA/UO and as mentioned above, as of Noon, HRRR was NOT running... not even testing... but strange enough, they were selling the attractions shirt in the "Hub" area, where the two parking garages meet up... I thought that was kind of odd... Should have grabbed a picture of it, but my phone takes crappy pictures anyways (so just as well I suppose)...

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I don't know how the rumor started about it opening this weekend. They arn't nearly ready to be open yet. Heck besides a few maintenance guys no one else has even ridden it. Yet alone they haven't done the usual day-long of non-stop cycling.

 

I thought the date thrown out was end of July. That would be my guess with the earliest soft opening no earlier then next weekend.

 

As for t-shirts they've been selling them for atleast a month or two now. Worst t-shirt ever: "I ripped it, I rocked it, I rode it."

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I don't know how the rumor started about it opening this weekend. They arn't nearly ready to be open yet. Heck besides a few maintenance guys no one else has even ridden it. Yet alone they haven't done the usual day-long of non-stop cycling.

 

I thought the date thrown out was end of July. That would be my guess with the earliest soft opening no earlier then next weekend.

 

As for t-shirts they've been selling them for atleast a month or two now. Worst t-shirt ever: "I ripped it, I rocked it, I rode it."

 

^ Well considering that they have been running a ton of commericals and radio promotions now about Rockit, (And no, they do not say opening soon, they do imply that it is already open) you would think it should be open now. I am sure that there will be a influx of upset park guests thinking that the ride is already open.

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My brother is hitting up the parks in Orlando this week, so I decided to call Universal and see if I could get the scoop on the opening for him; so they could push Universal back as far as possible in hope that it might open.

 

Guest Services said that: "There isn't an official opening day for the ride, and they do NOT forsee it opening within a week; your best bet is to keep checking online. The opening should be released online."

 

Just sharing.

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Soon is a relative term, and hey, it's just a marketing technique. Universal wants more guests so they can rake in more money. If you talk to a staff member at Universal, they will tell you that they have no idea when it's going to open and that you should check the website for any information. I'm not sure whether or not they were instructed to say that.

 

My best bet for an opening would be the end of July.

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I'm kind of worried that you won't be able to hear your song very well over the song of the person next to you. It might turn out to be one huge mess of sound.

 

Universal has been working over the past few months with a company that specializes in high-tech sound systems.

This company has a directional sound system where if you stand in a certain place in a certain time, you will be able to hear a sound that other people around you can't hear.

 

There are many theme parks, including Universal, that already use systems similar to this.

 

The coaster was testing all last night. They tested for several hours without stopping the train-running it in its constantly-moving-never-stopping system.

They e-stopped the train on all of the different brake runs and continued constant testing soon after with water dummies.

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The July 22nd date has been floating around all week.

Some have heard the date from employees, but most have seen that date on the radio station's website.

 

That COULD be the opening day, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it is just because a radio station plans to be there.

 

Somebody needs to pose as a radio station and send an email to Universal asking what their opening date is!

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The songs listed arent so great to me. The only one i would choose is Stronger-Kanye.

 

-- but here are good r&bs song for the ride:

1.] "Down-Jay Sean ft.LilWayne"

2.] "I got a feeling - Black Eyed Peas"

3.] "Reply - Sean Kingston"

4.] "Stutterin'-Mario"

5.] "Whatcha say - jason derulo" [Hide-n-seek Cover/Remix]

 

Coaster needs a good bumpin' song

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im fairly positive its opening that day because im a local and i went to the radio station mentioned and it said how they were going to be out there to launch the unvailing of the new rip ride rockit. i emailed them to make sure about it. i will let everyone know the details when i get the email back.

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