There’s no doubt Universal Studios Orlando has some of the best theme parks in the world.
The place has everything you need to make your visit to Orlando a memorable experience. Be it exciting rides, amazing parks, colorful seasonal events, sports challenges or anything fun-related – Universal Studios has it all. The rides, in particular, are to die for.
If you are yet to visit this magical place, you should definitely add it to your bucket list. It will be worth every cent you spend on it. And to make your visit more enjoyable, try out these exciting 9 exciting activities:
Things to do at Universal Studios Orlando
1. Ride the Dragon Challenge
Deeply buried in the Islands of Adventure is the ultimate thrill experience of two iconic roller coaster tracks – the Chinese Fireball and the Hungarian Horntail.
If you like fast rides, the Fireball is a guaranteed adrenaline rush that you will get you weak in the knees. The Horntail is slightly slower but equally enjoyable.
2. Adventure at the Jurassic Park River
If you loved Jurassic Park, the movie, or just want to visit in a world full of amazing dinosaurs, this ride is for you. From live animatronics to exciting plunge drops, it has all the ingredients of a hair-raising ride with a particular slow vibe to it.
If you don’t mind getting wet (that’s why you came to Universal Studios anyway), you should definitely give it a try.
3. See the Fear Factor Live
This is another great stop for a memorable visit. Not only can you enjoy watching the show, but you can also audition to participate as a guest challenger. This is a great way to challenge your inner self.
Sometimes, the Fear Factor production team lets the audience make obstacles for challengers which is super fun! And who knows? You might end up on TV!
4. Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon
This new ride is nothing short of amazing. It boasts of exceptional graphics and the hysterical humor of Jimmy Fallon. It will be so much fun that you probably won’t notice the slightly longer waiting line.
This is a completely new way of experiencing “The Tonight Show” and it’s exclusively in Universal’s Orlando. You even won’t get it at the Universal Studios Hollywood tours.
5. Get the Rip, Ride, Rockit Experience
If you are the ultimate thrill junkie, this is the perfect roller coaster for you. It is arguably the best in Orlando. Prepare to experience powerful take-offs, endless twists, and sharp turns.
The size of the ride might be a little intimidating, but you are in Orlando to do things that you’ll normally not do. If you have a fear of heights, the music playing throughout the ride should calm you down.
6. Visit the Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley
If you want to know how it feels like to be on set when shooting Harry Potter, these two are must-stops. Diagon Alley can be found within the Universal Studios park, so visiting it won’t be any hassle. For Hogsmeade, you will have to go to the Islands of Adventure.
If you really want to enjoy these two stops, dedicate a whole day for them. There’s a lot of things to see, learn, and do.
7. Explore the Citywalk
After a fun-packed day at the park, you can enjoy a nice dinner with family and friends at the City Walk. It has it all, from karaoke bars to themed restaurants.
The Hard Rock Cafe is one of the best places to dine. You’ll enjoy finger-licking food while listening to awesome music from live bands in a completely serene environment.
8. Drink the Famous Butterbeer
With the scorching heat of Orlando, this is a definite must-do. This tasty non-alcoholic drink is the signature way to cool off in Universal Studios Orlando.
The drink has a little bit of mystery to itself because its recipe is still a secret. Instead of frustrating yourself with fake online recipes that try to make the butterbeer, why not head there and try the real deal?
9. Ride in Hogwarts Express
Experience the perfect replica of the Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express. This is not just an ordinary commute train, it has some special effects that will make the whole ride worthwhile. You’ll feel like you are traveling to another dimension.
Universal Studios Orlando is Just Full of Fun
These are just a few places to enjoy in Universal Studios. They are not the only things you can do over there, but they are great pointers. Make sure that you do everything that you’ve ever wanted to do at the theme park.
It is all about having fun!