Description And Comments

Screams from the Incredible Hulk Coaster are heard almost from the minute you enter IOA. Those shrieks dominate the auditory experience of anyone in the front half of the park, much the same way Hulk’s giant green, curved steel track dominates the landscape.

The coaster’s backstory is that Dr. Bruce Banner is trying to reverse the effects of gamma ray radiation he’d previously suffered. That radiation is responsible for periodically turning him into a colossal green monster with incredible strength and the stunted vocabulary of Jersey Shore’s cast when drunk

Something goes wrong during the process, and you’re swept along through the mayhem. The story falls apart almost as soon as the ride starts, but you’ll be too scared to notice. Starting from a standstill, riders are launched up the first lift hill at speeds of 40 MPH in less than two seconds, then thrown immediately into three rolls sandwiched around a drop of more than 100 feet (into a below-ground tunnel no less!). Two loops and two more rolls follow, for a total of seven upside-down experiences in a ride of a little more than two minutes. At the end of the ride, you may be just as green as the Hulk.

Besides thrills, the thing we appreciate most about Hulk is its remarkably smooth ride. Hulk’s steel track is downright pleasant, with none of the side-to-side head shaking or uncomfortable jerkiness of many steel coasters (and most wooden ones). Yes, the experience is terrifying, but you’ll be focused on the gut-wrenching drops and turns, not on having your head bumped around.

Touring Tips

Ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster after you’ve seen Harry Potter and rode Dragon Challenge first thing in the morning. If you arrive after park opening, see Hulk first and save Potter and Dragon Challenge for the last two hours the park is open.

Universal provides lockers to store your stuff while riding Hulk. The lockers are free for the first 45 minutes and then $2 per hour after. Use the lockers for anything – and we mean anything – that could be dislodged during your ride: hats, glasses, cellphones, camera bags, and toupees.

Riders in the front row of Hulk get a spectacular, brief view of the park. If you get to Hulk early enough and the line is short enough, opt for the special “front row” line near the boarding area. You’ll wait a bit longer but it’s worth it.

There is also a single-rider line, but you may not notice it as first, as this fan attests:

The single-rider line is kind of hard to find--ask where it is. I stood in the standby line for 20 minutes before I realized my mistake.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for The Incredible Hulk Coaster when you visit on a day with a given Islands of Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see The Incredible Hulk Coaster Wait Times.

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Special Comments

Must be 54" tall to ride.

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