Description And Comments

Here you are (again), strapped into a seat with your feet dangling and blasted 200 feet up in the air and then allowed to partially free-fall back down. Imagine the midway game wherein a macho man swings a sledgehammer, propelling a metal sphere up a vertical shaft to ring a bell--on this ride, you're the metal sphere.

That prospect sounds worse than it actually is. The scariest part of the ride by far is the apprehension that builds as you sit, strapped in, waiting for the ride to launch. Blasting up and falling down are actually pleasant, with one exhilarating, fleeting moment of negative-G “airtime” at the top. Riders in chambers 3 and 4 get a great view of the park, while those in 1 and 2 look out over I-4 and International Drive.

Touring Tips

We've seen glaciers that move faster than the line for Doctor Doom's Fearfall, though the ominous queue and satirical propaganda films compensate slightly. If you want to ride without investing half a day, be one of the first to ride. If you're on hand for opening time, being among the first isn't too difficult (mainly because the nearby Wizarding World, Hulk, and Spider-Man attractions are a bigger draw).

Fortunately, as this fan discovered, Doctor Doom also has a singles line (note, though, that it's not always open):

You mention that the wait for Doctor Doom's Fearfall is slower than glacial. If you ask a staff member for the single-rider line, they'll send you through the exit in the arcade. Then just follow the signs.

Doctor Doom's Fearfall Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Doctor Doom's Fearfall 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 Doctor Doom's Fearfall Wait Times.

Special Comments

Must be 52" tall to ride.

Special Needs

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