The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – Islands of Adventure

Name of attraction:

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

Opening date:



Spider-Man is a 4-D dark simulation ride. It combines special roving motion vehicles with 3-D projection and special effects. Guests are turned into last minute reporters for the Daily Bugle and learn that the Sinister Syndicate have captured the Statue of Liberty with an anti-gravity gun. The ‘reporters’ soon encounter Spider-Man, then Electro, Scream, Doctor Octopus, Hydro-Man and Hobgoblin.

In 2012 the entire ride was refurbished and remastered in High-definition.

Length of attraction:

4 mins

Opinion or personal story about the attraction:

I first rode this back in 2001. It is my husbands and his parents favourite ride and they couldn’t wait for me to try it. It started off great as it was the first time I got to try American Sour Skittles (so much nicer than UK ones) and we met Spidey himself in the line. The actual ride itself? Still my all time favourite non-Disney attraction, I absolutely love it. Well worth the hour wait. The effects are as amazing as the name and I simply adore the moment Spider-Man joins you. I can’t wait to see it now in HD. Of course now we always buy the Express Passes too, can’t be doing with hour waits anymore 😉

1 comment for “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – Islands of Adventure

  1. October 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Exciting ride. One of the best I’ve every experienced.

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