The Best Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida

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The Best Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida
The best ways to make your visit unforgettable!
There’s so much to do at Universal Studios Florida it can be hard to know where to start. Check out the 5 things you really can’t miss…

Discover The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:

If you’re a Harry Potter fan (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you’ll love exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The second you step foot onto the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley, you’ll become immersed into a magical world. Exciting rides, tasty snacks, wizarding shops and everything in between, Diagon Alley has it all.


Universal Studios Florida The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


If you’re looking for adventure, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the ride for you. This incredible attraction takes you on a mind-blowing 3D journey through the eerie underground vaults at Gringotts bank, where you’ll come face to face with Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange and a fire breathing dragon. We don’t know which one is worse! For something a bit more relaxing, wander through Diagon Alley and indulge in a bit of shopping. Pick up extendable ears and love potions at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, choose your Hogwarts robes at Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions and something every witch or wizard needs- a wand from Ollivanders.

The perfect way to end the day? An ice cold glass of creamy Butterbeer! If you’re planning on visiting Universal’s Islands of Adventure park, make sure you travel in style with a ride on the gleaming Hogwarts Express that takes you between the two parks!


Experience the thrilling rides:


Universal Studios Florida Rip Ride Rockit


Step straight into the movies and experience amazing attractions based on some of the most famous films of all time, including Harry Potter, E.T, Despicable Me, Shrek, Men in Black and Transformers. If you’re a thrill seeker, try Revenge of the Mummy; a terrifying ride that takes you through a sacred temple in total darkness, where the dreaded curse of Imhotep has been unleashed! Have you got what it takes to evade the blazing fireballs, swarms of scuttling beetles and evil mummy warriors?

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is another exhilarating attraction with adrenaline inducing music (chosen by you) blaring through the speakers. Ascend 17-storeys into the air and race around the track at speeds of up to 65mph! For something a bit tamer the kids will love to see Shrek and all of his friends in 4D, while the whole family will want to ride bikes across the stars with E.T.


Have a dance-off with the Minions:


Universal Studios Florida Minion Dance Party


Everyone loves the Minions, and at Universal Studios Florida guests have the chance to get up close to the lovable characters and compete in a dance-off! The Minion Mayhem attraction invites you to join Gru, his daughters Agnes, Margo & Edith and of course the mischievous Minions on a fun-filled 3D adventure. Starting at Gru’s home, you’ll be recruited for his latest whacky scheme, before travelling through his super-villain laboratory in a whirlwind ride. As you reach the end, take to the dance floor with the Minions and show off your best dance moves at an interactive dance party!


Try the biggest doughnut you’ve ever seen:


Universal Studios Florida Lard Lad Doughnut


The place the Simpson family call home! You’ve seen it on TV and now you have the chance to visit Springfield yourself. There’s a brilliant family-friendly ride that takes you through Krusty the Clown’s theme park ‘Krustyland’, but in our eyes the star attraction is Lard Lad Doughnuts. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of their famous doughnuts. Covered in pink icing and rainbow sprinkles, this is guaranteed to be the biggest doughnut you’ve ever seen! The massive mouth-watering treats are only $5 and are perfect for munching on as you explore Springfield. Look out for your favourite characters while you’re there too!


Watch one (or all) of the incredible shows:


Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios Florida


At Universal Studios Florida there are so many amazing shows to watch that are all FREE! From adorable animal shows to action packed stunt shows, there’s something for everyone. Check out our top pick of shows that are on at the moment:

Fear Factor Live- Described as “the most extreme audience participation show ever” this show invites you to watch daring stunts before joining in for yourself as you compete against other guests.

Horror Make-Up Show- See how special effects are created for some of the biggest Hollywood movies as you go behind-the-scenes and watch talented make-up and special effects artists at work.

The Blues Brothers- Wearing matching suits, sunglasses and porkpie hats, Jake and Elwood host a street performance of soulful blues music every day that will have everyone dancing along.

Animal Actors on Location- A great show for the kids that will have you laughing the whole way through. Featuring live animal performances from cats, dogs and birds to name just a few, you’ll be amazed at what these animals can do!


Not only are the shows entertaining, but they give you a chance to have a relaxing break from the Orlando heat. Make sure you check out the schedule for the shows when you arrive so that you don’t miss out!


Click here, to view our great value Universal Orlando Resort tickets and make sure you don’t miss a thing!


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