Reports suggest that the opening of Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando's could be delayed by as much as three weeks.
The high-tech rollercoaster has already been substantially delayed due to technical issues, and Screamscape reports that problems with its lift hill now seem to have pushed its opening beyond the previously rumored July 3 date.
The coaster is undergoing extensive testing, with a replacement "anti-rollback" system now in place on the lift hill, and it still seems likely that it will open at some stage this summer - possibly in mid-late July.
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.
TPT will keep readers updated on any news of a firm opening date for Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit through our "New Attraction Watch" section.