Universal Hollywood’s Revenge of the Mummy Ride

Embark on an exhilarating journey to 1926 as you step into the tomb of Imhotep on the legendary ‘Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride’ at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Inspired by the popular ‘Mummy’ films, you will step back in time to 1926.

As you navigate through eerie corridors, an ancient curse is unleashed, setting the stage for a high-speed escape from the vengeful Mummy Imhotep. 

Gripping the safety rail, you’ll hurtle through the darkness, evading the malevolent force. 

The coaster, blending animatronics, motion picture technology, and robotics engineering, taps into primal fears—darkness, insects, speed, heights, and death. 

This $80 million marvel, inaugurated in 2004, transforms the former E.T. Adventure show building into a psychological thrill ride.

Nestled in the Lower Lot, it marks the second installation of the Revenge of the Mummy trilogy, with counterparts in Florida and Singapore

Marvel at the authentic details, including hieroglyphics and a genuine prop from ‘The Mummy’ movie, as you walk by the queue area for the realness of the curse that lurks within.


The queue for the Revenge of the Mummy ride at Universal Studios immerses you in the mysterious world of ancient Egypt. 

Set in 1944, it not only serves as a prelude to the ride but also as an atmospheric journey into the lore of Imhotep.

Winding through a dark corridor within a meticulously themed pyramid, the attention to detail, including authentic hieroglyphics and props from the movie, adds an air of authenticity. 

The corridor features traps, a mummified man surrounded by scarab beetles, and glimpses of an archaeological dig within Imhotep’s burial chamber. 

Along the way, cautionary elements like a disturbed sarcophagus and a tempting hole in the wall hint at the dangers ahead. 

The journey unfolds through an archaeological dig, offering glimpses into the ominous story of Imhotep. 

A looking glass provides visuals and a warning, while a body on the ground suggests the curse may already be in motion. 

Climbing a short staircase leads to the boarding platform, adorned with hieroglyphs and a scarab beetle statue.

Finally, you get to delve deeper into the tomb via a mine car.

Ride experience

The Revenge of the Mummy ride Universal Studios Hollywood offers an intense and immersive 4-minute experience that combines storytelling, special effects, and high-speed thrills. 

The ride is a symphony of sensory stimulation, with 200 strategically placed speakers delivering 18,000 Watts of sound to immerse you in the ominous atmosphere. 

The ride vehicle, themed as a mine car used for artifact removal from the Mummy’s Tomb, sets the stage for a heart-pounding adventure. 

Warden Gad Hassan warns of the curse before succumbing to hungry scarabs, setting the ominous tone.

You embark on a high-speed journey through darkness filled with sharp turns, steep drops, and ghostly apparitions.

Dynamic sequences unfold, from encounters with Imhotep to a dramatic backward plunge into total darkness, enhanced by special 4-D effects.

The grand finale is a confrontation with Imhotep, where laughter echoes, fog envelops the vehicle, and Imhotep’s ghostly face appears before a flash and a bang transports you back to the loading platform. 

Eerie music, lightning flashes, and Imhotep’s defeated proclamation create suspense before returning riders to reality.

Check out Revenge Of The Mummy – The Ride photos to catch a glimpse of the dark, mysterious corridors, high-speed plunges, and chilling animatronics.


The Revenge of the Mummy ride height requirement is a minimum of 48 inches (122 cm). 

Universal Express Pass offers a quick entry and Child Swap is available upon request.

The ride is wheelchair accessible, but you’ll need to transfer from the wheelchair for the full experience.

Brace yourself for a dark ride with advanced animatronics, transitioning into a high-speed roller coaster with fog, strobe effects, sudden stops, and backward travel. 

Not recommended for most children, the coaster reaches speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, making it the spookiest ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

Seasoned coaster enthusiasts can expect a thrilling, although relatively tame, indoor roller coaster adventure.

However, children new to coaster thrills must exercise caution. 


Maximize your Universal Studios Hollywood Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride experience with these tips

Due to the tight seating of 4 people per row, use the test seats near the entrance for reference. Larger guests may find row 4 more accommodating.

Expedite boarding by having your party size ready as seating is assigned. 

Plan Lower Lot visits during less crowded times and save time by completing Lower Lot attractions in one go, avoiding the less efficient StarWay.

Note that items larger than a small purse aren’t allowed on the ride, so utilize the timed lockers for storage.

You can secure smaller belongings in the onboard pouches to prevent any mishaps during the thrilling ride experience.


Is Revenge of the Mummy ride a roller coaster?

Universal Studios Hollywood Revenge of the Mummy ride is an enclosed roller coaster. 

It offers a high-speed indoor experience, distinguishing it from traditional outdoor roller coasters. 

How fast does Revenge of the Mummy go?

Revenge of the Mummy ride Hollywood reaches speeds of 45 miles per hour, delivering an intense experience within its six-story exterior.

It’s a delightful surprise for those who may not expect such thrills from its unassuming exterior. 

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