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|The Incredible Hulk Coaster|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Sitting Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Tire propelled launch|
Top speed67 mph
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is a steel launched roller coaster located at Universal's 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 was the first and only launch on a Bolliger & Mabillard until the opening of Thunderbird at Holiday World.
A very similar, if not identical, roller coaster is under construction at Universal Studios Beijing.
History[edit | edit source]
The Incredible Hulk Coaster was closed on September 8, 2015 for an overhaul. 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 reopened in August 2016. Bolliger & Mabillard replaced the ride hardware. In January 2016, the new track and supports began to be built. In late March 2016, the ride's new track and supports were finished, and Universal moved on to thematic works. On May 19, 2016, the coaster began testing with its new track and trains. Two months later, on August 1, the ride began technical rehearsals in preparation for an official opening on August 4. The refurbishment involved new track, a new story, a new queue line and new launch effects.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Ride experience[edit | edit source]
Originally, riders went up the lift hill hearing Bruce Banner saying "Everything looks good... I think... I think this time it's going to work!" Suddenly, his computer warned "Warning: coolant levels dropping. Warning: Accelerator tube contaminated." to which Bruce Banner started screaming "No, no! No, no!" At the fourth "no," they sped up and launched out of the tube into the first zero-g roll. Now, riders are vertically lifted into the gamma ray launch tunnel, when the female announcer tells the riders "Initiating Gamma Exposure. Hulk Transformation: Accelerating. Do not be afraid." The gamma accelerator then blasts riders with superhuman strength, catapulting them out from the gamma ray accelerator. The ride passes through the zero-g roll and goes through 6 more inversions.
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.