The Incredible Hulk Coaster Begins Its Return

The Incredible Hulk Coaster Begins Its Return

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You’ve been waiting since September for the return of one of the world’s most popular thrill rides. Now, if you know where to look, you can see The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure starting to take shape. The first pieces of track went in just days ago and more will soon be visible around the park.

To find out a little bit more about this process, I chatted with Universal Creative about what it takes to rebuild a roller coaster from the ground up.

The short answer: a lot, a lot, and a lot of measuring.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster first track

The old adage “measure twice, cut once”? Here, it’s more like, “measure a bazillion times, install once”. An expansive network of laser surveying tools are employed at every step of the reconstruction process, ensuring that the final bolt goes perfectly into place.

More details are still to come about what the new experience will be like. But the new track will ensure an even smoother ride—without losing the thrills The Incredible Hulk Coaster is known for.

Keep checking back here for more news. And keep your eyes to the sky as more track gets installed in the weeks to come.


The Incredible Hulk Coaster comienza su regreso

Haz estado esperando desde septiembre para el regreso de una de las atracciones más emocionantes del mundo. Y ahora, si sabes a dónde mirar, podrás ver cómo toma forma The Incredible Hulk Coaster en Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Las primeras piezas de los nuevos rieles fueron colocadas hace solamente unos días y podrán ser vistas en el parque. Para aprender un poco más, conversé con Universal Creative acerca de lo se requiere para reconstruir una montaña rusa desde cero.

La respuesta corta es: muchas, muchas y muchas mediciones.

Como el viejo refrán dice “mide dos veces, corta una vez”, aquí es más, “mide cincuenta mil veces, instala una vez”. El equipo está utilizando una expansiva red de herramientas de inspección de láser en cada paso del proceso de reconstrucción, para asegurarse que el último tornillo esté perfectamente conectando las piezas finales de los rieles.

Pronto se darán a conocer más detalles acerca de lo que la nueva experiencia será. Pero he aprendido que los nuevos rieles nos darán una experiencia más fluida, sin perder la emoción por lo que The Incredible Hulk Coaster es ya conocida.

Mantente en sintonía aquí para más noticias. Y mantén tus ojos en el cielo ya que más de los rieles serán instalados en las próximas semanas.


The Incredible Hulk Coaster Começa Seu Retorno

Você tem esperado desde Setembro pelo retorno de uma das montanhas-russas mais populares do mundo. Agora, se você souber pra onde olhar, poderá ver a The Incredible Hulk Coaster no Universal’s Islands of Adventure começando a tomar forma.

As primeiras peças do novo trilho foram instaladas apenas uns dias atrás e poderão ser vistas no parque. Pra entender um pouco mais, conversei com um membro do Universal Creative sobre o que é necessário pra reconstruir uma montanha-russa desde a base.

A resposta curta: medir muito, muito e muito.

O antigo provérbio “meça duas vezes, corte uma”? Aqui é mais como “meça um zilhão de vezes, instale uma”. Uma abrangente rede de ferramentas de inspeção a laser é empregada a cada passo do processo de reconstrução, assegurando que cada parafuso se encaixe perfeitamente no lugar, conectando as peças finais do trilho.

Mais detalhes ainda estão por vir sobre como será essa nova experiência. Mas eu soube que o novo trilho garantirá uma montanha-russa ainda mais suave – sem perder as emoções pelas quais a The Incredible Hulk Coaster é conhecida.

Continue dando uma olhada aqui pra mais novidades. E mantenha seus olhos no céu pra ver mais trilhos sendo instalados nas próximas semanas.

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  1. CJ


    There is no original content here. This is a non-article — why even post it?

    • Hey, CJ. Sorry you didn’t find any value in this post. A lot of our fans are anxious to see The Incredible Hulk Coaster come back together, so I know they’ll like a few behind-the-scenes shots. We’ve got more to tell in the months to come, so I’m sure there will be more original content here that you’ll like. Take care.

      • LS

        Very excited to see these updates! Keep them coming!

      • B. Peterson

        You replied to the negative comment here, but neglected all the anxious, positive comments below. Why are you not giving an idea of the project completion date, Doug?

        • Only because I didn’t have anything to say. :-/ We haven’t announced an opening date yet. Sorry, B. Peterson.

      • John

        I was there in June & rode the Hulk? Why did they take it apart?

  2. Lee

    Well I for one welcome any news on Hulk. Especially the opening date! Keep the pics coming.

  3. Richard

    Any rough date on hulk reopening yet? Visiting from the uk mid April/early May. Really hope it’s reopened by then.

  4. Peter

    Yeah do we know the opening date ?? Coming 8-12 may then down to the Keys- don’t want to miss it by a day !!

  5. Cheryl

    Do they have an estimate on when it will be open to the public?

  6. Daniel

    Can you tell us if the famous roar will be back?……really, I’m not kidding…TELL US!!

  7. SC

    Actually kinda glad to know the ride will be smoother, the old Hulk coaster always gave me a headache with how rough the coaster was and having my head beaten against the restraints.

  8. Jorge Pozzi

    Ohhh dios! Estaba llamando para confirmar mi viaje el 23/02/2016 y leo este articulo… que ganas de suspender mi viaje tengo ahora!!! 🙁

  9. Fiona

    Does anyone know when it will be done? Will it be by April? Fingers crossed, that’s my favorite ride!

  10. Jake

    Will the ride be longer? Will it rival “Cheetah” at Busch Gardens? Purchased Annual Passes early so that my 10 year old son could experience “The Hulk” in it’s original form. He had just become tall enough to ride it.

  11. DP

    Really hope it’s open by Memorial Day weekend!

  12. Nancy UK

    Loved the old hulk and can’t wait to see and ride the new upgrade! Cheers for the updates.
    Nancy UK

  13. Megan

    My favorite coaster of all time! How I missed it. Hopefully it will be ready in Oct when I return

  14. Nikki

    Will The Hulk continue with its name or will there be a name change?

    • daniel

      It will remain the Hulk, Universal has it on the web site, “The return of Hulk coaster summer 2016”
      There will be new trains, can’t wait to ride it!

  15. Susana Vecchi

    Dear friend Doug, we’re eager to know if it will change some of the Hulk .It we like. Years ago we are visiting these great parks because we have the Premier happens, live in Miami .The March 19 we will be there for the concert as my daughter is a fan of Shawn Mendes and would love to meet you, only wants your autograph.

  16. Susana Vecchi

    Dear friend Doug: I tell you that Hulk is our favorite, we look forward, as surely improve and may even be longer !! JA JA JA Well, we will check in the summer, because we have the Premier pass, we live in Miami. We will be on March 19, my daughter is a fan of Shawn Mendes and wants to know how we prune help.