Universal reveals more detail about its new Hulk coaster

May 9, 2016, 8:34 AM · Universal Orlando is dropping more teasers about its renovated Incredible Hulk coaster, which will debut sometime this summer.

Universal tore down the old Hulk last year and has been installing a fresh Bolliger & Mabillard track, following Hulk's old design. The new version of the Hulk coaster will feature a new marquee, queue, and storyline, along with new trains and an on-board original musical score. Universal detailed those new features in an announcement this morning.

From the park's press release:

General Thaddeus Ross is calling for volunteers for a new experiment. Your only warning is that you’ll be subjected to high levels of gamma radiation through a process called Hulk-a-fication – a potentially life-altering process first introduced by Dr. Bruce Banner.

The end result is said to give subjects magnificent strength and a forceful amount of energy. Will you emerge as the military’s next super soldier…or something else entirely?

The answer, of course, is that you will be transformed into riders on a high-speed launch coaster that promises a smoother track and even more thrilling experience than fans enjoyed on the old version of the Hulk coaster, which initially won raves but lost some fans over the years as the quality of the ride deteriorated.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster will reopen this summer — but a specific opening date was not among the details revealed by Universal today.

Replies (17)

May 9, 2016 at 8:40 AM · Those new trains are sexy af.
May 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM · The ride track is exactly the same?
May 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM · I think I have the wife talked into going at the end of Summer this year....
May 9, 2016 at 9:59 AM · The ride track is all new, but it is the same layout as the previous track. Part of the old track will be in the new marquee.
May 9, 2016 at 11:28 AM · This looks great. We had lights on the original trains, but they didn't' work very well. LED lighting had not arrived at the time, and the old system was challenging at best. I'm also really excited to see what has been cooked up in the launch tube. Again, there were a lot of things that were planned to happen in there, but they didn't last for long.
So glad to have the Hulk back soon.
May 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM · I'm a little bummed they didn't go floorless (perhaps that would decrease load efficiency due to the time to raise and lower the temporary floor), but it sounds like it will definitely be an overall improved experience with the added soundtrack and more reliable effects. However, based on the concept drawings, it appears that the queue will be pretty similar to the way it was before, just more modern lighting and sound.
May 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM · Before this rehab, the coaster was way too rough. I refused to ride it anymore because it gave me a splitting headache. Can't wait to ride this new, presumably much smoother version.
May 9, 2016 at 6:07 PM · It will be great to have a smoother hulk, by its end I was front car or bust. Just seems a little odd that they wouldn't take the opportunity to change the layout even slightly, I'm guessing a space restriction must have been part of the equation.
May 9, 2016 at 10:54 PM · That looks gammatastic! Hulk-a-mazing, even!
May 10, 2016 at 2:03 AM · any hope this will re-open before August?
May 10, 2016 at 6:28 AM · I just got back from Orlando and I got to do a Test run on this new track.... Just kidding..... hahahahaa

They have this all covered pretty well with many walls... We could not see anything...

May 10, 2016 at 6:56 AM · Now THIS... THIS!!!! is how you redo a coaster. To those thinking why didn't redo the track layout, it's simple, there was nothing wrong with the layout. It's a fantastic layout that rivals Kracken (probably didn't spell that right) up the street. The two things that needed to be fixed are being fixed and they were:1) The ride had gotten really rough, so they are rebuilding the track and giving the ride new trains to restore it to what the ride was when it opened, 2) The story was very weak compared to everything else on opening day. The ride didn't have realism associated with it (which is the driver on how comic book characters are so addicting to us now). The line is getting a beautiful/darker story update to bring it to the feel of present day super heroes. I am very excited about this ride reopening. Now all they need to do is update the streets of Marvel Superhero Island to bring the realism out there, and this land is set for another 20-30 years.
May 10, 2016 at 7:45 AM · Make sure to stay after the ride's over to catch the aftercredits scene!
May 10, 2016 at 8:42 AM · Nice touch incorporating an old piece of track to the entrance. Looking forward to riding this great coaster.
May 10, 2016 at 1:40 PM · Sad we are missing our yearly trip to Orlando this year, but am excited to ride it next year!
May 10, 2016 at 6:41 PM · Love Universal's reaction to the "aftercredits" comment above:

May 12, 2016 at 5:16 AM · NICE, Universal, NICE.

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