Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit coaster coming to Universal Studios Florida in 2009

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The Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit is planned to be big, bright and brash enough to become the new visual symbol for the Universal Studios Florida theme park when the coaster opens in about a year. Universal Orlando officials said Tuesday that it also will feature enough digital technology to appeal directly to what they refer to as the "YouTube culture." Universal Orlando officials said the coaster will rise 167 feet into the air and feature numerous loops and corkscrew turns. Rockit -- the first big, outdoor thrill ride for Universal Studios -- is set to open in spring 2009.

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