Location: Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Theme: Dudley Do-Right
Ride Vehicle: Log
Maximum Speed: 45 miles per hour
Height of Drop: 75 feet
Duration: 7 minutes
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is almost like a sibling ride to Jurassic Park River Adventure which is a neighbor not too far away. Just like Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a water log flume attraction that climaxes in a very large drop at the end. Inspired by Jay Ward’s Dudley Do-Right character, you enter a queue-type area where you pass through ‘Snidley Whiplash’s hideout and a theater that spoofs various classic films like Jaws and Star Wars. During the theater section, you witness Nell Fenwick’s character getting kidnapped from a dressing room i.e. the catalyst for the ride’s plot.
The ride’s workers load you into your log and send you off. Dudley Do-Right appears for the first time, vowing to save Nell as you make your way up a lift hill. Along the way up, Snidley laughs like a maniac as he rides a mine cart with his kidnapped prize Nell. Upon reaching the top of the lift hill, you are now taken outdoors, providing you with a decent view of the Islands of Adventure park before entering Wontabee Mine.
After a short sequence in the mine, Snidley appears again and he’s tying Nell to the train tracks along with Horse and Inspector Fenwick. You enter a cave where you can hear (but not see) Dudley Do-Right telling Horse that he’s lost his train of thought then a giant train light shines and the engine fills the room. As soon as the lights go out, your log falls down a medium-sized drop. Upon recovering from the drop, you head outdoors where Dudley Do-Right has become trapped in a sawmill….