Readers' Opinions

From Dan McNeely on October 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM
I love the other Two Mummy rides and look forward to visiting Singapore one day to take a ride on the Dark Side.
From Dominick D on October 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM
YOUR SOULS ARE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Daniel Smith on October 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM
Absolutely loved this version! I spent a good 20 minutes walking around and looking at the entrance area (it's huge and very detailed). So that's a good thing for keeping rider queues down ;) I was AWOL for 20mins! :P But really, the best thing is that this was an adventure, right from the moment you see the show building. For me, the ride started there. Bravo Universal Singapore.
From Anon Mouse on October 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM
I couldn't figure out what the last room is all about in the USH version. The story plays out while you're exiting the attraction, which makes it less involving. I tried to stay at least another loop, but the room quickly gets crowded by guests leaving the attraction.

Overall, I feel the Universal rides are less satisfying than Disney attractions. Disney has a nice intro, a long middle, and an emphatic ending. Universal has an overlong intro, a moderate middle, and a fast ending. The endings are the worst thing about Universal attractions. They should try to tighten up the intro since sometimes their good intro doesn't match what you see in the middle.

From Dominick D on October 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM
I agree with Anon. Despicable Me is a great example. The preshows combined are almost 8 minutes long yet the ride is 3 minutes, leading to an abrupt end. While still a great ride, that factors. Now let's look at Star Tours, my unbiased opinion. The preshow quickly explains what's happening with C3PO, get to the middle, and have a grand finale.
From 65.8.112.192 on October 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM
^same thing with Orlando's Mummy. 3 show scenes to start, great middle, but then the end is about 15 seconds and very unclimatic.
From Mike Gallagher on October 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Dom: "unbiased?" toward Star Tours?

(chuckles)

From Dominick D on October 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM
Mike, I wrote that without thinking Star Wars, but it's true wheter you like SW or not.
From O T on October 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM
I love the Orlando version, haven't seen the other ones.
And please stop comparing 2 companies who (thank god) try to do someting different from each other. If it wasn't for Disney, Universal woudn't be awesome and if it wasn't for Universal Disney would get lazy. They both do it different and both are great ways to have fun.
Take for instance the current expensions going on. Disney is building the most elaborat restroom area ever, probably with a giftshop where you can buy a souvenir toilet seat with Mickey ears on them and a ride picture of you taking a dump and Universal builds Transformers, probably with a more boring restroom setup. You see we all win!
From Joseph Catlett on October 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM
OMG OMG OMG!!! Disney branded toilet seats!?!

I'LL TAKE A HUNDRED!!!

From 128.240.229.3 on November 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM
I really enjoyed the Singapore version of the Mummy. Managed to ride it a few times while I was there and I have many many rides on the Orlando version to compare it with. When I was out in Singapore (before Transformers opened), the Mummy was definitely in my top 2, along with Battlestar Gallactica: Cylon.