Revenge of the Mummy thoughts

Saturday, June 4, 2005 3:41 AM
I just got back today from my first trip to Universal Studios Hollywood, and my first ride on Revenge of the Mummy. I have been anticipating riding this ride since I first heard about it being in development a couple years ago. I'd read reviews of the ride from people that have ridden it, and they were generally positive, and made the ride sound really exciting.

However, when I actually rode the ride, I came away with a severe case of what I have to say is anticipointment. I thought the ride was great when it first started, and the launch and ensuing dips and turns were exciting. The neon mummies were less than threatening however, and seemed a little dorky. The reverse launch was cool, but then the part in the room with fire was very short, and not very thrilling, at least not like I had always imagined it would be. Then, when we went right into the station, I was really surprised the ride was over already.

My brother and I both got off the ride really bummed that it was so short, though the ride itself really wasn't all that bad. It just didn't seem like it lived up to it's hype, at least to us. I'd always heard there was a part where you shot through the mouth of the mummy at one point. What happened to that? Are the two ROM rides different at each Universal park?

I was just curious as to whether anybody else felt this way after riding the ride, or if I just way over-anticipated it. It wasn't a bad ride, it just left me feeling like it wasn't anything special, which I certainly expected it to be. Any other thoughts on Revenge of the Mummy, and how you felt after first riding it?


Saturday, June 4, 2005 3:48 AM
You, much like myself, probably heard a lot about "Revenge of the Mummy", but when you actually rode it, found it to be quite different than you expected.

First off, let me say that I really liked ROTM, and I'll get into that in a min.

USH's Mummy is totally different than USF's Mummy. I've yet to ride the Florida version, but Gator was out west when I rode the Cali version, and he was riding it for the first time that week, and was able to compare.

I know that USF's version is in a larger building, is a longer ride, and has different elements, like a totally different ending, among other things. I also believe that, while USH's version sets it up like you are on a dig and stumble upon the cursed tomb, USF's version is set up like you're on a movie shoot and stuff goes wrong because of the curse.

Thankfully, I trusted Moosh's less than positive review, so when the ride wasn't as bad as I expected, I really liked it. I'm sure that if USF's version is better, then I'll be able to say "hey, this was the better one", since I rode USH's version first, instead of saying "Wow, that was disappointing, and nothing like USF's version".

I am glad that Universal decided to do different designs and stories and even themeing on both rides. maybe Six Flags should take a lesson;).

Saturday, June 4, 2005 12:39 PM
Yes, the Florida version is Best New Steel Coaster in the Coasters' Choice Awards, and I think it deserved it. Great ride. Sorry to hear people aren't digging the California version.
Saturday, June 4, 2005 2:15 PM
Yeah, that makes sense about the two being different because it sure seemed like I heard about elements of the ride that weren't there when I rode it at USH. They must be from the USF version.

The ride wasn't a bad ride, taken for what it was. I just was expecting too much, and therefore was let down. Hopefully I'll get to ride the USF version sometime, and probably like it better.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 10:39 PM
I think the Florida Version might be a little better than the California version (Never rode cali...just keep hearing florida is better), because the Florida version's building was a bit bigger, and I am sure they had a bit more to work with.

I loved USF's mummy though, that ride is great.


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