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Incredible Hulk Coaster

Incredible Hulk Coaster

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roller coaster
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Park section Marvel Super Hero Island
Status Operating since May 28, 1999
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Sitting Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1920
Propulsion Tire propelled launch
Height110 feet
Drop104.9 feet
Top speed67 mph
Length3700 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:15
G-force4 g
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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]

Elements

The Incredible Hulk Coaster 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 reopened in August 2016.[2] 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]

8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

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.

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