Back in August the Universal Orlando Resort blog announced that The Incredible Hulk Coaster would shutdown on September 8, that sad day is here, but new bigger Hulk could be on the way.
“We want to let you know that The Incredible Hulk Coaster will be getting some great, new enhancements to its storyline, ride vehicles and overall experience.That work means we’ll have to close the attraction beginning September 8, with September 7 being the last day guests can ride. It will roar back to life next summer, and we’ll keep you posted on the details,” wrote the Universal Orlando Resort blog.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened in 1999, ten years later Disney acquired the rights to Marvel but as long as Universal Studios updates the attractions on a regular basis they will retain ownership of certain characters in theme parks east of the Mississippi, according to /Film. Universal refurbished The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man in 2013, which included re-mastering the entire ride film in high definition, replacing the projectors with digital equipment and updating the effects.
There are rumors that a brand new roller coaster could be built to replace the current rail system.
Universal plans to open the new Incredible Hulk Coaster in Summer 2016.