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Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:48 am

Nicely done jarmor. ;)

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Postby atem122 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:54 am

I figured it'd be rick roll, but clicked it anyways for fun!

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:29 pm

Following up on the news that the top of the lift had been removed, I made my way over to Universal once more to grab some photos (and meet up with a good friend). Here is what I've got from today...
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Not only is the top of the lift missing, but now, the entire lift track itself is gone.
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Work continues on the station amidst, including the addition of theming to the queue area.
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The station has received a new mesh fence suspended from the roof, presumably to prevent guests from tossing anything towards the trains and guests while they are on the lift.
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The top brake run was being inspected today. (Notice the unpainted walkway extending from the staircase--that was added later.)
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A better look at the previous...
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And the rest is just an update of the newly stocked merchandise for Rip, Ride, Rockit, already on sale in the Music Plaza gift shop.
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Postby netdvn » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:31 pm

I love that song... :lmao:

Back on topic while searching for some HRRRRRR footage, I found an official non-animation POV of the ride with one of the songs that will be on the ride! It was apparently recorded before the track removal...

MOD EDIT: Link removed, please stay on track and do not post seedy stuff like this. For those that missed it, it was a link with a ton of pop-ups, not a link to a POV.

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:34 pm

^Why is that link affiliated with Hack Mail? Thats not a good sign... :?r
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Postby DiSab » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:36 pm

The entire lift?! I thought it was just that top part that was missing the anti-rollbacks. Guess not.

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Postby Snicket » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Some new info has been posted to IOACentral.com's boards from Noelno, a construction worker on the project.

So far i don't really see anything going on with the firehouse but im sure some kind of lighting will go in thre even though a mee fog system would be cool. As far as the lift coming down goes, i don't know why Universal decided to change anti-rollback systems like they did but the lift coming down is not really a bad thing. Think of it this way, by going ahead and finishing the track we were able to test the lift, brake stations, not to mention make sure the vehicle even made it around the track. If Universal had waited for the new rollback pieces to put the lift track in then all those tests would still need to be done.
I wish Universal would have went with B&M but apparently when this project began B&M had a 5-year waiting list. Anyway, if Universal would have waited for B&M then we probably would not have a new coaster because the economy went to crap.
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Postby netdvn » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:42 pm

jedimaster1227 wrote:^Why is that link affiliated with Hack Mail? Thats not a good sign... :?r


Honestly I have no idea. The Hack Mail site seems a bit... seedy now that you mention it.

I'm keeping it there for the Rick Roll (yeah I ruined the surprise), but if anybody has a problem with the link, I'll be glad to remove it.
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Postby B-RadG » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:47 am

^^So according to that guy, HRRR was supposed to be made by B&M?
Also they took the lift down to change the anti-rollback system?

I've been rick rolled 3 times in this darn thread :angry: As my friend suggested, I don't scroll over the link to see the actual address. I always fall for them.

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Postby ryno1986 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:52 am

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I think the B&M thing sounds legitimate. Keep in mind that Hollywood Dream in USJ is a B&M. In the early planning, HRRR might have been more similar to Hollywood Dream.

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