As we reported yesterday the Rip Ride Rockit is now back open at Universal Orlando, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to recap this great ride.
Riders of the Rip Ride Rockit have access to a touchpad mounted on the lap bar, which allows you to select your own music. Riders can choose their favorite genre – Classic Rock/Metal, Rap/Hip-Hop, Club/Electronica, Pop/Disco or Country – and then pick a song. Each seat is outfitted with individual stereo speakers so guests can rock out to 90 decibels of music – and yet never hear the songs playing for other riders. Your song pick will be the soundtrack to your ride and to a music video you can purchase that uses on- and off-board cameras to mix music, moves and special effects.
“Born to Be Wild” – Hinder
“Bring Me to Life” – Evanescence
“Gimme All Your Lovin’” – ZZ Top
“Kickstart My Heart” – Motley Crue
“Paralyzer” – Finger Eleven
“Rollin’” – Limp Bizkit
“Don’t Phunk With My Heart” – Black Eyed Peas
“Insane in the Brain” – Cypress Hill
“Pump It” – Black Eyed Peas
“Rock Star” – N.E.R.D.
“Sabotage” – Beastie Boys
“Stronger” – Kanye West
“Busy Child” – The Crystal Method
“Harder Better Faster Stronger” – Daft Punk
“Intergalactic” – Beastie Boys
“Keep Hope Alive” – The Crystal Method
“Le Disko” – Shiny Toy Guns
“Pump Up the Volume” – MARRS
“Bad Girls” – Donna Summer
“Glamorous” – Fergie
“Hella Good” – No Doubt
“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
“That’s the Way (I Like It)” – KC and the Sunshine Band
“U Can’t Touch This” – MC Hammer
“All Night Long” – Montgomery Gentry
“Guitars, Cadillacs” – Dwight Yoakam
“I Can Sleep When I’m Dead” – Jason Michael Carroll
“Living in Fast Forward” – Kenny Chesney
“Midnight Rider” – The Allman Brothers
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” – The Charlie Daniels Band
E.T Adventure is a dark ride featured at Universal Studios Florida.
Board your flying bicycle and sneak him through the woods – past the police and scientists searching for him. Then take off and fly over the city, past the moon and soar across the stars together. At the end of your journey awaits his magical planet, filled with unforgettable creatures who greet you in song… with E.T. himself there to thank you personally.
Height to ride – 3″4
Ride Duration – Approx 4:46
Attraction ticket review – This ride is best for kid’s not so exciting for the parents but its great to see your kid’s face light up when they think your actually flying 🙂
Visitors to the Ollivanders wand shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will step into one of the most iconic scenes from the bestselling Harry Potter books and blockbuster feature films. With the assistance of a live actor, along with amazing special effects, guests of Ollivanders will get to experience the same type of magical moment Harry had in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when a wand “chooses them.”
Wet N Wild is Universals premier waterpark and is credited as being the first ever waterpark in the USA. Wet N Wild is stretched out over 30 acres of land , the park includes 8 thrill rides, 6 Multi person rides and 2 kids rides.
The Storm – You push yourself down into a steep tunnel that sends you flying down extremely fast into a giant bowl that sends you spinning around with mist surrounding in the air as you drop into the pool below. This slide was created by Proslide company, labeled as a ‘ProBowl’ slide
Mach 5 – Grab a mat and walk your way up a long winding tower to the top where you have three slides to choose from. When told by the lifeguard at top, push yourself down the ride of a twisting, turning, head-first flumes that fall 1,700 feet (520 m) over three different courses.
Der Stuka – Push yourself down a six-story speed slide that sends you flying down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical drop that transitions to a 115-foot (35 m) water runway.
Bomb Bay – The ride for all dare devils is right here. Go inside the rocket waiting not knowing when the trap door that sends you down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical slide drops you to the depths below.
Knee Ski – A cable-operated ski lets you kneeboard like a pro around a half-mile long lake.
Wake Boarding – Everyone from beginner to expert can show their stuff on the WakeZone Cableway.
The Wild One – Two people are pulled by a Jet Ski around the lake on big, bouncy tubes that make for a wild ride.
Brain Wash – Lose your grip on reality in Wet N Wild’s newest thrill ride.This mind blowing hypotnic thrill ride sends you down a steep 53-foot drop on a 65-foot (20 m), funnel.
Disco H2O – Start off in a tube traveling through a dark tunnel that sends you down a huge drop, and before you know it you find yourself traveling around a room filled with disco music and lights. This slide was too made from Proslide company as a “BehemothBowl”.
The Surge – A 5-story tube ride that carries a 4-passenger tube down 600 feet (180 m) of banked turns, radical twists and diabolical dips. This ride was made by Proslide as a “Mammoth” slide.
Bubba Tub – Grab the family and climb aboard one of the four-passenger tubes for a six-story, triple dip drop ride.
The Black Hole The Next Generation – 1000 gallons a minute sends a two-person tube rocketing through 500 feet (150 m) of twisting, turning darkness on this space-age thrill ride. The Black Hole currently reopened under the moniker “The Black Hole: The Next Generation” and now features more light effects, fog, and an updated ride boarding area.
The Flyer – Travel around in a 4-person raft that sends you on on an exciting, family-fun ride that covers 450 feet (140 m) of hairpin turns and banked curves.
The Blast – Take a raging ride along a raptured pipeline that will thrill you to the core and soak you to the bone.
Bubble Up – A huge, wet inflatable bubble made just for kids who climb, bounce, and slide into three feet of water. The inflatable “bubble” has had numerous designs over the years.
Kid’s Park – You’ll find miniature versions of a lot of the rides and a gigantic bucket that periodically fills with water and splashes into the pool below.
Universal Studios Florida is located in Orlando and is one of the parks that make up the Universal Orlando Resort along with Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.
The park is very much themed around movies and encourages users to “ride the movies”
In 2009 Universal Studios Florida attracted 5.4 Million visitors making it the 9th most visited theme park in America.
Universal Studios Florida features six themed areas all situated around a large lagoon. This lagoon is home to Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular, a seasonal fireworks display that showcases scenes from various Universal films, featuring lasers, projectors and fireworks. The six surrounding themed areas, clockwise from the entrance, are Production Central, New York, San Francisco/Amity, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone and Hollywood. Each area features a combination of rides, shows, attractions, character appearances, dining outlets and merchandise stores.
The Six Lands are
Production Central Blue Man Group Sharp Aquos Theatre • Donkey’s Photo Finish • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit • Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast • Shrek 4-D • The Universal Music Plaza Stage
New York The Blues Brothers Show • Delancey Street Preview Center • Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride • Twister…Ride it Out
San Francisco/Amity Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue • Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring You!Fear Factor Live • Jaws
World Expo Men in Black: Alien Attack • Roboasis • The Simpsons Ride
Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone Animal Actors on Location • Curious George Goes to Town • A Day in the Park with Barney • E.T. Adventure • Fievel’s Playland • StarToons: 80’s Rewind • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Hollywood Lucy: A Tribute • Mel’s Drive-In Concert • Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time • Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show Lagoon Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular