[QUOTE=CaraMia;1036976]We are going to Universal next Thursday. I have read several articles and reviews on the ride. I assume it is ok for an 8 year old? Are there are lot of unexpected, sharp turns and spins?
Did you have an Express Pass or did you wait in a regular line? How long was the wait? We are going next Thursday and are anticipating LONG LINES and big crowds.
this is definitely a ride that is ok for an 8 yr old. as long as they aren’t afraid of the dark. there are a couple jerky moments as far as your car shaking but there’s no crazy spins or whiplash moments like in spiderman. the ride is actually really smooth. they use a lot of soarin technology to give you the impression you are flying.
they do not use express pass on forbidden journey. the wait time i experiences was maybe 30 mins tops. but i also went during a soft opening. it’s a constantly moving line though and the queue definitely keeps you entertained. there is a single rider line that is really quick, but you skip almost the entire castle so i would reccomend walking through the castle at least once. then i would go and ride the ride using the single rider line at least one more time. i read all the reviews and spoilers and still missed stuff when i rode it the first couple of times. have fun!!! get the pumpkin juice it’s AMAZING!!!:wub: