Universal Orlando Resort is world-famous for its incredible theme park rides and shows. We love them all so much that being asked to choose a favorite can feel a little like being asked to chose a favorite child! That said, we know you want to know what the best rides are before you head to the parks, so here’s our list of the best rides at Universal Orlando Resort.
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Okay, now let’s get into the best rides at Universal Orlando Resort.
6 Best Rides at Universal Orlando Resort
#6 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The original Harry Potter-theme attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is definitely not to be missed. As you make your way through Hogwarts castle, you’ll visit the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office and so much more. The queue alone is worth the wait. In fact, you can ask to take a “castle tour” to visit the various rooms in Hogwarts without even riding the attraction.
Still, we highly recommend you ride if you are able. Soaring above the castle grounds with Harry and his friends in an unforgettable adventure. Potterheads will revel in the opportunity to come face-to-face with magical creatures and scenes from the films and books, but the state-of-the-art technology will impress even those Muggles who aren’t familiar with the storyline. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind ride!
#5 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
You don’t need to be a Spider-Man super fan to love this technologically advanced attraction! In The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, as soon as you put on your 3-D glasses, you’ll join Spider-Man in a high-flying ride through New York City. This is a simulator/virtual reality type experience, but the free falls and flying effects sure feel real! Some Marvel baddies made appearances and try to end your journey (and your life!) along the way, but it all ends well and it’s a lot of fun along the way!
#4 Revenge of the Mummy
This dark-ride-meets-roller-coaster is a heart-pounding experience any thrill seekers is sure to love regardless of whether or not you are familiar with the Mummy movie franchise. 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!
#3 Men in Black Alien Attack
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!
#2 Escape from Gringotts
Another ground-breaking 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 under ground 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!
#1 The Incredible Hulk Coaster
The Hulk is a coaster lover’s coaster. It travels at nearly 70 miles per hour starting with a tunnel launch with Hulk-strength force! The 150-foot tall and 3,700-foot-long ride features seven inversions including a zero-g roll, a cobra roll, two vertical loops, and two corkscrews. Lighting, music and other effects make it even more thrilling! It’s intense… in a good way! The Hulk is even fun to watch this one from the ground as it zooms through Marvel Super Hero Island at Islands of Adventure. You’ll know it’s coming when you hear the roar!
Do you agree with this list of the best rides at Universal Orlando? Which ones are your favorites?