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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.)

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Posted: March 29, 2014

A river rapids ride, featuring characters and gags from the King Features and Fleischer Studios' cartoon starring the spinach-guzzling sailor man. Arch-enemy Bluto is up to no good again, and there's no escaping an underwear-soaking drenching on this water ride, where on-lookers can get in on the action by spraying you as your tub raft washes by.

Readers' rating:

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116 votes, so far

Other than the somewhat lacking theme, this is the greatest water ride in Orlando. You always get soaked. This is a great family ride. 9.5/10. - Quentin Scruggs

Hands down, this is my very favorite river raft ride! The ride is long, it's on the rough side as a real river raft ride would be, and you will not get wet.... you will get SOAKED! - Michelle Morgan

Best rapid river ride ever. The theming is beautiful and the ride is fun and has a lot of surprises. It's also long and that's a good thing. And you will get wet. - O T

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

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

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

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