Nothing could be better than a jam-packed whirlwind trip to Universal Studios Orlando. World renowned for exhilarating rides, as well as one-of-a-kind attractions that you will not find elsewhere, there is no doubt that you will be blown away by what Universal Studios Orlando has to offer.
A perfect playground for both adults and young ones, you will be assured of adventure as soon as you walk through the gates of Universal Studios. With 3 massive theme parks on offer, there is plenty to discover. Whether its Seuss Landing and all the Grinch experiences that await you, casting spells in Harry Potter World or splashing around at the Volcano Bay, there is definitely something for everyone at the Universal Studios.
With so much more on display aside from fun and adventure, the Universal Studios also has 6 resort hotels, as well as the Universal CityWalk Dining & Entertainment Complex. There is really no way to fully enjoy it in a day. There are countless reasons why you should make an effort to visit the Universal Studios, but here are a few to help you make up your mind:
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
If you regard yourself as a Harry Potter enthusiast, then a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a must. Ideal for fans of all ages, everyone is welcome to the Wizard world (muggles and wizards alike); and you do not even need an official letter from Hogwarts to gain entry.
The Wizarding World has all the wonderful things and places that you saw in the films and read in the books such as Ollivander’s in Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Castle, Grimmauld Place, and more, thanks to the two theme parks contained in the Wizarding World. If you want, you can even enjoy some Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks and cast some spells to make your experience truly complete.
For the Food
Regardless of what your preferences may be, you will find an array of restaurants to suit your taste at the Universal Studios. From all American restaurants such as Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and the Hot Dog Hall of Fame to Mexican spots like Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, as well as Asian options offered by the Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar, there is definitely something for everyone.
For the Thrilling Rides
The Universal Studios Orlando really has some of the best rides you will find anywhere. Some of what you have to sample includes:
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit :This is an electrifying roller coaster ride that allows you to pick any song that you want to listen to during the entirety of the ride.
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts: Whether you fancy yourself a Harry Potter fan or not, this ride, which combines 3D technology to give you an exciting roller coaster adventure is a must try.
Revenge of the Mummy: Although situated indoors, the Revenge of the Mummy is creepy and also consists of various components that you may be familiar with from the original Mummy movie.
Hogwarts Express: If you are a Harry Potter fan, then a ride at the Hogwarts Express has to be in your bucket list of adventures. The Hogwarts Express offers a unique and fun way to move back and forth in between parks.
Men in Black Alien Attack: Your mission, should you accept it, would be to kill as many aliens as you can at the Men in Black Alien Attack.
To Enjoy the Shows
If you are not into the rides at Universal Studios, then there are plenty of live shows and performances that can help to make your visit an unforgettable one. Some of the must-see performances that you will not want to miss out on while here include:
The Blues Brothers Show: This Chicago based soulful show is ideal if you are a music lover.
Animal Actors – On Location! – If you have always wanted to know how animal actors are trained to act on TV and film sets, then you need to experience this show.
A Day in the Park with Barney– Ideal for small kids, this show allows your kids to sing and play around with Barney and his good friends.
The Horror Make-Up Show: Learn how some of the weirdest film characters are created in this funny 25-minute performance.
Fear Factor Live: If you need something a little more adrenaline pumping, then Fear Factor Live should suit you perfectly. Not only is this show full of death-defying scenarios and dangerous stunts. If you want, you can even take part as an audience member or if it is all too much for you, you can also sit and stare in awe.
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To Experience Springfield
It does not matter whether or not you consider yourself a fan of The Simpsons, but as one of the longest running shows in the world, you definitely want to make a stopover at Springfield. Most of the venues in the show have been recreated including Quick-E-Mart and Lard Lad Donuts.
For a dining experience during your trip to Springfield, you can make a quick trip to Krusty Burger for some readily available food to go or grab a drink at the Duff Brewery beer garden. You can also meet and interact with some of the cast members that you may be familiar with such as Moe, and of course, the stars of the show that you have come to love such as Bart and Lisa.