Universal Studios Florida 1-Day Touring Plan

Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this 1-day touring plan to help you get the most out of your trip to Universal Studios Florida. This plan highlights the rides and attractions you should experience, the shows recommended for you to watch, and the restaurants you should try during your trip to the park. This touring plan assumes you are visiting from park opening to park closing and that you have not purchased a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions.

Entering Universal Studios Florida
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles 15 minutes prior to park opening, especially on busy days. You can view the crowd level during your visit by using our FREE Universal Orlando crowd calendar. You may grab a guide map once you have entered the park to help locate the park’s activities.

1. Ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

2. Ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 51-79 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

3. Ride TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

4. Ride Revenge of the Mummy
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

5. Eat lunch at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill or Louie’s Italian Restaurant
Restaurant details: Finnegan’s Bar & Grill (located directly across Revenge of the Mummy) serves fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, stew, sandwiches, and more. Louie’s Italian Restaurant (located to the right of Revenge of the Mummy) serves pizza, pasta, subs, and more.

6. Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Attraction details: This is a 3D high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

7. Ride MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
Attraction details: This is a game-based ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

8. Ride The Simpsons Ride
Attraction details: This is a motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for families.

9. Ride E.T. Adventure
Attraction details: This is a flying-based dark ride. Guests must be at least 34 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for families.

10. Watch Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show (view park map for show times)
Show details: This is a behind-the-scenes live show. This show is recommended for families.

11. Eat dinner at Mel’s Drive-In
Restaurant details: Mel’s Drive-In (across the street from Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show) sells burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, fries, onion rings, and more.

12. Watch Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movies Memories (view park map to see if there is a performance during your visit)
Show details: This is a nighttime show featuring pyrotechnics, waterfall screens, and synchronized effects. This show is recommended for everyone.

For full information about rides and attractions, click here.
For full information about shows, click here.

If you have spare time, we highly recommend experiencing the rides, attractions, and shows not listed in this touring plan.

Please note: It is not guaranteed that you’ll experience all attractions and watch all shows listed by following this touring plan. We recommend skipping any attraction/show that you may not be interested in. Because of scheduled show times, you may be required to adjust this touring plan to accommodate their timetable. You may also be required to adjust this touring plan’s dining schedule depending upon wait times during your visit.

Rides and attractions for thrill seekers:
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Rides, attractions, and shows for young children:
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • Animal Actors On Location!
  • E.T. Adventure
  • Fievel’s Playland
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
  • A Day in the Park with Barney
  • Curious George Goes To Town
  • Universal’s Superstar Parade