2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy
Published: March 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM
Revenge of the Mummy is our defending champion, having won last year's Best Ride in American Tournament. (Makes you wonder what the top two seeds in this bracket are, huh? Hmmm....) The fusion dark ride/Premier Rides roller coaster also won the 2004 Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction of that year.
Clearly, Theme Park Insider readers like this ride.
If you're not among those who've ridden, here's the deal: You've entered the soundstage of the new "Mummy" film, walking among some of the props brought to the set. The crew's a bit skittish, though, with many believing that the production is cursed. Mummy star Brendan Fraser appears on screen to assure us all's well and we board our carts for a tour of the set.
And, then, say it with me now... something goes terribly wrong. Those mummies you see? Actual tourists, victims of Imhotep. A missing crew member tries to warn us away, but then Imhotep's upon us, offering us a choice of riches or eternal suffering.
Hey, that loot looks pretty nice... but no! Too late; it's into the soul-sucking vortex we go, on a swift roller coaster ride through the darkened mummy's tomb. And just when you think the ride is over...
It isn't. :-)
What's your take on Revenge of the Mummy? Please share your thoughts, in the comments.