Hi everyone! I just wanted to remind everyone that there are only 3 more weeks left for the Universal Studios Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort. I went there last Saturday and as soon as you walk in, the aroma of spicy, aythentic Cajun food and the sweet sounds of real bands direct from New Orleans fills the air! The parade was awsome and I walked out with a neck full of beads! The street performers and the concert at the end of the night was absoutly spectacular! This weekend, March 28th. will be quite an evening. Kelly Clarkson from American Idol will be performing on the main stage and the following saturday will be M.C. Hammer. Dont wait to purchase your discount Universal Studios tickets for this event now thru The Official Ticket Center. Now dont think that Universal Studios has only two great theme parks to enjoy. They also have a world class night time entertainment complex called, CITYWALK. After you’ve caught all the beads at the Mardi Gras party, take your park ticket over to Citywalk and get FREE admission to all of the night clubs including Pat O’Briens. Citywalk is open every night until 2 am. If you would like to go any other night to Citywalk, please get your discount Citywalk pass here at our office!
HOLLYWOOD RIP, RIDE, ROCKIT
This is Universal Studios news release for their new roller coaster ride at Universal Studios Florida. I went there the other day an it is a pretty big rollercoaster! It is one of the first things you see when you walk up to the entrance. This is going to be a great addition to their already world famous theme park!!! Read below.
ORLANDO, FL (March 19, 2008) – Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you find yourself heading straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you are doing 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to a song you picked before strapping in. And, it’s all on video. Once the adventure is over, you edit the video to send to your friends.
This is true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. Scheduled to open in spring 2009, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will stake its claim as the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world. The Universal Creative team is combining audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on- and off-board video and one-of-a-kind guest personalization to create a roller coaster experience unlike any other.
“This is the perfect intersection of the digital age and theme park entertainment,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Creative for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit blends roller coaster intensity and guest interaction in a way where no two experiences will be the same.”
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit touts six near-miss moments and first-ever thrills including a record-breaking loop. Ride vehicles feature the brightest and most innovative color changing LEDs in the world. High-energy visual displays fill the queue line. With up to four ride vehicles on the tracks at any given time, and with concert lighting and special effects mixed in, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be a true high-intensity, multi-sensory experience that is unmatched.
Guests can customize their ride experience by choosing what song will play while they’re on the roller coaster. LED boards in the queue lines will display song options from five genres (classic rock, rap, country, pop and disco). Once on-board, guests can choose their song or let the coaster’s digital sound system choose for them. When the ride is over, guests will be able to customize footage from their experience and compile it into a take-home music video.
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be located near the Jimmy Neutron attraction traveling the southern perimeter of the Universal Studios theme park, over to the CityWalk lagoon and back.