Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

My biggest complaint about this ride is that I was slowed down multiple times during the ride.  In order to allow a large number of trains on the ride simultaneously, four block brakes are located between the first drop and the brake run into the station.   The problem is that each block brake is also used as a trim brake and greatly decreases each train's speed as it passes through.   Being brought to a near stop four times during the fairly short ride was a disappointment.

In this picture, you can see several braking sections along with the associated walkways and staircases.

Braking systems on a roller coaster

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