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Amusement parks: New Coaster set to Rumble at Universal Studios Orlando in ’09


rockit400.jpgBeing  too old to be a part of such a group (I’m a member of the slightly less renowned "Clangers culture") I am nonetheless looking forward to seeing this incredible construction which promises to take thrill rides into a whole new dimension. Although not specifically movie related, and a new departure for Universal in that regard,   the ride  is very much of the internet age and the  interactive nature of the experience is what sets it apart.

"This is the first time you’ll be able to create your own movie, select your own music score for the movie and do it — all while you are riding one of the most state-of-the-art thrill rides, " explained Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Parks & Resorts’ creative division.

Opening in January ’09, the "Rockit" follows hot on the heels of other recent major Universal investments; the 3D Simpsons ride set to open shortly, the recently revamped (and renamed) Disaster! and the major Harry Potter themed rides, which are set to open in late 2009.

My spellchecker on this webmail system continues to perplex me. Yesterday I typed in "dsny" and it suggested "nudism" and this morning I misspelt "realse" and it suggsted "falsies." 

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Rachel is Finance Director. She has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloittes in London. She worked in finance in industry for twenty years. She oversees our news and also manages our events.

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