The Universal Orlando Resort is home to two theme parks and a vast number of rides, attractions and shows.
Universal Studios Florida
The Universal Studios Florida theme park is home to a number of iconic rides and shows. They are;
Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts
📏 Height Requirement: 42” (107 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 48 minutes
How do you fancy encountering a huge fire-breathing dragon? Before heading deep underground where you’ll stumble upon Harry, Hermione & Ron.
On the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, you’ll try your best to avoid bad guys like Bellatrix and Voldemort as you escape through the caves of Gringotts Bank back to the safe haven of Diagon Alley.
This Harry Potter ride is track-based, using multi-dimensional and multi-sensory 3D technology. It’s an amazing experience for all aspiring wizards.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 40 minutes
You’ve seen the films, now jump on the ride! Have you ever wanted to become a Minion? Now you can!
Recruited by supervillain Gru, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable trip through his laboratory that doesn’t quite go according to plan.
The whole family will love this motion simulation ride and be laughing about it for years to come. This collaboration between Illumination & Universal is a brand new story and animation so you’ll never have seen it before.
Spot your favourite characters as you dive into the world of Despicable Me. C’est banana!
Hogwarts Express: Kings Cross Station
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 34 minutes
The Hogwarts™ Express takes you between the two Universal parks, visiting both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. This means you will need a Park-to-Park ticket.
You’ll find the King’s Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida where you can find the magical Platform 9 ¾™ through a solid brick wall.
Potter fans will love this, as you queue at the station, jump on the train and travel through the British countryside. Keep an eye out your window, you’ll never know who you might spot flying by. All aboard!
Revenge Of The Mummy
📏 Height Requirement: 48" (122 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 27 minutes
Jump into all the action of The Mummy films with Revenge of the Mummy. Hold on tight for a ride of a lifetime, as you flee from the evil Imhotep, who will throw all of his powers at you.
Be sure to brush up on your hieroglyphics before you head to the park as some of the writing on the wall actually give you real warnings.
As you face your fears and fall into the darkness, you’ll wonder whether you’ll ever escape this tomb. A thrill ride you’ll want to go on again and again.
📏 Height Requirement: 34" (86 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 23 minutes
If you are one of those people who wonder what happens after the film ends, then E.T. Adventure is the ride for you. We know E.T. wanted to phone home but now he requires some assistance.
The cute little character we know and love needs your help to save his planet. Jump on your flying bike and set off into the stars, where you’ll discover a magical world, incredible creatures and a few bad guys.
Fans of the movie will adore the soundtrack, written by the original composer John Williams.
The gentle motion simulation ride is child friendly and everyone will love being thanked for their help by E.T. himself at the end.
Fast And Furious – Supercharged
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 25 minutes
How do you fancy joining the family and riding along with Dom, Letty, Hobbs and Roman? Enter the world we’ve seen on the big screen with Fast And Furious: Supercharged.
This blockbuster of a ride features iconic cars, a recreation of the crew’s HQ along with actual props from the films.
The motion simulation is full of adrenaline, speed, action and adventure for fans of the franchise.
You can even play the in-pp game whilst you wait in line for the ride. All the Fast, all the Furious!
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
📏 Height Requirement: 51" (130 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 39 minutes
This world-first roller-coaster peaks at 17 stories above Universal Studios, making it one of the tallest in town!
Aspiring rock stars will love this coaster with a musical twist.
Select your song as you strap in, one that you’ll be able to hear over the top of your screams! There’s country music, pop, hip-hop, disco and plenty of rock and roll!
Drop into the record-breaking non-inverting loop and you’ll hit speeds of 65mph!
Air guitars at the ready, but hold on for a music-filled adrenaline ride!
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 16 minutes
If you’ve seen The Simpsons, you’ll recognise the two drooling aliens that feature in many of the Treehouse Of Horror episodes.
Kang & Kodos come from the planet Rigel VII and want to send Earth-Humans spinning through space.
Pilot your own flying saucer, sending it up and down and using your lasers to zap your favourite characters from the show. This is a fun child-friendly ride is for all the family.
Men In Black: Alien Attack
📏 Height Requirement: 42” (107 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 22 minutes
Pop on your shades and become Agent Trainee, the latest Men In Black agent. There is an epidemic of aliens in New York City and it’s up to you to save the day.
There are over 100 different types of aliens, some specially created for this ride, trying to blast your car out of control.
Aim and shoot to rack up points in this motion simulation ride, which has multiple ends. So every time you ride Men In Black – Alien Attack, you’ll come across a new conclusion.
Jeff, I am so not in the mood! Get back in the subway!
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 12 minutes
Before you strap into the ride there are 60 years of memorabilia to look at, plus entertainment in the form of a barbershop quartet performance.
Have fun on interactive desks and see Hashtag the Panda. Then it’s a race across New York City as you strap into the “flying theatre” and speed across Manhattan.
You’ll face Jimmy Fallon and well-known characters from NBC’s “The Tonight Show” as you glide over buildings and even take a dunk in the East River.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is a motion simulation with 3D and 4-D technology. You’ll feel like you are absolutely there and will be laughing all the way.
The Simpsons Ride
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 26 minutes
You might be a Simpsons superfan but have you seen the brand-new animations created for The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida? Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge and of course Homer are heading to Krustyland and you can join them.
In true Krusty the Clown tradition, he’s spent a small budget on the theme park and it’s falling apart.
Prepare for a bumpy ride and see which other characters you can spot on the massive 80-foot domed screen.
You’ll feel every twist and turn of the motion simulation ride and experience it in 3D and 4D. Ay, caramba!
Transformers: The Ride-3D
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 30 minutes
The motion simulation with 3D/4D experience of Transformers: The Ride will have you thinking you’re a fully-fledged member of the Autobots.
Join forces with Bumblebee and Optimus Prime to take on the Decepticons. Your mission is to keep the AllSpark out of the hands of the villainous Megatron.
The future of our planet is at stake so get ready for the greatest battle you will ever ride. It’s time to roll out and rescue!
If you’re one of the superfans who grew up watching the show, keep an eye out for a certain yellow VW Beetle!
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
📏 Height Requirement: 36" (92 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 13 minutes
Everyone loves Woody Woodpecker and the crazy bird has a great introduction to rollercoasters for youngsters.
Gently swoop along on the coaster without any crazy drops to scare or upset. As you go through Woody’s very own nut factory, you’ll laugh at silly jokes and smile throughout the ride.
Little ones will love the fun whilst grown-ups will enjoy the throwback. A kid-friendly cartoon thrill ride to start the roller-coaster journey.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park is home to a number of iconic rides and shows. They are;
Jurassic World VelociCoaster
📏 Height Requirement: 51" (130 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 49 minutes
This is one of the new rides at Universal Islands of Adventure, and subsequently, it’s one of the most popular experiencing long lines throughout the day.
The VelociCoaster takes roller-coasters to the next level, you could say it is the top of the food chain, the apex predator.
Strap in and experience the awe and wonder of the park that we have seen on the silver screen, with the VelociCoaster storyline being set just before the first Jurassic World film.
You’ll hunt alongside the raptors as you twist and turn across land and water.
You’ll reach heights of 155 feet and a maximum speed of 70 mph. Hold on tight for the ride of a lifetime!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
📏 Height Requirement: 48" (122 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 89 minutes
Another epic adventure for Potter fans, as you join Hagrid on a thrilling roller-coaster ride.
Saddle up on the bike or sit in the sidecar as you experience all-new environments and sets, on the edge of the Forbidden Forest, far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle.
You’ll enter abandoned ruins and come across some of the rarest and most magical creatures.
The Motorbike Adventure has the most launches of any roller-coaster in the world, with seven huge launches on this amazing ride. Buckle up, it’s a journey like no other!
Jurassic Park River Adventure
📏 Height Requirement: 42” (107 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 27 minutes
In true Hollywood movie style, everything is going so well, until it isn’t! Jurassic Park comes to life on the River Adventure you will never forget.
To start with, you’re floating along, taking in the views. Then suddenly, you’re staring at a T-Rex and you look at a lot like a lunchtime snack.
There’s an 85ft drop in the pitch black to escape. Do you have what it takes?
You’ll encounter plenty of other dinos too, including Stegosaurus, Dilophosaurus, and Ultrasaurus. The ride uses 1.5 million gallons of water, so expect to get a good drenching!
Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey
📏 Height Requirement: 48" (122 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 37 minutes
Get ready to soar with Harry Potter on Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey.
This motion simulation takes you through the corridors of the school, where you’ll spot some familiar places including Dumbledore’s office and the Gryffindor common room.
Join Harry and his friends on a ride you’ll never forget, as you soar high in the sky.
This motion simulation throws you into the world you love in a completely unique way, incorporating 3D & 4D technology too.
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 7 minutes
Are you a big fan of Dr Seuss?
Fox In Socks, The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs & Ham are so absolute classics.
This super Seussian take on the classic Merry-Go-Round ride is fun for all the family. Ride the creatures and control them in this one-of-a-kind experience.
You can make their eyes blink, ears wiggle and heads turn. Look up and you’ll spot Horton the Elephant too. It’s like riding around inside Dr Seuss’ mind.
This ride is loads of fun that you’ll want to enjoy over and over again.
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
📏 Height Requirement: 52” (132 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 15 minutes
Fancy accelerating faster than the space shuttle? Then Doctor Doom’s Fearfall is the ride for you.
The arch nemesis of the Fantastic Four is up to no good once again.
His most recent invention sucks the fear out of people so he can use it as a weapon against our heroic team.
You’ll be strapped in and sent towards the sky at super speed.
Before plummeting back towards the ground faster than you can say Johnny Storm. Scream for your life over on Marvel Super Hero Island.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
📏 Height Requirement: 44” (112cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 28 minutes
The ultimate combination of half roller-coaster, half water flume comes to life with classic cartoons and plenty of laughs.
Dudley Do-Right, the loveable Royal Canadian Mountie guides you through the twists and turns of this splashtastic adventure, where you are guaranteed to get soaked.
Once you’ve made it to the end of the tracks, you’ll plummet down a 75ft drop and get drenched.
Fortunately, there are people-sized drying machines nearby where you can dry off, or bring some spare clothes to change into.
Flight of the Hippogriff
📏 Height Requirement: 36" (92 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 30 minutes
This family-friendly ride is a bit more child friendly than some of the other Potter-themed adventures, meaning that young fans can also enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The Hippogriff, which you’ll know is part-eagle, part-horse, will take you on a magical ride around Hagrid’s pumpkin patch, before swooping past his hut toward the end.
Keep an ear out for Fang and remember to use proper etiquette when approaching Hippogriffs. This will help you avoid danger.
The Flight of the Hippogriff is a magical ride for the whole family!
Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 23 minutes
The Hogwarts Express takes you between the two Universal parks, visiting both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
This means you will need a Park-to-Park ticket. You’ll find the Hogsmeade Station in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area of Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Queue in the beautifully themed station before embarking on your trip.
You’ll see familiar faces and plenty of creatures from the Harry Potter books and movies. When you arrive at your destination, see if you can find the secret entryway into Diagon Alley.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 13 minutes
From the wonderful mind of Dr Seuss comes One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
There is no minimum height for this delightful ride so every member of the family can enjoy a gentle glide around.
The simple controls are child’s play but older children will need to pay attention to the words of the musical rhyme.
Otherwise, you might get a little bit wet!
Go up, up, up and down, down, down as you wonderful characters that have come to life straight off the page.
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
📏 Height Requirement: 42” (107 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 15 minutes
Watch out for the water cannons as you try to save the day and get Olive Oyl back for Popeye.
You’re guaranteed to get wet which is a perfect way to cool off during the mid-day sunshine.
With 12 seats to every ride, you’ll team up to take down Bluto.
However, there is an 18ft octopus and some raging rapids to contend with first. Eat your spinach and embark on a hilarious (& soaking!) adventure!
📏 Height Requirement: Minimum 36” (92 cm) Maximum 56” (143 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 32 minutes
Found in the Jurassic Park zone of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the Pteranodon Flyers are designed for children.
It is an ideal ride for those not so sure about the excitement and adventure of larger thrill rides. You’ll get an amazing view all around as you take flight under the huge wings of a Pteranodon.
Suspended from the track above you’ll soar and glide around, free from any scary moments, waving at family members on the ground.
Skull Island: Reign Of Kong
📏 Height Requirement: 36" (92 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 40 minutes
Head to a mysterious island on this Motion Simulation ride, where you’ll encounter prehistoric creatures and predators who see you as a tasty snack.
When it seems like you’ll never make it out alive, the silver screens favourite ape, King Kong shows up.
Standing 3 stories tall, he’ll quickly become your hero, or is he actually the biggest threat? The ride is jammed packed full of 3D and 4D technology that will have you screaming throughout.
Keep an eye out for the 887 skulls on Skull Island: Reign Of Kong.
Storm Force Accelatron
📏 Height Requirement: None ⏰ Average Wait Time: 6 minutes
Step into the world of X-Men, as the villainous Magneto tries to take over the world.
Earth’s only hope is the heroic Storm, who can control the weather.
Will this descendant of African priestesses be able to pull enough thunder and lighting to defeat the bad guy? She needs your help.
Jump aboard Professor Xavier’s power generator and work as a team to spin faster and faster. It’s a fun-filled family experience that fans of comic books will adore.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
📏 Height Requirement: 40” (102 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 32 minutes
He’s been in comics, on the big screen and across the multiverse. Now Spider-Man has his own ride!
Jump into a 3D world of New York City as our friendly neighbourhood web-slinger chances down the bad guys and saves the day.
You’ll climb skyscrapers, sling through the city and battle villains at every turn. Brace yourself for the 400ft freefall.
In true iconic tradition, keep an eye out for the special appearance of Stan Lee. He loves cameos! It’s time to strike your superhero pose and head off on an amazing adventure!
The Cat In The Hat
📏 Height Requirement: 36" (92 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 9 minutes
Step into some of the most famous pages of this well-known Dr Seuss book. This motion simulation takes you through the story of The Cat in the Hat.
Join Thing 1 and Thing 2 for some crazy antics as you clean up before Mother comes home.
The story has been translated into more than 15 languages, so international visitors will adore seeing the characters come to life too. It’s fun to have fun! Find The Cat in the Hat™ down at Seuss Landing.
The High In The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
📏 Height Requirement: 36" (92 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 22 minutes
Enjoy this kid-friendly gentle ride above Seuss Landing, with unrivalled views across the park.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! takes you into the clouds as you’re retold the story of the Sneetches.
This popular Dr Seuss story is from way back in 1961 but you’ll witness lots of characters and creatures from his books. This is a graceful journey for the whole family to enjoy.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
📏 Height Requirement: 54" (138 cm) ⏰ Average Wait Time: 35 minutes
Hands up, who put themselves down for a science experiment?
Head to Marvel Super Hero Island for a Hulked-up roller-coaster ride of a lifetime. Everything seems to be going well for Dr Bruce Banner’s volunteers until a blast of gamma radiation hits.
Hold on tight as you are launched up to 67 miles per hour on a high-speed charge that includes seven inversions and two subterranean trenches. Hulk SMASH!