"Rockit" New at USF!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:30 AM
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(fixed the link - LG)

*** Edited 3/19/2008 4:39:44 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:40 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Looks good to me.

We should finally be getting back to Universal in 2009. :)


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:43 AM
Is that a Maurer X-Car?

Edit: Yeah, pretty sure it is... http://rcdb.com/ig2926.htm?picture=11

*** Edited 3/19/2008 4:44:48 AM UTC by pkidelirium***


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:05 AM
^ I don't think it's worth our time to try to judge the coaster type from the artists drawings. Will the coaster really be traveling at a 90 degree bank as depicted in the drawings? Probably not.

Maybe this outburst is my inner-being breaking out, hoping desperately that they don't install a Maurer Söhne.

My preference: Intamin. *** Edited 3/19/2008 5:05:59 AM UTC by coasterMNguy...***

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:16 AM
Well Crimony! does that mean no coaster for IOA's Potterland?

Forgive me, my Mom always said ungratefulness is worse than witchcraft. Rockit sounds neat!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:29 AM
I don't know if this ride is going to be great or not, but it sounds like they are just trying to one up Disney. They even call it Rockit in which Disney has two rides that had a similar name like that. One of them is obvious, and that's Rock N Rollercoaster (which is what this ride looks to be competing with Disney), and the other one is Rockit Mountain at Disneyland for Space Mountain.

Well, the rumor is that Disney's Hollywood Studio (MGM) is going to put in a roller coaster, and get rid of the backlot tour sometime after Toy Story Mania opens.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:42 AM
According to the article the loop will be a novelty. In the rendering you can see that the loop is actually a circle-shaped "top-hat".
I know its only an artists impression which usually defy gravity...just saying...
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 5:52 AM
D'uh .. the wrong Universal Studios again...
I was hoping there would be an Xcar coaster in L.A. soon :.(

Small coasters like this definitely have a future (at least a near one).


airtime for everyone
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:53 AM
matt.'s avatar It's 167ft. tall.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:06 AM
eightdotthree's avatar Sounds cool. We were trying to wait out our next trip to Universal in order to let Potter open. If this opens around the same time the deal is done. I can't wait to get back there.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:22 AM
Looks good. Nice to see Universal adding a brand-new ride instead of refurbishing older rides and themed areas. Those parks are great but have been kind of stale lately.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:05 AM
Jamie and I won't be going until 2009 anyway - Potterworld.
Jeff Young
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:13 AM
IOA better be getting a new coaster. Grr.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:20 AM
rollergator's avatar ...and the rich (in amusements) just KEEP getting richer....

delan, I think (hope?) it might be premature to say this means no new coaster for WWoHP. Either way, since I moved here, the amusement explosion just keeps on keeping on. From Gwazi thru IoA thru Cypress, Everest, RotM, Starliner, Aquatica, now this....I must be doing SOMETHING right...LOL! :)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 11:50 AM
Jeff's avatar IOA doesn't need a new coaster... it's time to make the studio park a little more buff, I think. Granted, it has the higher attendance, but for me at least, I need more incentive. :)

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:12 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Attendance will see a large jump at IOA with Potter, and that should pour over into USO as well, with all their new additions including Rockit. I am excited for 2009!
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:22 PM
I know we shouldn't look to the rendering as truth, but there aren't any nets under the track. A lot of people will be getting spit on or cell phones flying at them. Assuming they do add some netting, it'll end up looking pretty cheesy.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:45 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Hulk has netting, it's up so high no one notices or cares...wonder if they ever found my car keys up there? ;)
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:08 PM
IOA doesn't need a new coaster but it needs a new something. I'd hope that the Harry Potter area will be more than just a simple retheme of Lost Continent.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:25 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Yeah, every time I walk thru LC, it just keeps looking like "why not just put up new Potter signs, the theming already FITS"....LOL!

So...for RotM's grand opening ceremonies, we had Vosloo show up. Have to wonder if Herbie Hancock will be the guest star this time around... ;)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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