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Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges is a river rafting water ride themed after Popeye, part of Universal's Islands of Adventure and located in the Toon Lagoon island. The 7-minute ride follows Popeye in his quest to save damsel-in-distress Olive Oyl from his nemesis Bluto. Guests begin by entering a queue for "Popeyes Paradise Cruises", before being detoured into "Bluto's Boat Tours". Riders board large circular rafts from a rotating platform. The ride contains many river rafting elements such as rapids, waterfalls and other water hazards including interactions with Me Ship, the Olive (riders may be further soaked by its visitors). The ride ends with Popeye saving Olive and the boats returning to the dock. Universal Express passes can be used for the attraction, which has a height requirement of 42 inches (106.7 cm).


  • Animatronic versions of Popeye, Bluto, Olive, Swee'Pea and a giant octopus can be seen at various points during the ride.

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