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Disaster! Review

Universal dusted off an attraction based on a forgotten '70s film (Earthquake) to create a new one filled with clever comedy and manic energy. Here's how this two-part story unfolds: Since all of the movie's stars are in rehab, a harried production assistant must cast park guests for various roles in another blockbuster disaster film—Mutha Earth. After this guest-star cast is selected, everyone moves to the special-effects set where disaster-movie producer Frank Kincaid (Christopher Walken) magically appears and interacts with the production assistant to explain his vision of a blockbuster film. From here, selected "guest stars" (park guests) are put through some stunt-filled paces before everyone boards San Francisco–style trams for a short ride through a tunnel. When the trams park at a subway station, a two-minute, 8.3–Richter-scale tremor begins; there are collapsing ceilings, blackouts, explosions, fire, and a massive flood that comes at you from every angle. At the end of the experience you get to see the hilarious "finished" film on the tram's monitors: the Mutha Earth trailer starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a heroic park ranger and your fellow guests as his co-stars. This ride isn't suitable for pregnant women or guests with heart, back, neck, or motion-sickness problems. For people with disabilities: If you use a standard-size wheelchair or can transfer to a ride vehicle, you can board this attraction. Service animals should not ride, sign language interpreters are available at some shows. Use Express Pass; otherwise, come early or late.

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  • Address: San Francisco, Universal Studios, Universal Orlando, FL 32819 | Map It
  • Location: Universal Studios
Updated: 03-27-2013

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