Read on for your guide to the experiences and rides you won’t want to miss on your next vacation to Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort.
Overwhelmed by what to see and do at Universal Orlando Resort? It’s a good problem to have. There are unforgettable experiences to be had around every corner at the three theme parks and beyond. Here are some can’t-miss stops for an over-the-top vacation.
Adrenaline-Pumping Thrill Rides
The thrilling rides, from roller coasters to high-tech simulators, are a key attraction at Universal Orlando Resort. Check out Skull Island: Reign of Kong, where you’ll travel into the heart of a mysterious jungle and come face-to-face with Kong himself. Looking to cool off? Hop on the exhilarating Jurassic Park River Adventure to float a river surrounded by majestic and awe-inspiring dinosaurs, culminating in a jaw-dropping plummet. It’ll leave you screaming – but ready to do it all over again. Keep the water theme going with a trip to Universal’s Volcano Bay for a hair-raising body slide adventure. If a mega-coaster is your speed, take a ride on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, one of the resort’s tallest coasters, at Universal Studios Florida; or get ready to flip through the seven inversions of The Incredible Hulk Coaster® back at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Interactive and Behind-the-Scenes
You don’t have to leave the ground to make one-of-a-kind memories at Universal Orlando Resort. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, learn about dinosaurs up close at the Raptor Encounter character experience, or share a high five with Spider-Man and the Marvel Super Heroes. At Universal Studios Florida, meet your favorite TRANSFORMERS such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron outside TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D.
The Raptor Encounter character experience at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Harry Potter™ Must-Sees
Universal Orlando Resort is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida. From thrill rides like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ to more child friendly adventures such as Flight of the Hippogriff™, the theme parks are an immersive experience for any Harry Potter™ fan. Dip in to Ollivanders™ wands shop to see a wand choose a wizard – or buy your own interactive wand to cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Feel the heat from the 1,960-degree Celsius fire-breathing dragon atop Gringotts™ bank in Diagon Alley™. With a Park-to-Park ticket, hop aboard the Hogwarts™ Express at King’s Cross Station to travel to Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can ride the epic Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. On select nights, stay late to see The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle, a dazzling lights-and-music display.
Pyrotechnics over The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle
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