Universal Studios Florida 2-Day Touring Plan

Touring plans provide a great way to get the most out of your vacation by highlighting the top rides, attractions, shows, and dining locations.

This touring plan is designed for those visiting Universal Studios Florida for two (2) days beginning from park opening. This touring plan works for those with and without a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions; however, it assumes that you have not purchased a pass. This plan may require adjustments based on the crowd levels throughout the day, showtimes, unexpected events, and the park closing time.

Prior to visiting Universal Orlando, we recommend that you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app on the App Store or Google Play Store. The app provides wait times, showtimes, a resort-wide map, and more.

TIP: This touring plan may be combined with any of our other touring plans to fit your vacation duration or ticket plans.

Day One
Entering Universal Studios Florida
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 15 minutes prior to park opening, especially on projected busy days. You can view the likely crowd level for the day by using our FREE Universal Orlando crowd calendar. When you have entered the park, you can grab a guide map to help locate the park’s attractions and shows and to view showtimes as well as other details. If you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app, this information and more can be accessed on it.

1. Ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
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

2. Watch Shrek 4-D
Attraction details: This is a 4-D attraction.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families

3. Reserve a return time for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
Note: This ride gives you the ability to reserve a time so that you may return to the attraction with little to no wait. You may do this through the Universal Orlando Resort app or at a kiosk near the ride entrance. If you wish to reserve a return time through the app, we recommend doing so after experiencing Shrek 4-D. If you wish to reserve a time at a kiosk, you may do so while making your way to Revenge of the Mummy. It should be noted that you may be required to adjust this touring plan to ride this attraction. If possible, try reserving a time that may work with this touring plan. If the Virtual Line is not available, you can proceed either directly into the attraction or into the stand-by line, if available.
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

4. Ride Revenge of the Mummy
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

5. Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
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

6. Eat lunch
We recommend eating earlier in the day so that you may avoid the crowds later in the day. If you wish, you can skip lunch and instead purchase snacks at locations throughout the park to avoid taking time out of the day.

If you did not pack any lunch meals, we recommend dining at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, Louie’s Italian Restaurant, or Leaky Cauldron because of their tasty food and close distance to the attraction you just experienced or will experience.

Finnegan’s Bar & Grill serves fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, stew, sandwiches, and more. Louie’s Italian Restaurant serves pizza, pasta, subs, and more. Leaky Cauldron offers pies, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and more.

Are you a vegetarian or vegan? No problem. Click here to view our Universal Orlando vegetarian and vegan guide.

7. Watch a live performance in Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley features two live shows: The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard show details: This is a live show that uses scenic pieces, props, and puppetry.
Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees show details: This is a musical show.
Recommended audience: Everyone

8. Visit Ollivanders
Attraction details: This is an interactive magical experience.
Recommended audience: Everyone

9. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley area has so much to see and offer. The great detail and many interactive experiences make it worth exploring. While here, roam through Knockturn Alley, cast spells if you have an interactive wand, or take amazing photos. The sights and sounds of this bustling place make it truly unique.

10. Watch Animal Actors On Location! (view showtimes)
Note: You should arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes prior to the showtimes.
Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Families

11. Ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: Between 51 inches and 79 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

12. Eat dinner
To ensure that you complete this plan, we suggest eating dinner by at least 5 PM. If needed, you may eat dinner in a different order than listed here.

Universal Studios Florida offers great dining locations throughout the park. Our top favorite restaurants include Mel’s Drive-In, Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, and the KidZone Pizza Company.

Mel’s Drive-In sells burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, fries, onion rings, milkshakes, and more. Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe serves chicken, pizza, pasta, lasagna, hot dogs, and additional meals. KidZone Pizza Company sells freshly served pizza, chicken fingers, salads, fruit cups, and more.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, click here to view our Universal Orlando vegetarian and vegan guide.

Day Two
Entering Universal Studios Florida
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles by park opening, especially on projected busy days. You can view the likely crowd level for the day by using our FREE Universal Orlando crowd calendar.

1. Ride TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
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

2. Watch Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show (view showtimes)
Note: You should arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes prior to the showtimes.
Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Everyone

3. Ride E.T. Adventure
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

4. Ride The Simpsons Ride
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

5. Eat lunch
We recommend eating earlier in the day so that you may avoid the crowds later in the day. If you wish, you can skip lunch and instead purchase snacks at locations throughout the park to avoid taking time out of the day.

If you did not pack any lunch meals, we recommend ordering food at one of the restaurants at Springfield’s Fast Food Boulevard, such as Luigi’s Pizza, Krusty Burger, Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, or Cletus’ Chicken Shack. This area is highly recommended if your group wishes to order different meals.

Fast Food Boulevard offers a wide variety of dishes at the many dining locations, including chicken & waffle sandwiches, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, tacos, seafood, and tons more.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, click here to view our Universal Orlando vegetarian and vegan guide.

6. Ride MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
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

7. Watch Fear Factor Live (view showtimes)
Note: You should arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes prior to the showtimes.
Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Everyone

8. Re-experience what you loved most or experience what you have not yet seen
Use this available time to re-experience the rides and attractions you loved most and rewatch the shows you enjoyed most. You can also use this time to ride an attraction or watch a show that you haven’t experienced. If you have spare time, we suggest heading to some character meet and greets and/or taking awesome photos that can be cherished forever.

9. Eat dinner
Because you have experienced all of Universal Studios Florida’s top rides and attractions, you have the freedom to eat dinner at whatever time you wish; however, if you wish to view the park’s nighttime spectacular, you should eat at least two (2) hours prior to the show’s scheduled showtime. Even if you do not plan to watch this show, you should eat at least two (2) hours prior to park closing time, as many of the restaurants can receive large crowds and close within the park’s last operating hour.

Universal Studios Florida offers great dining locations throughout the park. We suggest trying Ritcher’s Burger Co., Lombard’s Seafood Grille, or Mel’s Drive-In for dinner.

Ritcher’s Burger Co. sells both regular burgers and garden burgers, chicken, and milkshakes. Lombard’s Seafood Grille serves seafood, chowder, pasta, sandwiches, salads, and more. Mel’s Drive-In offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, fries, onion rings, milkshakes, and more in a retro themed environment inspired by American Graffiti.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, click here to view our Universal Orlando vegetarian and vegan guide.

For full information about the park’s rides and attractions, click here.
For full information about the park’s shows, click here.

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 or show that you may not be interested in. Because of scheduled showtimes, 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 on the park’s crowd level.

Rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida 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 at Universal Studios Florida 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