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Hold on! Down time for Universal's Incredible Hulk coaster is near

Hold on! Down time for Universal's Incredible Hulk coaster is near

Islands of Adventure soon will have a case of empty-nest syndrome, theme-park style. Earlier this month, Universal Orlando announced that its Incredible Hulk Coaster would close for some TLC and enhancements. The last day to go for a spin on the mean, green one will be Sept. 7, and the thrill ride will reopen sometime next summer, Universal says. In the meantime, it will be quiet — too quiet — at IOA, like when the last kid has gone off to college or in a horror movie just before the killer pops up. The rehab will silence thousands of screaming passengers, and it will quash the Hulk's constant drone, a noise that's part moan, part alien bumblebee, part white...

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