Description And Comments

Storm Force Accelatron is a spiffed-up version of Disney’s nausea-inducing Mad Tea Party. In Storm Force Accelatron, up to 5 people are seated in a round plastic ride vehicle which has a metal wheel mounted in the center. Turning the metal wheel causes the ride vehicle to spin on its central axis. While that’s happening, each ride vehicle is part of a group of three similar vehicles, also spinning around a common axis. And the entire group of 12 ride vehicles is simultaneously spinning around the Accelatron’s center.

In Universal's take on this carnival classic, you spin to the accompaniment of a simulated thunderstorm. Flashing lights and loud music either really enhance the experience or make it much, much worse, depending on your stomach. A storyline involving the X-Men heroine Storm loosely ties this midway-type ride to the Marvel Super Hero Island area, but it’s largely irrelevant and offers no advice on keeping your lunch down.

Young children, teens and masochists like to lure the unsuspecting on to the ride, then turn the wheel like maniacs. It's also effective for seeing if you've recently developed any kind of inner ear disorder.

Touring Tips

Ride early or late to avoid long lines. Crowds tend to find Storm Force Accelatron from late morning, after hitting the headliner attractions, through late afternoon. Try first thing after the park opens or save it until the last couple of hours the park is open. If you’re prone to motion sickness, keep your distance.

Storm Force Accelatron Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Storm Force Accelatron when you visit on a day with a given Universal's 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 Storm Force Accelatron Wait Times.

Special Comments

May induce motion sickness. Okay, will almost definitely induce motion sickness.

Special Needs

Other Attractions in Marvel Super Hero Island

Touring Plans with Storm Force Accelatron

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