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Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:45 pm

This just shows how big halloween is over their. when i went over their i went in a shop selling just halloween decs that was bigger than the average HMV shop. I just could not belive it. Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger over here now so maybe in 5 years time Alton & Thorpe could have somthing as big as this.
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:48 am

Universal have finally got round to boarding the area off so groundwork can begin!
 
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Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:02 am

most of it was boreded up when we went mate
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Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:16 pm

"woody" wrote:
I am assuming the halloween horror night attractions at universal are very intense? I think i would be scared witless!?

When I went to HHN when the icon was the Director (13 I think) grown men were coming out crying and I've never ran so fast to leave a scarehouse in my life :P
 
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Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:41 pm

"Moley""][quote=""woody" wrote:
I am assuming the halloween horror night attractions at universal are very intense? I think i would be scared witless!?

When I went to HHN when the icon was the Director (13 I think) grown men were coming out crying and I've never ran so fast to leave a scarehouse in my life :P[/quote]

I dread to think what these grown men would be like at HHN: Sweet 16 when it was The Director, The Storyteller, Jack the Clown and The Caretaker.
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:58 pm

.Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will have a height of 167 feet and reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. The ride will feature a verticle lift, track section through buildings .......
At the current time it is about a quater of the war through construction.
Layout.
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Funky element near end of the ride.
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Mid course break section.
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Thats all for now.
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:32 am

:) Wow! It looks great! :)

I have to go back to Orlando at some-point.
 
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:44 am

Just incase anybody was wondering the loop you can see is not an inversion
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You actually twist as you do the virticl turn like a very tall and squished up S bend.There are no further inversions through the ride. :D
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Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:17 pm

It suddenly reminded me of the Rock'n'RollerCoaster at the Disney parks. I mean, flashing lights, pretty colours and being very, very, very fast.
 
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Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:57 pm

^I can relate to in the sense that the cars will have flashing lights, onboard sound system etc.....
But i think this will be a totally new experience to the Rock'n'RollerCoaster.
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:05 am

It's been a while since anyone updated this topic so I felt I should resurrect it.
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This is a picture of the construction of the non-inverting loop that is being called the 'double take' (?)
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This is a panorama and on the left you can see the lift hill tower and the block brakes ont he far right.
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Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:32 am

Maybe I'm being totally thick, and having a total n00b moment, but how the hell can a loop be non-inverting?!

Other than that, ta for the update, looks like it's coming together nicely =]
 
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:17 am

Its not really a loop, its just a very twisted airtime hill, so at the top you're going back on yourself.

You can think of it as a combination of a loop and a zero g roll, the two inversions effectively cancel each other out.
 
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:02 pm

The thing it's closest to is a top hat. It effectively a top hat with the 90 degree slope on the inside.
EDIT: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0LbzloZiCo" target="_blank]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0LbzloZiCo[/url] that video is helps you see it well. Check it at 0:56.
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:41 pm

Arg, I swear... if they finish building this by the time I leave (incredibly likely) I am going to be really damn annoyed. I think it looks great, siiiggh.
 
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Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:24 pm

Heh, I was excited about this ride until I saw the NoLimits simulation. There's THREE places where a great airtime hill has been ruined by an MCBR. I know they are so they can have a billion trains on the track at once but who wants to queue hardly any time at all for a really boring ride? Makes me glad in Britain we don't really go in for MCBR's (we just have incredibly short coasters instead :roll:)

Presuming it goes at a higher speed in real life than that video, the loop-that's-not-a-loop could be a really fun element. I seem to remember seeing a photo of an un-built Schwarzkopf plan that had the same element - can anyone shed light on this? After that though, I see almost nothing of interest in the rest of the layout, it just seems a massive waste of track, a gentle meandering tour through Maurer Söhne's collection of brake runs and mild inclines.
 
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:33 pm

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The lift hill is now complete, I just couldn't find a picture. Those pictures are from IOACentral.com It's nice to see that this thing is almost finished.
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Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped from the Silver Screen

Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:05 pm

[url=http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando" target="_blank]http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando[/url]

The Wolfman, Jigsaw and Chucky Will Wreak Havoc at Nation’s Most Frightening Halloween Event

Universal Orlando is partnering with Universal Pictures to bring one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, “The Wolfman,” to life so guests can experience it firsthand before it hits theaters on November 6. It is also partnering with Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures to bring the most profitable horror franchise, “SAW,” to Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped From the Silver Screen. Universal Orlando is also using its partnership with Universal Pictures to bring the popular “Chucky” film series to life at the event as well.

Expect a "re-imagined" Dracula and Frankenstein to also make an appearance.
Rumours are suggesting Jack, The Director or a Usher to be this years 'Icon'.

The event will run on selected nights from September 22nd to October 31st. Tickets are on sale now (Thought I'd mention this as a few TTFers are going).

Normal Tickets are $69.99.
Frequent Fear Pass is also $69.99, unlimited entry for September 25, 26, October 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28 & 29.
Or to add onto a Universal day ticket: Saturdays = $59.99, Fridays = $49.99, Other days = $29.99

Construction has already started including what is being speculated to being Chucky's 'box' as an entrance to a house. Construction will hot up further around July/August.
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Re: Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped from the Silver Screen

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:58 am

I'm really looking forward to "Saw" at HHN , i'm hoping they get some good traps from the movies , and i'm sure you will end up in the bathroom at some point . i'm thinking its gonna be like the warehouse type hideout from the front of the attraction , and you will walk though jigsaws warehouse seeing his games , or maybe your one of this victims?
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Re: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:51 pm

Here´s a video with a complete ride

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It´s not my favourite, but it´s worth a go!

Hopefully in 2011... :wink:

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