Rides and Attractions at Universal Studios Florida

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1. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D simulator ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a fantastic ride for those who love the Minions and Despicable Me films. The great thing about this attraction is that guests are actually part of the storyline.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

Shrek2. Shrek 4-D
Join Shrek and Donkey on an expedition to save Princess Fiona, who has been captured by the evil Lord Farquaad.

Attraction details: This is a 4-D attraction.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: This is like watching a film that you’re a part of, complete with moving seats, 3-D animation, and effects. It’s a really entertaining experience for families.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit3. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Take your music for a ride as you make a vertical climb 17 stories high and experience first-ever moves.

Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: Between 51 inches and 79 inches
Recommended audience: Teens
Our overview: This has a 90-degree vertical lift, high speeds, and first-ever moves. With the addition of music, what’s not to love about this coaster? At the end of the ride, you can purchase a photo or music video of your on-ride experience.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

4. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
Fight alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots to protect the Allspark and save Earth.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D motion base ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: This ride brings the Transformers characters to life with larger than life animation. You are completely immersed into the storyline through the use of simulation, practical effects, and more. Universal did a phenomenal job at combining so many different techniques into one ride.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

New York


5. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Speed down The Tonight Show’s hallways and through the busy streets of midtown Manhattan; rumble down into the city’s subways; soar over skyscrapers; and dive into the East River, as you hurtle neck and neck towards the finish line in a hilarious race with Jimmy Fallon.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D simulator ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: Race Through New York takes everything you love about The Tonight Show and incorporates it into an exhilarating race with Jimmy Fallon through the great city of New York and other locations, including the moon.
This attraction uses a Virtual Line system.**
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

6. Revenge of the Mummy
Plunge into total darkness and face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies.

Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens
Our overview: What’s great about this coaster is that it has enticing sets and provides a thrilling experience. The entire ride takes place in a dark environment and includes effects like fog and fire; it’s a one-of-a-kind roller coaster.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

San Francisco

7. Fast & Furious – Supercharged
Join the Fast & Furious family for a full-throttle, high-octane experience where you’ll be immersed in heart-pounding action alongside Dom, Letty, Hobbs, and the rest of the crew.

Attraction details: Attraction details not yet available.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
This attraction uses a Virtual Line system.**
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

Hogwarts Express (King's Cross)8. Hogwarts Express
Enter King’s Cross station and make your way to the legendary Platform 9 3/4, where you’ll board the Hogwarts Express and travel to Hogsmeade.

Attraction details: This is a transportation system featuring special effects.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: From the moment you board the train to the moment to deboard, this attraction is truly awe-inspiring. Unlike a traditional transportation system, the Hogwarts Express puts you on a magical journey with references from the Harry Potter series. After riding this, you’ll wish all transportation vehicles were like this.
This attraction requires a park-to-park ticket*** or an annual/seasonal pass.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

9. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Enter Gringotts bank and make your way to the vaults, where you’ll eventually encounter Harry, Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Bellatrix, and other characters from the Harry Potter series.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is part roller coaster, part motion base. Think of it as part Revenge of Mummy and part Transformers. This combination works perfectly with the ride experience.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

World Expo

10. MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
Test your alien-zapping skills. If you can save Earth, you might just get promoted to a full-fledged Men in Black agent.

Attraction details: This is an interactive dark ride.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: If you love video games then this is the ride for you; it’s like you’re in a game, and every experience is practically different. This is always a great ride for competing with family members and friends.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

Springfield: Home of the Simpsons


11. The Simpsons Ride

Crash, soar, and swoop your way through Krustyland and Springfield with the Simpsons family.

Attraction details: This is a simulator ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: The Simpsons Ride can best be described as pleasing and amusing. It’s not intense but it does simulate some jarring movements. The great attention to detail throughout the ride scenes makes for an enjoyable experience.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

12. Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
Take an intergalactic spin.

Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly, spinning-based ride.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families with young children
Our overview: This is perfect for young children who want to join in on the fun. It’s tame and provides an overall fun experience.

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone


13. E.T. Adventure

Board your flying bicycle and help return E.T. to his dying planet.

Attraction details: This is a flying-based dark ride.
Height requirement: At least 34 inches; guests between 34 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: E.T. Adventure does a great job at bringing to life highly detailed scenes using solely physical sets (no screens). From the scent of the forest right down to the detail of each and every set, E.T. Adventure provides a great ride experience for people of all ages.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.


14. Fievel’s Playland

Run, jump, climb, and play at a mouse-eye-view playground featuring giant props.

Attraction details: This is an interactive play area.
Recommended audience: Children
Our overview: Fievel’s Playland is an absolutely amazing play area. The play area features enormous props to make kids feel as if they were a mouse; this is a great attention to detail.


15. Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

Go for a “nutty” ride through Woody Woodpecker’s nut factory.

Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 36 inches; guests between 36 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion
Recommended audience: Families with young children
Our overview: Though this attraction is geared more to kids, it’s fun for everyone, especially to those who can’t handle high-speed roller coasters but want to experience the fun of one in a tame manner.
This is a Universal Express* participating attraction.

16. Barney’s Backyard  
Discover a stupendous indoor space featuring water features, musical elements, a treehouse, and more.

Attraction details: This is an interactive play area.
Recommended audience: Young children
Our overview: Barney’s Backyard is the perfect place for young children, especially for those age six and under. Its themed environment and small size make it great for parents to watch their children while they have fun.

 


17. Curious George Goes to Town
Follow George’s footsteps as a series of colorful storybooks highlight the pathways.

Attraction details: This is an interactive water play area.
Recommended audience: Young children
Our overview: For those who like to get wet this is the place to be, but that’s not all there is to do here. In the area, kids can also enjoy The Ball Factory, a place where they can throw, blast, and launch thousands of foam balls.

 

*Universal Express is Universal Orlando’s express line system. The pass allows guests to wait in a separate line at participating rides and attractions for significantly shorter wait times. At shows, guests with an Express pass are granted early access to the venue for better seats. Passes can be purchased in advance at UniversalOrlando.com or in-park. The resort offers a variety of Express passes.
**Universal’s Virtual Line system is a complimentary system that allows guests to select a return time so that they may experience the rest of the park while virtually waiting in line. At the return time, guests can head back to the attraction with a shorter wait time. Times may be reserved using the official Universal Orlando Resort app while at the park or by using a kiosk near the attraction’s entrance.
***Park-to-park tickets allow guests to visit more than one park in a day.