Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a roller coaster attraction at Universal Studios, includes three first-ever maneuvers: the world’s largest non-inverted loop; a treble clef-shaped track; and a spiraling, negative-gravity move. It is also the only coaster that allows guests to choose their own music during the ride by using a touchpad mounted to each lapbar. PCL’s involvement in this innovative project included a load/unload facility, queue space, maintenance facilities, photo capture, roller coaster support facilities, a new bandshell with a large open area to view concerts, and two new kiosks for food and retail sales. Additional components included ride foundations, MEP services for the coaster, and the relocation of existing utilities and structures to accommodate the coaster location. PCL self-performed the demolition, cast-in place concrete, temporary wood site fencing, excavation, backfill, and installation of doors and hardware.
Excellence in Construction Eagle Award (Entertainment Facilities) - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Central Florida
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