Revenge of the Mummy Ride in Universal Studios Florida: Location, Description, Ride Tips, Pics, and Reviews

 Revenge of the Mummy ride facade and character meet and greet.

Revenge of the Mummy ride facade and character meet and greet.

Ride Type

Dark roller coaster

Revenge of the Mummy Location

The Revenge of the Mummy ride is located in the New York area in Universal Studios Florida (USF). When you enter the main park gates, keep walking straight until you see the Museum of Antiquities down a street on the left; this is where the ride is located.

Revenge of the Mummy Ride Description

Revenge of the Mummy is the flagship attraction of the New York area in Universal Studios Florida. The attraction is based on the Mummy movie franchise, and more specifically, the 1999 movie The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Revenge of the Mummy is unique because it is an enclosed steel roller coaster, which means that the track is housed inside of a building; you cannot see the track or the ride vehicles until you enter the building and make it through the dark, labyrinth-like queue. The walls of the queue are covered in elaborate Egyptian hieroglyphics. If you're one of the rare people who know how to read and translate hieroglyphics, you'll notice that they actually spell out real warnings about the danger that lurks ahead. 

 The Mummy movie set is part of the queue for the Revenge of the Mummy ride.

The Mummy movie set is part of the queue for the Revenge of the Mummy ride.

You enter the building under the premise that you are touring The Mummy movie set, which has taken over the Museum of Antiquities to film a sequel. But you and the rest of the tour group quickly learn that things are not as they seem. Imhotep, the villain and head mummy in the first two films of the Mummy franchise, is trying to become immortal again by feeding on the souls of the movie's crew. A crew member warns you that you need to get out because the curse is real. He sounds terrified. But at this point, you're in the ride vehicle, so there is no escape! The crew member tells you that you must find the Medjai symbol if you hope to survive.

The coaster takes you through a series of caverns where you encounter warrior mummies and lots of scarab beetles intent on eating you alive. Imhotep pops up repeatedly to remind you that he really wants your soul, and you're in no position to argue about it.  

You hit speeds of 45 miles per hour on the coaster and drop nearly 40 feet at one point. There are also a lot of sharp turns, stops, and drops that are hard to anticipate because it's so dark; you can't see where you're going. 

The Revenge of the Mummy ride also incorporates a lot of special effects, from flames and fog to animatronics and special effects lighting. And just when you think the ride is going to end, it keeps going! When the vehicles do come to a stop, you exit into Sahara Traders, a gift shop that features apparel, jewelry, Egyptian statues, and Mummy-related merchandise. 

Revenge of the Mummy Ride History

Revenge of the Mummy officially opened in Universal Studios Florida in May of 2004. The ride replaced Kongfrontation, one of the original attractions that opened with the park in 1990. Kongfrontation closed in September of 2002.

 Revenge of the Mummy ride exits into the Sahara Traders store in New York. 

Revenge of the Mummy ride exits into the Sahara Traders store in New York. 

Using Express Passes on Revenge of the Mummy

An Express Pass can be used to skip the regular lines for Revenge of the Mummy.

Child Swap

Child swap is available on Revenge of the Mummy. 

Single Rider Line

Revenge of the Mummy has a single rider line that is often significantly shorter than the regular line.

Height Restrictions

Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to meet the Revenge of the Mummy height requirements.

Revenge of the Mummy Ride Restrictions

Bags and other loose articles are not permitted on Revenge of the Mummy. Loose articles can be stored in the free lockers provided near the entrance of the attraction prior to lining up for the ride. When you approach the Museum of Antiquities, you'll find the lockers on your right.

Accessibility

Guests with wheelchairs or electric conveyance vehicles (ECV) must transfer to the ride vehicles seats to ride Revenge of the Mummy. Closed captioning is available; closed captioning transmitters can be obtained from a Guest Services location in the park.

 The Revenge of the Mummy ride is located behind a Museum of Antiquities facade in the New York area of Universal Studios Florida. Free ride lockers are on the right.

The Revenge of the Mummy ride is located behind a Museum of Antiquities facade in the New York area of Universal Studios Florida. Free ride lockers are on the right.

Revenge of the Mummy Ride Tips

  • Revenge of the Mummy is an intense roller coaster. You don't go upside down, but you should expect sudden stops, reversals, and acceleration.
  • If the wait times aren't too long, ask a Universal Team Member near the start of the queue for the Production Tour. This free tour offers an inside look at the queue and the ride.
  • There is a character meet and greet associated with this ride. Characters are dressed in Egyptian garb and walk on stilts. There are no scheduled appearances for these characters, but when they are out, you can usually find them in the street in front of the Museum of Antiquities. 

UO Fan Guide Review of Revenge of the Mummy

Revenge of the Mummy is a must-do if you love roller coasters and dark rides. This attraction combines the best elements of both and is widely thought to be one of the most exciting thrill rides in Universal Studios Florida. There is nothing quite like hurtling through a dark cavern and not being sure where the track is going or what is going to happen next. Even the queue is very dark and exciting. You often hear guests screaming out in fear before they get on the ride.

UO Guest Reviews Of Revenge Of The Mummy

This is my favorite ride. The queue is dark and eerie. The theme from beginning to end is excellent. The whole ride is dark. Not knowing what was coming next was thrilling. The only bad thing is the sudden stops, if you are not ready for them they can feel like a punch in the gut. Overall an excellent ride.
— Paul B.
Love this ride. It isn’t the tallest or fastest roller coaster at Universal, but it is the most fun. It is awesome to ride a roller coaster in the dark. The flame effects are really cool (and really hot!). This is an iconic Universal ride and a favorite of a lot of hardcore Universal fans.
— Karen S.

Revenge of the Mummy Image Gallery

This image gallery features pictures of the inside and outside of the Museum of Antiquities where the Revenge of the Mummy ride is located as well as Sahara Traders, the gift shop where the ride exits.

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