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Video: Amazing Adventures of Spiderman to reopen at Universal's Islands of Adventure on March 8, 2012

Spiderman concept art

The Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman attraction will reopen at Islands of Adventure on March 8, 2012.

The popular dark ride is undergoing a series of a major updates designed to enhance the experience it offers guests. This includes the installation of a new Infitec 3-D projection system that generates high-resolution 4K images, along with physical enhancements to the ride's sets.

Universal has also revealed that a new original music score has been produced for the updated Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, providing a "rockin' twist" on the classic Spiderman theme tune. The ride vehicles' on-board audio system has also been upgraded from 8-channel to 16-channel, to enhance riders' sense of immersion in the action.

Guests will wear new-look 3D glasses on the revamped Spiderman ride, enabling them to view life-like facial expressions and muscle movements on the comic book characters. Spiderman's co-creator Stan Lee will make a cameo appearance, although the nature of this is yet to be confirmed.

Universal has released the video below, which shows off some of the new effects featured in the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman. Further videos can be unlocked by visiting the Universal Orlando website and by "liking" the resort's Facebook page.

Universal has released a number of images showing off the new-look that will be sported by the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman's characters when the attraction reopens. The ride remains one of the most popular at Islands of Adventure, despite the 2010 debut of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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