Friday, July 10, 2009

 

Rip, Ride, Rockit Testing Video


 

Are They Playing Your Song?

Universal has announced the song list for the Rip, Ride, Rockit coaster. Here's the "classic rock" line up:
"Born to Be Wild," Hinder

"Bring Me to Life," Evanescence

"Gimme All Your Lovin'," ZZ Top

"Kickstart My Heart," Motley Crue

"Paralyzer," Finger Eleven

"Rollin'," Limp Bizkit

Still no official opening date, apparently.

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

 

Deadly Monorail Crash at WDW

A 21-year-old Disney castmember was killed in a ahead-on collision between two monorails.

ClickOrlando.com has video.

The Sentinel also has coverage.

 

Harry Potter materializes, slowly but magically

The Sentinel's ace reporter Jason Garcia is on the trail of the Boy Wizard's magic dust.
Plans for the 20-acre Wizarding World show more than a dozen buildings, including at least three shops, a restaurant and multiple forced-perspective decorative buildings. The centerpiece will be the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the iconic castle and keep from the Potter books and movies.

Universal's Hogwarts, records show, will be 150 feet, or 15 stories, high.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

 

One Minute, 39 Seconds

Technical details on Rip, Ride, Rockit have been revealed.

 

More Media Hysteria Strikes Universal (cont'd)

One of my pet peeves is the way "the media" sensationalizes every accident at a theme park.

It seems that every time someone gets injured, it's a newsworthy event and the injured person becomes a "victim."

This time round, it's an employee at Universal Orlando's Dueling Dragons attraction in Islands of Adventure.

No word on the extent of the injuries. Did he/she slip and fall, break a leg, or get impaled? Who knows. But WESH solemnly reports that, "The victim was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment."

Obviously, I hope the injured worker is okay, but give me a break.

How many people get injured on the job in Orlando every day? Lots, I'd guess. But only at a theme park does it become "news."

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