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 Robert Niles
You're on the set of a Brendan Fraser Mummy movie, where some crew members believe the script's "Curse of the Mummy" is all too real. Many of them wear the symbol of the Med-Jai, warriors who protect "the Creature'" from being found and raised from the dead. After getting this backstory in the queue, you're on to the ride, a roller coaster through what's supposedly a movie set of an ancient Egyptian tomb.
Once on board, you learn that all these mummies aren't just props -- they're other tourists who have been captured and mummified in this very real Mummy's lair. As you turn a corner, a partially wrapped crew member warns you to get out, but it's too late. The Mummy Imhotep appears and makes us an offer we can't refuse: Join him and receive vast riches, or refuse and face doom. Guess which one we're going to get? Hint: not the money. From there, you launch into a high-speed roller coaster ride through the tomb on the way to your escape. And just when you think that the ride is finally over... it isn't.
The Mummy is one of the only rides left at the resort that uses predominately physical effects as opposed to rides like Spiderman and Transformers, and boy does it set the standard. While the coaster itself is fairly tame, it's the complete darkness and physical effects that deliver the thrills. My only gripes are that it is not longer, it's kind of difficult to figure out the story, and the Mummy franchise has gone dormant. Luckily, Universal (the studio) announced a reboot, so hopefully that will keep the ride around for a long time. - Quentin Scruggs
An awesome ride that combines thrills with some impressive visual and special effects. The queue is also well done and compliments the main ride perfectly. The uphill accelerated launch as well as the "surprise" during the ride are most memorable from the ride. It's a must see. - Manny Barron
One of my favorites, and one I always end up riding twice or thrice whenever I go. Never skip this one - unless you have health reasons otherwise, I sincerely advise you to try this ride at least once. (Although not with young children, please While not scary for adults, the darkness, flames and CGI work it might be a bit much for them) - Laura Danielson
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
One of the best rides I have ever been on. I would call it the best if it wasn't for Transformers 3D and The Simpsons Ride. 10/10. PS, RIP King Kong, or will he come back? - Jaiden Cohen
"The Mummy" is simple but a really fun and funny ride. The first time we went on it, it went by so fast that I didn't really get a chance to appreciate it. The second time we went on it, I really enjoyed it. There's so much going on but they pace it beautifully so you're never tempted to look at how the ride functions. Really fun ride but I would warn parents that if they have a child that frightens easily, this might not be the ride for them. There are some scary effects. - Chris Connolly
The dark ride portion of the ride is awesome but the coaster part is a bit much for me and my family. I wish Universal had a bit more dark rides only rides. - O T
One of the best dark rides in the world... sometimes there is a an element that doesn't work, otherwise this would be 10/10. - N B
What more could you ask for? Mummy offers a creepy queue, a well-themed dark ride section with physical effects (including fire!), a backwards drop, an uphill launch, a buttery smooth coaster section in the dark with actual airtime, a false ending, and even an on-ride photo. The smoothness of Mummy's coaster section makes WDW's Space Mountain look like a cruel joke. Points could be taken off for a shaky story and abrupt ending, but you wont have time to think about narrative with all the thrills this ride offers. 10/10 and one of the best attractions anywhere. - Josh Pearson
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