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 Review of Revenge of the Mummy @ Universal Studios Florida
1 Rating Posted by: perculata on 5/15/2005 12:30:00 PM
After hearing all the hype for this ride, I was very excited to ride it. I mean any ride that can combine amazing dark ride effects with a roller coaster has gotta be fun right? Well it turns out I was wrong as this ride doesnt do either of those things amazingly well. First off, although it was fun, the coaster portion of the ride was too short. The few seconds it lasted were a blast, but it definitely left me wanting more. Now for those of you who are saying that its not supposed to be a coaster, its a new hybrid dark ride/coaster. Well the dark ride portion frankly sucked in my mind. I mean the fire at the fake unload scene was pretty cool. But the mummys just seemed overly fake, nothing more than a cheesy haunted mansion. I mean they popped up and that was it. It just seems that some people settle for too little, maybe Ive just been spoiled by better dark rides, but the first half of the mummy, while well decorated, was just ineffective. So the main problem was that this ride didnt do either thing well, it did two things at an average level so it gets an average rating.

Review Comments

Swimace on 5/15/2005 6:39:08 PM said:
Although I think a six is a little harsh, I see where you are coming from. Those Mummy Warriors could have been so much better. The fact they they didnt move at all took away a huge scare factor. If animatronics are used effectively, then they can be really scary, i.e. Dinosaur @ Animal Kingdom
Docter on 5/15/2005 8:13:35 PM said:
what do u want the mummys to do,jump on you and screem in your face
Swimace on 5/15/2005 9:50:09 PM said:
No, but some movement would be good. Movement draws trhe rider into the story more than Mummy Warriors that stand completly still
perculata on 5/15/2005 9:59:47 PM said:
Some movement or using another method altogether would have been nice. I mean having mummys pop up like that is no scarrier than the haunted mansion at disney. In fact the dark portion of that ride might be more well themed and executed than the mummys dark ride portion. And has swimface mentioned, the dinosaurs in the ride in AK are much better animatrnics and are thus able to scare people much more effectively. I dont recall a single person screaming at anything in the dark ride section of the ride any of the times I rode it.
coaster05 on 5/15/2005 10:51:19 PM said:
I havent rode it but I give you props for voicing your opinion and sticking buy it. Keep up the good work.
Paul on 5/24/2005 5:14:11 PM said:
Even though I was much easier on it, I totally see where youre coming from.
tacoking on 5/25/2005 6:13:38 PM said:
Where is all this scaring people stuff coming from? I mean, sure, if it does that to you - great, but Universal calls is a "phsycological thriller" not some horror attraction.

Sure, something would have been great to spice up those Mummies - but I am not so sure movement would be the thing. If there was movement on each one, you arent in the treasure room long enough to really effect you. There are other things to focus on in the room. With the animatronic on Dinosaur there arent other (or as many) things they want the riders to see or focus on.

FLA8 on 5/25/2005 7:35:15 PM said:
Where would the mummys move?
perculata on 5/28/2005 2:04:37 PM said:
The mummys could move towards you maybe... just a thought. But tacoking brought up a good point saying you arent in the room long enough. How can the dark ride portion of the show be effective if you are not in there long enought to be "psychologically thrilled", aka scared. I mean if either part of this ride stood alone, dark portion or roller coaster, would you ride it? Combining two inadequte experiences into one ride doent make that ride amazing, it makes it a disapointment.
therock on 6/28/2005 11:11:13 AM said:
Good review! May you please further describe the idea of a coaster/dark ride hybrid? I am unfamiliar with this and am interested to learn how the transition works on this ride. I know that you werent overly impressed with either portion, but Im interested in the mechanics nonetheless. That way, I can better understand how the ride could have been better. Thanks.
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