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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.

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Top 5 Attractions at Universal Studios Florida

  1. Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™ 
  2. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem 
  3. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D 
  4. The Simpsons Ride™
  5. The Bourne Stuntacular
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Explore both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, including Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida. Experience the mysteries, excitement and well-known establishments of Diagon Alley™, where you can ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. Then, catch the Hogwarts™ Express* to Hogsmeade™ village at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can explore another immersive land.

* 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, visit Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, among others. And before you leave, tour the Big Apple on Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Top 5 Attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  1. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ 
  2. Jurassic World VelociCoaster 
  3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® 
  4. The Incredible Hulk Coaster® 
  5. The Cat in the Hat™

Continue exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at 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™, Flight of the Hippogriff™ and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. Travel between both lands with an amazing journey aboard the Hogwarts™ Express*.

* Park-to-Park admission required. Additional restrictions apply.

Jurassic World Velocicoaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World: VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

A new set of tracks has appeared in the jungle: roller coaster tracks, rising high above the Jurassic Park terrain. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you ride through the Velociraptor paddock and race alongside these fierce predators only at Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

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 Accelatron®. You can also go wild on the Jurassic Park River Adventure, or brave the hidden terrors of Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

Top 5 Attractions at Universal’s Volcano Bay

  1. Kopiko Wai Winding River
  2. TeAwa The Fearless River
  3. Krakatau Aqua Coaster
  4. Waturi Beach
  5. Honu ika Moana Multi-Person Raft Rides
Universal's Volcano Bay™ Honu Ika Moana walkway boy

The surf is always up at Universal’s Volcano Bay, a water theme park 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. Dive in for the adventure of a lifetime.

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