Revenge of the Mummy
is a roller coaster attraction that can be found at Universal Studios 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 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.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The team members at the attraction will usually make an effort to frighten the guests, and speak as if they're in cahoots with Imhotep and are intentionally sending the riders to their doom.
- 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.
- Oh, Crap: When Imhotep sets the ceiling above you on fire, proclaiming, "Prepare to forfeit your souls!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, he even flat out says, "YOUR SOULS ARE MINEEEEEEEE!!!"