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Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by Brian G., Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Freak

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    I mean, Rock It is the only coaster on the planet I can jam out to Ministry. That’s half the fun for me right there. lol
     
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    The secret songs are the only thing that makes the selection of music bearable.

    But I’m also in the camp of thinking this ride is still pretty good so whatcha gonna do.
     
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    People love roller coasters and Universal Studios is short on those...and it’s the only BIG coaster in that park so it makes sense it still has riders.
    It’s far from the worst coaster I’ve ridden, but it’s also very far from the best either. The ride isn’t what it should be, and honestly in a few years time, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing trashed.
     
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    I wish they could figure out the banner. I like the overall look of the ride, but the life hill is kind of hideous. I also wish they's just choose a solid color for the lights at night. I know the disco package is more appropriate for the theme, but it doesn't look that great to me. Solid colors would also be helpful when trying to identify the roughest trains.

    I can't really blame them for all the breaks. The load platform and final block run are tiny. They really need them to increase capacity.

    I think the layout is solid for what they had to work with. The non-inverted loop is genuinely thrilling and many other elements are thrilling if you're a fan of positive G's. I'd like the ride a lot more without the block breaks, but the turnaround elements (treble cleff and the helix) are forceful enough as is. You still get some pops of airtime going into and coming out of the breaks.
     
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    I like the ride and judging from the near constant line for it, others do to. If you find it too rough or not your thing then maybe the rides not for you and you should pass on it. ET is not a fav of mine, I don't bother riding it, I also don't call for its removal either. Different people like different things, would be nice if people could understand that.
     
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    Rainbow Connection and Crocodile Rock, FTW.
     
  7. universal_fanatic

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    Also Movin' Right Along is great!
     
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    Where can I find the song list so my family and i can go ahead and pick our choices?
     
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    +Vogue
     
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    With technology the way it is, I'm surprised they don't have tech that allows you to search for whatever song you want real quick and play it on the ride
     
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    As much as I’d love that, they probably don’t want to deal with people listening/making music videos with reallyyyy explicit and not-politically correct songs on their rollercoaster.
     
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    They just don't want to pay for it.

    Searching for music would be a pain on that small unresponsive screen in the limited time you have.

    Maybe being able to play your own music could be a choice but no phone in the queue and no real way to identify the rider or upload or share you music selection quickly.
     
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    Anyone know if this ride has technology to update the songs if they ever want to?
     
  15. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    It does. There was talk during it's early years that they would update songs for events and special occasions. The only event they did it for was RTU for some odd reason.
     
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    I feel like those videos don't sell that great
     
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    This, I think, is the thing to do (yes, I'm aware this'd take some time and money):

    1.) Eliminate the on-vehicle cameras. I too have my doubts that the ride videos sell well anyway.

    2.) Partner with a music streaming service (Spotify, TIDAL, Apple Music, et al.) and make that service's database available to riders through the UO app.

    3.) Allow riders to pick, from that selection, one song to ride with, with each song being given its own unique 3-digit number.

    4.) On the touchpad, a rider will enter their number, akin to how you punch in for a secret song now. If all goes as planned, the system will match the number to the song and play a segment from it during the ride like normal.
     
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    Agree 100 percent...It would give people something to do while in line, choose from a larger list and 'stream' their song on the ride

    Real talk though, just make the secret list available to everyone
     
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    Music rights are expensive. :shrug:
     
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    What if they ditched the video making aspect? I feel like it wouldn't matter rights wise
     

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