“If you have been to Disney but you’re looking for something a bit more exciting and action packed, then Universal is for you,” Kelsey Ryan, Employee at Universal Studios Florida says. “All of their rides are centered around movies, so both movie buffs and adrenaline lovers can enjoy it,” she adds.
There are a variety of sections in the park, some of these include Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone, Hollywood, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and World Expo, just to name a few.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Ryan’s famous section in the park. “I loved it growing up; you feel like you can step into the shoes of a witch and wizard as you explore the diagon alley and hogsmeade,” she says. “The set design there is absolutely incredible, they made it truly believable.”
Get ready to ride through Harry Potter’s famous Hogwarts, zap aliens up close like Men in Black, and bike through the woods with E.T.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is located in Production Central. Kids and families together will enjoy this heartwarming, hilarious, 3D ride. Feel yourself transform into an actual Minion after being launched through Gru’s super-villain lab.
Hop on in, grasp your shooter and enjoy the ride through this interactive Men in Black ride. Spin in your vehicle and look out for the aliens - as they pop up, aim and zap! The best part… your shooter actually keeps track, so you can compete with the other members in your car to see who zapped the most aliens and got the highest score.
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“Although Forbidden Journey has a very long wait time, it’s totally worth it,” Ryan says. It may just be one of the most popular rides in the park, she adds. “It’s a motion sensor ride that takes you around Hogwarts.”
This ride has had great success, and for good reason. It’s a 3D ride that takes you right into the film. Universal Orlando says you will find yourself on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Also, enjoy their incredible special effects and high quality imagery.
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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is located in Universal’s Islands of Adventures. Follow right alongside with spider-man on this 3D ride as he crashes through streets, slides over skyscrapers and smashes into the pavement - all to save the stolen Statue of Liberty.
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Ready for the ride of your life? Hop in your vehicle and join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie on a visit through Krustyland. Dodge obstacles, fly through the sky and float on water in this motion ride.
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Get ready to coast your way through Harry Potter World on the Escape from Gringotts. “Escape to Gringotts is really cool. It totally revitalized amusement park rides,” Ryan says. “It takes a 3D motion stimulator ride and combines it with a roller coaster.”
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Escape the Revenge of the Mummy on this action packed roller coaster. “The mummy is one of my favorite rides because its super high speed and in the dark so you never know what’s going to happen next,” Ryan says. According to Universal Orlando, the ride catapults guests at speeds up to 45 mph. Fun Fact: “Many of the Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls spell out real worlds and ancient warnings (Universal Orlando).”
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“The Hulk is one of the more popular rides. They are currently redoing it and it is said to come back even more exciting than before,” Ryan says. When it comes back, be prepared for the ride of your life; this roller coaster may actually transform you into The Incredible Hulk.