New Incredible Hulk Coaster Trains and Effects Unveiled

Theme park fans around the world are eagerly awaiting to learn more about the new enhancements that are expected to make their debut when The Incredible Hulk Coaster officially reopens to Guests later this year at Islands of Adventure.
Yesterday evening, the Universal Orlando Resort released a short video offering a quick glimpse of the front of the new trains that will soon start cycling on the coaster's track. While they will surley be impressive, that's just the beginning.

The official Universal Orlando Blog posted new details about this amazing attraction. Take a look:

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. 

ARTWORKS: © 2016 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.


  1. I wonder how much more work remains to be done. Any chance the new Hulk will debut in June?

  2. The Universal blog page says in will re-open in "late summer". Based on that, I suspect it won't open before the end of July or in August.

  3. Well they certainly appear to have created one of the most elaborate 'waiting in line experiences' out there.
    And to think people pay extra to skip all of that!

    Then they blast your ears with MORE rock music as you ride, what is now, a fairly common/routine roller coaster.

  4. Looks like Universal re themed the Hulk to the Hulk.

    I don't get why some people want Disney to get the Marvel themepark rights in Orlando they have had them for years at most Disneylands and all they have done is meet in greets and an Iron Man ride in Hong Kong that's yet to open based on the 30 year old simulator technology from Star Tours. People can hate on both parks but at least Universal usues the latest technology and opens rides.

    Long live Universals Marvel Superhero Island these characters are above the way WDW would sell them out.

  5. "but at least Universal usues the latest technology"

    You were doing great, then you ruined it.

  6. The "waiting in line" experience looks good.
    I've always maintained that if that element of an attraction is good then , unless the wait time is excessive, why bother with an express or fast pass.
    Indiana Jones ( DL Anaheim) is another example ( there are others) of a line that shouldn't be missed unless you really have to.