From what was once a one-day theme park, Universal Orlando has now turned into a fantastic resort consisting of two theme parks and an entertainment area. As well as this, there are a number of hotels located at the resort, a perfect place to stay for lovers of all the attractions. Visiting the theme parks can be quite overwhelming and for that only visiting for a few days, making the most of your time is essential. To make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of top attractions at Universal Orlando including the best things to do and the top rides to go on. See our top five best attractions below and let us know what you think!
The Simpsons Ride
Quite possibly one of the most famous and funniest cartoons in television history, The Simpsons has been putting entertainment on our TVs for over twenty years. Universal Studios is home to the crazy and funny The Simpsons ride. Since it opened in 2008, the ride has been a popular hit and is one to check out first as soon as the park gets open. This family-friendly virtual reality ride is popular with the whole family; you can even visit the Kwik-E-Mart after and pick up some cool souvenirs.
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Step back to the prehistoric times and into the world of dinosaurs. The Jurassic Park River Adventure is probably one of the scariest water rides you will ever experience; Steven Spielberg didn’t quite make the T-Rex as friendly as could be. Take a plunge 95-foot plunge as you try and escape from the dinosaurs. The ride has been a hit since its grand opening in 1999 and is just like the films.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Some could even say you need a whole day to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Fans of the films and books will feel like they are part of it in this attraction which has slowly taken over Universal Orlando. This area of the park is located on Universal Islands of Adventure and will keep you entertained for hours. Featuring shops, restaurants, rides and even a village to walk through, you will definitely have a good time exploring this attraction and you’ll find many tourists visit Universal Orlando just for this.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
This ride’s structure towers over Universals Island of Adventure Park. The ride reaches speeds of 67 miles per hour and you’ll feel unstoppable with all the twists and turns this roller coaster takes. Feel the fury of the Incredible Hulk as you go soaring 150 feet upwards. Are you brave enough to try out this ride? It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Experience a multi-sensory roller coaster and get to pick the music you listen to. The ride features twists, turns and all new heights and what better way to experience this than listening to some of your favourite music. Cameras will capture your every move whilst on board, certainly something to laugh at once the ride has finished. Feel the rush on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit reaching speeds of 65mph.
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