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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 Etcheberry
Posted November 1, 2010 at 1:48 PM
Just checking before I go.


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From Joshua Kirkpatrick
Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM
I 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.

From Samantha McCrae
Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:16 PM
I agree with Joshua, the bench movements arent that intense at all.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted November 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM
Which part is a 5?

From Joshua Kirkpatrick
Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:43 PM
Right before you are in front of the second movie screen, I think?

From Eric Malone
Posted November 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM
Yeah, 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.

From Marcus Guimaraes
Posted November 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM
It 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).

From Pyra-Danny V
Posted November 23, 2010 at 12:27 PM
Yea, I give it a 5 as well.

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 S
Posted November 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM
I'd give it a 6 - it was more than I had expected but wasn't jolting like a roller coaster.

From Tony Duda
Posted November 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
A 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.

From Kathryn Leigh
Posted January 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM
The real problem isn't the actual movement of the bench. It's how damn scary everything else on the ride is.

From Tony Duda
Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Especially getting hit in the face with spider venom. Yuck!

From Susan Jackson
Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:10 PM
I agree, the spider spit is awful.

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted January 30, 2011 at 5:26 AM
How would you guys rank it among the best rides in Orlando?

From Kathryn Leigh
Posted January 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM
It's probably the best ride in the world....not exaggerating. The most innovative, at the very least.

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted February 1, 2011 at 6:37 AM
Wow. "Best in the world" seems to be a recurring theme.
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 Duda
Posted February 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM
There 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.

Forbidden Journey is the best dark ride on Earth (IMHO) and Spiderman is the second best. Both in one park. Enjoy.

From aj geez
Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM
Overall ..... 3 ..... Its not jerky but do not eat be4 ride if u have stomach problems!! ... just saying ... i kno

From Terri Pierce
Posted February 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM
It'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.

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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