Three rides total on Mummy (single rider lines ROCK)....of course the "couple" in front of us wanted to ride *together*....ARGH! Oh well, let me say that I was NOT expecting to get to ride since it was posted VERY recently that they were shutting down the *previews* to get ready for "Grand opening." The trains are extremely reminiscent of those on FoF, except for the four-across thing...and there's really only one *car*...
Railfans are railfans, I'm a "train junkie"...:)
Bummer is that the digital camera battery was DEAD, so I got NO pics...:(. I'll be back, though...:)
This really IS the signature ride it was meant to be, and makes the USF park infinitely more complete in terms of thrills. Jill said..."now THAT'S what I call *riding the movies*..."...yeah, she uses those ass-terisk things too, LOL...;)
I'd post a TR, but we really spent a little over an hour in the park, and also caught a ride on MiB....did I mention how excellent single-rider lines are...;)
Using the cell phone batteries in the camera, eh? ;)
Thanks for the quick write-up. Looking forward to the TR.
Honestly, with the shin bar/lap bar combo, I felt secure enough to go through an inversion.....but I also see that USF isn't "that kind of park", so it's the best decision for them to forego the loops (to say nothing of the tight confines of that building, LOL....;)
Now, back to getting Universal to open up BOTH the Studios AND IoA for a huge *blow-out* come Halloween time....:)
It's a fine line I have to walk, somewhere between gratitude and outright guilt...;)
The audio portion was "better than most", but could still use some *tweaking*....VOLUME was unusually good, but the words seem....garbled.
Advice for those making audio/broadcasting thru speakers...."please take the marbles out of your mouth"...:)
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You see, I'm visiting the park on May 3rd and maybe May 7th and would love a few rides on it if I could, I guess it wouldnt be a huge disapointment if I missed it, but I am coming from England so probably wouldnt get another oppotunity for quite some time
Oh Well, heres hoping
Right before I left for Orlando on Saturday, someone posted that they were closing Mummy until the May 20th Grand Opening...fortunately that turned out to be false. From what I saw, it looked as though the ride was "good to go", but the signs and employees said there was "more to come".
Best bet, go into the park *even if* some employees tell you it's closed...it's only a few hundred yards from the gate, and IF it's open, it's WELL worth your time...:)
I think I might actually go to the park with a clear mind and try not to think about the ride at all, that way if its closed, I might not actually be disapointed in not riding it whereas If I went there really hyped up and felt a bit excited riding it and it happened to be closed, I would be coming out extremly disapointed and it would put a huge downer on the rest of my trip.
Still here's hoping anyway
If anything they need to tweak the ending -- or at least set it up better in the queue area because unless the line is so long that you're actually waiting around before the final dig-site rooms in the queue you'll miss the significance of the Mad-Jai symbol or who Reggie is (which makes for a real odd themed experience not knowing these things going in when you some shivering mummified guy with a baseball cap warning you about the cursed temple).
And, unless you spend some time watching Brendan Frasier interact with the movie set catering company in the room before the tom, hounding them for a cup of Joe, you won't get the coffee joke at the end.
As far as audio quality, it was perfect on Monday. My only gripes beyond the story elements were the slow launch sequence and the jerky jolt at the end of the backward sequence before loading up on the turntable.
And, no, I don't think I have included any actual spoilers here. It's a real fun ride with some excellent freakouts and fakeouts.
USF has a winner here. USH will soon too!
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