Incredible Hulk Coaster

 

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is located in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Swiss designers Bolliger and Mabillard are the masterminds behind this steel monster.
 
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is a twisted seven-inversion masterpeice from B&M, with thirty-seven hundred feet of green track twisting and turning through two Vertical Loops, two Corkscrews, a double-inverting Cobra Roll and one weightless Zero-G Roll which riders are launched into to begin the high-speed ride.

The Hulk's real uniqueness comes from its method of propulsion, featuring a lift-hill looking to wheels for the train-hauling chores. And while wheels have been used on coasters multiple times in the past, Hulk takes them one step further by using wheel power to lift, then demonstrate the true meaning of acceleration by launching the ride off at a clip of 40 miles per hour - a speed acheived by the ride system in just two seconds.

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The Incredible Hulk follows the typical Hulk story line, going into different details as the ride progresses.   After making their way into the station, guests board one of Hulk's three sit-down trains. Shoulder restraints secured, the ride begins by exiting the loading area and moving into the Gamma Ray Acceleration zone, traveling up the tunneled wheel-driven lift. Suddenly, the acceleration gets real - a powerful thrust of wheel power blasting riders forward to 40 miles per hour in two seconds. Speeding out of the tunnel, the first half of a Zero-G Roll inverts the train and sends it diving 100 feet towards the Islands' central body of water. A giant Cobra Roll flips the green track over twice, reversing the course 180 degrees. A Vertical Loop flips the train over a fourth time and leads into a huge shrouded entryway that encircles the initial takeoff point.

The next thing you know, youíre entering into the first spiraling Corkscrew and dive down into the second loop. After the loop is a left-hand curve followed by a Vertical Loop-encircling element before a block brake crossing through the center of the loop slows down the ride's speed for a brief moment. The track keeps speeding along below riders with a dive into the seventh and final Corkscrew. A right-hand banked U-turn sends the train back through the last inversion, then a final 360-degree helix finishes off the ride. This is every roller coaster maniacís dream. The Hulk holds nothing back as far as speed and inversion are concerned. If youíre into pure adrenaline and a heart stopper, then this ride is definitely worth your time.