10 Things You Can’t Miss at Universal Orlando Resort
As you’re planning your next vacation to Universal Orlando Resort, there are some basic things you just can’t miss at Universal. Here´s your handy must-do list for when you come to our parks… Nothing will stop you now from having the MOST epic vacation ever!
1. Take a photo in front of the globe
The first thing you need to do when you get here is take a picture in front of our globe. You need a photo to prove that you’ve been here, right?
2. Let your friends think you caught a big fish
One of the perks of coming here and having the time of your life is letting everyone know that you’re having an AMAZING time. So, after you go on a couple of rides, don’t forget to take a picture with Jaws and tell your friends you caught a big fish.
3. Beat your friends at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
If you’re going with friends and family, challenge them to ride MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack and see who gets the high score. You can even play where the winner gets his favorite treat at the end of the day.
4. Watch the dragon breathing fire at Diagon Alley
One of the things you can’t miss is stepping into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. When you’re there, stay close to the dragon and wait until it breathes fire (have your camera ready!)
5. Ride the Hogwarts Express both ways
If you want to go to Universal’s Islands of Adventure without leaving Universal Studios Florida, then ride the Hogwarts Express. It takes you from London to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. And if you don’t believe us, just look out your window and enjoy the ride.
6. Have a Butterbeer
You can’t leave without having a Butterbeer. Trying every kind of Butterbeer treat is a bonus!
7. Give Kilo a visit
8. Get wet on Jurassic Park River Adventure
You know that if you come to Islands of Adventure, there’s a good chance you end up wet, right? Take the plunge on Jurassic Park River Adventure, and if you don’t like the drop then go into the splash area and you’ll get wet anyway 😉
9. Enjoy a milkshake at Universal Citywalk
Give your day a sweet ending with one of the famous and delicious milkshakes at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen in Universal CityWalk. That’ll definitely give you an energy boost.
10. Relax by the pool
The best way to end your day is relaxing by the pool. We have five different on-site hotels with great pools to relax by. The best thing is they’re right next to our parks so you don’t even have to drive – we’ll take you there.
What are some of your “must do’s” when you visit? Share with us in the comments below.
Written by Siera Duiser: Siera Duiser is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She loves helping plan Universal Orlando adventures at no cost to you. Contact Siera to book your next vacation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-771-1290. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Want to get all our tips and tricks for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We wrote a travel guide for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade! We included all our tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the last year to make your visit to the Wizarding World as magical as possible. Be sure to check it out!
Get your Harry Potter theme park souvenirs from the official Harry Potter shop, the WB Shop!