Behind-the-Scenes

#UniversalAtHome: Learn the Science Behind Universal Orlando Resort

April 16, 2020
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida

Squinching, placemaking, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and vector paths. These are just a few of the tools and techniques the Universal Creative team uses to bring to life the many attractions and worlds you can experience at Universal Orlando Resort. Throughout my time working at the parks, I’ve had the opportunity to learn what it takes to create these mind-blowing attractions and meet the army of creative individuals who build them. Using a blend of math, science and artistic storytelling, these experiences are created through collaboration and hard work. And today, you can get a peak behind the curtain of how it’s done!

From the comfort of your home, enjoy the videos below and learn the science behind our attractions, and the different career paths and opportunities you can pursue in the theme park industry. The next time you’re in the parks, you’ll be able to educate your friends and families on what it took to engineer those breathtaking drops on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit: Engineering

Learn how engineers use math and science to design the loops, twists and turns of one of our biggest roller coasters.

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D: Attraction Design & Show Production

Watch how attraction designers and show producers collaborate to create an immersive ride experience.

Jurassic Park: Architecture & Horticulture

See how architects and horticulture come together to create the immersive worlds you can step into at our parks.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong: Production Design & Engineering

Get a deep dive into how production designers and engineers blend reality with the virtual world with a ride vehicle.

Revenge of the Mummy: Consumer Insights & Show Set Design

Learn how the research from consumer insights and the show set designers breathe to life the story of an attraction.

What else would you like to learn about the parks? Share with us in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Erick Gonzalez April 24, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket: Engineering was my favorite. Because i have always thought it is satisfying to see how big roller coasters are made and used. I learned that to be able to learn about rollercoasters, that you must get into engineering, I also learned that they also used science to be able to find that layout of the design of the roller coaster. When the ride goes down the energy goes from potential to kinetic energy. It is mostly using newtons 3rd law of motion

    • Reply C May 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Harry Potter area would be awesome to learn about!

  • Reply Brian May 28, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    I love the rides at universal Orlando, but as a Horticulturist, I find the landscape of the attractions very interesting, I manage the former estate of the Guinness brothers in Dublin Ireland , 240 acres with thousands of plant species from around the world. Nature’s attraction and adrenaline rides blend well.

  • Reply Katie May 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I love the science behind universal clips, especially that they highlight the variety of engineering that goes on behind the scenes. The Rip Ride Rockit clip was especially wonderful in that multiple science vocabulary terms were used and illustrated in the description of the ride. I really liked that the Jurassic Park clip showed off some of the species they have in the park too (one of my personal favorite sections of the park to hang out–and it is because of the fantastic environment created. Keep up the great work!). I would like to see more clips that incorporate science standards and vocabulary to use in the classroom. Our students always go to GradVenture and I would love to use some of this material to help spark excitement both for the trip and our classroom learning!

  • Reply Ronnie Watkins May 28, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    How great it is to see this company share information like this

  • Reply Stella Maris Gemignani May 28, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    AMO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS , FUI 5 VECES, Y SIEMPRE VOY A TENER GANAS DE VOLVER, LA ATENCION ES MARAVILLOSA!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ESTE AÑO HIBAMOS A IR EN EL MES DE AGOSTO, PERO DEBIMOS SUSPENDER POR EL COVID 19, ESPERAMOS REGRESAR EN 2021 😍!

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