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Universal Studios Orlando has begun testing its eagerly anticipated Hollywood, Rip, Ride, Rockit rollercoaster.

The park has reportedly been running test runs of the coaster late at night after guests have left. This suggests the ride is on track for its rumored July 3 opening date.

Universal recently delayed the opening date of the ride due to problems with its cutting edge features, but the apparently successful testing suggests that the revised "early summer" opening date is firmly in the park's sites.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will stretch out beyond the walls of the Universal Studios park towards the opening gate of the Universal Orlando Resort. It features a 167-foot lift hill and will reach top speeds of 65mph. Its most unique feature is the "double take" - a vertical loop in which the track twists so that the train is "right-side-up" at the top of the loop. Riders will be able to select their own soundtrack for the ride from a selection of six genres.

Coaster fans can see the first picture of the Rockit's train on the tracks over at Theme Park Review.

TPT will keep readers updated on any news of a firm opening date for Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit through our "New Attraction Watch" section.



This is one of the rides I am most excited about and it looks brilliant!!!!
Roll on august!!!
Thanks TPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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