Ride / Revenge of the Mummy

Revenge of the Mummy is a roller coaster/dark ride hybrid attraction that can be found at the Universal Studios parks in Florida, Hollywood, and Singapore. The ride itself is a spin-off of The Mummy Trilogy and deals with Imhotep once again breaking out of his supernatural bonds and terrorizing the riders of the attraction, ordering them to either join him or die. The storyline of the attraction varies across each version of the attraction.

In Florida's version, the story is that a new Mummy film is being filmed inside the park, but due to the use of actual Egyptian artifacts in the set, Imhotep is brought to life for real.

Hollywood's version is much more straightforward - with it being that the guests are entering an Egyptian tomb, where via a curse Imhotep returns once again for his revenge. Singapore's story is similar to Hollywood's, but adds in an extra bit that the riders need to find "The Book of the Living" in order to stop the evil priest.

The ride first opened at Universal Studios Florida on May 21st, 2004, replacing Kongfrontation, while at the Hollywood park, it opened on June 25th, 2004, replacing E.T. Adventure. At Universal Studios Singapore, it opened on May 28th, 2011, along with the park itself. Each version of the ride is different from one another in numerous ways.


Revenge of the Mummy provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: The apparent role of the riders in Hollywood and Singapore's version.
  • Ancient Egypt: The setting of the ride in Hollywood and Singapore, though at Florida it's just a film set.
  • Ancient Tomb: Again, the setting of Hollywood and Singapore's versions but technically not Florida's.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Florida version appears to imply this.
  • Big Bad: Imhotep, same as the first two movies.
  • Egyptian Mythology: Part of the theme, and in the grand finale Imhotep sends you into Egyptian Hell. Unfortunately, the gods there really don't like him, and you are treated to pictures of him getting tortured and eventually shut up in a sarcophagus.
  • Jump Scare: In Florida's version:
    • When Imhotep's mummy warriors pop up.
    • At one point in the queue line, you can press a button that will send a blast of air at people in another part of the line. Hilarity Ensues.
    • Hollywood's version also has one with the mummy statues at the ride's exit. Hint: One of them isn't actually a statue.
  • MacGuffin: In Singapore's version, The Book of the Living.
  • Mummy: Speaks for itself.
  • My Death Is Only The Beginning: As in the film, Imhotep at one point shouts ''Death is only the beginning!"
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Imhotep seems to have gained some fancy new abilities this time around, like being able to plunge the riders into Egyptian Hell and back.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Imhotep seems to have some of his own here, which he uses to threaten the riders in the treasure room scene.
  • Revenge of the Sequel: A pretty straight-forward example.
  • Sensory Abuse: The roller coaster portion of the attraction features intense strobes combined with flashing images of undead spirits, while the vehicle is zooming by at 45-or-so mph.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Florida's version of the ride contains multiple references to the building's previous tenant, Kongfrontation, featuring the famed ape first in the form of a hieroglyphic on a wall in the queue line and later as a golden statue in the treasure room.
    • Hollywood's version initially included a golden E.T. statue in the treasure room, but this was later removed for unknown reasons.
  • Slime Ball: Brendan Fraser is this in Florida's version.
  • The Swarm: Scarab beetles crawl all over the walls and ceiling in one scene.
  • Title: The Adaptation: The attraction is sometimes referred to as Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, or even, Mummy: The Ride.
  • The Undead: Imhotep and the rest of his mummy warriors.
  • This Way to Certain Death: Singapore and Hollywood's versions express this from the rider's perspective.
  • We Will Meet Again: Imhotep essentially says this to the riders when he gets trapped in a sarcophagus again in Singapore's version.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Or in this case, Would Horrifically Disintegrate a Girl Into a Skeleton, as that is exactly what Imhotep does to a female ride operator.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Imhotep's goal, with him flat-out shouting, "YOUR SOULS ARE MINE!!!"


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