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Universal Orlando Thrill Rides & Roller Coasters

Universal Orlando Thrill Rides

Welcome to a thrill seeker’s paradise!

If it’s sheer heart-pounding, blood-pulsing, rip-roaring adrenaline you’re looking for in Florida, Universal Orlando is the place to go.

With plenty of thrill rides and coasters in both theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure) plus of course the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it’s definitely advisable to get Universal tickets that will give you access to all of these fun-packed parks!

Thrill Rides at Universal Studios Florida


If you’re serious about your thrill rides, this is definitely one for you. Get ready for action as ground-breaking 3D film combines with flight simulation technology to create one epic ride!

Fight alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Will you manage to keep the Allspark from falling into enemy hands? And more importantly, will you get out alive?…..

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 40″ tall. Children between 40″-48″ must be accompanied by an adult.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywod Rip Ride Rockit
Get ready to rock out on this epic nail-biting ride where YOU choose the music; with a huge choice of jams from pop to classical to country, each time you ride feels like a totally different experience!

The whole ride is recorded, ready for you to edit into your very own music video to take home or send to your friends.

Height Restrictions: Riders must be 51″ – 79″ tall

Revenge of the Mummy

Revenge of the Mummy
This is the world’s first psychological thrill ride, with all the terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills you’d expect from The Mummy movies!

Plunging into total darkness, you’ll be plagued by huge fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles and an army of warrior mummies, before coming face-to-face with the Mummy as he attempts to capture your soul for all eternity.

Can you survive the awesome power of The Mummy’s curse…or will you be entombed inside forever?

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 48” tall

Thrill Rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

COMING SUMMER 2016: Reign of Kong

Described as “a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional ride for your life”, not much is known about this attraction on the run-up to its opening, but they have released this video to whet your appetite…..

The Incredible Hulk Coaster (Closed til Summer 2016)

The Incredible Hulk rollercoaster at Islands of Adventure
You’d better hang on tight because you’re about to feel the rage, power and fury as Dr. Bruce Banner is transformed into The Hulk!

The world goes rushing by in a blur as you go from 0 – 40mph in two seconds flat. Then it turns upside down as you experience a weightless “Zero G” roll. With a mega seven inversions and two subterranean trenches, this is definitely a roller coaster rampage of destruction!

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 54” tall

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park Water Ride
It’s lunchtime… and you’re on the menu!

This exhilarating river raft ride takes you through the jungle to see dinosaurs in their natural habitats, but chaos unfolds as the lights go out, raptors stalk your every move, and your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a T-Rex is an 85-foot plunge into total darkness…..

This is one of the park’s most popular rides. You’ll probably get soaked, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – especially in the Florida heat!

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 42” tall. Children between 42″-48″ must be accompanied by an adult.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Join your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man on a 3-D adventure that takes you swinging and soaring high above the city streets!

This thrill-a-minute ride experience combines motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D digital film and live special effects as you career through the streets, scale skyscrapers and plummet down in a simulated 400-foot freefall – just like in the Spider-Man films.

For comic connoisseurs, there’s even a cameo by the legendary Spider-Man co-creator, Stan Lee.

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 40’ tall. Children between 40″-48″ must be accompanied by an adult.

Doctor Doom’s FearFall

Doctor Doom's Fearfall
Menacing Doombots watch your every move as you strap yourself into Doctor Doom’s diabolical new device. As the countdown reaches zero you’re suddenly rocketed 150ft into the air and then dropped down faster than the force of gravity!

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 52” tall

Thrill Rides at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Escape from Gringotts
This multi-dimensional thrill ride brings to life one of the most iconic scenes from the Harry Potter books and films, in the underground caverns of Gringotts bank!

The adventure begins before you even enter Gringotts bank, as you pass beneath the massive fire-breathing dragon at the far end of Diagon Alley! Inside the bank’s grand marble lobby you’ll meet some astonishingly lifelike goblins as they go about their business.

The inside of the bank is exciting enough, but just wait til you get to the vaults! Just like in the movie, you’ll be plunged through cavernous underground passageways on a perilous journey, and try to escape the clutches of evil characters like Voldemort, Bellatrix and other creatures that are trying to derail your journey.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter and the Forbidden journey
This magical adventure ride takes you through the familiar classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and flying high over the castle with Harry Potter and his friends!

Venture through visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, the Room of Requirement and more.

Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds on a thrilling adventure where you’ll come face-to-face with all kinds of magical creatures!

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 48” tall

Dragon Challenge

Dragon Challenge
Dragon Challenge is actually two intertwining high-speed roller coasters, with two different dragons that you can ride!

Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then hold on tight as they twist, loop and nearly collide with each other, with plenty of stomach-churning drops in a fast and furious chase across the sky!

Height Restrictions: Riders must be at least 54” tall

About the author:

Farrah is a Copywriter at FloridaTix. Her biggest loves in life are animals, food, writing and sleeping, and she lists Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens as her scariest experience to date.

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