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p. 623 - New Epic Universe details, including Celestial Park!

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Sooooo, I mean, aside from the fresh track and new zero car design with headlights (I don't remember there being any on the old trains), has anything else been confirmed for upgrades? I'd kill to see the launch tunnel use the effects that were originally planned but never used.

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Am I the only one that sees the front end of a Lamborghini Aventador/Huracan in that train design?

 

I'm so okay with that!!! I love Aventadors!!!

 

Can't wait to see the full reveal!!

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I LOVE these trains!

 

 

I'm also looking forward to see the new theming, during my last visit I definitely felt it was in need of an update (I never found the ride itself rough though). Also great use of the old track, love it when parks do these things!

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A new story.

 

A new ride vehicle.

 

A new queue experience.

 

A new entrance.

 

The only things you’ll recognize when The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure re-opens in late summer are the world-famous twists and turns of the ride track.

 

This fan favorite is undergoing thrilling, new enhancements that will make it feel more immersive and high-tech – but will still have the same “Incredible” personality that makes it one of America’s most popular coasters. For the first time ever, we’re sharing details about the revamped coaster.

 

 

Massive New Marquee

From the moment you walk up to the beloved coaster, you’ll see the huge changes that were made to the attraction. As you enter the ride, you’ll pass underneath a towering figure of The Hulk, using his colossal strength to hold up pieces of the coaster’s track. And fun fact, these track pieces were salvaged from the original ride.

 

 

New, Original Storyline

General Thaddeus Ross is calling for volunteers for a new experiment. Your only warning is that you’ll be subjected to high levels of gamma radiation through a process called Hulk-a-fication – a potentially life-altering process first introduced by Dr. Bruce Banner.

 

The end result is said to give subjects magnificent strength and a forceful amount of energy. Will you emerge as the military’s next super soldier…or something else entirely?

 

 

Completely Redesigned Queue

Your part of the story begins the moment you enter the building – which has been redesigned as a state-of-the-art military research compound, commanded by General Ross.

 

Inside, General Ross is conducting an array of questionable, bio-radiological experiments. You’ll pass by laboratories containing high-tech equipment his team uses to execute his mysterious tests.

 

Next, you’ll arrive at the Gamma core – an intense energy source that sends pulsing waves of radiation upward to fuel General Ross’s experiment. Not to worry – a thick pane of glass will protect you from direct exposure to the radioactive core.

 

As you move along, you’ll witness the transformation of your predecessors as they undergo the perilous Hulk-a-fication process.

 

 

Finally, you’ll be rushed to a loading platform, sparking with electric bursts as the Gamma accelerator powers up to blast you with superhuman strength. Prepare for the ride of your life…

 

 

Totally New Ride Vehicle

From there, you’ll step into an entirely new ride vehicle. The changes start with its sleek, modern new look. Once on board, you’ll discover a brand new, in-seat audio system that booms an original ride score created by Patrick Stump, front man for the internationally-renowned rock band Fall Out Boy.

 

The next thing you know, you’re rocketing through a new launch tunnel, packed with amazing special effects, as you’re propelled out over Marvel Super Hero Island with super-human force.

 

It’s the ride you love, but not like you’ve ever known it before. Stay tuned here for all the details. And I’ll see you in late summer on The Incredible Hulk Coaster!

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I love the way the new entrance looks!! It's awesome that they kept some of the old track to use as theming!! And I bet the part of the coaster train he is holding up is from the old trains as well!! So excited to see this come together.

 

Does this mean people will stop claiming that Disney bought the Marvel rights back and that they're changing Superhero Island to Wicked/DC/whatever? I sure hope so.

 

No.

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The only things you’ll recognize when The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure re-opens in late summer are the world-famous twists and turns of the ride track.

 

 

Looks like we could be seeing Hulk open in August. I can't wait for this to open!

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Wow, all of that is such great news! Two things I'm really excited about are the launch tunnel - the concept art definitely makes it look like they're making some solid upgrades there - and the on-board audio. The new train doesn't seem to have giant speakers like Bizarro, so I'm curious to see where it'll be coming from!

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Wow, all of that is such great news! Two things I'm really excited about are the launch tunnel - the concept art definitely makes it look like they're making some solid upgrades there - and the on-board audio. The new train doesn't seem to have giant speakers like Bizarro, so I'm curious to see where it'll be coming from!

I believe they said "in-seat" audio, like Rock'n'Roller Coaster where the speakers are underneath the seat.

I'm super pumped for this project now! Everything looks amazing!

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Does this mean people will stop claiming that Disney bought the Marvel rights back and that they're changing Superhero Island to Wicked/DC/whatever? I sure hope so.

 

No.

 

The contract between Universal and Marvel stipulates that everything in the land needs to be kept up to "at or above industry standards," so what is really great is we will keep seeing updates like these!

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