Universal Studios Florida for Thrill Seekers
Universal is an ideal vacation destination for those who love thrills and chills. From the psychological terror of Halloween Horror Nights to the heart-pounding excitement of the Velocicoaster, Universal is full of activities guaranteed to get the hearts of even the most fearless thrill-seekers pounding.
Although Universal's Islands of Adventure has earned its reputation as Universal’s thrill park, Universal Studios Florida should not be discounted by those seeking heart-stopping excitement. Both parks offer a mix of thrill rides and more tranquil attractions, and both are well worth a visit. Here is the list of rides at Universal Studios Florida with the thrill-seeking rides highlighted in red.
This is the first attraction you come across. Put on your 3D Minion glasses and join Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes in this fun motion-simulated ride that’s packed with minion mischief. You will be trained to become a Minion as you dive into Gru’s house and lab at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
Join Shrek and Donkey on an adventure set after the first film. Princess Fiona is kidnapped by Lord Farquaad’s ghost who attempts to marry her. However, the only way to marry her is she becomes a ghost too! So Shrek and Donkey are on a quest to save Fiona’s life at Shrek 4-D.
Are you ready for a thrilling ride? Here you will climb 90 degrees straight up the height of 17 stories only to plunge to speeds of 65 mph! Choose your music while you experience the thrill ride of your life!
In the New York section, you will get immersed in the classic New York of the 1930s through 50s. Here you’ll find The Revenge of The Mummy ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Transformers the 3D ride.
Help Optimus Prime fight Megatron and the Decepticons to protect the Allspark in this 3D simulated ride. Michael Bay’s Transformers movie is recreated into a truly realistic and immersive experience.
Want a quick tour of New York with your favorite host Jimmy Fallon? Here is your chance, climb in and watch as you and the audience race the Tonight Show host through, below, and above New York. See the highlights and experience New York like never before.
As you venture to explore Egyptian artifacts, you are then confronted by the Imhotep and he exacts his revenge on you by placing a curse. Race through forward and backward to escape the Revenge of the Mummy.
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In the San Francisco section, you will see recreated a few of the classic features of the city. You’ll stroll past the Fisherman’s Wharf sign, see Ghirardelli Square, and see a recreated shark that was caught in the movie Jaws hanging. You can also cruise in the Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride.
Check out the headquarters of the Fast & Furious with props from the movies and exotic cars. Follow along with Dominic Toretto, Roman Pearce, Letty Ortiz, and Luke Hobbs as they protect and save a member of their team from an international crime cartel in this motion simulated adventure.
Here you’ll find the Men In Black Alien Attack attraction and fight off aliens in a classic shootout. Fear Factor Live cast out of real-life audience members and an additional 18 picked from the audience tests your courage and skill as you compete to perform gravity-defying stunts, and face nightmarish creatures as they crawl across your skin. (This show is Temporarily Closed)
In this shoot-em-up dark ride, you get deployed by the Men in Black to help out during an alien attack. You are given lasers to take down the alien targets hiding within the streets. This is a fun ride for the family with appealing gameplay.
Both parks offer a wealth of opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From the purple, triple-decker Knight Bus with an actual talking shrunken head, you’ll see Platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, a huge fire-breathing dragon, the Hogwarts Express in Kings Cross Station, and the list goes on. So many unforgettable places in the movie are also hidden in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Remember to bring a camera and take pictures that you will enjoy many years later.
Ride in the passenger car of the famous Hogwarts Express that will take you from Diagon Alley to Hogsmede. The excellent replica of the train immerses you right into the cab of Harry, Hermione and Ron traveled from the Muggle world (our world) to get to the only entirely wizarding village Hogsmeade. King’s Cross Station requires visitors to have both Universal park tickets to enjoy.
Take a trip through the lobby of Gringotts bank and behold the splendor of the grand chandelier and marbled floor. Pass by life-like goblins hard at work, journey through the corridors until you get to the underground depths of the subterranean vaults beneath Gringotts Bank. Encounter Voldemort and Bellatrix and find yourself being chased by a fire-breathing dragon.
Fans of The Simpsons will love the section devoted to the show. Here you will find Moe’s Tavern, the Krusty Burger, the Kwik-E-Mart, The Simpsons Character Zone, and more. You’ll even find Chief Wiggum hanging out eating a doughnut!
Enjoy an over-the-top adventure with the Simpson family as you dodge and crash through Krustyland in an attempt to escape the murderous Sideshow Bob.
Kang and Kodos trick you into attacking the city of Springfield by using flying saucers.
Watch an amazing show staring real-life animals as they entertain you with their antics in Animal Actors on Location! Meet your favorite undersea cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants in front of the SpongeBob SquarePants.
Take a trip with Woody Woodpecker on a train ride through his nuthouse. It’s a great kid’s ride.
Help E.T. escape the police and fly through the air as you take a journey to his home planet.
Here you’ll walk down the iconic Hollywood Boulevard lined with the Hollywood Walk of Fame, encounter a recreation of the famous Brown Derby, behold The Borne Stuntacular show, find the Marilyn Monroe and the Diamond Bellas show in front of a fabulous Art Deco-styled stage, watch the Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show, or enjoy a lovely meal at Mel’s Drive-In and gaze at the authentic classic cars parked in front. Keep your eyes open and you can even find the Delorean from Back to the Future parked near Doc Brown’s Train from Back to the Future III!
True thrill-seekers should visit the park in October when Universal is transformed by night into one of the most intense Halloween experiences ever. Previously moved to Islands of Adventure, Halloween Horror Nights has come home to Universal Studios Florida. Seven haunted houses and multiple street scare zones combine with top-notch shows and bands to create a complete Halloween Experience. The event normally runs 19 nights throughout October and is a must-see for those with nerves of steel. Call today to book your Universal Studios vacation packages or your Universal Studios hotels.