The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Location: Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Theme: The Hulk
Ride Vehicle: Roller Coaster
Maximum Speed: 67 miles per hour
Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Voted as number one roller coaster of 1999 by Discovery Channels viewers, The Incredible Hulk Coaster is a steel roller coaster situated in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. The Incredible Hulk Coaster is unique due to the fact that it comes equipped with a launching lift hill instead of the conventional chain lifts. In other words, the roller coater can jump from 0 to 40 miles per hour in approximately 2 seconds before proceeding to the series of inversions.

Before entering the actual ride, you proceed through Dr. Bruce Banner’s lab which has many television monitors that tell the story of the Hulk. Basically, Banner is now in the process of finding a way to stop the effects and reverse them and you, the riders, are part of this experiment. You encounter several other prop items along the way like the generator, towers of power, and the Gamma core until you finally enter the ride vehicle.

Prior to the launch, you overhear Bruce Banner informing you about a malfunction in the experiment before he screams No! Let me out of here! At that point, the riders are immediately shot out in 2 seconds from 0 to 40 miles per hour right into a zero G-roll, a 105 foot drop, a cobra roll, a vertical loop, and then a tunnel filled with mist. The ride reaches its maximum speed of 67 miles per hour before encircling the gamma tube, engaging in 4 G rolls and then a corkscrew…


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