While Walt Disney World Resort may be the best family-friendly vacation destination in Central Florida, Universal Orlando Resort is easily one of the most thrilling yet family-friendly destinations.
Universal Orlando Resort is home to two theme parks: Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. There are tons of premier rides in each theme park, including roller coasters and dark rides.
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In Islands of Adventures, Guests can experience attractions such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, and more.
In Universal Studios, one of the most classic attractions is a hybrid between a roller coaster and a dark ride: Revenge of the Mummy.
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The Revenge of the Mummy ride recently reopened in the fall of 2022 after being closed all summer for refurbishments. The enclosed roller coaster has been open for nearly two decades, and it’s seen its fair share of wear and tear. However, many Guests would expect the recent closure (which lasted for months) to be the perfect opportunity to fix up much of the wear and tear.
Unfortunately, one Guest had a recent experience that may prove otherwise.
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In Revenge of the Mummy, Guests receive a warning from one of Imhotep’s unlucky victims before coming face to face with Imhotep himself! Usually, Imhotep bursts out of a coffin before cursing the Guests and sending them careening to their doom.
But this Guest only saw a projected face over the coffin.
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There’s good news and bad news to this experience: the good news is that the ride refurbishments actually made a tremendous impact. Guests who have ridden this attraction before and after its recent closure have probably noticed that many effects look much better than before, such as the lighting, the animatronics, the animation, and more.
The bad news is that this Guest probably experienced what many fans call “B Mode.” Many Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort attractions utilizing audio animatronics have a “B Mode,” so the ride can operate even when the attraction itself is experiencing a technical difficulty.
In short, this attraction isn’t falling apart, and the refurbishments truly created a world of difference. Even classic attractions have off days, resulting in B Mode experiences.