Marvel Super Hero Island.
Restrictions and access
54 inches; loose articles must be stowed in free lockers across the walkway from the attraction’s entrance (next to Cafe 4); has Express Pass access; also has a front row line.
Two sentence insider summary
This high-speed rollercoaster is arguably the best coaster in Orlando. And, despite is menacing size, it is an extremely smooth ride that you will get pushed into doing once, but then want to do over and over again.
5 out of 5. This ride features seven inversions, a 110 foot cobra roll, a max speed at 67 MPH and produces 4Gs (which is the same amount of Gs that a Top Fuel drag racer experiences during launch). However, it is worth noting that most of the fear happens while you’re anticipating the ride, not when you’re actually on it!
Even at its busiest, it is unlikely to see lines longer than 45 minutes because of the ride’s capacity and multiple coasters running on the track. If you are at the park by yourself, single rider is your best bet for the least amount of waiting time. The front row line will get backed up very quickly and will add (on a busy day) 20 to 30 minutes to your queue time.
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
This one’s bite is not nearly as bad as its bark. The track is hollowed out to make it appear that the coaster is loud and fast. In addition, the coaster launches in front of the bridge leading from Port of Entry to Marvel Super Hero Island, further creating the illusion of immense speed and height. However, in the end, the smooth ride makes Incredible Hulk almost all thrills and surprisingly little fear.
OI fun facts
- The launch takes you from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat.
- Hulk was featured in the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill. In the film, it took on the name Terror Incognita.
- The track length of the Hulk Coaster track is 3,700ft and the ride time is 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
- The Launch of the Hulk uses so much power, the City of Orlando wouldn’t allow Universal to use their power, so Universal has onsite turbines that generate energy to propel the hulk coasters every 20 seconds.
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The launch of this coaster has to be experienced by anyone who is even remotely into coasters. It really is that good.
Wanting to ride big roller coasters was one of the first things that lead to our Universal Orlando trip. I've been to a couple of different theme parks over the past few years, but unfortunately I always happened to be pregnant when we went, and therefore, unable to ride anything.
I love roller coasters! And finally not being pregnant and getting an opportunity to take a vacation with my husband, I told him I wanted to ride roller coasters.
I was especially excited about riding the Hulk when coming to Universal. I mean, this coaster is humongous! My husband, on the other hand, was pretty nervous. But I begged and pleaded and finally we were being strapped in to the big green monster.
Once we were actually on the coaster, I started to get really nervous. The coaster started it's slow decent and I was like, "Ok, I changed my mind! I want to get off!" While my husband was like, "I'M SO PUMPED!!"
Then all of a sudden this thing just took off and I felt like I left my stomach back at the loading dock. This ride is so intense from start to finish, but it is FANTASTIC!
If you're a coaster fan, YOU HAVE TO RIDE THIS!!!
I've been going to Universal and many other Theme Parks all around the world with supposedly bigger and better roller coasters. But I keep coming back to Hulk as for me it is the epitome of a classic steal roller coaster and these truly are the best kind of roller coasters.
From the Blastoff to the tunnel to the breaking. It is simply the perfect white knuckle ride.
My only real criticism is that it's not the best themed waiting area and could be easily transformed to a different theme overnight but that really is clutching at straws.
(I'd still prefer it if actually worked like was shown in House on Haunted Hill from 1999)
RIDE THIS... RIDE IT NOW!!!
Awesome ride! I had an express pass from staying onsite and it was a light crowd day so I spent 2 hours bouncing between this ride and the Dr. Doom free fall. Both are great for an adrenaline boost. The way it shoots you out to start the coaster is exciting and it keeps the pace the whole ride. Don't miss out on riding this.
The INCREDIBLE Hulk
When I first saw this ride, I wasn't going to do it. In fact, I had chickened out once before. But, I decided it was time to try out the Hulk. And I must say, this was truly Incredible. As soon as the launch is finished, I was in for the ride of my life. With lots of loops and inversions, I had to go on 7 times to take it all in! I HIGHLY recommend The Incredible Hulk for anyone looking for a good thrill on their next Orlando Vacation!
The Hulk Made My Day!
I have been very lucky to have been able to ride the hulk many times over the years, but in 2005, 5 weeks after having a baby, I was back at IOA!!! I was scared to ride because I had had a C-Section but I really wanted to ride. Well, that was the best ride I ever had in my life! It was so liberating and I think I even cried. Thank you, Hulk, for being there for me. The best thing is that my sons LOVE the ride, too!
HULK SMASH! HULK LOVE!
BEST! RIDE! EVER! (Why does it seem like I say that about every ride at Universal?)
Seriously, though... what a THRILL this Hulk is! It looks so menacing at first... the big green monster! And, as a Universal rookie, I wasn't able to tell where or how the ride started and ended. WHOA What a surprise! The beginning... just WOW! Hold on to your hats! (Literally!)
I was reluctant to ride because this just looks like a "jerky" headache inducing coaster. I could not have been more wrong. For as huge of a ride as this is, it's incredibly smooth. We expected to be jostled around a bit, but weren't. Like buttah. :)
It's actually a fairly long coaster, in comparison to others. Feels like 3 minutes, but it's probably like 2 1/2.
This is also the BEST ride we found for Express Passes. ALL EP rides are shorter waits, but on this particular ride, our wait time was 1/10 of everyone else's. SO, if you walk by and it seems crowded, don't worry... your Express Pass will definitely save the day.
Has to be the best coaster ive been on. Was a bit of a scardy cat at first but after that first time i was hooked (even kept my eyes open)
Straight to the hulk on entry
Has to be the best coaster i have ever experienced, the thrill of getting blasted out and straight into a cork screw is just incredible.
State-of-the-art roller coaster
This has to be one of the best roller coasters I have ever ridden in my life, and I've ridden quite a lot actually. B&M, the company that built this unique coaster, makes awesome smooth roller coasters with lots of inversions and the fact that this starts with a unique launch that helps propel you to speeds around 65 mph. This roller coaster is truly unique and I hope it remains a staple "landmark" attraction for the many years to come.
I LOVE THE HULK ! B-)
The hulk was heart pumping ride and I LOVED IT that was my favorite ride of all I had an awesome time. The Hulk is always going to be my #1 THRILLING RIDE EVER, for people who are first timers on that ride just get ready and be excited! ;)
My Very First Coaster
Although I've been going to Universal & IOA since I was in diapers, I was 11 when I first conquered this amazing coaster.
It was the best, smoothest, most thrilling experience I've ever had. Since then I've been on over 50 coasters numerous times (including the fastest & tallest "Kingda Ka" in NJ) & nothing beats this ride. The queue is entertaining enough to forget some of the wait, & I loved the theme of it all. This is always the FIRST ride I go on when I'm in IOA, & each time I shoot out like Bruce/Hulk from the loading dock I feel the same rush as I did as an 11 year old little girl. I recommend this coaster as EVERYONE'S first ride, & hope to pass that on to my kids one day. This is a must-ride no matter the wait!!!
This has to be one of my all time favorite rides it has everything in one. Thrill,fun,speed and a build up! It isn't one of the most technique rides or fancy for that fact, but that's what makes it so perfect, it makes it even more like the Hulk simple strong powerful and simply mind blowing! every time i hear that noise when it shoots you out i get goose bumps! LOVE IT!
The Best Two Minutes and Fifteen Seconds of Your Life
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is my family and I's favorite roller coaster of all time. Maybe it isn't a groundbreaking achievement in roller coaster technology, but it definitely puts the "adventure" in "Islands of Adventure." While anticipating the launch out of the tube at 40 mph, you wonder so many things. "What will happen when we launch", "Will something go wrong?", or just a simple, "I cant wait till we launch!" For a first-timer on the ride, one may not know what will happen in the tube, asking themselves, "Why is that man screa- ahhh" They manage to say as they are unexpectedly launched out the tube.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster presents question, excitement, and fear for all people, coaster experts, or not. The Incredible Hulk coaster is the pinnacle of Islands of Adventure, boasting its soaring heights, roaring speeds, and exciting turns and flips. I look forward to my approaching trip to Universal, as I will once again be able to ride the "Incredible" experience at the Islands, known as The Incredible Hulk Coaster.
I'm married to a scaredy cat. As a result, I don't get to ride a lot of roller coasters unless I want to ride them alone. I took advantage of a low wait time in order to try this one out. In addition, I jumped into the single rider lane and was strapped into the big green Hulk of a coaster (pun intended) in what seemed like record time.
I've been on a few roller coasters in my day.... and it's rare that I say the first few seconds of the attraction are the best. In this case, the first few seconds were FREAKING AWESOME. The feeling of going from 0 to 40mph in two seconds is almost impossible to put into words. The attraction doesn't just rest on its laurels at that point. It set the bar high in the first two seconds and it maintains it throughout the duration of the ride. I lost count of how many times I got flipped upside down. I don't know how fast I was ultimately going. I just know I had a blast and would hop back in that line again in a second.
Helpful hint: Make sure to rest your head back against the head rest. I made the mistake of sticking my head out, only to have it bounced against the harness, resulting in a headache.
As an annual pass holder I have ridden this ride many times and it never gets old. I have tried various locations on the ride and each one gives you a different perspective and enjoyment. The back of the ride can be as fun as the front. I wouldn't wait for the front row unless not busy. It can take an extra 30 minutes or more just for the front row. The ride itself with its twists and turns gives you a truly fun experience especially if waiting in line for awhile. It doesn't seem short like some other rides. Go Big Green!!
The best around!
I have ridden the hulk not shy of 100 times. I still get excited each time. I am happy that the fast pass now has option to wait for front, as previously led to back of train. Regardless is a GREAT coaster, my personal favorite. I know people say cedar point, and I love raptor and dragsters too, but this one tops my list. I think it's the start that gives it that extra BOOST above the others. I love the shear number of inversions, in my mind riding this, in the front, can't be beatten. Love it and am happy to have a great coaster in central Florida.
A true roller coaster
The Hulk Coaster to me is what a roller coaster is supposed to be. Fast, unexpected, and thrilling. The first time I rode it I had no idea what to expect. You see it from the outside and see all of these twists and turns but you really dont grasp how amazing they all are until you are stapped into you seat. Shot 40 miles and hour up the tube inside the attraction the within seconds you are outside. At first you think that you are going to go straight up like any other coaster but they throw you for a loop...literally. from there it is more twists and turns than you can imagine. I wont give away anymore than I have. It is definitely one of thise that are a must do on a trip to Universal.
Hulk- First ever Roller-Coaster
I will always remember The Hulk as the first big Roller-Coaster that I ever went on!
Back in 2001, I remember being very scared by the sheer size and speed of the ride, but as a child I plucked up the courage to go on the ride...
But it was amazing the feeling of being blasted off at the start and then swooping through the rest of the coaster was awesome!
And since I haven't looked back! Now I could call myself a sort of roller-coaster fanatic now. Going to the parks in the UK on a regular basis and going to Florida every 3/4 years since to the theme parks.
My first ride on the Hulk was to thank for that and I will experience it all again in 2 weeks time! I cannot wait!!!