One of Universal Orlando’s marquee attractions is about to get a major facelift, and it’s about time.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure will close September 8th to begin an extended period of refurbishment and renovation. The attraction will receive additions to the overall story, ride vehicles and general experience. The Incredible Hulk Coaster is expected to open in time for summer 2016.
Exact specifics on what this renovation will entail have not been disclosed, but we’re expecting to see new trains with onboard audio as well as a replacement of the launch mechanism. Rumors have circulated about a possible replacement of the track given the condition of the ride, and the approximate 9 month time frame does yield that possibility.
It will be nice to the ride get some elbow grease as it’s been criticized for providing a relatively rough ride experience, and given that the ride has experienced very little downtime since opening in 1999 hopefully this refurbishment will restore the ride to remain relevant in the increasingly competitive Orlando theme park market.