Universal Studios Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster
Rip Ride Rockit Pictures
Review of Rip Ride Rockit
For fans of Universal Studios Orlando the big news this year was the opening of their new roller coaster, rip ride rockit. Most call it rip ride rocket roller coaster. Whatever you call it, it's fun! I got to try it out last week, so here's my review on it.
Single rider lane slow
Since I was by myself I took the single rider lane. Normally that is pretty fast on most Universal Studios rides. However rip ride rocket roller coaster seats only two people across. Because of that the wait for single seats is much longer than other rides.
So if you try the single rider lane, expect a longer than normal wait time. However it's still faster than the normal line, which often is one to two hours long!
Snug fit, cool tunes
Once I finally got a spot I noticed you step down and in a bit lower than normal. The seat really is close to the track, and you have a snug tight fit once you put the shoulder bar down. Very large persons might have a hard time fitting in right, if at all.
Once your in you can choose from a dozen or so songs to play on your ride and make into a video. You select them by buttons on the safety bar in front of you. So each person can hear their own song as they ride, cool!
Straight up and away!
The first hill takes you up at a 90% angle, straight up! Seeing nothing but but blue sky in front of you and feeling your weight pushed back really does make you feel like your in a rocket! Once you reach the top it does not really pause.
The top curve is very sharp and almost straight down, which makes you feel like your going to get thrown out of your seat. You would too, if not for the shoulder harness. It then screams along at 65 MPH.
Loops and corkscrews
The rest of the ride is a fun series of loops, curves and corkscrews. The biggest loop is a non-inverting loop, which means you corkscrew around the track, sitting on TOP of the loop at the top!
It goes inside a building and has several places it slows down before picking up speed again as it drops down a hill. The ride is very long, reaching from the back of the park to the front. It also is longer than most coasters time wise.
Rip Ride Rockit conclusion
Overall I had a blast on this roller coaster and most others will too. If your afraid of heights the 90% first hill and sharp drop will be very scary! It's not the fastest, and it does not have the biggest loops.
But the 90% start is a blast, and it last longer than other roller coasters at Universal Studios. Picking out your own music and making your own video is cool too. I highly recommend rip ride rockit for other roller coaster lovers.
The height requirements is 51 inches, so little kids will not be able to go on it. Check out my Universal Studios water rides hub for other fun things to do. Also get discounted Universal Studios tickets online here.