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Earthquake - The Big One
Website: Universal Studios Florida Homepage
Ride Type: Track Guided Ride
Ride Status: Defunct
Average Rating: 3.3605
TPC Overall Rank: #341 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 96
Last Review: 12/29/2007 5:21:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RaptorFan on 3/19/2004 11:17:00 AM
The pre-show part about the early days of special effects was interesting, the earthquake part of the ride was a little less than what I hoped for, but it was still a fun ride

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rct247 on 3/15/2004 4:43:00 PM
This ride is really cool. I would like to see it in an updated version but you cant have everything. The pre-show is pretty boring but kinda funny too. The ride itself is pretty realistic in the main set before "the big one". Hold on to your stuff though!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Lloyddy on 2/26/2004 10:30:00 AM
Old but solid entertainment. The pre-show(s) are nice enough but nothing special. The main ride still impresses though, assuming all the effects work. The only problem I had was that the truck effect looks very fake (you can see the track it slides down!) Nice ride overall.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ChiDan1972 on 2/6/2004 7:10:00 PM
I found this very entertaining.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up benleibo on 1/2/2004 6:28:00 PM
I guess its somewhat cool, but gets a little boring. However, the earthquake scene is VERY WELL DONE. The attention to detail earns this ride a 7. But its not thrilling, fast- to tell you the truth i dont know what you classify this ride as. Pretty good one though.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up StXBomber on 12/13/2003 9:52:00 PM
A great attraction! The preshow can be dull at times (which is the point lost), but the effects are great. My favorite was when the other train derails. I knew about the flood and was prepared for that, but had no clue about the other train and was like, "Whoa! Where did THAT come from???".

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 12/10/2003 7:24:00 PM
The new preshows are a big improvement by using visual effects examples from lots of different, and newer movies instead of just using the movie earthquake. Its fun to volunteer to go up onstage and be the stunt man and jump off of the 3 story ledge... Besides from that, after a while the preshow does get old. Sometimes I wish they would let you skip it and go directly into the ride. The ride is a subway where you all load into the train, and then move into another station which seemed like a long distance at high speeds with the effects that they have on the way there, but is actually right around the corner. Once in the second station, you are an extra in an earthquake movie where an earthquake happens. Your Train shakes, the station crumbles, explosions happen, a tanker truck falls through the street above you and explodes, another subway comes and derails almost crashing into you, and then theres a flash flood. Its a cool ride. One downfall to it is that its hard to see everything thats going on because the train is so long. Cool attraction, but I think they should have removed this instead of Kongfrontation.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cordovad6 on 10/16/2003 11:42:00 AM
this ride is pretty fun. the way they bring down the truck, then the flood and the earthquake is awesome, more rides like this with different concepts, obviously, should bwe made.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up schroom on 9/1/2003 9:26:00 AM
It was for the most part ok. Its golden days have passed, thats for sure, but it still is an ok ride.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Sara888 on 7/22/2003 12:57:00 PM
I waited for 45 minutes in line for this ride, thinking it was going to be awesome. It was so stupid I cant even say. I was excepting something much better than sitting in a tram (not even going anywhere), and watching the fake scenery shake a little bit. Granted, I havent been there in a while, but if they havent changed it its definetly time. Try to thrill someone please!

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