Universal Studios, Orlando
Universal has always been on our list of "to do's" and having now been to Orlando 3 times it is still one of our favourites.
Rides for the adventurous and not so adventurous, with a unique atmosphere to just soak up if that's what suits you.
I love Jaws, Terminator, Back to the Future, Shrek and can't wait to try the Mummy ride next visit (only missed it opening by days last year). Love the "streets" and scenery and always enjoy the Blues Brothers and the Graveyard Revue.
This is the newest of the theme parks in the Universal Studios complex. Some of the best rides in the country are found here. The admission price is steep compared to other places, however the attractions are very state of the art. The area is divided into themes such as comic book characters, superheroes, dinosaurs, fantasy, and Dr. Seuss. There are rides for all ages, yet I think this will appeal more to older children. Children who are too young will not make the height requirements for some of the most sought after rides in the park. Many of the rides are very thrilling, such as the Hulk rollercoaster that will accelerate you unlike any other ride. The Spiderman ride is always rated one of the best. You even have two intertwining rollercoasters known as the fire and ice dragons that appear to be "duelling". Certainly, this is one of the best thrill ride parks in the land.
Finally it was time that agent "K" entered the scene ;-). As we used the single riders lane, we where at the ttraction very fast. Shooting the aliens is a real part of fun (and of course my car did win). My score here is now over 200 000. Go and beat it!
in the Earthquake attraction, you'll find out how some of the best tricks in the movies are made. The attraction features the expirience of being inside an earthquake that hits 8.3 on the richter scale.
next to Disney, Universal is the other major theme park in Central Florida. There are a wide variety of shows and attractions in and around the park. Several areas were re-created to enhance ones visit. This picture represents 1930s NYC.
Feel what it's like to be in the eye of the storm as a tornado touches down sending cows flying and pylons crashing down. It was good but not as good as it maybe could have been.
One minute you're riding the Subway into the station the next you are being tossed about like a ragdoll as a giant earthquake hits.
The roof caves in and a lorry crashes in before a pipe bursts and the water comes flowing down extinguishing the flames.
Before you board the train you are treated to a presentation of how earthquakes are filmed in movies.
When your at Universal Studios, the beattle juice show is pretty good. It's only around 20-30 minutes but the show is worth it.
As in all my tips on the rides and shows i won't give away all the good information or surprises , but this show is worth the time.
Revenge of the Mummy was a great ride.Expect the unexpected, thats all i will say.There are to many things which happen.This is a high speed roller coaster and more.
hold on and enjoy.
Lines were long as this is the new ride. So if you don't want to wait go express.....
The hulk in islands of adventure is a great roller coaster. it is one of the best...Twists, turns up and over and when you think your done your not....Get ready to blast off and travel like the hulk... Great ride...
For me, I think Spider man is the best ride in the park. I love the 3-D effects and how real it all feels. Everyone loved this ride and it's even o.k for younger kids...Lots of action and turns an twists, be ready for for spider man...
Lines were very long , express the way to go
Jurassic park water ride was fun... If it's hot its very refreshing or should i say wet..The first time through i did not bring my camera so we went again and took pictures along the way...
Make sure it's water resistant and be ready at the end......
Similar to Universal Studios in Los Angeles this is a great way to spend a day simply enjoying yourself.
There are similar rides to those in LA with a few extras. There is the Jaws experience as well as the Twister ride, that add a little variety, along with the King Kong thrill ride.
A must see!
thishow was very good. it is in the islands of adventure park.
It is a little like a tour and journey. some smaller children were scared as it doe's get dark. it is a good show and would recommend eveyone to go and see it
The Prop Show at Van Helsing was very informative and funny.It was a great show and one prop and it's usage was very good and looked so real.
The show is 20 minutes or so and is a good break from the outlines and waiting.I would recommend seeing it.
They even showed how they make the werewolves faces change.
Animal planet live was a very good show. It was funny and very interesting. The show consist of many different animals performing stunts and tricks. They even show how they film birds in flight. Great show for everyone.