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reefnut
01-22-2009, 11:43 AM
i havnt been to us/ioa if a few years so cant wait to ride the mummy. my gf isnt really into coasters so was wondering what would you compair the mummy to as far as speed and crazyness? more like the hulk,dd or more of a spacemountain type thing. thanks

macraven
01-22-2009, 12:01 PM
when you go thru the regular lines for the mummy, be sure to check out everything on the walls and around you.

it is part of the story line.


the ride itself is part story and coaster in the dark.

very unique !

the coaster portion is like any other small type of coaster ride.
up and down hills at a good speed.

it is nothing to terrified over.

there are no loops on this ride.

tell your gf that she will enjoy the ambiance and theme of the ride but the coaster will go at a fast speed after you leave the last room.

christophfam
01-22-2009, 12:47 PM
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]when you go thru the regular lines for the mummy, be sure to check out everything on the walls and around you.

it is part of the story line.

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Do you miss a lot of this going through the express line? Would you recommend going through the regular line the first time even if it means a long wait?

Thanks!

macraven
01-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Do you miss a lot of this going through the express line? Would you recommend going through the regular line the first time even if it means a long wait?

Thanks!

i stay on site and use the fotl for the express line.

but, i always hit the mummy when it first opens in the morning so i can see everything in the regular line.

you really do miss a lot when you by pass the regular line.

i love the table that is along the way in the line and the "secret" button....


if you have never done the regular line, and if the line is less than 20 minutes, go for it.

macraven
01-22-2009, 01:37 PM
here are things you miss if you do not use the regular line.

I made a list from what other posters have said over the years to enlighten you of what is in the "regular" line.




The airblast in the ROTM queue can only go off every 30 seconds. There is a scarab and a "magic mirror." The "mirror" shows people on a bridge ahead of you in line. When the scarab turns bright blue, you can put your hand on the scarab. This will cause an air blast to the people on the bridge. Reactions vary.




Someone on each side has to put their hands on in order to get the MedJai symbol to light up above you. The air gun only works when the blue light is on.



when inside the mummy line, push the large button and watch the monitor.

when you push it, people on the "bridge" around the corner will get a blast of air.
also, when you see the table in the waiting line, have someone go to the other side of the table. both put your hands on it at the same time.
look up at the ceiling to see what happens.



Both are in the fist part of the temple queue. There's a HUGE box with a hand print on each side. Touch one side and it rumbles. Touch both sides and wait for something to appear overhead. The magic mirror with a blue scarab is in the same part of the queue. When the scarab is bright blue, touch the scarab to deliver the air blast.





In the next part of the queue is the holographic key to the book of the dead. If you try to reach straight-in, you get an air blast and the room goes dark for a few seconds.


Revenge of the Mummy -

*KONGfrontation, the building's former attraction, managed to leave several references in the Mummy ride. In the queue, keep your eyes peeled for several bananas scattered about.

*There are also some large gorilla hyeroglyphics near the giant Anubis figure.

*As you wind through the dark corridors at the beginning of the ride, look closely at the people from the crashed train. One of them is wearing a hat that says "Kong Rules".

*In the Treasure Room scene, wait for the treasure to light up, then quickly look to your left, near the middle of the piles. You should see a golden statue of King Kong himself.

*There are ride vehicles hidden in the dark Coaster portion of the ride, including some E.T. Bikes. When the lights flash revealing the mummies, look quick and you might spot them.

*There is a small rectangular chamber in the tomb portion of the queue. To the right as you enter there is a hole with treasure. Try to grab it.

macraven
01-22-2009, 01:40 PM
Do you miss a lot of this going through the express line? Would you recommend going through the regular line the first time even if it means a long wait?

Thanks!

i stay on site and use the fotl for the express line.

but, i always hit the mummy when it first opens in the morning so i can see everything in the regular line.

you really do miss a lot when you by pass the regular line.

i love the table that is along the way in the line and the "secret" button....


if you have never done the regular line, and if the line is less than 20 minutes, go for it.

christophfam
01-22-2009, 02:33 PM
i stay on site and use the fotl for the express line.

but, i always hit the mummy when it first opens in the morning so i can see everything in the regular line.

you really do miss a lot when you by pass the regular line.

i love the table that is along the way in the line and the "secret" button....



Cool! Thanks, we will do the same. :upsidedow

LilMommyBug
01-22-2009, 05:18 PM
The Mummy goes pretty fast at one point. It kinda scared me & I really do not like coasters.

Metro West
01-23-2009, 05:45 AM
Do you miss a lot of this going through the express line? Would you recommend going through the regular line the first time even if it means a long wait?

Thanks! ::yes::

macraven
01-23-2009, 11:02 AM
i havnt been to us/ioa if a few years so cant wait to ride the mummy. my gf isnt really into coasters so was wondering what would you compair the mummy to as far as speed and crazyness? more like the hulk,dd or more of a spacemountain type thing. thanks



reefnut, i just thought of something that might help you on your question.

the mummy coaster ride is totally inside of a building.

if you look at the building outside, you can see how tall it is.
the coaster ride does not go to the top of that building.
i mean, when you are on the ride, you can't look up and touch the ceiling inside.

maybe if your gf sees how the height of the building is, that will relieve her fears.

you have sections where the ride moves quickly from one room to another.
it then stops in those sections. it moves forwards and backwards for those rooms.

at the last room, the actual coaster portion of the ride begins.

maybe you could find a youtube on the ride?

it is nothing like the Hulk or Dueling Dragons on coaster force or action.
you move around in the mummy building like you would for the spiderman ride in that building.

if your gf still refuses to ride, go early in the morning and be the first in line to ride it. that way she won't have a long wait for you when you ride it.

she can also go through the line with you and do the chicken exit at the point where you would be loaded on the ride.

girlfriends are nice to have, but the mummy ride is worth having her wait for you to ride it......::yes::

Jonny_Duck
01-23-2009, 11:10 AM
i havnt been to us/ioa if a few years so cant wait to ride the mummy. my gf isnt really into coasters so was wondering what would you compair the mummy to as far as speed and crazyness? more like the hulk,dd or more of a spacemountain type thing. thanks

Good ride... Hybrid dark ride/coaster. Its faster then Space mountain but isnt all that fast. Tell her to ride it atleast once.

ky07
01-23-2009, 11:12 AM
I am the biggest coaster chicken and I love the mummy and everytime we go to Universal the mummy is a must do cause for some reason I love the ride and even got oldest DS hooked on it and even DW will humor me and ride it.
All I have to do is get youngest DS to ride it now :lmao:

Mad Hattered
01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
FYI...a.the Mummy doesn't jump out of the coffin at the beginning anymore. They just have some stupid face portrayed on the coffin.:confused3

Jonny_Duck
01-23-2009, 01:15 PM
FYI...a.the Mummy doesn't jump out of the coffin at the beginning anymore. They just have some stupid face portrayed on the coffin.:confused3

Thats lame

nodoubtrock
01-23-2009, 01:40 PM
FYI...a.the Mummy doesn't jump out of the coffin at the beginning anymore. They just have some stupid face portrayed on the coffin.:confused3

yes, i noticed this too when i rode it. it might not mean much to some but i liked the mummy jumping out of the coffin so that was a little let down when i saw that.

macraven
01-23-2009, 03:38 PM
damn..................

http://bestsmileys.com/angry2/10.gif

DeblovesPoohbear
01-23-2009, 04:46 PM
yes, i noticed this too when i rode it. it might not mean much to some but i liked the mummy jumping out of the coffin so that was a little let down when i saw that.


I wonder when that started? We were just there in July and he was still
coming out of the coffin
I have never been thru the regualr line of the Mummy since we always stay onsite. I will have to do it next time
One of my fav rides! :thumbsup2

Metro West
01-23-2009, 06:35 PM
FYI...a.the Mummy doesn't jump out of the coffin at the beginning anymore. They just have some stupid face portrayed on the coffin.:confused3I know that happens when the ride is having "technical difficulties" but normally he comes out. I guess the mummy unions are wanting too much money and Universal is trying to save some money. :confused3

southernbelle5672
01-23-2009, 06:51 PM
The Mummy is not scary to me at all. Like everyone else has said, there are no loops. It does go pretty fast at some points, it's all fun. It a very tame rollercoaster. I would compare it most to Space Mountain I guess. It is nothing like the Hulk.

ifitzger
01-23-2009, 09:44 PM
The ride is fast, but as long as you know where the backward part is, it isn't that bad, kind of like space mountain...

teresared
01-24-2009, 09:44 AM
Do you mean Imhotep (spelling, sorry), doesn't come out at the beginning? If so, darn, I loved the animatronic, it was well done.:guilty:

Mad Hattered
01-24-2009, 09:56 AM
Do you mean Imhotep (spelling, sorry), doesn't come out at the beginning? If so, darn, I loved the animatronic, it was well done.:guilty:

Didnt come out at all when we were there. We rode it 15 times in 4 days and he never came out once. :confused3

donaldduck352
01-24-2009, 07:01 PM
I've seen that also..Its not the same.Its part of of the story line..
Whats going on US??:confused3

Metro West
01-25-2009, 04:53 AM
I've seen that also..Its not the same.Its part of of the story line..
Whats going on US??:confused3 I don't know but I look at it this way...they only people who don't know Imhotep doesn't come out are the one who have never ridden it...or read this thread. Only those of us who have ridden it know what's supposed to be happening.

the Dark Marauder
01-25-2009, 08:06 PM
Imhotep hasn't collected enough souls, so he went on vacation!










:jester:

macraven
01-25-2009, 08:43 PM
Imhotep hasn't collected enough souls, so he went on vacation!










:jester:

:laughing:

Dawnie
01-26-2009, 12:41 AM
When we were there last week, we overheard a son in his 30's telling his dad who was in his 60's about the ride. Obviously it had been a while since he rode it OR his memory was really bad, because this was the description he gave...."It's just like Pirates, but without the water." :crazy2: After the ride the we heard the father saying, "Wow, that is NOT what I expected." :rotfl:

Jonny_Duck
01-26-2009, 10:33 AM
When we were there last week, we overheard a son in his 30's telling his dad who was in his 60's about the ride. Obviously it had been a while since he rode it OR his memory was really bad, because this was the description he gave...."It's just like Pirates, but without the water." :crazy2: After the ride the we heard the father saying, "Wow, that is NOT what I expected." :rotfl:

Might of lied to get his dad on the ride. Sounds like something I would do and actually have done lol.

WDW FAN8403
01-26-2009, 12:15 PM
Might of lied to get his dad on the ride. Sounds like something I would do and actually have done lol.

I have been told by people that you are not allowed to take ANYTHING on The Mummy ride and you have to put your stuff in a locker. But I have seen a lot of videos on you tube and I was wondering, how do people get their video cameras on the ride?

Timmy Boy
01-26-2009, 12:33 PM
You notice that the camera starts to film as soon as the ride leaves the load platform. Most likely the attendant asked them to put the camera in a pocket, they did, then when the car got dispatched, they pulled it out again.

WDW FAN8403
01-26-2009, 01:13 PM
You notice that the camera starts to film as soon as the ride leaves the load platform. Most likely the attendant asked them to put the camera in a pocket, they did, then when the car got dispatched, they pulled it out again.

so they wont tell you that you can't ride if you have a camera?

Jonny_Duck
01-26-2009, 01:20 PM
so they wont tell you that you can't ride if you have a camera?

Prob not...As long as it can fit in your pocket and isnt loose.

WDW FAN8403
01-26-2009, 01:31 PM
Prob not...As long as it can fit in your pocket and isnt loose.

its a small one so I should be able to fit it in my pocket. I mainly just want tape the waiting line that sounds really neat

Metro West
01-26-2009, 03:24 PM
its a small one so I should be able to fit it in my pocket. I mainly just want tape the waiting line that sounds really neatI would suggest wearing cargo pants or shorts...the pockets are deep and most have a button closure so stuff won't go flying out.

WDW FAN8403
01-26-2009, 04:33 PM
I would suggest wearing cargo pants or shorts...the pockets are deep and most have a button closure so stuff won't go flying out.

good idea, thanks :)

the Dark Marauder
01-26-2009, 05:55 PM
People who take pics/video on rides are LUCKY. Lucky that their camera stays with them and doesn't become a missile/lost and found/shattered to bits/my new toy. :darth:

macraven
01-26-2009, 06:10 PM
i'm a stuffer....

in october i had a mini umbrella with me as it was raining off and on.

the tm said i had to secure that umbrella.

i stuffed it down the front of my shorts.


ouch...........whenever the coaster went fast......:laughing:



use pockets, not the front of your shorts to secure things...

WDW FAN8403
01-27-2009, 11:20 AM
i'm a stuffer....

in october i had a mini umbrella with me as it was raining off and on.

the tm said i had to secure that umbrella.

i stuffed it down the front of my shorts.


ouch...........whenever the coaster went fast......:laughing:



use pockets, not the front of your shorts to secure things...


I don't want to record the ride, I am way to paranoid about losing things, especially my video or still camera. I just want to film the waiting line and all the neat things to look at. And get us as we are leaving the ride. So I am not going to try recording the ride.

macraven
01-27-2009, 05:25 PM
ok, when you are done recording the wait area, stick the camera down your bra when you get on the ride.


i stick a lot of things there for safe keeping.::yes::

Metro West
01-27-2009, 07:08 PM
ok, when you are done recording the wait area, stick the camera down your bra when you get on the ride.


i stick a lot of things there for safe keeping.::yes:: Luckily...I've never seen anything "pop" out. :rotfl2:

macraven
01-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Luckily...I've never seen anything "pop" out. :rotfl2:

:laughing:

Tinker-tude
01-27-2009, 11:03 PM
ok, when you are done recording the wait area, stick the camera down your bra when you get on the ride.


i stick a lot of things there for safe keeping.::yes::

That never works for me. I have too little there to keep anything else secure. :p

WDW FAN8403
01-28-2009, 12:27 PM
ok, when you are done recording the wait area, stick the camera down your bra when you get on the ride.


i stick a lot of things there for safe keeping.::yes::

Haha, That would be the funniest shaped bra ever!

macraven
01-28-2009, 12:46 PM
guessing that is why i get those weird looks.....


a tip for those that stuff:


use kleenix for the other side..........http://bestsmileys.com/signs9/23.gif

WDW FAN8403
01-28-2009, 12:50 PM
guessing that is why i get those weird looks.....


a tip for those that stuff:


use kleenix for the other side..........http://bestsmileys.com/signs9/23.gif

Oh my gosh, that is too funny!