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Robert Niles
Editor

Universal Orlando starts repainting the Incredible Hulk Coaster

Published: February 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Universal Orlando just tweeted some good news for its roller coaster fans:

The Incredible Hulk is getting greener! Our long-planned re-finishing project is underway. How many gallons of paint do you think we'll use?

Incredible hulk Coaster

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is getting its new coat of paint in shifts, overnight, so there's no planned downtime.

Fans have been complaining that the rest of the Islands of Adventure theme park needs some love, now that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is open and hauling in the cash for the park. What would you like to see next?

Replies (11)

Brian Emery

Published: February 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

I will guess 17- 5 gal buckets of green paint or 85 gallons for those mathematically challenged..
Jorge Arnoldson

Published: February 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I would love to see Seuss Landing and Toon Lagoon repainted next, because the paint on their facades has almost faded away. Wouldn't that be a great idea?
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: February 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I wonder if intensely colored paint schemes really make sense in a sunny tropical environment, such as Florida's. The year-round sunlight fades intense color so quickly, that it must be difficult to keep facades from looking worn.

When I think about the places in the Florida theme parks that don't look run-down, I notice that they tend to use more natural-looking exteriors (Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.), or at least paint schemes that accommodate fading.

I don't know, it's just a thought that I keep having when I see things like Seuss Landing and Toontown fading over the years.

Joshua Counsil

Published: February 28, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Strong refurbishments need to be made to Ripsaw Falls and Jurassic Park. They are very dilapidated.
71.162.149.21

Published: February 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I'm anxious to see what they'll do with Spider-man. Rumors have been swirling about updating the 3D or turning it into Transformers. If they change anything, I hope it's not the latter since it's going to be at USH. It's better to have different rides b/c it gives people a reason to visit the parks.
Eric G

Published: February 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Transformers in Marvel Super Hero Island? Please, bogus rumor. I expect they'll eventually update Spiderman to use digital projection. If Transformers comes to Florida it will go to Universal Studios.
Sylvain Comeau

Published: February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Has the Hulk been refurbished in the past couple years? It needs a lot more than a new coat of paint. That ride is too rough, it rattles my skull and gives me a headache.
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: March 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

My prediction is Marvel Island is going away.

We will see.......

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: March 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

My prediction is Marvel Island is going away.

We will see.......

James Rao
Writer

Published: March 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM

At least Anthony and Anthony are in agreement!
66.153.214.53

Published: March 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Couldn't more of the problem be that Universal is not doing regular refurbishment on these attractions? While a brighter color will fade faster in the Florida sun, if it is painted regularly instead of letting it go for years it would always look fresh. I don't think the Hulk has been painted fully since Islands of Adventure opened correct? I always see Disney doing something to their buildings, but rarely Universal.

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