Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges
Located in Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park, Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is a family-friendly water ride. Inspired by the popular 1960s’ television show “Popeye the Sailor,” this river rafting adventure leads guests along the trail blazed by Popeye as he rushes to save his beloved Olive Oyl from his archenemy, Bluto. Circular rafts bounce along rapids, over waterfalls and around numerous water hazards for seven full minutes of adrenaline-fueled fun. One of the most unique moments of the ride is when riders are allowed to interact with Me Ship, the Olive. Three levels of cannons, hoses and interactive gadgets await riders at this attraction nestled inside of the Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges water ride. Another surprise awaits riders as the rafts begin to sail through Octopus Grotto. An 18-foot-tall octopus towers over the rafts, stretching out its 10-foot-long tentacles intimidatingly. Getting soaked on this ride is not an option, so pack a towel. If the splashing rapids do not drench riders, the exhilarating barge wash and water cannons will.