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Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

What is Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges?

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is a traditional – and fun – raft ride. While it doesn’t quite pack the punch of Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls just across the walkway, it’s still a great way to get soaked, and to do so in classic comic book style!

Where is Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges located?

In Toon Lagoon, which is in Islands of Adventure.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – height restrictions and other factors

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Height requirement is 42 inches; has Express Pass access.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – what you wish you knew before you experienced it

You will get soaked. Consider saving this for your last ride of the day, or prepare in advance by wearing water-friendly clothing.

How scary is Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges?

We rate this a mere one out of five cans of spinach on our fear factor scale. There’s a lot of water involved but no major drops like the aforementioned neighboring Ripsaw Falls.

What was Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges’s opening date?

May 28, 1999

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Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
Average rating:  
 26 reviews
 by phillip painter
Date Of Last Visit: 7/13

very good raft ride, will get extremely wet, suggest you prepare for this,

 by Julio
#1 Bilge-Rat Barges
Date Of Last Visit: May 27, 2014

We love Popeye & Bluto Bilge-Rat Barges are "THE BEST"they are super sweet and Migdalia is a love she greets you with a smile and always has something nice to say and Franky, Jessica and Jackie treated us really well Thanks for an unforgettable experience #1 Bilge-Rat Barges

 by Arlene J
Date Of Last Visit: 03/09/2014

What Orlando Informer has to say about it: "What you wish you knew before you experienced it


Ain't that the truth.

Where do I even start? This is such a great ride to go on, especially in Florida's HOT weather. Seriously.

I think it's a very family / group oriented ride because one little "circular boat" can carry a lot of people.

SO even if you are on a field trip with your school, you should go on this !

 by Anastasia
The Best of the Best
Date Of Last Visit: July 15, 2013

This is by far the best ride for a few reasons. First, water rides in Florida heat are always a plus and believe me, you will get soaked no matter where on the ride you are sitting. Second, it has a place for you to shoot water at fellow parkgoers. Third, and probably most importantly, it is long and feels long. When you come to a curve on some rides, you can tell it's going to end soon and undoubtedly you get a pang of sadness in your gut (and maybe a little anger that you might have to wait in a long line to ride it again). With Popeye & Bluto's, you turn a corner, feel that pang, and then the ride keeps going! It definitely is the best water ride I've ever been on.

Best White Water Ride
Date Of Last Visit: May 18, 2014

Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges are "THE BEST" White Water Ride. I have been to many Theme Parks across this country and Islands of Adventure's Popeye and Bluto's is without doubt Superior! No matter where you sit, you will get drenched. It is a great family ride. We wear our bathing suits and sandals and look forward to making family memories. We take a 'water proof' camera and get amazing pictures to document each ride. We usually ride about 5 or 6 times because each ride is unique. Popeye and Bluto is a Must Ride from now through September. Have Fun - Get Wet !!

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