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The Cat In the Hat
Website: Islands of Adventure Homepage
Ride Type: Track Guided Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.5412
TPC Overall Rank: #287 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 95
Last Review: 2/16/2009 8:10:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up tacoking on 5/21/2004 7:58:00 PM
Pretty good ride. They tell the story of the Cat and the Hat very well. The occasional spinning is a nice thing also. Fits well with the story.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jason07 on 5/18/2004 4:14:00 PM
I personally enjoy this ride. It is fun is the aspect of being Dr. Seuss, and it spins. Plus it is good to go on to kill time, and get out of the rain!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 4/14/2004 11:52:00 PM
This is what a 7-year old has dreams about after visiting Florida. It is such a wonderful dark ride that is above all well-themed. The story is a classic, even more than a decade after the last time I read The Cat in the Hat, I still remember it vividly, and this ride brings the words and drawings to life in great 3-D fashion. The figures are all wonderfully whimsical in typical Seuss fashion, and the story follows the book perfectly, and depicts the scenes brilliantly. The spinning through the scenes is fun, it really makes it more enjoyable for the older crowd, though papa1958 makes a good argument because it MAY be too intense, though I have never seen a kid come off of it without a grin from ear to ear. This ride will be remembered as a kids classic, along the same lines of Dumbo and Its a Small World over at Disney, and it deserves so. Once again, Universal takes a classic tale and brings it to colorful, vibrant life. This ride may be worth an 8 or a 9 as a child, but slightly lower due to my age, so I believe that a 7 is suitable.

3 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ametz on 4/13/2004 12:33:00 AM
This is supossed to be a "thrills" park, right? Why not have this in the studios? If you take small kids to IOA, they can only ride a select few rides and the adults are stuck bored to death. If you go with big kids and avoid all of the kiddie stuff, youre still done in about 3 to 4 hours. At least at Disney they give all ages the goods!Anyway, the ride just cheaply spins you around through a very badly designed story (wheres the animatronics..this was built in the past ten years, right??). Nothing original about this ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RaptorFan on 3/19/2004 10:56:00 AM
Great theming, It spun more than I thought it would, The line was short for the time I went on it so it made it a bit better.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Lloyddy on 2/24/2004 10:37:00 AM
A pleasent surprise. A nice colourful dark ride that entertains nicely. The spinning is a cheap gimmick but it adds a little bit of flavour to the ride. Good fun everybody can enjoy.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 1/6/2004 8:25:00 PM
This is a cool dark ride. I wish Islands of Adventure had more dark rides (maybe make them scarier) like this. The ride system is exactly the same as Men In Black: ALien attack except there are no guns. You ride though and see the story of the cat in the hat take place. Only downfall is that it is very rare to get on the ride when all of the effects work.

And Im glad the ride was built before the awful Cat in the Hat movie came out so they didnt have animatronic Mike Myers instead of the Cat from the books.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up benleibo on 1/4/2004 7:06:00 PM
Accomplishes what it is meant to do. Be a family ride, make everyone say "awww". A nice addition to the park. Some nice scenes and fun too. The spinning is a little pointless. Lines can get VERY long so go late (kids are gone).

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up stocko182 on 12/9/2003 5:51:00 PM
This was a great dark ride for kids for a park that is geared more toward teenagers and adults. The spinnig and moving sofas you rode in added to the experince. Although I expected something out of the oridnary coming from Dr. Seuss.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BigJohnWC on 11/26/2003 11:31:00 AM
This one is really tough for me to rate. I found it mildly entertaining, and in comparison with ALL dark rides (in the world), Id rate it one of the more fun and nice new ones. However, in the Florida market (with Fantasylands dark rides, the Great Movie Ride, and the Figment Imagination Ride), this is one of my least favorite. Major problems with this come in the lack of creativity and/or innovation (this is just the same old stunts with new characters), too many behind the scenes secrets are visible to riders, and the soundtrack needs to be in the cars as it overlaps too much from one scene to the next. Im rating this a 9 overall, a 5 for Florida, so calling it even at 7.

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