Universal Studios in Florida is one of the world’s most exciting theme parks and one which sees hundreds of thousands of people each year walk through their gates for some movie themed adventure. For many years Universal Studios was a theme park on its own before converting into a complex in 1999 with the addition of the Islands of Adventure park. On offer in both parks are some incredible rides for all ages which will thrill all visitors and if you are heading to Florida this year then Universal should definitely be on your list of places to go, you will have to get your Universal Studios tickets in advance as the park becomes incredibly busy, now let’s take a look at the best rides in the parks.
Harry Potter, Escape From Gringotts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the stand out attraction in the Islands of Adventure and the most popular ride is the Escape From Gringotts experience. You will ride through the world of Harry Potter in an animated and car-based experience which sees a robbery of Gringotts bank and you will be stuck between Harry and the dark forces of Voldemort. The car spins and rushes you through the story in a truly incredible adventure.
Revenge of the Mummy
This ride takes you through an underground tomb as you are chased by the mummy from the film of the same name.This ride, unlike many at Universal doesn’t rely on a movie screen and you will instead be scared and excited by many interactive moments along the way, feeling fire above your head and all manner of ghostly things jumping out at you as you try to escape the mummy. I won’t ruin the ending for you but if you are not a big Brendan Fraser fan, then you may well walk away with a big smile on your face.
Rip Ride Rockit
This is not one for the faint of heart by any stretch of the imagination but for anyone who loves extreme rides, Rip Ride Rockit is the ultimate ride for you. Commencing at an acute 180 degrees before you are fired upwards towards the top of a tower before plunging back down to earth in a series of tight loops, your car spinning along the way. Rip Ride Rockit even allows you to choose your own song to hear as you hang on for dear life.
The ultimate ride for any fan of the Simpsons in Universal Studios is this incredible Springfield experience which sees you travel through the world of the Simpsons. During the ride you will be a sat in a car which rises off the ground in front of a screen, you will then be taken on a 3D journey through Springfield as the car shakes, shunts and twists in line with the movie. The movie is great and you can expect all of your favorite Simpson’s characters as well as the humor which we have all come to expect from Matt Groening’s creations, all in all, a fantastic experience.