Monday, December 4, 2000 8:42 AM
Does anyone know what coaster was used in the beginning segment of House on Haunted Hill.?
Monday, December 4, 2000 9:04 AM
That would be the Hulk, from Islands of Adventure.
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Monday, December 4, 2000 10:16 AM
really? I am surprised to hear that. I didn't recognize it at all.
Monday, December 4, 2000 11:56 AM
Yeah it was Hulk.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2000 7:04 AM
Can anyone tell me what the Hulk is like. L am planning to go to Island's of Adventure in Feb. What can I expect from this coaster?
Wednesday, December 6, 2000 8:23 AM
The Hulk is simply amazing! It is by far the best looper I have ridden...and the launched lift hill makes all the difference in the world! Watching it from the ground, it doesn't really look like it is moving very fast (even though it is around 40 or 45 out of the tunnel), but riding it is a different story. The launch will pin you to the back of your seat, and even after riding it five times, the surprise of the launch gets you. I'm sure you will enjoy it. It is also very well themed, as are all the rides at IOA! Hope you have a great time there.
Wednesday, December 6, 2000 10:10 AM
And to give the opposite opinion, I though Hulk was very lackluster. It really looks
cool with all the themeing and whatnot but I was not impressed by the ride. After the above average launch into the 0g roll, it pretty much rode like any other megalooper. I kinda liked the layout of the back half of the ride, but it went through that part so slowly that that there were very few intense forces (I like strong positive Gs on my loopers). Combine that with a dead spot during the second half where I felt like reading a newspaper, and you can understand why I didnt find it anything to tell my grandkids about. I no longer base it just on my having built it up so high in my mind (MF was up there too, and I really liked that coaster). Hulk just wasnt my cup of tea. Ride it for yourself, you may like it.
BTW: Make sure you ride Fire Dragon. Hands down, it's my favorite ride in the USF/IOA complex (followed closely by MIB). Also, sit in the front on Ice, you wont be disappointed :)
Wednesday, December 6, 2000 2:56 PM
I on the other hand really enjoy the first half of the ride. The first four inversion are extremely intense and they come right after another concluding with that surprise drop into the fog under the bridge. I also enjoy the loop that goes around the mid course brakes. seems like you are hanging up there forever.