Marvel Superhero Island.
Restrictions and access
40 inches; has Express Pass access and a single rider line.
Two sentence insider summary
When it opened, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man was considered a huge technological achievement, combining 3-D film, ride movement, and special effects for the very first time. Despite being over 10 years old, Spider-Man is still an incredible theme park experience, and one that you will likely want to experience over and over — especially since it is even more detailed after its HD upgrade in 2012 (more info below).
3 out of 5. Lots of motion and special effects, but this one really manages to be far more entertaining than scary.
With the HD upgrade, lines are usually around 45 to 60 minutes on moderate to busy days. During really busy times you might see that number climb above 60 — if so, don’t forget that there’s a single rider line!
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
Even though this is a simulator style ride somewhat like Forbidden Journey, its motions are much more traditional. This makes it very family-friendly, and yet it’s still very thrilling!
OI fun fact
Look for a Stan Lee cameo toward the end of the ride!
Spider-Man refurb press release:
Already one of the most popular and innovative theme park attractions ever created, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure continues to raise the bar for theme park entertainment – combining advanced motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D digital film and live special effects to create an unparalleled ride experience. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best theme park experiences in the world – and it’s about to get mind-blowingly better.
The newly reanimated, high-definition experience will unfold within the attraction’s towering visual spaces – taking on even larger than larger-than-life proportions. The new digital animation – combined with the new Infitec system and new set enhancements – will transform what is already one of the most technologically advanced attractions ever created into what will feel like an all-new experience.
Facts about the enhanced ride experience:
- All-new digital animation done in 4K high definition – the highest HD resolution available
- The new HD animation will allow guests to experience details they’ve never been able to before – from the flames spewing from Hobgoblin’s pumpkins to the electricity arching through Electro’s body to the stitching on Spider-Man’s gloves.
- To take advantage of new HD clarity and detail, Universal Orlando is adding entirely new details to the film – and leaving it up to guests to find them.
“Guests will not believe their eyes when they experience the new Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man,” said Thierry Coup, senior vice president of the Universal Creative Studio. “We are talking about a larger-than-life environment and the HD animation will make it even more remarkable than it has been. It will seem brand-new.”
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Guest reviews of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
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An AMAZING ride for the Amazing Spiderman
This is by far one of the best rides at I.O.A. You swoop through the city jumping building to bulding with the Amazing Spiderman fighting the evil villans. The way the 3D and live action comes together is top notch. The new enhancement of this ride has made it even better than before, which I didnt think was even possible. This is one ride you will leave I.O.A and be telling everyone about. Unfortunetly there is sometimes a decent wait for this ride but I recommend buying the Express Pass.
We are fans, and this is a amazing ride. Much detail and effort was put out there for the die-hard Spider-man fans. I suggest riding it at least two times. I caught more details each time we rode it. They have a great gift shop at the end too.
It really is amazing
We go about every 2 years to Florida and this is one ride I will not miss. It really is amazing and the update made it even better. I make sure I do this ride several times and it is one ride we talk about to friends. I definite ride that once you experience you will not forget. Do it.
Mandatory to ride if you go to Islands of Adventures
I remember the 1st trip I took to Orlando back in 2007. I purchased a 7 day Universal ticket and would go just to ride this ride.
This year, I went to see the new enhancements and they make a perfect ride even better.
This is one reason i have to visit IOA...
Let your inner comic geek run free
This is situated in the middle of the mecca for all comic geeks. The theme and detail is great thru the entire ride, the ride surpassed even that in terms of detail. It touches upon several parts of the Spiderman history and gallery of villains while providing a fun ride with some excitement... and because its Spiderman a little bit of comedy. Ride it and enjoy being immersed in the world of Spiderman.... then ride it a few more times to satisfy your inner comic geek and thrill junkie.
there are so many rides you only ride once but this one isnt one . im not a huge roller coaster fan or daredevil one but this one I love :)
The Greatest Ride of All Time
There aren't many rides that I can ride endlessly, over and over again. Most you do once per trip.
I think my record for Amazing Spider-man is 4 times in one trip. It is- without a trace of hyperbole- the best theme park attraction of all time.
It's a 3D ride that uses perspective, much like Disney's Star Tours. You travel around the city of New York being attacked by supervillains. At every turn you face death, only to be narrowly saved by the Amazing Spider-man. From the sewers of the city to the New York skyline, you'll be facing adventure at every turn.
A few years ago, the ride was revamped in high definition 3D, making the visuals even more impressive than ever.
As a life-long comic book fan, this ride is nearly everything I could want from a theme park ride. Loads of fun, with those touches of hardcore nerdiness (look for The Clone Saga marquis) there just for the fans like me.
The Amazing Adventures Of Spider-Man
This is one of my favorites at Islands of Adventure. I give it only a 4/5 because of the line. The queue isn't very entertaining, and is often pretty long. Once you get past that, the ride is amazing, especially with the new 4K projections that are there now. Overall, I recommend riding, but not when it has a long line.
One of My Favorite IOS Rides
I love The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man! It is one of my favorite rides at IOA. The line snakes through the Daily Bugle newsroom, so even the line is a bit interesting (although the looping cartoon gets a bit old). It was updated a few years ago -- although it was plenty good before the update!
The ride does knock you about a bit (a lot of the rides at IOA do that). I have a bad back so I always think twice about doing this ride -- and then I do it anyway! It is just so much fun! There is fire, lots of scenes and favorite bad guys. Just loads of fun. This is one ride you should not miss if you visit IOA.
Fun Fun Fun
Spider Man has always been big in my house. I have 3 boys. We have also had so much fun on the Ride back before they changed it. I wasn't too happy to see the change on the scene with the Statue of Liberty's torch, but we all agree that it is better now. I can go through the whole ride and speak along with the characters. LOL Can't wait to go back!
OH, just a little tip that lots of people don't know about. There is a little room inside by the exit that's called child swap. This room has saved me so many times as my kids were growing up. Use it! Respect it! Enjoy!
The AMAZING Adventures Of Spider-Man
When you thought the Amazing Adventures Of Spider-man were good in 2011 or any year before that, well a lot of people's dreams came true in 2012. The Amazing Spider-Man got even better! With its great CGI, the heart pounding action, and just the feeling of being able to grab the Web Heads hand and swing away is phenomenal. And the icing on the cake is Stan Lee's multiple appearances in the ride making true comic book fans laugh with joy. Thus making this ride the best at Universal Studios Orlando Florida.
The incredible adventures of Spider-Man B-)
Once you are in The Amazing Spider-Man roller coaster , I don't think you're going to want the ride to end. While the ride is going on you are going to feel like you are in the INCREDIBLE action with Spider-Man especially because IT'S IN 3D! I hope you enjoy this ride as much as you can.
Since I stepped on this ride I never wanted to get off I LOVE IT! ENJOY THE RIDE GUYS! :-)
Amazed by the Amazing Spiderman
I've been in a Spiderman comic! Was all I could say after my first ride Spiderman. From my first time on this ride to the last time I rode it. The ride still thrill's me like no other at Universal, and I can't wait to ride it again this October. From the front entrance, to the queuing area to the ride it self. Everything has been thought out to give the rider the idea and thrill of being in their own comic adventure.
If you haven't been on this ride, do it on your next visit. You won't regret it!
Amazing Ride that beats much of Disney World
This ride is an amazing simulator ride with good animation even on the Original Ride. The ride is smooth with cool twists and turns for the Marvel fan including Villians not seen in the comic for a decade. Look forward to seeing this again sometime soon.
This ride has become a must-do during my yearly trip to Orlando. The architects of the attraction have done a masterful job at making the wait in line almost as entertaining as the attraction itself. My husband and I always have lots of fun and have taken some pretty great pictures of us clowning around in Spiderman queue.
Pay attention to the special detail inside the newsroom! The motivational posters are hilarious! The HD addition has only served to enhance the already fun experience. Even if you're not a big fan of Spiderman, this attraction is still worth your time.