Popeye, on the other hand, is pure, thoughtless joy. Easily the best rapids ride around, packing in more thrills and laughs than three rides on the Mummy. And unlike most rapids rides, which seem to lose momentum very quickly, the intensity never subdues. Just when you think the ride is over, BOOM - a lift hill to what has to be the steepest rapids ride drop I've ever experienced.
This is one of the few instances where I'll vote for pure fun over atmosphere. Popeye needs to eat some spinach and smack Imhotep back to the pyramids.