Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida
Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, this addition to Universal Studios is THE PLACE for you to visit. You feel like you have walked into your very own Harry Potter movie! The world of Harry Potter is brought to life in an exhilarating way with all your favorite shops, treats, and characters.
Make sure to stop by the London shopping district, with lots of featured shops from the franchise, as well as the Hogwarts Express and some exciting rides.
When you are done having fun, grab your own wand at Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and curb your hunger with a chocolate frog.
2. Drink a Butterbeer
*this one gets its own number because it is such an experience.*
You have to drink a Butterbeer to really experience the whimsical Harry Potter world. It is delicious, and kind of impossible to describe! It is a must try in Universal Studios, if only for the experience and Instagram photo. This is one of my favorite of the Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida!
3. The Incredible Hulk Coaster
I am totally scared of wild rides, yet love them at the same time. The only thing that is a real deal breaker for me is when a ride is super bumpy and rocky!
That is not the case with the Hulk coaster!
This crazy fun ride includes reaches an intense speed of 67 mph, after a speed increase from 0 to 40 mph in just 2 seconds! It is so scary yet crazy exhilarating and will have you wanting to ride again and again.
4. Visit Volcano Bay
This BRAND NEW water theme park features a TapuTapu™ wearable so there’s “no standing in long lines, carrying rafts around the park, nothing between you and a full day of fun.”
Click the link to read more about Universal Studios Volcano Bay.
I haven’t been yet because it is so new, but I can’t wait to rocket down that Volcano water slide! It looks amazing.
5. Meet the Characters
While these characters differ a little from the princesses and mice that are found in the neighboring Walt Disney World, the superheroes and interactive characters you can find in Universal Studios make it an experience of its own.
*Especially if you have young boys and girls. There are so many more options to keep both happy!
6. Explore Knockturn Alley
For a great break from the sun head over to this eerie and enchanted area of Diagon Alley. You get to experience the darker side of magic and explore a different side of this magical world.
7. Hit the Water Rides
While water rides are often not a first choice because you will be wet for the rest of the day, it is an excellent option when visiting Universal in the summer! Not only is it a way to keep the kids entertained, but you can also stay cool when the temperature is exceptionally hot!
*Pack an extra set of clothes, but if you don’t want to bring extra clothes, you can pay for the air dryers.
8. Hollywood Rip Rock RideIt Coaster
When you get into this ride, you choose from a wide selection of songs from all genres that play while you ride at speeds of 67 mph, with a terrifying 167 foot vertical drop and a non inverted loop.
9. Head over to Universal’s CityWalk for a delicious dinner after a long day at the parks!
Don’t fall prey to the ever-so-easy chain restaurants or insanely overpriced tourist traps. Head to CityWalk for a delicious meal that is convenient and fun!
*Try the Vivo Italian restaurant for a delightful ambiance and exquisite cuisine.*
10. Visit some of the more classic rides
While these older rides may be a tad more dated, more classic rides like Men in Black Alien Attack or ET can take you back to a nostalgic time. When you are done with the newer and more exhilarating rides, taking a slower ride back through some of your favorite memories can be a great way to relax and show your kids the classics.
Have you been to Universal Studios Florida? What is your absolute favorite thing to do out of the Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios?
To see more of what Universal has to offer: http://www.universalstudios.com/