Universal Studios Florida™
Best for: Your favourite films made into blockbuster attractions, including: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ and blockbuster rides with The Simpsons™, TRANSFORMERS and the Minions.
The lowdown: At the studios, some of the best attractions are old favourites and evening screenings. Speaking of old – dare to disturb an ancient curse on Revenge of the Mummy and you’ll be at the mercy of a rollercoaster in the pitch dark.
Know this… Mmm… doughnuts… unleash your inner Homer Simpson in Springfield, where you’ll find some of Universal Studios’ most instagrammable eats: there’s even a real-life Krusty Burger.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure™
Best for: The Incredible Hulk Coaster® that’ll turn you green and Jurassic Park™ raptors who look alarmingly happy to see you.
The lowdown: Island-hop between Marvel-lous super heroes, dinosaurs and a giant ape called Kong. That’s King Kong to you. Islands of Adventure has been voted the best Amusement Park in the World three years in a row in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Know this… On a hot day, triple up on the water rides. Head to the back of the park for the Jurassic Park River Adventure™, then jump on Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls® and Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges®. Done all three? You’ve gotta be soaking.
Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park
Best for: Staying cool and seeking thrills. Try the Ko’okiri Body Plunge™ – a 125 foot drop through the middle of the park’s ginormous, vertiginous volcano.
The lowdown: Universal’s Volcano Bay is a surprising new ‘water theme park’, which uses the latest tech so you can queue virtually without actually standing in line. That means you can be on the beach, slurping a rainbow soft-serve ice cream whilst you wait. There are 19 attractions, including two ‘lazy’ rivers – one is calm, but one rushes you around like a rinse cycle.
Know this… Access the park with a Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket². You’ll be given a waterproof wearable – called a TapuTapu™ – which holds your place in the queue for your next ride.