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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, a dark ride in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal's Islands of Adventure. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)

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Posted: March 29, 2014

A four-time winner for World's Best Attraction in the Theme Park Insider Awards, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man sends you on assignment with the web-slinger as he tries to save the city. J. Jonah Jameson's hired you as an intern at the Daily Bugle, to test its new automated news-gathering vehicle, the SCOOP. But, of course, news breaks and everything goes “terribly wrong,” and you're soon twisting and spinning around the city as a collection of villains torments you with fireballs, floods, and even a 100-story drop. Don't worry, though, Spider-Man will swing by to save the day. In 2012, Universal reanimated the ride with a new, 4K high-definition film using Infitec 3D projection technology, allowing designers to add new detail throughout the ride. (Look for Spider-Man creator Stan Lee near the end of your trip.)

Readers' rating:

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191 votes, so far

Don't miss it. I went to all simulators and it is even better than Gringotts (and about 5 hours less of line) 10/10 - luca ferracuti

Incredible! Must-do attraction! The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is absolutely fantastic... and was made even better with the recent refurbishment. One of the best dark rides of any theme park! 10/10 - Brendan Sutton

Perfection. Spider Man was great before the hi- def redo. Now it's awesome. It's just a small notch behind Transformers & Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey. - Rob Pastor

While I didn't like it on my first ride in '07 (my family wouldn't shut up and I was confused of what was going on), the HD upgrades bring you into the Spider-Man universe and make this ride even better than Forbidden Journey (until when Escape from Gringotts opens). - Christopher Sturniolo

I'll never forget the fervor when this ride first opened. If possible, it's even better now with the new soundtrack and visuals. Don't miss it! 10/10 - Jonathan Katz

The best ride I have ever been on. - Ryan Chard

After the video and 3D upgrade this may be the best dark ride on the planet. - Mark Hollamon

What is their to say? This is the greatest ride I have ever been on. Everything about it is perfect. 11/10. - Quentin Scruggs

Great ride movement and theming loved it !! 10/10 - Owen Scott

This revolutionary and legendary ride now looks better than ever. The new hi-def visuals greatly enhance this already awesome ride. This ride is pure fun. This is one of the absolute must rides in Orlando. The queue, music, story, and physical props are all very appropriate for Spider-Man and the ride captures the spirit of the web-slinger very well. Do not miss it. - Manny Barron

Before the refurbishment I always rated this outstanding, but since the refurbishment, I give it Perfection. Love this ride and all of the elements and special effects. Always make sure to ride it everytime we to to IOA, which is pretty darn often! - Michelle Morgan

As someone who went to that park solely for Harry Potter and went to this ride to kill time, I have to say this kicks the Forbidden Journey out of the park (no pun intended). I don't know if it was the unexpected nostalgia trip of the queue line or simply the fantastic exciting and immersive ride itself (which again surpasses its more heavily advertized sister attractions) but this is my favorite ride of the park. I would and will go again. - Laura Danielson

I am not a fan of the spider man movies but I enjoyed the ride. Just a little behind Transformers, Simpsons, and Mummy. 9.5/10 - Jaiden Cohen

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