2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy
Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy
joins the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
as the third seed in the Best Themed Ride bracket.
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. :-)
A shorter, modified version of Revenge of the Mummy plays at Universal Studios Hollywood and a third version of the ride will debut soon at Universal Studios Singapore.
What's your take on Revenge of the Mummy? Please share your thoughts, in the comments.
I love this ride. Its my favorite at Universal Studios/IOA. The changes of direction, the incorporation of themed elements. It all makes for a fantastic thrill!
Although I enjoy this ride, I find it overrated. The animatronic character is impressive, and I love the fake ending (regardless of its obviousness), but I dislike the inanimate guards in the gold room and I especially hate the strobe-lit, glow-painted cutout characters in the coaster section. Pure cheese.
I know we all have our favorites and stuff on this site and some of us just do not like rides for one reason or another.
Personally, I love this ride and think it's the perfect darkride/coaster hybrid. I first rode it during the Halloween event at Universal Florida a few years ago and I was blown away. It's the first time I've ever been actually a bit scared on a ride of this type because I had no idea what it was going to do next. It could go backwards, rotate on its axis or speed up instantly and plung into GREEN FOG! I thought the theme was well done, and the ride exciting.
The day the Jungle Snooze bests RotM is the day I hand in my Official TPI Badge and Revolver once and for all. I love this ride! Revenge of the Mummy is a truly great attraction, one that hits you in all the right places on every level of the entertainment scale. Themed to near-perfection, the ride is equal parts chilling, thrilling, funny, and unique. RotM is the type of attraction that puts the "THEME" in Theme Park. Only a lunging, A-mode Yeti could give this masterpiece a run for its money. Outstanding!
This ride is all sorts of awesome. I was pleased when this ride won the tourney last year, just because it is so fun. The theming really is immersive and i love the fake ending with the fire ceiling. The coaster part is sweet as well. If it wasn't for a wall-crawling photographer next door to RotM, this would be my favorite to win this category.
first time i rode this ride i didnt think to much of it, but then again it was at HHN and i was piss drunk. I rode it again sober and now i think its pretty darn good. The mummy animatronic is hot, the fake ending is unique, and i think the coaster elements are better than rockin roller coaster (except for the initial launch.)Overall more thrilling than spiderman, which is a little overrated.
I can't believe I didn't think to write, "WORD to the mummy". You're the man, Luis.
This ride isn't blazingly original (it's a cross between Indiana Jones Adventure and Rock n' Roller Coaster) but it's quite a terrific package, with lots or rerideability. Also the Imhotep AA is on a par with some of the best Disney AAs. One of the top rides at Universal.
This ride has a number of really good elements to it. The surprise ending, which has been mentioned already, is just one of them.
A brilliant attraction that deserves to do well.
UO almost never has all of the animotronics operating. Which kills the show for the veteran riders. I wish they could combine the Hollywood's backwards portion with Orlando's launch and fake ending. Then ROTM would be the perfect attraction.
You got to be kidding Anthony Murphy, it took 4 years to grow a forest like this ride and one statement to burn it down. You must be looking for attention, well you have it.
Nothing like a little cuttin' and pastin', eh Greg?
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