The first human passengers have experienced a test run of Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando, as the park revealed the ride's soundtrack.
The rollercoaster has been in testing for some time, and the first videos have now emerged showing humans on-board (see the embedded video below). The lucky riders are believed to be Universal employees, and the news means that the ride is almost certainly due to enter a "soft opening" period soon. These are common for new theme park attractions, and see guests allowed to ride new attractions prior to their official opening dates in order to test the ride, staff and processes.
Guests who have spotted the Rockit action have reported that it is an incredibly quiet ride, with the notable exception of the lift hill. This had to be updated following technical problems and is now by the far the noisiest part of the ride, something Universal will no doubt look to rectify in future.
To drown out any external noise, passengers on Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be able to choose their own soundtrack from a selection of popular songs, and Universal has now announced the available choices. These fall into the categories of Classic Rock / Metal, Pop / Disco, Club / Electronica, Country and Rap / Hip Hop. The official song list is given below:
Classic Rock / Metal Motley Crue - "Kick Start My Heart" Hinder - "Born To be Wild" ZZ Top - "Gimmie All Your Lovin" Limp Bizkit - "Rollin" Evenescence - "Bring Me To Life" Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
Pop / Disco KC & Sunshine Band - "That's the Way I Like It" Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" Donna Summer – "Bad Girls" No Doubt - "Hella Good" Fergie - "Glamorous" M.C. Hammer – "Can’t Touch This"
Club / Electronica Daft Punk – "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" The Crystal Method - "Busy Child" The Crystal Method - "Keep Hope Alive" Beastie Boys - "Intergalactic" Shiny Toy Guns - "Le Disko" MAARS - "Pump Up The Volume"
Country Charlie Daniels Band - "Devil Went Down To Georgia" Allman Bros. - "Midnight Rider" Kenny Chesney - "Living In Fast Forward" Jason Michael Carroll - "I Can Sleep when I'm Dead" Dwight Yoakam - "Guitars & Cadillacs" Montgomery Gentry - "All Night Long"
Rap / Hip Hop Beastie Boys - "Sabotage" Black Eyed Peas - "Don’t Phunk with my Heart" Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" Cypress Hill - "Insane In The Brain" N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar" Kanye West - "Stronger"