Revenge of the Mummy reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Revenge of the Mummy, a roller coaster in New York at Universal Studios Florida. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by Joe Lane
Upon entering Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy, we find ourselves on the set of the new Mummy movie. Video clips on monitors tell us, through a mock documentary, that despite all the Hollywood magic, there are members of the crew that take the mummy's supposed curse VERY seriously. Many of them wear the symbol of the Med-Jai, the symbol of those warriors that protect 'the Creature' from being found, lest it be raised from the dead.
In a video interview shown through Revenge of the Mummy's queue, Mummy star Brendan Fraser dismisses the curse as some hokey nonsense. Deeper into the queue, we finda number of interactive artifacts along the way--items possibly from actual tombs? Perhaps unearthed and brought on the set of the movie to make it look more authentic? Not only does it look like we're wandering through an ancient Egyptian tomb, but it looks as if there may be more to this curse than meets the eye.
A quick jaunt up a flight of stairs brings us to the loading area, where Med-Jai guards take us to our mine carts (the carts seat sixteen guests: four rows, four riders to a row). Two loading stations are available to expedite the loading process.
The Revenge of the Mummy ride takes us through a mummy-infested tomb. We quickly discover that these mummies are tourists who have been recently mummified! As we turn the corner, we find one of the crewmembers wrapped up, trying to warn us that the curse is VERY real, but we realize it's too late as the mummy bursts forth from his sarcophagus.
In the next room, Imhotep's face appears on the wall, and he makes us an offer: Join him and receive vast riches or refuse and face a fate far worse than death. One moment, the room is lit up, full of chests of gold. The next moment, there are flames and six of Imhotep's guards suddenly surround the mine cart. We barely make it out of the chamber, dipping under a heavy stone slab. Suddenly, we've reached a dead end--and the room suddenly begins to fill with flesh-eating scarabs. Then, our mine cart rolls BACKWARDS and down a small hill. We briefly see the symbol of the Med-Jai before Imhotep's grotesque face appears again to taunt us.
Our cart rotates around and the dark ride portion ends and the roller coaster portion begins. With a fierce cry ("You're souls are MINE!"), we are launched into the mouth of the mummy and into complete darkness, chased by evil spirits the entire time.
And just when you think that Revenge of the Mummy is over... it isn't.
The theming is truly incredible. The queue is the best universal has to offer besides HP. The only complaint would be the incoherent story, but that's made up for by the wild coaster finish. - Jeff Moon
The theming is truly incredible. The queue is the best universal has to offer besides HP. The only com - Jeff Moon
Beautiful indoor coaster thats tons of fun. Its always been in my top 3 coasters list along with Rip, Ride, Rockit and Rock n Roller Coaster. And it wont be leaving soon. Cant miss on any visit to USF. - Justin Knight
This is the best dark ride coaster in history hands down. - Tim Taylor
Awesome dark ride, great theme, great queue, too short, but we went of season, so we did again and again. Love it. - David Shaul
This was an amazing ride! Great themeing, airtime, near 0 gravity moments, and effects make this a great one! If the ride was a *little* bit longer, it would be perfection. 9/10 - Dominick D
Revenge of the Mummy is Hands down the best dark ride in the world. No other indoor coaster I’ve been on comes close to this. 5/5. - Joey DeRosa
Great coaster/dark ride hybrid that should be a must visit for anyone headed to Orlando. - Sean Huckel
The more I ride this the greater it is. There's so much going on at such a fast pace, that repeat rides are needed to fully appreciate it.One of my top 10 theme park attractions. - Rob Pastor
not as good as i expected i expected alot of air time and some loops it was really wimpy but nice visual effects the advertisement for the ride definently madethe ride look MUCH biggerthen it actually is but hey thats advertising.... - ed shaheen
Mummy is a very good ride, Thrilling and a little scary but that is great. Thumbs up to USF! - Karly Tenney
Amazing all around. Perfect blend of dark-ride and roller coaster. Probably the best theming on a roller coaster ever. 10/10 - Bryce McGibeny
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