Universal’s Project 611 was rumored to be a renovation for The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure though recent construction permits that will allow Universal to “remove and replace reconditioned accelerator motors at Hulk” may somewhat confirm that Project 611 involves The Incredible Hulk Coaster. Project 611 may allow Universal to create a new queue, new coaster trains, and add new ride features for The Incredible Hulk Coaster.
The resort filed new permits a couple of days ago to demolish the interior of a building, renovate the interior of a building, and add a new trailer. All three permits were filed on the same day and are all titled as “Project 611.” These permits could be used to refurbish and improve The Incredible Hulk Coaster’s queue and ride system.
What will Universal Orlando do to The Incredible Hulk Coaster’s queue?
We expect Universal Orlando to completely demolish the queue and remodel it. The queue could receive permanently placed and themed metal detectors rather than un-themed and temporary metal detectors. Another thing we could expect is an “interactive queue” that will allow guests to push buttons or see cool props as they do in attractions like TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D or Revenge of the Mummy. Something that will make the queue more enjoyable would be air conditioning or new fans… something of which the current queue lacks. The new queue will have spectacular theming that will enhance your experience at the park and in line.
What will Universal Orlando do to improve The Incredible Hulk Coaster?
Universal Orlando’s construction permit shows that they will remove and replace the coaster’s accelerator launch motors. We could also expect repainted or brand new ride vehicles and even new computer systems, launch tires, and brakes. The resort will not change the track layout but rather improve the attraction’s technology to make it more reliable, up-to-date, and enjoyable.
When will Universal Orlando refurbish The Incredible Hulk Coaster?
Universal Orlando has not announced what they plan to do with the coaster or when they plan to shut the attraction down for refurbishment. We expect them to begin work sometime during the slow season so that the summer crowds can still experience the thrilling ride. The refurbishment may take a couple months or longer depending on Universal’s pace.
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