Still, it earns an 8-Commendable, if only for the animatronic, fire ceiling, and coaster elements.
[Edit]: I forgot, too, about the poor line management this attraction has. On several occasions, I've witnessed full groups in the singles line get an entire row to themselves, which keeps their group together and completely eliminates the point of a singles line.
This is the ride I do not like.
Now it has nothing to do with it being Universal. The missing attraction on these nominees, if I am paying attention, is also a Universal ride and still one of the best rides out there.
I just feel that this ride was trying to do too much and fails on both attributes. I think that it is a subpar roller coaster experience which pales in comparison to Universal's other coasters (Hulk, Dueling Dragons, etc) and its competitors (Rockin Roller Coaster comes to mind). I also believe that this is supposed to be a "rough dark ride" as I am going to call it (like Dinosaur, Indy,etc), but I feel that its subpar in that attribute as well. One example is when given the choice between Wealth or Death, the Mummy Guards are just stationary figures that pop up.
I know I am in extreme minority on TPI, especially since this won last year. Its good to disagree once in awhile with TPI as I found that I had a very different view on DCA when I visited it in 2005.
One of the other reasons why I think it won last year was there were so many angry regulars of TPI that could not believe that Tower of Terror and Spiderman were knocked out by relative unknown roller coasters jammed through by CP fans.
Lets hope that this gets beaten by the Jungle Cruise (that was for you Rao!) :)
Mum(my)s' the WORD!!!!!!!!!
If I had one small criticism it would be, and I can see one or two of you waiting to pounce,that it can be a bit too rough. To qualify that I mean that your head gets thrown around a lot more than some other coasters.I did see some other riders rubbing the backs of their necks too when they got off at the end.
So my advice would be: if you don't like your head being bashed around don't go running to Mummy.
A great mix of theme and thrill that attracts guests of varying ages and tastes.
However, I'm going to stick my neck on the line here and say Tower is going to win this bracket.
The buildings audio system uses 200 speakers and produces 18,000 watts of audio. The ride's effects are triggered precisely on time with the aid of sensors and a computer that takes each car's weight into account to calculate the timing.
Approximately every 24 seconds the ride's power requirement is a 5 Megawatt spike, roughly the power consumed by 1000 houses.
The ride capacity is approximately 2000 people per hour for a 4 minute ride in the $40 million There are 13 ride vehicles in the attraction, 11 in operation, 1 spare, and 1disassembled for inspection and refurbishment. The ride can have 5 cars running inside the attraction at one time.
Fake Unload Station- As the strobe lights and smoke obscure the front of the "control booth", the translucent glass window slides down and a "broken" window slides up revealing a figure of Imhotep. The fire that erupts from the ceiling is very real. It is an effect known as "Brain Fire". The flames are fueled by natural gas and have a temperature at the ceiling level of about 3,200�. At the riders head level it is 107�. (Fire codes allow up to 110�) chairs to easily transfer to the seat. Each ride car contains a 350 watt digital audio system that uses 22 speakers.
"Death Is Only The Begining"' "Pre-pare To Forfit Your Souls"
The Best show on rails period.Greg