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Best Amusement Park Rides Based On Movies

Updated on July 19, 2016

Location of Six Flags Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)

The Dark Knight (Six Flags Mexico)

This Batman roller coaster takes you through an insane asylum where riders are constantly chased and tormented by The Joker himself. It lasts a total of 2 minutes and roller coaster opened in Mexico at Six Flags in Mexico. It has an awesome show before the ride that is hosted by Harvey Dent and when the ride starts you ride the coaster through Gotham city.

This ride does a good job of following the film's theme. It has lots of sharp turns and sudden drops. A must for Batman fans.



Dark Knight Coaster

The Dark Knight coaster is based on the film of the same name. The ride accelerates up to 30 MPH and the steepest hill is a 45 feet drop.
The Dark Knight coaster is based on the film of the same name. The ride accelerates up to 30 MPH and the steepest hill is a 45 feet drop. | Source

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Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Orlando, Florida)

I rode this ride when it was first released at Universal Studios Orlando and I was impressed. It is an indoor coaster that goes forward and then backwards. It is loosely based on the Mummy movie franchise. The ride goes 45 MPH and takes place in the dark for over 90 percent of the time.

This particular roller coaster ride, features mummies and other creatures coming at you from all directions as you traverse the Egyptian world on a roller coaster track. I, honestly, am not a big of the film series but, this ride is excellent to say the least. Keep your eyes open so you can see the secrets of the tomb at high speeds with plenty of fast hills.

Revenge of the Mummy Roller Coaster

This indoor coaster goes forward and backward while you see mummy's and worse at every turn.
This indoor coaster goes forward and backward while you see mummy's and worse at every turn. | Source

Amusement Park Rides Based on Cartoons

The Simpsons
Shrek 4D
The Smurfs
Winnie the Pooh
Scooby Doo
Bug's Bunny
 
Madagascar
 
 
 
 
Seven of the best cartoon characters that are featured in amusement park rides.

Saw: The Ride (Thorpe Park, United Kingdom)

This ride is actually scary and dramatic not to mention based on the Saw movie franchise which is cool to say the least. The ride goes speeds of up to 55 MPH and at one point has a 99 foot drop off. The ride is intense because of the scenes with Jigsaw, the timer ticking down and at one point bloody looking fluid sprays out at the riders.

Personally, I like that this ride features lots of the traps fro the Saw films and the music that plays throughout which is pretty freaky.

Saw Roller Coaster

Saw is the first and only coaster to be based off of a horror film.
Saw is the first and only coaster to be based off of a horror film. | Source

Back to the Future: POV (Video)

Back to the Future (Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida)

Riders get in the Back to the future ride, put on 3D glasses and take off. You feel like your flying in the air and certain drops take your breath away without a doubt. This attraction last 32 minutes and it is worth every minute of it.

This ride came out originally in 1991 and it features a 70 foot IMAX type screen accompanied by the time machine car that is motion activated. My favorite parts of this ride other than the preshow is when the car crashes into a huge Coca Cola billboard and when the car speeds head first into an erupting volcano.


Back To The Future: The Ride

The Back to the Future ride is virtual reality at its best because the action seems so real.
The Back to the Future ride is virtual reality at its best because the action seems so real. | Source

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (Disneyland, Paris, France)

What a ride! First, before you get on the mine carts, riders must climb up to the temple entrance which is quite a view. The coasters go upside down in loops several times while the scenery from the movie is all about. A fan of the popular movie franchise will really appreciate this ride.

The feel of the ride puts you right into the heart of the movie and it is awesome to say the least. When the coaster goes upside down and does a great job of making it look and feel like your actually wrecking in the mine cart.


Indiana Jones Coaster

This mine train coaster reaches speeds of 36 MPH and has hills as steep as 59 feet.
This mine train coaster reaches speeds of 36 MPH and has hills as steep as 59 feet. | Source

Dinosaurs

Prehistoric Fun

Jurassic Park: The Ride (Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida)

Jurassic Park River Adventure opened to the public in 1996 and it is a water ride. This boat type ride takes you through prehistoric times where dinosaurs are moving all around you. The boat eventually enters a building and becomes trapped with a huge T-Rex. To avoid danger, riders plunge 85 feet and make a splash that is like a tidal wave.

This ride is not scary other than the drop down the waterfall but it is extremely fun. The best thing about this attraction is the dinosaurs which seem real because of their movements. Lots of time and effort was put into making this ride an unforgettable experience on the senses.

Prehistoric Animals in Your Face!

Jurassic Park River Adventure is a water ride located in Orlando, Florida at Islands of Adventure.
Jurassic Park River Adventure is a water ride located in Orlando, Florida at Islands of Adventure. | Source

Theme Park Ranking

Cast your vote for Shrek 4-D

Shrek 4-D (Movie Park, Germany)

Shrek 4D was released in Germany at Movie Park in 2008. Riders get aboard motion sensor seats wearing 3D goggles while watching a 4D film. Water prays you during the film and riders have their feet tickled with automatic feet ticklers during the short 16 minute film to make it feel like spiders.

The pre-show hypes you up for the ride and my favorite memory is when Shrek blows his nose and makes snot shoot towards the riders. Sprayers are turned on that wet the riders at the same time as the 4D snot lands on you. Gross but a nice touch.


Shrek Gets Personal

Shrek 4D opened in 2003 at Universal Studios in Florida, Australia, Germany, California and Japan.
Shrek 4D opened in 2003 at Universal Studios in Florida, Australia, Germany, California and Japan. | Source

Tomb Raider: The Machine (Movieland Studios, Italy)

Tomb Raider: The Machine is a top spin ride that was released at Movie Studios in Italy. It rotates and spins up, down and side to side. The top feature is that the ride has 5 different modes which makes riders get a new experience when they ride a second or third time.

Windshear is the difference in this top spin and others. Basically, a bumpy wind turbulence that bounces the attraction up and down in a rough and unpredictable manner. Technically, the ride has little to do with Lara Croft or Tomb Raider but it is nonetheless, unique and full of excitement for the couple of minutes that it last.


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Lethal Weapon: The Ride (Movie World Australia)

Lethal Weapon: The Ride is a roller coaster that sits inside Movie World in Australia. This ride goes extremely fast and I mean fast with top speeds of 85 MPH and thrill seekers will love the fact that 4Gs of gravity is upon them. Go upside down, sideways and do multiple twists all at high speeds without hardly any slowing down.

The coaster opened in 1992 and patrons have their feet dangling free as the coaster does sharp turns, loops and super sharp turns that make it appear the ride is about to fly off the tracks. Fun times.

The Italian Job: Turbo Coaster (King's Dominion)

The Italian Job Turbo coaster is based on the movie with the same title and it came out to the public in 2006. The ride is a car chase on a coaster where explosions occur and bullets wiz by. Police chase you from behind and either side and you must dodge cop cars, police road block and more.

The music is intense and the ride is a true recreation of he final minutes of the actual film. The cars look like real cars from the film and the track lights up neon looking at night.

Italian Job: Stunt Track

Italian Job Stunt Track opened in 2005 and it recreates the final stunt scene from the movie of the same name. What a rush!
Italian Job Stunt Track opened in 2005 and it recreates the final stunt scene from the movie of the same name. What a rush! | Source

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