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Death is only the beginning.
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride is a thrilling indoor roller coaster that brings the successful Mummy franchise to life.
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Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride is 4 minutes long.
Yes, ask for assistance. Be aware that you will need to get out of your wheelchair to experience this ride.
Flash Photography and Video Taping Policy
Photography and video taping is not permitted. Personal belongings must be kept in the ride vehicle’s storage net.
You must be 48” to ride.
Gate A Entrance
The Gate A – or Front of Line – entrance is located underneath the main entrance. As you head down the normal queue, you’ll see a sign designated for Gate A access. Simply present your pass to a Universal team member and you’ll be instructed to proceed to the queue for priority access.
Yes. Child Switch allows your party to experience Revenge of the Mummy while you wait behind with your child. When your party is finished, you’ll reverse roles – you ride, your party waits. Please read our Child Switch guide for specific instructions pertaining to Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.
As a thrilling indoor coaster, Revenge of the Mummy is not recommended for most children. Please read our intensity meter below for more information.
It’s hard to judge, but we’ll probably say that Mummy is the scariest ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Revenge of the Mummy is an indoor roller coaster reaching up to 45 miles per hour which could frighten young children. Parents should exercise some very strong caution if they plan to take their child on this ride.
That said, the coaster portion of this ride is pretty tame, especially if you’ve ever been to some of the bigger coaster parks located throughout Southern California. So regular coaster riders shouldn’t have a problem.
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Seating
Each “cart” has 4 rows with 4 people per row. The seats are tight, so we recommend using the test seats located near the Mummy entrance. And, as always, we recommend storing things (again, free lockers near Mummy!) or using the on-board pouches for your personal belongings. And as a further note, please have the number of people in your party ready so you can expedite the boarding process, and remember: seating is assigned.
Larger guests may request row 4, which is slightly more accommodating than the first three rows (though we still recommend using the test seats located near the entrance for reference).
Save time and complete the Lower Lot!
Like we’ve said before, try to attempt to get everything done in the Lower Lot in one shot. Riding the StarWay (the banks of escalators that connect the Lower Lot to the Upper Lot) is not exactly fun or efficient, so avoid that at all costs. That being said, if crowds appear to be an issue, try heading to the Lower Lot early in the morning or late into the evening.
Personal belongings and free lockers
Anything bigger than a small purse is not permitted on the ride. Please use the free lockers if you have any large items. These lockers are timed, and Universal calculates a period of complimentary storage time depending on the ride’s wait time.
If your carry-on item is smaller than a small purse, use the nets provided under the lap restraints. We highly recommend that you place all small belongings in these pouches, since things are known to fall off from pockets during the ride.
Our Take: From our Editors
Ever hear the notion that Hollywood always gets the short end of the stick? Well, here’s an example of that theory in motion.
Jon Fu – Inside Universal Editor
Replacing the much-beloved (but outdated) E.T. Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride was a simultaneous release at both Hollywood and Florida in the midst of the successful Mummy franchise. But despite the same name and even the same creative direction, the rides are almost worlds apart. To give you a bit of comparison, Florida’s version replaced the equally outdated (though much, much beloved fan favorite) Kongfrontation, which was housed in massive building – much bigger than the E.T. building in Hollywood.
As you might have guessed, space was the ultimate cause of the differing versions, and unfortunately for an indoor roller coaster such as Mummy, size makes all the difference. Here, Hollywood simply represents a truncated version of what Florida has to offer. Everything from the theming of the queue to the complexity of the actual ride makes Hollywood seem like a pale wash.
To make matters worse, Universal decided to change the original ending (which gave closure to an already weak plot) to one that’s nonsensical at best. Seriously. Once you ride it, you’ll understand.
But despite the endless list of compromises, I will say – after experiencing both Hollywood and Florida – that our actual coaster portion fares better than our sister attraction. While the ride was never extremely thrilling for a coaster, Hollywood does place more emphasis on the coaster portion of the ride…for better or worse.
A good – though unspectacular – indoor roller coaster.
Overall, I encourage you to try it out, but don’t expect anything necessarily groundbreaking. And to be frank, I’d rather ride Transformers twice over this if I was a repeat visitor – for what it’s worth.