My Top 5 Thrill Rides In Florida – The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Hi all,

Day 4 of my top 5 Thrill Rides in Florida, day 1 featured the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios, day 2 was dedicated too SeaWorld’s unique coaster, Manta and yesterday, Day 3 we popped down to Tampa to ride SheiKra at Busch Gardens.

Today’s roller coaster can be found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the Marvel zone and literally stands out!

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

It’s big, it’s green and it’s fast….

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is 110 feet high and features my favourite ever start to a ride. As per the origins of the Hulk, the ride begins in a Gamma tube, riders slowly begin to rise up the hill to the sounds of Dr Bruce Banner during testing.

“Everything looks good…I think…I think this time it’s…going to work!”

At this point a mechanical voice interrupts stating there has been an error, loud klaxon’s sound and Dr Bruce Banner can be heared screaming

No. No! No!!!…….Noooooooooooooo

and this is where it gets good….. the rider is then catapulted from 0-40mph in 2 sec’s up the 110ft hill, from the dark of the Gamma tube to the bright Orlando sun…

…straight  into a zero-g roll, down a 105-foot (32 m) drop, and into a cobra roll. Riders complete a vertical loop, then enter a tunnel full of mist. At this point of the ride, the train’s speed has reached approximately 65 mph. The train encircles the gamma tube and is sent into the back area via corkscrew. A smaller vertical loop wraps around the brake run, which is flanked by two over-banked turns. The coaster is slowed down by the brake run before being sent down another hill to a corkscrew and turn-around. Riders then travel sideways through an on-ride camera zone and then to the ride’s final brakes after a helix.

Ride facts

Height - 110 ft (34 m)

Drop - 105 ft (32 m)

Length - 3,700 ft (1,100 m)

Max speed - 67 mph (108 km/h)

Inversions – 7

Duration - 2:15

Capacity - 1920 riders per hour

Acceleration – 0 ? 40 mph in 2 seconds, producing 1.42 G’s

Max G force – 4Gs

Height restriction – 4 ft 6 in (137 cm)

The talking point of this ride is the beginning, for first time riders who aren’t expecting the sudden burst of power it will have you giggling while pinned to your seat.

usrentacar.co.uk offer great rates of Florida attraction tickets the Orlando Flex Ticket or the Universal bonus tickets get you entry in to Universal Islands of Adventure for up to 14 days.

What’s your favourite ride?

regards,

James


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