Home > Florida > Islands of Adventure > Incredible Hulk Coaster > Review Comments

 Review of Incredible Hulk Coaster @ Islands of Adventure
0 Rating Posted by: coasterboy on 4/15/2001 4:16:00 PM
If you read my reviews, you know I dont care for a "gimmick" to make up for lack of a good ride. Hulk is an average multi-looper with the gimmick launch. After that launch, there is nothing that I cant find anywhere else. And even the launch (0-40) is nothing special with faster launches available on many coasters throughout the USA.

Review Comments

CoastrCraz on 5/6/2001 7:40:40 PM said:
Ok, you are sayin that everything that is good about a coaster is a "gimmick". If we didnt have things like that in coasters, there would be nothing, for example: What would Magnum have w/ out the first drop? All the rest of the ride sucked, but you still cant call something kool a gimmick. This ride has more though than just the launch.
coasterboy on 5/7/2001 1:30:08 AM said:
No, Im saying the only thing really good about Hulk is the launch - read through the reviews on this site. Mostly its people raving about the launch. If it werent for the launch on this coaster itd be just another average sitdown looper. Imagine Hulk with a standard lifthill - itd be average, just another coaster that didnt stand out in any way. So yes the launch is gimmicky in a way, its the only good part of the ride - you balst out, through the zero-G and into the cobra roll/loop - after that its crap. Like I said, read through the reviews agin, youll find many people who think this. First half of the ride is a high 9, second half is a 4. This averages out to a 6.5 and I rounded up to be kind and to try to avoid ridiculous argument from people who are clearly fans of this ride felling like they have to defend it - posts like yours exactly!
coasterboy on 5/7/2001 1:34:06 AM said:
Regarding the Magnum comment - no the lift hill is not a gimmick, its a necessity! How else are you going to get 200 feet up there. Then theres also the second hill which provides spectacular views, the third hill with some nice long air, the cool pretzel turnaround with the cars zipping around the banked track and mounds of HUGE air pops all the way back to the station...cant ask for much more from a non inverted coaster (maybe some padded lapbars but thats a different story) - Whats hulk have after that opening? Ill tell you - a twisted ride through some weeds.
Sephiroth7 on 5/8/2001 2:33:44 PM said:
Also, for its time 0-40 launch was great. Launches were relatively new to roller coasters. You can go imagine it doesnt have a launch, but it does. And saying the launch is a gimmick IS like saying Millenium Forces big drop is a gimmick. The launch was not a gimmick, it was something new and refreshing just as Milleniums drop was. The reason why I happen to like the Hulk more than all B+M coasters is the inversions it has and obviously the launch. An uncomparable zero G roll, a huge corbra roll(biggest I have ever seen), 7 total inversions, good positive gs, and surpisingly good negative gs. It is a strong ride ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Not many rides have a launch and succeed in providing a long, good ride like the hulk(Superman, Batman and Robin the Chiller, Hypersonic, RocknRollercoaster) I am going on Nitro soon and I have a feeling I am going to like that more than the hulk. You dont like the hulk. That is o.k.. We, the majarity, think you are crazy and you, the minority, think we are crazy. There is nothing that will change that. Get over it.
Sephiroth7 on 5/8/2001 2:41:32 PM said:
One other thing. If you dont like it that much why is it #6 on your top ten list???
coasterboy on 5/8/2001 3:56:28 PM said:
Here we have Sephiroth showing his lack of knowledge yet again. Launches are nothing new. Kennywood had the Laser Loop a coaster with a 0-50 launch in under 3 seconds - it was built in 1980. 21 years ago there was a launch that was more intense than Hulks is. Also you say "for its time" - ahhh yes, the good old days - I can barely reemember 2 years ago. Sheesh - if something becomes outdated in two years it isnt very good to begin with. As far as why its in my top ten, I do like the launch, thus the seven - see, if youre rating something from 1 to 10 (like on this site) 1 means the worst of its kind and 10 means the best - 5 would be average. Hulk is an average coaster (5) with a good launch gimmick (+2)- that makes a rating of seven. Some of us (unlike yourself) remember to take our Ritalin and put some thought into our reviews - the numbers and the text mean something. We all just dont put a high number "as to not mess up the ratings" and then spout off some review. My guess is youre 12 at the oldest - either that or a very immature teenager.
Ioa Rules on 5/8/2001 5:21:10 PM said:
Every Coaster Has A "Gimmick" But Hulk Doesnt.You Find That Launch Anywhere On Earth
coasterboy on 5/8/2001 5:48:06 PM said:
Every coaster has a gimmick? But Hulk doesnt? Then am I to assume Hulk isnt a coaster? Common sense, my friend - try it sometime. Actually there arent too many launched coasters on Earth (as you put it). Thats exactly why its gimmicky.
Sephiroth7 on 5/8/2001 8:37:25 PM said:
Lol...you really do crack me up coaster"boy". Just because freekin kennywood had laser loop 20 years ago doesnt mean launch coasters are everywhere. As of today a launch coaster is still a fresh idea. That is why they keep popn up everywhere. When the hulk was made many launch coasters were created in the same year. It has become more and more popular in the last two years. It was something MOST OF THE WORLD HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. Launches are not outdated at all. I never hinted at saying that. You obviosly sound like someone who has been on many roller coasters, but fall short of making any sense. You say the Hulk is "average" coaster which means you have been on coasters alot better and alot worse. In your case, there could only be 5 other coasters that you liked better than the hulk because it is rated 6 on ur list. At least two of those coasters or rides in your top ten must have been multi-looping coaster because you need other multi-loop coaster to compare the hulk to. You need to go on alot of rides whether or not to determine if something is average which from what I see, but based on what you have said, you didnt. You obviosly dont read my reviews because if you did read them you would notice I use much thought in my reviews. Especially compared to alot of other people on this site. I dont give everything a good score just to save its score, but if I see it is rated a 9 and I did not like the ride, I would give it a 3. I would then go on to explain why it was such a bad ride and that it should be removed from the park. What I dont do is give something a one and say nothing. So to say I am the one that needs ritilin is ridiculous. You obviosly need the ritalin because you cant concentrate on what I am writing. I also highly doubt your over the age of 12 because alot of what you say is wrong. Either that or you are a really stupid adult.
Ioa Rules on 5/10/2001 5:30:52 PM said:
Oh Yeah Forgot Why Is Power Tower Even On Your List?Although It Isnt A Coaster Its Launches You Up On Space Shot Or Launches You Down On The Turbo Drop Or Maybe Im Im Mistaken?Yeah Right!
CoastrCraz on 5/12/2001 12:02:06 PM said:
OK Ioa Rules, what does that have to do with anything? Notice that this site is called Theme park Critic, not coaster critic. There are some people that believe that rides are better than coasters. And anywayz, Coasterboy, you dont have to be an idiot to get your point across. I dont just rate the coaster on one thing, I rate through everything about the coaster. The theming was excellent, Launch was excellent, Inversions amazing, why do you find it hard to believe people like this coaster? Also believe it or not, every coaster in some way has a gimmick (I know that takes away my first comment). Magnum with a 150 foot drop, people wouldnt have made a big deal about it. So put those aside and enoy yourself. One of the main reasons I like roller coasters is that when you are around them you cannot think about anything else. In line you are thinking what is will be like, on the ride you are thinking how kool or stupid it is, and off it you are talkin about it. And regarding the age, you must be very stupid to make that apart of the rating for people. I am 14, and I bet I have probably ridden more rides than you have. And I know what a good ride is. But knowing you coasterboy, you will come up with a rude remark to say back to me.
coasterboy on 5/12/2001 12:48:13 PM said:
No, actually you make semi-valid points, CoastrCraz. The only thing I have to disagree with it to put it aside an enjoy ourselves. Obviously everyone at this site loves coasters and theme parks, but if we all get "touchy, feely" about it then everybody will just be giving good ratings and patting each other on the back about how great it is to ride these rides. I prefer the heated debated method this site has fallen into. What I dont understand is how someone could give a ride a "7" and catch this much crap over it? I GAVE IT A SEVEN! I thought that was good!? If I were an amusement park owner Id certainly be happy to have a coaster in my park that fans rated a seven. Itd be a pretty good coaster! What the real problem here seems to be is the handfull of people who feel the need to defend IOA for whatever reason. With names like "IOA Rules" or "IOA Maniac" or "IOAddict" - how can you expect these people to be partial? Think of the stink it would raise if I had made my screenname "IOA Sucks"... I wouldve never heard the end of it, yet itd be the same idea as naming myself "IOA RULES" or whatever. Just because IOA isnt my favorite park and I rate the rides honestly (I didnt give hulk a low score by any means), does that mean I have to be attacked by people who feel the need to defend IOA with blind devotion? I think thats the real problem here, theyre like a gang of thugs - "Rate IOA rides highest or well attack you!!!"
IOA_Maniac on 5/12/2001 3:12:59 PM said:
coaster boy go to hell. stop dissin people who have IOA names. I like IOA and it is my fav park but still dont be dissin me cause of it. I dont hate other parks and i defend my rides but shutup and get of my case
coasterboy on 5/12/2001 6:46:39 PM said:
Im not dissing people with IOA names, Im making a point being as its the park in question. Its irrelevant what the park is, people with the park name follwed by "Rules", "Is the best" or whatever are obviously going to slant their reviews toward that park. I wouldnt expect someone named "CPFan" to give Magnum or MIllennium Force a bad rating. I would also hope they didnt call my review "stupid" or "meaningless" because I honestly rated one of the rides there low. But for some reason thats whats happening here - people who obviously have a deep liking for IOA are getting on me for only giving Hulk a 7! Sheesh! Do you realize how silly that is? Its not a fight, its expressing an opinion and Im sorry you guys dont see that and feel the need to defend IOA like that. Im glad everyone thinks my opinion holds that much weight - why else would everyone be in such a huff about a "7" for Hulk? If someone gives a ride I like a low score I figure they must have found something about it that I didnt see that makes them less than thrilled about it. In the worst case I figure the person is a moron and go on about my day. You guys take this crap WAY too seriously.
CoastrCraz on 5/12/2001 11:53:35 PM said:
Ok, I was making good points and I was right, you would start with some smart remark. The rating I dont care for, its that you dont seem to want to take in other peoples opinions. They dont want to take yours, because you dont take their opinions seriously. I do take this business seriously, considering that is my future job designing roller coasters, and when I hear someone out of alot of people giving a different remark, Id like to hear the story of it.
coasterboy on 5/13/2001 12:59:37 AM said:
Just to re-enforce my ealier point (and this may be a tad off topic), youll notice a member named B&M Fan who went through and gave all the B&M coasters a rating of "10" with no comments. How can you even take this seriously? Now do I have to worry that if I rate a B&M coaster low, that this person will jump all over me? Same point I was getting across with the IOA names. Nothing personal, but there will obviously be a preference given by these people. On a side note, CoasterCraz, good luck getting that job in the future, how cool would it be to engineer coaster designs! (and I meant that seriously...best of luck to you!)
Sephiroth7 on 5/14/2001 4:49:04 PM said:
No one takes those reviews seriously. Look at redwindoms reviews. They make no sense and not one person on this website, except for redwindom, thinks that they are good reviews. About you giving the Hulk a seven, no one ever said that a seven was a bad score, they were simply disagreeing with the comments you made about the Hulk, whichs backs up the point I made in another conversation which is... that comments are more important than the number in a review. I dont like giving rides other people love a one because it would destroy the score. I might give that ride a three or four, but more importantly "explain" why I didnt like the ride. If everyone but me loves the ride it must be a good ride. I may not like it, but most people will. When you started explaining why you didnt think the Hulk was as good as other people thought that started the conversation, not the seven you gave it.
Basil on 5/15/2001 6:25:28 PM said:
I dont think that the ride is crap. The ride is so exillerating and fun. The loops are the max and dips are really fun too.
Paul on 5/25/2001 9:55:00 PM said:
this is a good ride so once again everybody shut up. ok good done wonderful!!!
coasterboy on 5/26/2001 2:28:05 AM said:
Hey, is this some kind of record for the site? 20 comments! My reviews gain a lot of attention to say the least. Yea me!
Sephiroth7 on 5/26/2001 6:40:04 PM said:
Have to agree with u on this one Coasterboy! We sure did have a long conversation.
Paul on 5/26/2001 11:48:38 PM said:
Coasterboy will you stop being a snooty A HOLE !!!!
coasterboy on 5/26/2001 11:55:38 PM said:
Coasterrd - no, I wont. Will you quit getting on people because they dont like the same rides you do? Looks like we both lose. Sephiroth, youre ok in my book! Im glad we can have a heated debate but youre able to understand its all in fun...very cool!
Paul on 5/27/2001 12:30:29 AM said:
Sephiroth7 on 5/27/2001 1:54:03 PM said:
We have our differences and some nasty things were said, but u r right it is all fun...
Sephiroth7 on 5/27/2001 1:59:10 PM said:
We have our differences and some nasty things were said, but u r right it is all fun...
Another thing I have noticed is that a five is not the average score for a ride on this website. I sure as hell dont give everything a ten like you think I do(check my ride tracker, but im sure u have). I do try to base my reviews a little higher because of the field I am reviewing in. But like I always say numbers are not as important as words, but someone browsing this website might only see the overall score. Being that most rides dont have that many reviews if I completely bash a ride the score wont truely represent the accurate score of the ride. Alien Encounter I would have given a one. I figured most people liked it so I would give it a 3 to be a sport. That didnt stop me from totally bashing the rides with words though.
xDisney on 1/6/2002 11:00:44 AM said:
An "average" multilooper ? I dont see how anyone that has actually ridden the Hulk could call it "average".An awsome launch, 7 loops, 67mph top speed, 0 g-force roll and excellent themeing make for and outstanding coaster. I wouldnt call the launch a gimmick, Id call it the fastest friggin lift hill on earth. This coaster deserves an easy 10.
Post Review Comment
You must login or create an account to post a review comment.

Clicky Web Analytics