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Our kids have grown up visiting the Universal Orlando Parks. Our kids love the rides, roller coasters, and adventures in Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
There are so many fun rides at Universal Studios. It can be tough to pick the best for your family vacation. Today, we are going to share our favorites with you ~ these are the top rides at Universal Studios.
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Top Rides at Universal Studios
The first ride to make our top rides at Universal Studios is the Revenge of the Mummy. This dark-ride-meets-roller-coaster is a heart-pounding experience any thrill-seeker is sure to love regardless of whether or not you are familiar with the Mummy movie franchise.
Revenge of the Mummy
An elaborate, dark and creepy queue gives a lot of build up to the attraction, which almost immediately hurls you into danger. The effects here are great with fire, water and more coming at you when you least expect it! We don’t want to give any spoilers, but there’s definitely a little extra surprise just when you think you have escaped the Mummy! This is an epic thrill ride.
Our entire family loves Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios. You have been recruited to save Earth from Megatron and the Decepticons. You will help Optimus Prime and Bumblebee keep the All Spark safe and away from Megatron. It is a thrilling ride for families.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
A popular ride at Universal Studios also has a huge timesaver. Our next top ride at Universal Studios is Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can use the Virtual Line on the Universal Orlando app to reserve a time for this ride.
Once you enter the queue, you will find charging stations, games, couches, and televisions showing fun clips of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Not long after you enter the que area, you head back for the ride. You will see some characters like Hashtag the Panda, Ragtime Gals, and other friends from The Tonight Show as you race Jimmy Fallon through New York City.
While you are at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, be sure you hop on the Hogwarts Express. This train ride takes you from King’s Cross to Hogsmeade. You can also hop on the Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade back to King’s Cross. The show is different in both directions. This is definitely a must do at Universal Orlando.
You do need the Universal Orlando ticket that includes the Park to Park option to ride the Hogwarts Express. This option allows you to visit both Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal Studios. If you have this option on your ticket, you can ride the Hogwarts Express.
Men in Black Alien Attack
Your entire family will love the next best Universal Studios Ride in Orlando. In this attraction, you become an MIB Agent Trainee whose job it is to save New York from aliens. To earn your MIB suit, you’ve gotta zap those suckers with your blaster!
Not only is it exciting to compete against your traveling part to see who can earn the most points, but the gags you’ll see along the way are funny as well. This is a fun one! And if you ask the agents out front, you may even be able to get a free “Immigration” Tour that allows you to go into the big immigration room to check out the props and get a photo op!
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
One of our favorite roller coasters in Orlando is Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. Once you board the ride vehicle, you will pick out a tune to rock to while riding the coaster. Hunter and I are big fans of the Beastie Boys on this ride! Each person can pick out their favorite song.
You start off climbing toward the sky at a 90-degree angle into a crazy drop. This epic roller coaster will have you rocking out, screaming, and laughing all of the way through.
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Another groundbreaking attraction and another Harry-Potter-themed ride, Escape from Gringotts may blow your Muggle mind! For starters, this attraction and story takes place in Gringotts Bank, which sits beneath an actual fire-breathing dragon at the end of Diagon Alley.
Once you enter the bank, you’ll make your way through the stunning marble lobby past frighteningly lifelike goblins. Not only is there a pre-show, but there’s also an elevator ride that takes you deep underground before your adventure even begins. It’s multiple experiences in one ride!
Once you finally board your cart, you’ll find yourself trying to evade malicious villains like Voldemort and Bellatrix, as well as trolls and other creatures. Your cart will twist and turn through the vault and may surprise you with unexpected motions and sensations. Good luck with your escape. Hopefully Harry, Ron and Hermione will be there to help you!
We hope this helps you plan your time at Universal Studios. What is your favorite ride at Universal Studios?