Top Rides at Universal Studios, Orlando
Universal Studios, Florida, is one of our all-time favourite playgrounds. It’s a place where you feel all your senses being heightened, the energy, the sense of anticipation, the fear, the excitement and the adrenaline rush. Being accelerated into the air at high speeds, plummeted to the ground, twisted and turned upside down, in light and darkness. It’s a kind of thrill-seeking onslaught, a bittersweet pleasure and it’s addictive. 6 visits later, we should know!
I decided to write a post on the top rides at Universal Studios Orlando because for us, in these particular parks, they are the main attraction. Yes I know there are shows, performances and character experiences – but for us, Disney does all that stuff way better… The rides, on the other hand, give us Universal Studios any day! They’re bigger, better, faster and altogether more grown up. (Although I know kids love them too!)
So when choosing our top rides at Universal Studios Orlando we were in for quite a challenge, as across the 2 parks, there are lots to choose from.
It’s all about the speed…
For me, it’s all about the speed… which is why Incredible Hulk Coaster is my number one. I always ride at least 3 times consecutively. For me, there is no other ride which accelerates at such a terrifying rate! I can still remember my first time – OMG, did I scream! In the UK, there is no comparison – I was literally shell-shocked … and hooked!
For Kerry, on the other hand, is all about the experience, which is why she loves the Harry Potter Rides. The attention to detail, the whole “set appeal” the storytelling element and then, of course, the rides themselves!
So our Top rides at Universal Studios, Orlando… Click on the images to find out more.
The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios. Hold on tight whilst you embark upon an unexpected hair-raising adventure through Krusty Land and beyond Will you survive the trials and tribulations and return to earth?
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios. Will you make it out of the cavernous Gringotts Bank alive? Watch out for the dementors as you swoop and soar your way to safety, with the help of old friends.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Islands of Adventure. Will Kong save you and your fellow explorers from a treacherous tirade of vicious primaeval predators? Scramble aboard your jeep and prepare to die!
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios. Prepare to star in your very own movie as you sing your heart out whilst rocking and rolling on this rip-roaring coaster! Are you too cool for school?
Universal Studios Orlando. These parks pump out adrenaline & energy! Be a superhero. Play, ride, laugh and cry, scream, screech and gasp. Prepare to be amazed, mesmerised and utterly entertained.
Dudley Do-Right's Ripshaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Are you ready to get wet? Very Wet? Prepare to be propelled into full view of delighted spectators, ready to post and share your new wet look.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Feel like a Superhero on this energetic, high-speed adrenaline blast into a heart-stopping, scream-inducing whirlwind of spirals, twists, turns, and loops!
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Prepare to do battle with some almighty forces to reckoned with! Luckily our hero is on hand, but will he come through and save the day?
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Will you join Harry and friends on this impromptu opportunity to explore Hogwarts? Hop on a broom and soar, pure magic.
Apple Pie Ice-Cream!
Although I mentioned that for us, Universal Studios is all about the rides, we do love the other attractions too! We’re also partial to a delicious ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. The apple pie flavour is to die for…
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