Guests riding the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida

Must-See Attractions at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has been part of Orlando’s landscape since 1990, bringing movies, TV and your dreams to life at three theme parks, including a water theme park, and Universal CityWalk, which features dining, nightlife, entertainment and shopping. With so many great attractions to choose from, the only hard part is deciding where to start.

Top 5 Attractions at Universal Studios Florida Theme Park

  1. Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™
  2. Fast & Furious — Supercharged
  3. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  4. Transformers: The Ride-3D
  5. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™
Two young ladies walking in front of their parents and grandmother in Diagon Alley™ with a dragon perched on top of a building in the background.

Explore both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™; in Universal Studios Florida, experience the mysteries, excitement and well-known establishments of Diagon Alley™. Ride Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™, and catch the Hogwarts™ Express* to see the rest of this immersive land at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
*Park-to-Park admission required. Additional restrictions apply.

Those who prefer sci-fi to fantasy won’t want to miss TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D and Men in Black: Alien Attack™. Also in this vein, E.T. Adventure™ is the only original attraction still in service at the park.

For animated adventures, head to Springfield U.S.A. for The Simpsons Ride™. More cartoon fun can be had on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Shrek 4-D and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster. And before you leave, tour the Big Apple on Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, which was added in 2017.

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Top 5 Attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
  2. Jurassic Park River Adventure
  3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
  4. The Cat in the Hat™
  5. Poseidon’s Fury
Couple holding hands in Hogsmeade at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Continue exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, visit the wizarding village of Hogsmeade™ and explore the wonders of Hogwarts™ castle and beyond. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™, with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ coming June 13, 2019. Travel between both lands with an amazing journey aboard the Hogwarts™ Express*.
*Park-to-Park admission required. Additional restrictions apply.

The young and young-at-heart will love Seuss Landing™, based on the timeless work of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat™ and Caro-Seuss-el™ are among the themed attractions here.

Of course, as the name implies, this park really excels at adventure, which can be found in spades at Marvel Super Hero Island® with rides such as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man®, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®, The Incredible Hulk Coaster® and Storm Force Acceleration®. Go wild in Jurassic Park on the Jurassic Park River Adventure or brave the hidden terrors of Skull Island: Reign of Kong™.

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Universal’s Volcano Bay

Boy walking towards the volcano at Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

The surf is always up at Universal’s water theme park, which opened in 2017 with the mighty Krakatau volcano as its centerpiece. The landmark also serves as the starting point for four of the park’s best attractions: Krakatau Aqua Coaster, Ko’okiri Body Plunge, Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slide and Punga Racers.

More fast times can be enjoyed at Rainforest Village, including Taniwha Tubes, Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slide, TeAwa the Fearless River and Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides.

When you’re ready to relax, drift away on the Kopiko Wai Winding River at River Village, which also offers fun reefs and the Honu ika Moana multi-person raft ride. Waturi Beach at Wave Village, featuring a multi-directional wave pool, is also not to be missed.

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