What parks in Florida for roller coasters?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:49 PM

Tekwardo said:

... If they made a version with florida's forwards section, Hollywoods's backwards section,...

In your opinion, what is the major difference between these two rides with the same name in different parks?

I like the Mummy at USH, but I must be missing something if the one in Florida is that much better just for half the ride.

http://themeparks.about.com/od/universalparks1/a/mummycompare.htm

The Launch- In Florida, the vehicles launch 45 degrees up into the mouth of the Mummy. In Hollywood, it's a straight, zero-degree launch. Both versions reach top speeds of 45 mph, however.
Going Backwards- In Florida, the vehicles go backwards early in the ride after encountering the scarabs. The backwards part of the ride only lasts a few seconds as a transition to the next scene. In Hollywood, passengers don't encounter the scarabs until halfway through the coaster part of the attraction. They continue the second half of the coaster ride facing backwards.
The Turnaround- In Florida, the vehicles drop onto a turntable a few seconds after going backwards and immediately before they launch into the coaster part of the ride. In Hollywood, the vehicles proceed backwards for the second half of the coaster ride and the turntable faces them forwards to the exit area for unloading.

I guess I just don't understand the Florida system.

Last edited by Sprig, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:04 PM
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Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:35 PM
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IIRC, the USH ride went into the building that housed ET, so there wasn't really an opportunity for large hills and airtime. The USF ride went into the Kong building, so the added height allowed for airtime hills - something I recall as distinctly lacking on the USH version.

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