How intense is the bench movement at Forbidden Journey?Universal Orlando: From 1 to 10, being 1 the most intense; how would you grade it?
From Daniel EtcheberryJust checking before I go.
Posted November 1, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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From Joshua KirkpatrickI would give it a "5" at best on only 1 part of the ride, other than that I find it to be fairly smooth and relaxing.
Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM
From Samantha McCraeI agree with Joshua, the bench movements arent that intense at all.
Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:16 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryWhich part is a 5?
Posted November 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM
From Joshua KirkpatrickRight before you are in front of the second movie screen, I think?
Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:43 PM
From Eric MaloneYeah, gotta agree that it's more like a five out of ten on the 'scale'. It's not EXTREMELY intense. You'll find that, unless you're extremely squeamish or something, you can probably handle it. If that's what you mean, anyway.
Posted November 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM
From Marcus GuimaraesIt moves around quite a bit. I'd give it more of a 7. It almost knocked my mom out (She's 50 if that means anything to you).
Posted November 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM
From Pyra-Danny VYea, I give it a 5 as well.
Posted November 23, 2010 at 12:27 PM
The bench movement didn't bother me at all (roller coasters are shakier) but having the screens in MY FACE while "flying" made me want to hurl...
...ehhhhh this is from the chica who gets squeamish watching cartoon at the movie theater.
From Karin SI'd give it a 6 - it was more than I had expected but wasn't jolting like a roller coaster.
Posted November 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM
From Tony DudaA 5 or 6 is about right. The real problem is that the seat rotates you up past horizontal and everything loose in your pockets comes out. I almost lost my cell phone which I was able to jam between my hip and side of seat. Next time I made sure everything was zippered closed in a bag.
Posted November 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
From Kathryn LeighThe real problem isn't the actual movement of the bench. It's how damn scary everything else on the ride is.
Posted January 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM
From Tony DudaEspecially getting hit in the face with spider venom. Yuck!
Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM
From Susan JacksonI agree, the spider spit is awful.
Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:10 PM
From Sylvain ComeauHow would you guys rank it among the best rides in Orlando?
Posted January 30, 2011 at 5:26 AM
From Kathryn LeighIt's probably the best ride in the world....not exaggerating. The most innovative, at the very least.
Posted January 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM
From Sylvain ComeauWow. "Best in the world" seems to be a recurring theme.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 6:37 AM
Some people complain about the spinning, though. Would you say the spinning is more intense that the Cat in the Hat ride, or less?
From Tony DudaThere is no spinning in Forbidden Journey. I don't know who told you that. The seats are suspended from a track and move through an amazing ride. The seats move vertical to horizontal but never in circles. The movie portions, however, can be visually disorienting. Maybe that's what is confused with spinning.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM
Forbidden Journey is the best dark ride on Earth (IMHO) and Spiderman is the second best. Both in one park. Enjoy.
From aj geezOverall ..... 3 ..... Its not jerky but do not eat be4 ride if u have stomach problems!! ... just saying ... i kno
Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM
From Terri PierceIt's a very smooth ride but it does move around a bit. I was wearing very tight fitting flip flops and wasn't told to take them off. When the ride got going I very quickly realized that I needed to take them off.
Posted February 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Even though it moved quite a bit I never got a headache (and I'm someone who gets a headache from the Mummy), it didn't make me dizzy (such as spiderman does to me), and I didn't lose anything. I felt very secure in the seats and I'm a very small person (4'9'' 100lbs)
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