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 Review of Revenge of the Mummy @ Universal Studios Florida
2 Rating Posted by: Sephiroth7 on 4/28/2005 12:26:00 PM
I was looking to be blown away...I wasnt. ROTM is a very very good ride, with top-notch theatrical special effects and some twists no one has ever seen before. More intense then any other Universal Studios ride, period. I wanted to love this ride, I didnt. I felt they had a great concept, but the execution was just slightly off. I have ALWAYS wanted to combine darkride / coaster. It was my "dream ride".

First, let me say that the Mummy was a HORRIBLE choice. Why pick a movie in which the characters werent that great to begin with? Look at the other top themed rides Universal has: BTTF, Spiderman, Terminator. The Mummy doesnt come close to any of those stories and doesnt have any strong characters to keep you interested. If youre making a dark ride / coaster, you better have a good base to build from and The Mummy didnt have one.

This sounds like a very negative review, but I DID like the ride a lot. I loved the "fake endings". I thought that was the selling point of this ride. Just when you think its over, it keeps going. Very clever and well done. I loved the coaster at the end as well...I had no problems with it. It was fairly intense and well made for this type of ride. Overall, I didnt like the dark ride aspect of the Mummy and that is what ultimately kicks 2 points off the score of this ride. As I mentioned earlier, the story was really lacking. It didnt "pull you into the ride". I feel the line for the ride has a lot to do with this. There wasnt enough pre-show aspects. You get thrown into it too fast.

Revenge of the Mummy is surely an imaginative, fun, and thrilling ride. If youre at Universal Studios, you should put this near the top of your list of attractions to go see as it is a truly unique experience. Its great Unviersal got a little more "wild" and I hope this trend continues.

Review Comments

praxis on 4/28/2005 12:28:59 PM said:
But bear in mind, Universal also has a ride based on "Twister"... and compared to that flick, The Mummy is Casablanca, Star Wars and Citizen Kane rolled into one!
Sephiroth7 on 4/28/2005 12:30:56 PM said:
They also have a ride called Spiderman, which tops this ride in every category.
praxis on 4/28/2005 12:39:24 PM said:
True, though few rides anywhere top Spidey, also based on a swell movie. Come to think, almost all the rides at USF + IOA that have movies are linked with good or even great movies. The exceptions: Twister, Cat in the Hat; Ripsaw Falls + Bilge Rat Barges (both excellent rides, but justly forgotten movies) + Hulk (not a terrible flick, but not great; the coaster, of course, rocks).
BobFunland on 4/28/2005 12:57:26 PM said:
Certainly a good point about the choice of subject, and though I did not wait in line much for it, I think there were quite a bit of pre-show intro things in the queue, but I couldnt tell since we flew through and I was blind. Good review though
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