The Revenge of the Mummy might be soon gone for quite some time, but not before reaching a major milestone.
Universal confirmed earlier this year that the dark coaster was set for a lengthy closure and that the last day to ride it would be January 7, meaning fans have less than a month remaining to catch the ride. The attraction isn’t expected back open until late summer 2022.
Even with closure on the horizon, Universal Orlando celebrated with the announcement on Wednesday that Revenge of the Mummy had reached the milestone of 100 million riders. The attraction opened in 2004 and, despite its age, is one of the most popular rides in Universal Studios still today.
Universal Orlando Resort Tweeted:
Mummy Milestone! Revenge of the Mummy has reached 100M riders today.
Mummy Milestone! Revenge of the Mummy has reached 100M riders today. pic.twitter.com/3NjuyEqy9T
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) December 8, 2021
With thousands of Guests riding the attraction daily, it’s easy to see how it has posted such gaudy numbers. It is definitely a testament to the engineers and creators of the ride, as well, that it has lasted through the ‘wear-and-tear’ and has been able to serve so many for close to two decades of time.
Plunge High Speed into Total Darkness.
Digging your nails into the safety rail, you’ll hold on tight as you rush forwards and back on the track, fleeing from the evil Mummy Imhotep. Just as it seems you might’ve escaped, you’ll plunge straight down into a pitch-black abyss with no end in sight. Will you ever see daylight again? Or will you remain sealed inside this tomb forever?
It was reported earlier this week that when the attraction does close that Universal may make some significant changes before the reopening date, including changing one iconic scene that may upset many diehard fans.
Will you be riding Revenge of the Mummy before it closes for refurbishments in January?