Dudley Do Right or Jurassic Park?
Which one has the most probability of getting soaking wet?
From Jay Ubilla
Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM
I've been wondering, on which one do you get more soaked, Dudley Do Right's or Jurassic Park River Adventure? I'm working out which one to go through on my next trip to Islands of Adventure.
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Jurassic Park, hands down. The last time there we rode each several times. Dudley DoRight was fun, but Jurassic Park got us drenched.
From Rob Pastor
Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM
There's no comparison. On Jurassic Park, you usually only get mildly wet if you're near the front with fairly heavy passengers in the front seats. Otherwise you'll just get a bit of a spray at the most....On Dudley Do Right Rip Saw Falls, there's a number of areas during the regular course of the ride that you'll get fairly wet. And then, at the end, during and after the big drop, you will get "soaked" two or three times. If it's a hot day, Dudley's your man. If its on the cool side and you don't want to get very wet, ride Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Jurassic Park River Adventure's splash looks huge, but its really a hit or miss on the wetness factor. Even if you do get wet, you won't be soaked to the bone.
On Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, you will, 100% guaranteed get wet. I went on it Christmas Eve 2012 (it was already cold and rainy) with my phone and my wallet in my pocket and took the front row. The drops throughout the ride's mountain will literally drench your thighs, which really sucked because I had to defend my pockets. Then the final drop, you get slapped in the face with water so many times, you can't even see. It's so disorienting.
I will ride Jurassic Park anytime of the year, even if I don't want to get wet. Dudley-Do Right is definitely a ride for a hot, hot summer's day.
You're at the park and you'll choose only one? (shakes head sadly)
Jurassic Park,no doubt
I'm really surprised at the number of folks that say Jurassic Park. They must have all sat in the front of the boat :-). If you sit towards the back, you can get away with only a mild sprinkling.
But there is absolutely no way on Earth you're going to get off of Dudley Do-Right without looking like a drowned rat. Heck, there are parts of that ride that don't even involve hills where gallons of water can get dumped in your lap.
I'll ride Jurrasic Park on almost any visit, but I'll only ride Dudley on a warm day when I'm wearing light clothes and am staying onsite so I can head back to the room to change after a few rounds on Dudley and the barges.
From Rob Pastor
Posted February 27, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Melanie: I completely agree with you. I've been on JP when the boat wasn't heavy and only got a light spray. Now, the people on the observation deck's wet zone get pretty drenched, but not necessarily those on the ride. It's all in where you sit and the weight of those on board. Dudley Do Right seems impossible not to get soaked on multiple occasions. But if people are misreading the topic, thinking which is your favorite ride of the two, well that might explain some of the opinions.
You get a little wet if you set in the front of jurassic park, but if you lean your head down, it helps, but every time ive road JP ive been able to walk around till I get dry, on dudleys and the barges I sometimes have to take the water taxi back to my room to change.
All you guys and gals talkin' 'bout getting "wet" on these rides REEEALLLLYYY need to get your butts to Allentown, PA. Theming? None. Wet? Nothing wetter except an ocean or pool. Trust me on this.
JP is definitely hit or miss (usually miss) while you are guaranteed to get soaked on Rip Saw Falls. Also you will normally get soaked on Bluto's Bilge Rats.
Bring a change of clothes(in a plastic bag)and wear sandals
Do Popeye then, Dudley then Jurrasic after ride go to restrooms next to Jurrasic exit and change including boxers and call it a day
I vote for Dudley. Also, predicting that Jurassic Park is next ride to get shuttered at Universal theme parks. If JP4 is in the que, then they need a new ride to complement it.
From sarah g
Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Dudley Do-right, you may as well jump in the flume (but please don't.) that's how wet you get.
JP, you usually can escape with a mild sprinkle, but every now and then, you can get a decent splash.
One of the previous comments said it best: I will do JP any time of year, but Dudley only on really hot days.
Depending on when you are planning to go, remember that Dudley is currently under refurb!!
We were barely wet in JP (I think it depends on where you sit)...
You didn't talk about Popeye's... That one got us drenched.
But our clothes took 4 hours to dry after Dudley. It was just jumping in a pool with our clothes on. It was just ridiculous.
Spending 5$ in the drying machine might be a good investment after that ride. LOL
Definitely Do-Right Falls. There's at least 5 or 6 times where you'll get splashed. With Jurassic Park, it's basically at the end where you get wet.
Dudley and its not close.
From N B
Posted March 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Dudley is right. If you sit in the right place on JP (back row / middle), you can get mildly wet. Dudley is a complete bath no matter where you sit.
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