Feel The Rage & Fury of The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster
A thrilling, fast-paced roller coaster you shouldn't miss!
The Incredible Hulk is a launched steel roller coaster at Universal Orlando which was opened on May 28th, 1999. It's themed after the comic book superhero by the same name, whose power is his innate rage and fury. This has been well portrayed in the ride, and has been generally very well received by the public.
Plans were laid for a new theme park next to Universal Studios in 1991. By the end of 1993 it was decided there would be an area in this new park dedicated to Marvel Comics, and the Hulk was chosen for the thrill ride. Construction finally began in 1997, and in May of 1999 the ride was finally completed and the new theme park opened.
The Incredible Hulk is 3,700 feet long and reaches a top speed of 67 miles per hour. The tallest point is 110 feet high, and riders get there via a launch system. Riders are restrained with over the shoulder restraints. There are seven inversions included in this ride, which include a cobra roll, zero-g roll, two corkscrews, and two vertical loops.
The really unique thing about this ride is it's launch system, which has been created to simulate the feeling of being shot out of a cannon. Reviewers have stated that the ride is thrilling and definitely “not for the faint of heart.” There are also two subterranean dives, which means they are dives which go beneath water. No worries though, it's only the impression of diving under water – you aren't actually submerged!
The coaster takes riders through the process of transforming into the Hulk, starting in Doctor Bruce Banner's laboratory. He's searching for a way to reverse the effects of an experiment gone wrong. When the rider officially begins he thinks he's found the cure, only to find that something has gone terribly wrong. The doctor undergoes the transformation into the raging, enormous Hulk as riders are propelled at break-neck speed through a whirlwind of fear and anger. The experience allows riders to feel as though they are really undergoing this transformation themselves.
This unique experience is something that comic book lovers everywhere will appreciate. The Incredible Hulk is a thrilling, fast-paced roller coaster that adventure fans everywhere will not want to miss on their next trip to Universal's Islands of Adventure.
The Incredible Hulk is a roller coaster featured at Islands of Adventure, which is located at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, 32819. You can call (407)368-8000 for more information.
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