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It features an upwards tire propelled launch; however this was subcontracted to a separate company. It is the first and only launch on a Bolliger & Mabillard until the opening of [[Thunderbird (Holiday World)|Thunderbird]] at [[Holiday World]].
 
It features an upwards tire propelled launch; however this was subcontracted to a separate company. It is the first and only launch on a Bolliger & Mabillard until the opening of [[Thunderbird (Holiday World)|Thunderbird]] at [[Holiday World]].
 
==History==
 
==History==
Incredible Hulk was closed on {{date|September 8, 2015}} for an overhaul.<ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-universal-incredible-hulk-coaster-rehab-20150814-post.html Universal: Hulk coaster going down for improvements - Orlando Sentinel]</ref> In late September, pieces of [[track]] were removed from the ride. By November, almost all of the ride had been removed, with only the enclosed lift hill and station left. It is expected to reopen in 2016.<ref>[http://www.insidethemagic.net/2015/11/the-incredible-hulk-coaster-smashed-at-universal-studios-orlando-amid-renovation-project/ The Incredible Hulk coaster smashed at Universal Studios Orlando amid renovation project - Inside The Magic]</ref> Bolliger & Mabillard are replacing the ride hardware.
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Incredible Hulk was closed on {{date|September 8, 2015}} for an overhaul.<ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-universal-incredible-hulk-coaster-rehab-20150814-post.html Universal: Hulk coaster going down for improvements - Orlando Sentinel]</ref> In late September, pieces of [[track]] were removed from the ride. By November, almost all of the ride had been removed, with only the enclosed lift hill and station left. It is expected to reopen in 2016.<ref>[http://www.insidethemagic.net/2015/11/the-incredible-hulk-coaster-smashed-at-universal-studios-orlando-amid-renovation-project/ The Incredible Hulk coaster smashed at Universal Studios Orlando amid renovation project - Inside The Magic]</ref> Bolliger & Mabillard are replacing the ride hardware. In January 2016, the new track and supports began to be built.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 09:51, 24 January 2016

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Incredible Hulk
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Standing but not operating since May 28, 1999 (original)

2016 (refurbished)

Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,920
Propulsion Tire Propelled Launch
Height110 feet
Drop105 feet
Top speed67 mph
Length3700 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:15
G-force4G
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Incredible Hulk is a steel launched roller coaster located at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, USA. It is named for the popular comic book superhero character, the Incredible Hulk.

It features an upwards tire propelled launch; however this was subcontracted to a separate company. It is the first and only launch on a Bolliger & Mabillard until the opening of Thunderbird at Holiday World.

History

Incredible Hulk was closed on September 8, 2015 for an overhaul.[1] In late September, pieces of track were removed from the ride. By November, almost all of the ride had been removed, with only the enclosed lift hill and station left. It is expected to reopen in 2016.[2] Bolliger & Mabillard are replacing the ride hardware. In January 2016, the new track and supports began to be built.

References