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Spiderman gets Makeover

If you’ve ever been on The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at Universal’s Islands of Adventure then you know just how innovative and entertaining the ride is. With its advanced motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D digital film and live special effects The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is easily one of the best theme park attractions ever created – and now it’s about to get mind-blowingly better!

The ride currently takes guests on an adventure with the web slinger himself as he tries to save the city. Guests will ride in a bucking, spinning scoop vehicle – while wearing 3D glasses – through 11 scenes, escaping fireballs, 100-story drops and other chaos and disorder.

But now it seems some or all of that will be updated sometime this year. In May 2011, attraction designer Thiery Coup announced that the Spider-Man ride will be entirely reanimated for 2012, with a 4K high definition film – the highest HD resolution available using Infitec 3D projection technology. Coup also announced that the new film will include additional detail, not seen before in the ride.

The new HD animation will allow guests to experience such incredible details they’ve never been able to before like flame throwers spewing from Hobgoblin’s pumpkins to the electricity arching through Electro’s body and even the stitching on Spider-Man’s gloves. Universal Orlando is also adding new details to the film – and leaving it up to guests to find them.

“Guests will not believe their eyes when they experience the new Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man,” said Thierry Coup, senior vice president of the Universal Creative Studio. “We are talking about a larger-than-life environment and the HD animation will make it even more remarkable than it has been. It will seem brand-new.”

The newly reanimated, high-definition experience will no doubt transform what is already one of the most technologically advanced attractions ever created into what will seem like an all-new ride guests won’t want to miss.

So, just when will you be able to experience this all-new 4k high definition ride? There’s no official word yet, but rumor has it that Universal is already working on the ride – at night and has been for some time now. You might even be seeing some of the new features when you fly over the city. But trust us, when the ride is complete, it won’t be something you’ll be able to miss!

Stay tuned for more news on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man re-vamp including a debut date for when the all-new ride will be ready. In the meantime you can find discounted Islands of Adventure tickets and Universal Orlando tickets right here on