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Revenge of the Mummy
Website: Universal Studios Florida Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.4925
TPC Overall Rank: #43 out of 2930 rides.
Reviews: 77
Last Review: 7/27/2018 10:30:00 PM
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up xDisney on 11/27/2004 9:20:00 PM
I love darkrides and coasters so I thought The Mummy was FANTASTIC. They spent alot of time and money on the themeing and the special effects were first class. I especially liked the coaster changing directions after coming to a "dead end". My wife also liked the the false ending and the fire effects especially when the whole ceiling catches on fire. A great ride and theme !!!

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up aj1023 on 11/21/2004 3:05:00 PM
What a great ride! Its tame compared to most coasters, but it was still awesome. However, by using the express pass line I missed the story behind the ride as well as all of the other cool details. I didint know until I got home that I was supposed to be on the set of the new Mummy movie.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up NISSAN on 11/11/2004 8:32:00 AM
This is honestly one of the best rides Ive been on in a while. Yea coasters are more exhiliarating and all, but theres not many like this. All the other rides out there are becoming to generic. Universal took a ride and show(sort of) and put it together. You dont have to many rides like this out there. And considering how much space they had to deal with to fit a well THEMED coaster in a building, they did a hell of a job. I loved the 3 pops of airtime, especially the one in the middle that caught me by surprise the first time i rode it. infact it caught me every other time i rode it. The theming was great even though i have to say they could have made it a bit more enticing somwhow. Like have something jump out at u, or have ravens or bats fly by your head out of nowhere. what i was hoping for was to feel those beetles crawling on me in that scene like they did on Shrek 4-D, but in some ways that would have been to intense for some people, like my girlfriend whos deathly afraid of them. When we went on the ride that part scared the crap out of her. Some other things i loved were the near miss with the lowering wall, the fire overhead in the treasure room, the animatronics in the first room (after they were in full operation), the backwards drop after the beetles, the launch, the fake station, and in an odd sense how the ride glided to the end station in such ease and poetry as to say you made it through. but like always no ride is perfect of course it had its flaws. the main being the long lines. I waited 2 and a half hours the first time i rode it, but this is normal for a new ride once the excitement for it cools, itll calm. Spiderman and hulk were the same when first opened. Another complaint were all the damn stairs to get on then after to get off. I didnt pay to get a workout. And they werent small flights either, they required some serious effort, then again im a lazy bum, so it could just be me. My last comlaint is the restraint system. Me being 6 foot 5, im used to squeezing into rides, but this involved a bit more tham squeezing. My girl is 6 foot and she even had problems getting in. If they could have just given a few more inches that would have been awesome. I also think they could have explained the story better than the tvs, cause all the times i was in line i didnt pay much attention to the tvs. They should have a room that grasps your attention and makes you listen to the story, not a preshow persay, but something to say hey pay attention. After these minor details its a great ride. Again u have to give them props for using, satisfactorily, the space they had available. I doubt many, including disney, can do what Universal did. This ride is a nice escape from the same routine rides. Something to spice up your life.

2 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 11/6/2004 1:19:00 PM
What was Univeral thinking when they replaced Kongfrontation with this garbage? Its an awful ride! The ride starts out, and the first thing I though was that the car was bumpy for such a new ride. Then you entered the first scene where the mummy jumps out and sucks someones soul out of them, which was actually very good with really good animatronics for Universals standards, and then you moved to the second scene which had the mummys face at the end of the room on a screen. He said you could join him and get treasure, and the room lights up and you see a bunch of gold stuff. And then non moveing mummys pop up and just stand there, while fire explodes around them, and your car speeds up and outruns a wall that is lowering in front of you. From this point on, the ride falls apart. If it continued in the style of the first 2 rooms, it would have been a great ride, but... The next room you stopped in a dead end. Scarab beetles started pouring out of a hole in the wall and all over the walls (which were really screens). My question is why did they stop there? It would be a perfect spot to put air hoses under the seats to tickle your legs and on the headrests to go on your head so it would feel like the scarabs were crawling all over you, but there was nothing. Then the car starts moving backwards. At first I though that this was going to be great. A backwards roller coaster, and then once out of the scarab room, you stop, and turn around while you see glowing stuff on the wall in front of you. You then enter an inclined tunnel where you go about halfway up at a slow speed while the mummy is talking in front of you, and then you speed up through his mouth and into the first coaster portion. While you were speeding around in the very short coaster part, you saw glow in the dark mummys flashing by you which reminded me of rockin roller coaster. The coaster didnt even have any good stuff in it. No loops. No drops. Only one little spot of air time. And that was it. You entered a station area that could easily be recoginized as fake, where you hear someone with a high pitched voice telling you that the ride is over. You see their shadow behind a window, and then you see the mummys shadow killing the person, and then the mummy breaks the glass and you see another animatronic that wasnt as good as the first mummy. The ceiling catches on fire, and you go down a little hill through some smoke, and then you go into a room where you see Brendon Fraiser on a screen where he is yelling about how he wants a cup of coffey. And then the ride is over. I want to know who came up with that ending. It makes no sense what so ever, and like this years Bill and Ted show, the ride doesnt really have a conclusion. It just ends. Wheres the part where you defeat the evil mummy? Its not there. And the story is terrible too. No one has a clue whats going on the first time they ride through. It took 3 rides around for me to figure it out. The ride needs a preshow that tells you exactly whats going on that you have to watch before you get on the ride. And what about all that stuff that Universal said the ride would have before it opened? Wheres the mummy that jumps on your roller coaster car? From a ride from Universal that competes with Disney and is capable of making rides like Spiderman, they should be ashamed for making this garbage. I have a feeling that Disneys new themed Roller coaster is going to win this round of rides in the Disney/Universal competition.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 10/24/2004 1:47:00 PM
The effects get a 10+ and the coaster gets a 7 so Ill give it a 9. I love the fact that they have a single rider line as me and my sister each got 4 rides. We did IOA and USF on a one-day park hopper with the parks only open for 7 hours, so minimal wait times were key. The ride is full of surprises. The turns were crisp and the drop after the second stop gives great air. My only complaints are these inverted U-shaped restraints which can hurt your outer knees and the photo viewing after you get off the ride creates a unnecessary logjam.

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up JEAP13 on 10/17/2004 9:56:00 PM
EDIT: I just read something recently that justified the whole "mummy leaping onto your vehicle idea". Originally, the ride was planned to have a robo arm with Imhotep on it. The arm would swing downwards, right infront of your vehicle. I guess that the mummy would be in a pose (looking like he was holding onto the car), and he would swing down and seemingly "leap into your vehicle". However, due to budget cuts, practicality, or some other reason they didnt add it in.

This ride mostly depends on the hype that you have heard. For example, if you go into it just knowing that its a new ride, youll be pleasantly surprised. If you go in thinking that fire will be inches from your face and that mummies will leap on your vehicle as well as convincing scarab beetles, you will come off the ride slightly dissappointed...
But, for the non-hypers, I will explain what is really in the ride.
First, the story:
You are on a movie set filming the new Mummy movie, when cast members report mysterious things on the set. They say that its cursed, and most of them wear the med-jai (sacred warriors who fought Imhotep) symbol. Reggie is a key element. Somehow, the curse is real and you are transported into Egypt where appearently you are filming a mime scene... Thats where the ride comes in.

I used express (Fastpass, for you Disney fans) for it, so I didnt get to wait in the detailed line. One thing you immediately notice near the loading platform is the story...the story carrys on even in the employees. Some are supposedly possessed by the evil mummy, and chant "Imhotep" and others look genuinely frightened. It adds its own special touch before you board.
Once on your four rows each with four seats vehicle, your car maneuvers through a dark tomb. Nothing special...yet. Then you come to one of the major hype points; the supposedly awesomely moving animatronic. Reggie is found mummified near a sarcauphogus, warning us. A life-sized Imhotep comes out (if he wasnt working, they project a face onto the sarcauphogus), saying his evil threats. I didnt see any special movements there, just standard animatronics. Anyway, your vehicle turns into the treasure room, which can also be overhyped. Sure the golden treasure looks cool, but the following chaos doesnt live up to its reputation. Imhotep threatens you and several detailed mummy warriors pop out of the ground. It seems cool...but they just stand there in their pose. None of them leap onto your car or cower over you, but the fire effects when they appear are pretty cool.
Your vehicle enters the scarab room. I had heard that these looked so real that people would scream at the site of them...I didnt, I just marveled at how they did it. Basically, they have projects of scarabs on the walls, utilising plastic ones coming out of skeletons as well. After that, you drop backwards into a turntable where a puke-colored projected Imhotep threatens you again.
Ahead of you now is a steep slope with Imhoteps head at the top. You launch up it to the coaster portion. For an indoor ride in limited space, this part is awesome. The bad effect though were the light-up mummys. These were supposed to be spirits chasing you through the portion. However, some lighting reveals that they are actually sitting on what I thought were canvases, near the track. Maybe out of the seven times I went on it something went wrong with the lighting, but it sorta ruined it when you could see the almost-cardboard mummies.
Then you enter one of the best parts, the fake unload station. Behind a glass window you see the silhouette of a girl explaining how to exit the vehicle. Once again, things go wrong. Strobelights disguise the moving of the glass pane, and when everything is back to normal you see a broken window with another Imhotep animatronic behind it pointing to the ceiling. Above you fire spreads throughout it. Still marveling at the fire, you drop through red fog, going o

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up papa1958 on 9/4/2004 10:05:00 PM
Terrific. It is great that Universals most recent efforts have been so good.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DmctNY8 on 8/30/2004 6:13:00 PM
A very good ride. This ride is very good at the start with great special effects. The room with the gold and monsters is fantasic. However the roller coaster part is a little weak because the ride is a bit short. The fake ending room is the best part of the ride.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Pete C on 7/1/2004 3:52:00 PM
This ride is just not as exciting as it could have been. After standing in the flat-out awesome queue, you are treated to a decent ride, but nothing special. Compared to other rides in the Disney/Universal race for technology like Mission: Space and Spiderman, you get off this ride saying "cool ride" rather than "OH MY GOD!!". I did not find the ride jerky, but it is not B&M smooth...certainly not at all bothersome though. It had some fun turns and little drops, but just nothing that made me scream for more. My family was there and none of them were blown away. It just should have been faster and a little more awe-inspiring. The scarabs on the screen looked like, well, scarabs on a screen. The fire on the ceiling was awesome, but thats about it effects wise. After IOA blew everyone away with the most awesome theming, rides, and technology I expected more from Universal. Universal Studios is a family park, and I know that, however I think both Tower of Terror and even Rock n Rollercoaster at MGM are better.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up HUGBUG23 on 6/29/2004 4:02:00 AM
I loved this ride I think it was the best in the park. Line was long but didnt seem that long cuz it was constantly moving. I lost my hair tie in there somewhere.

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