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 incredible hulk coaster
great roller coaster, really enjoy the fast start out of the tunnel, is always a favorite and top rated roller coaster in the country,you have to ride it at least once in the front row, even if you are afraid of heights, you get shot out of the tunnel so fast you don't have time to have any fear
This ride is incredible. I'm a coaster enthusiast and this ranks way up there on the 'will definitely ride again' ride-o-meter.
This is my FIRST STOP when I come to Islands of Adventure!! I love rollercoasters! The sound that emits from this coaster is INCREDIBLE! I love sitting in the back row! My favourite part is when riders are launched out , like a pinball machine!
If you are NOT a rollercoaster person and gets sick easily, I wouldn't recommend this. Even for me, my head hurts a bit when I get off. But it's so worth it!!
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is the smoothest, yet heart-pounding roller coaster in Island of Adventure. The beginning is my favorite part too where the acceleration is ridiculously rapid fast. It has everything that roller coaster enthusiasts love and enjoy about coasters in loops, corkscrews and speed. This is the 1st ride that I must get on every time I enter this park. It's usually the coaster I like to finish the day off with too. I can't get enough of the Incredible Hulk Coaster because it's mean, green and one gnarly machine!
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is the first thing you see when you're through the entry gates and it makes a great big green impression. It's fast, it's loud, it's high. For true roller coaster fans, it's a must-do! And as always at USF, the queuing experience is also fitting with the theme.
AMAZINGLY AWESOME APPLES
This ride is the BOMB! It is so fast, gives you so much energy, and is hands down THE BEST rollercoaster at Universal! From that incredible launch--- yes, I said incredible--- to the almost underwater downfalls, this should be an absolute must-do for anyone who is up for it! You go up and down and around, and feel like the Hulk is attacking you. No question--- FIVE GIGANTIC STARS!
First Time Thrill Ride!
When visiting Islands of Adventure in 2012 with my family, I remember telling my wife, "there is not a chance in the world I'd ever go on that thing." I always had some fear of roller coasters and the whole concept of being shot of a cannon to start the ride made me say "no way" even more. Just watching from the ground, you can see how fast it is moving when it hits the pinnacle and hear the screams of the riders. The size of loops and turns make Hulk just look imposing.
Jump ahead two years and my wife and I visited Universal three weeks after the sudden passing of a close friend. I realized during that trip that life is too short to be afraid of things without trying them, so I made up my mind that I was going on this coaster. Before this ride, I had only rode one coaster (then dueling dragons - now Dragon challenge) in my life and had my eyes closed the whole time! So I consider this my first-ever true coaster ride.
We had express passes so we zipped through the line quickly. I will say that the line to ride in the front of the car was substantially longer than the rest of the lines.
Once you're loaded up into the car, you have about all of five seconds tops before the ride kicks into gear and launches you to to the top. It's literally, slow, slow, slow, goodbye!. Honestly, this was fun for me since I realized I'd get more nervous the slower the ride would go.
Looking at the size of the turns, loops and corkscrews from the ground, I was thinking it would've been a rougher ride than it was. I thought that the ride was incredibly smooth. For as high and as fast as it goes, I don't really feel like it was jerking at all. I kept my eyes open the entire time and am glad I did, while it's not as high as Rip Rockitt or Dr. Doom, the views are still pretty solid.
I had such a blast riding this on day one, that when my wife had a small headache on day three, I rode it on my own and it was even better the second time around.
Don't let the imposing size and the starting launch of this ride make you afraid of it. It lives up to its incredible name.
Hulk IsThe Best
Simply one of our whole familes favourite ride. This was the first real coaster for both our teenage boys and when we done our first we were back on again a further six times, can't get enough and cant wait to get back in 2015.
I didn't know that the coaster shoots you out at the beginning of the ride until it actually happened. It was such a cool add to all of the twists, turns and loops that the coaster provides. The best wait time is late at night before close.
I just could not leave a review for the incredible hulk coaster out...
There is a reason why this ride is called the INCREDIBLE hulk coaster, because it is.
I am going to take y\'all back to a time in my life where refused to ride roller coasters...
When I was in middle school, I took a field trip with the band. Of course as a band nerd all of my best friends were there with me. Our first day of the park we walked through the front gates and I knew this was gonna be a day I was either going to regret or remember as one of the best days of my life. Thankfully, it was the second one. For avid IOA fans you know the first thing you see is this big, green, and roaring coaster. My first thought was \"Nothing on earth could ever make me go on that thing..\" turns out I was wrong. My friends decided to literally drag me to the line. As I was waiting in line, I was seriously writing down what I want my tombstone to say... that is how terrified I was. The television screens all around the queue was what seemed to be Bruce Banner\'s personal video journal and screaming at us to \"Turn back now! It\'s not safe! The Gamma Radiation is too strong\"... oh how much I wanted to. We got to the front of the line ( we waited even longer to be in the front row) and I walked to the seat and sat down, making sure that the restraints were fastened has good as humanly possible... and we were off.
\"Alright, I think... I think this time it\'s going to work\"
Before you know it, the coaster is shot out of the tunnell and does a corkscrew plummeting to the ground. After the initial launch the coaster goes through numerous inversions ,drops, and it even goes under water. Crazy right?!
As the ride came to a halt, I checked and made sure I was still alive and regained the felling that my stomach was still in its correct place. My final thought was \"Let\'s do it again!\" with a fellow \"Told ya\" from my friends.
And that my fellow readers is why I am so in love with roller coasters. The Incredible Hulk Coaster is the reason why I am not afraid to live a little and experience pure adrenaline. This coaster is one of the best ever and I am so glad it exists.
So I say no matter how scared you are of being upside down, heights, or whatever else it is just do me a favor and ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster.. it will change your life.
The Incredible Hulk is well... the most incredible coaster in Orlando.
I absolutely love the exhilaration and adrenaline rush of that launch, cannot get the same feeling on any other coaster. The best way I can describe it is just "woooooooooo!".
Then once your through the launch swooping towards the lagoon then after a few more inversions, you have conquered the best coaster Orlando has to offer.
My favorite coaster of them all! The Hulk also has a special place in my heart as it was the first ever "big" roller coaster I went on as a kid. Once I plucked up the courage, that is! Every time I go to Universal and go on the Hulk it feels as good as the first time I went on it 10 years ago.
Such an amazing ride, I love that launch.
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!!!