Travel tips for Universal Studios


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Bruno, outside the Universal globe in Orlando.

Planning a vacation? Going to Orlando and visiting Universal? Well, here is a way you can do the Universal Park and get the most from what you are paying and have a magical experience.

Universal Studios are in total two themed parks. Each side of the parks have many areas. One of the parks is called Islands of Adventure and the other is Universal Studios.
Once you park your car, you are going to the CityWalk, which is an area with many restaurants, clubs and stores. The CityWalk is where you have to make your first choice of the day; it is where you are going to decide if you will be doing Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure first. As a tip, I would say you should start with Islands of Adventure.

Bruno, outside Universal in Florida. (Courtesy photo)

Islands of Adventure has a total of five thrill rides, two 3D & 4D rides, three water rides and 12 kids rides, making a total of 22 rides.

I would recommend you to start with the Marvel area where you will have the opportunity to go into a hulk-themed roller coaster, a Doctor Doom’s fearfall and a simulator of an adventure with the amazing Spider-Man.

Once you are done with the Marvel area you will be entering the American classical comics and should look for how the weather will be for the rest of the day, because the next ones are water rides where you and your friends will definitely get wet. In this next area you will encounter Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

Once you finish the classical American comics area I would recommend going to the Jurassic Park area which is an experience by itself where you are going to find dinosaurs and be really immersed into the Jurassic Park world. In there you should enjoy the fact that you are already wet when going into Jurassic Park River Adventure, a water ride where you will have a very nice experience into the Jurassic world. Besides the water ride, you will also find the Velocicoaster, an awesome thrill ride that will be memorable by itself.

After going to the Jurassic Park section you can go to the wizard’s world, Hogwarts. That is another great experience where you will find yourself in the castle and in Hogsmeade. The ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, is everything a fan of Harry Potter books wants; an experience where you will see all the things you’ve read and watched on the movies. Another great experience is to go on Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, where you will go on a ride with Hagrid’s Motorbike and see some of the Forbidden Forest.

After having all those emotions in Harry Potter, you can come back to the simulator of a King Kong experience, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, where you will be as close as possible to King Kong.

This is all for Islands of Adventure but across from this park leads to the other one. You can use the Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade Station where you will have a small experience of the Harry Potter world.

Universal Studios has a total of five thrill rides, four 3D & 4D rides and seven kids rides, making a total of 16 rides.

In Universal Studios you will be set in many parts of California and London. If you cross using the Hogwarts Express you will get to London and have the opportunity to go into Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. In that last Harry Potter area you will be able to go into Gringotts in Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

In universal studios many of the rides make me sick, so here I will make some of the recommendations of go-to rides, such as Transformers: The Ride 3-D, Shrek 4-D, Men In Black Alien Attack. These rides make me a little bit sick.

But something that Universal Studios has that the other parks don’t is good roller coasters, such as the mummy and the Rockit.

Universal is more of a great experience for kids. They have parades and many shows the whole day and it will of course fill your spirit.