Universal Studios Orlando Theme Park
Universal Studios Orlando is a movie based theme park with shows and rides centering on the hit movies Universal Studios has produced over the years. Before you start planning your day or days it is suggested that you take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the attractions at Universal Studios Orlando.
In order to assist you with your vacation we have written a couple of touring plans for you and your family. Each one of these touring plans was written by our Universal Studios theme park experts, and they list rides and attractions which are ‘must sees’ for each age group.
Universal Studios Schedule
Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal Islands of Adventure™ are open 365 days a year. Opening hours usually start at 9:00 AM and closing times vary. Universal Volcano Bay™ work hours generally start at 10:00 AM and the closing hours vary. After a day at the theme park, got to Universal CityWalk™, relax and enjoy good food, cold drinks and live music. The CityWalk ™ universal operating hours are 365 days a year from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer free parking after 6:00 p.m. and is open until 02:00 p.m. The best travel time is from September 8 to November 15. The peak time period runs from June 20 to September 7, from December 20th to January 3rd, from March 1st to April 30th. You can purchase your Universal Studios Packages including vacation home rentals and Universal packages including Orlando hotels.
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Things to do in Universal Studios
Take the ride aboard the Hogwarts Express: Hogwarts Express, an excellent replica of films about Harry Potter, is a convenient means of transportation between two parks. Visitors spent a lot of valuable time from one park to another. Now you can comfortably take the Hogwarts Express to the Diagon Alley of King’s Cross in Universal or Hogsmeade in the Islands of Adventure Station. The race offers a series of special effects (The Dementors are incredible!). You can even buy sandwiches that you carry on the road! Remember that you have to buy park to park tickets to enjoy the train trip (what you should definitely do, because both parks are fantastic!).
Take advantage of the innumerable Harry Potter photo opportunities: In both parks there are many opportunities for you to take a shoot at Harry Potter: Knight Bus, Platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley, Weasley Wizard Wheezies, a phone booth at Kings Cross and the list goes on. So many unforgettable places in the movie are hidden in Universal and Islands of Adventure. Early entry is a must if you really want to discover both parks, without the extreme congestion that comes later in the day. Remember to pack the camera and take pictures that you will remember many years later.
The Walking dead: If you are a fan of the most watched programs in the history of cable television, The Walking Dead, you will love The Walking Dead. Travel the attractions where you will find real and lively pedestrians, moving from a recognizable stage scene to scene. Universal Studios even collaborated with the creative team of The Walking Dead, including Greg Nicotero and KNB Efx, to obtain detailed information on pedestrians for attractions and make them as realistic as possible.
You can ride the Hulk Coaster: Hulk is a roller coaster to ride if your time is limited. This super-fast Hulk Coaster, which is located in Islands of Adventure, will take you to an exciting adventure of 110 km / h, competing with 7 inversions in a short time. The second inline is the Rip Ride RockIt, a moving coaster with music also offers almost vertical climb. The high speed, with special effects laden journey through the pitch dark through the Mummy Coaster is also an incredible attraction.
The Revenge of The Mummy – The Ride: You will love the attractive interactive elements of the roller coaster ride Revenge of The Mummy! From the unexpected launch to the beginning of the ride, from the sensation of beetles on your legs to riding backwards, the ride is full of several sensory experiences that will allow you to want to ride it over and over again.
Universal Studios Orlando Theme Parks
As with any theme park, if you do not plan your days it can be a little overwhelming and much more expensive than most vacationers realize. We feel it is our responsibility to help our readers plan a great vacation without hurting their pocket book. Here is a great article showing you how you can see and do everything on a budget. One of the best ways to save money on your vacation is to book a hotel near Universal Studios; all the hotels which cater to the Universal are located within walking distance, and are moderately priced as compared to hotels in other cities.
One of the more interesting facets is the history of the Universal Studios Theme Park. Not many people know this, but the opening day at the Universal Studios theme park was a complete disaster, and many people wondered if the park would ever flourish. Well the good news is the theme park is doing well. Much of their success is do in part to the lighter and darker side of Universal Studios Orlando.
Universal Studios Orlando Rides
Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Island of Adventure: One of Universal Orlando’s attractions uses the technology of dipped tunnels to move in adventure-style (the others are Fast and Furious – Supercharged), Skull Island: The reign of Kong by a lot the best choice. The Kong animatronics at the end of the ride is quite impressive.
Harry Potter & Forbidden Journey located at Island of Adventure: At the time the very first Wizarding World was opened in the year 2010, its vast details and its levels of immersions resulted to jaw drops and Potter fans’ hearts beat to increase. The most prominent in this land is the very wild romp that includes an airborne match Quidditch, the getaway Hogwarts Castle, alarmingly near encounters with Eaters Death & more hairy Harry times. The ride vehicles (robotic) are a progress in attraction layout.
Harry Potter & Escape from the Gringotts found at Florida Universal Studios: The core of the Diagon Alley, the second Universal Orlando Harry Potter World (even deeper and unusual than the original Hogsmeade land), the Escape from Gringotts & Harry Potter World sent their riders to a journey with Ron, Harry & Hermione in climatic scenes from its film & book series. It utilizes a roller coaster tricked-out to carry passengers far deep into subterranean Bank Vaults of Gringotts, where Voldemort, dragons and other threats await him.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem: Add your 3D Minion glasses and join Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes in this fun motion simulator that’s packed with minion mischief. This is your chance to become a Minion. You come up and dive into the Gru’s house and lab. The lines move quickly and the first performances are fun enough to make the wait shorter. This is the first attraction you come across as you enter Universal Studios. If the line is slow, sit down! Me Minion Relaxation Line can be long.
Transformers: Ride 3D located at the Universal Studios Orlando: Using Spider-Man’s mobile motion propulsion system, Universal Studios invites citizens to aid Autobots secure the world (without putting a lot pressure on customers). Instead of watching a comedian used for Marvel Drive, Transformers uses the look of Michael Bay’s movie that is truly realistic. The characters shown in the park attraction are vast, which correspond to the series’.
The Universal Studios Orlando Men In black Alien Attack: The interactive Universal Studios shoot-em up park ride which deploys “scrubs” to try a test runs with the Universal Men in Black. At the time a disaster occurs (like what always happens on theme threads), recruiters are asked to act to combat disputes. The theme of the 60th World Fair is redolent, spinning ride motors makes for a wet trip via New York City’s streets & the gameplay here is a hoot.
Universal Studios Parades
Universal’s Superstars Parade: Universal Superstar Parade is a daily parade that takes place on the streets of Universal Studios Orlando. The road is surrounded so that the parade can pass and guests can see the show from the snow-wallow area. Among the characters you will see in this parade are Dora and Diego, SpongeBob SquarePants (and his friends) and characters from the secret life of pets and abominable me (Minions, Gru, Agnes, Edith, Margo and Vector). The parade includes street producers, dancers, antennas, four complicated buoys, six special bubble machines, LED lights and an impressive sound system.
Universal Studios with small children.
Universal Orlando Resort offers imaginative playgrounds at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure, ideal for children.
Universal Studios while pregnancy
We advise future mothers not to travel on The Studio Tour, Transformers™: The Ride-3D, The Simpsons Ride™, The Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, The Mummy’s Revenge – The Ride, Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™.
Children’s attractions at the Universal Orlando Resort
Shrek 4-D: Most children will appreciate disrespectful and often sophisticated humor. The exciting scale corresponds to many traps that are part of the attraction.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem: No matter how many times you’ve traveled, you’re probably still laughing at nonsense and silly humor, even during two pre-shows.
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl: it’s basically a Dumbo style spinning ride, but she shows the crazy spirit of The Simpsons. Like almost everything in Springfield, Kang and Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl are full of puns and jokes.
The Flight of Hippogriff: In the magical world of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, travelers boarded the hippogriff close to Hagrid’s hut. At 43 meter & 28.5 miles per hour, the tail is a little more aggressive than Woody Woodpecker (see below), though it’s still relatively quiet. It’s more fascinating than Cohouse Nuthouse.
Hogwarts Express: Children (and even adults) will be happy to travel between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, the two magical worlds of Universal Orlando.
Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster: It is possible that most children are not aware Woody Woodpecker (to whom I say “Ha, ha, ha; ha”), but that should not prevent you from relishing this humble young man.
E. T. Aventura: The fascinating attraction is based on Steven Spielberg’s classic film. Passengers travel with E.T. Hidden in the front basket. The start of the attractions, where officials look for extraterrestrials, can be a little scary for awesome kids.
Cat in The Hat: Children who love classic Dr. after reading Seuss’s book (and who does not?), He loves this wonderful journey. Tell a story with all the stupidity, including Thing One and Thing Two.