Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges, a flume ride in Toon Lagoon at Universal's Islands of Adventure. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
A river rapids adventure based on the Popeye cartoon. This one gets everybody soaked.
Perfection in water rides. Wet, funny, and animatronics! - Anthony Murphy
Best rapids ride in the world. Incredible theming, fast rapids, plenty of places to get soaked and a few surprises along the way. You'll be laughing the whole way through. 10/10 - Bryce McGibeny
as rapids rides goes, this one is top notch! long, wet great theme and really fun when it's hot, witch is most of the time in Florida :) - David Shaul
Great fun. Best rapid's ride I have ever experienced, by far. Very long, very wet, great theming, and the boatwash is a real surprize. Doesn't get any better in rapids ridedom. - Rob Pastor
Favorite ride at IoA! The wait time for this ride is only about ten minutes so i rode it a dozen times. Also, you get drenched most of the time. The best part is when you get about half way up the conveyor belt. One person on the raft gets stuck under a water fall for a minute. It's absolutely hilarious. - Michelle Kowalski
Loved this ride, one where if it says you may get wet its wrong you will get soaked! Keep your electricals off this one if possible - Chris Burton
This possibly has the best theming of all the rapids rides. From the moment you hear the "Sailors Hornpipe" you know you are in for an experience that requires you to have eaten at least one can of spinach. Popeye, Olive and the evil Bluto don't disappoint as you twist and turn in a foaming fury. Water and getting soaked is what this is all about and you get that in abundance. Even non-riders get in on the act as their quarters feed the hungry water cannon in two different areas. Three letters sum up Bilge Rat Barges.They are F , U and N. - Rob P
Really good my favorite rapids ride in the world its awosome you get soaked. - Giovanny Cruz
The wettest water ride ever dreamt into reality. Great setting, atmosphere,theme, and the water tempature is CHILLINGLY perfect on a hot day. 10/10 - Dan Huffman
Greatest raft ride at a theme park anywhere in the world. You are guaranteed to get soaked right through no matter where you sit. This ride is much longer than Kali River Rapids at WDW's Animal Kingdom and the Popeye themeing is great. Watch out for the big drop towards the end of the ride, if you're not drenched by then, you will be! 10/10 - Ben Price
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