Review: Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Universal Studios Florida Roller Coaster

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Non Inverting Loop Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Universal Studios Florida At Night

Universal Studios Orlando Resort has made itself known for some of the best-themed rides in the world, as well as being home to several world-class roller coasters, including the unique Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida.

This ride, themed based on the music industry is a moderately intense roller coaster that works itself in and out of the park with some unique elements. It allows yout to pick your own song from a list of musical choices, as well as featuring a secret list of songs.

The ride begins with a vertical lift hill before entering the first drop, which leads right into the most visible element on the ride, a massive noninverting loop that towers over the park's central plaza.


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The ride then goes through a break run before passing through one of the park's facades and heading up into a unique element, a series of helixes called a treble clef due to a visual appearance similar to the musical note of the same name.

At this point the ride goes through a series of banked turns similar in style to corkscrews without ever inverting, passing by the station before entering another set of breaks.

The ride then drops into its final sections, a series of small hills and turns leading into an inclined loop before heading back into the ride's station. This element is located near Citywalk and is visible to people outside the park through a fence.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster from Universal Citywalk

This is the most intense roller coaster at this park, although it is not the most intense at the resort, and the layout is strong for a noninverting coaster, with each banked turn giving riders a large amount of forces.

The main problem with this roller coaster is how rough it has become over the years, especially considering it is a steel coaster that isn't that old. This makes a lot of the elements that were fun in the early years of the ride more painful than enjoyable.

Non Inverting Loop Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Universal Studios Florida Roller Coaster

The ride focuses more on lateral forces than airtime, and the roughness makes that approach worse. Also due to the small capacity of each train, you have to go through several sometimes painful brake runs during the layout, and even with this, the line for this roller coaster is often still one of the longest in the park.

This could be a great ride, and it once was, but roughness and reliability issues have made this ride progressively worse over the years.