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10 Things You Absolutely HAVE to Do at Universal Studios Florida

October 17, 2017

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You’re at Universal Orlando’s Universal Studios Florida. What do you need to do that will leave everyone at home wishing they were you?

We’ve got answers…

1. Join Your Favorite Wizards on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

GIF Voldemort in Harry Potter Escape from Gringotts

Plunge into the depths of Diagon Alley’s famed Gringotts bank as you encounter dragons, trolls, and Voldemort himself.

2. Practice Performing Spells at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

GIF Harry Potter Interactive Wand at Universal Orlando Resort

Witches and wizards can practice their spell casting throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Haven’t had a wand choose you yet? Be sure to check out Ollivanders or Wands by Gregorovitch when you arrive.

3. Become an actual Minion on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

GIF Despicable Me Experience at Universal Orlando Resort

Gru is recruiting Minions for his latest scheme, and good news: it looks like you’re the perfect candidate.

4. Head to Studio 6B for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

GIF Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando Resort

Visit the famed Studio 6B for a unique tour of the Big Apple. Don’t forget to stop and smell the pizza.

5. Jam out on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

GIF Rip Ride Rocket Experience at Universal Orlando Resort

Select a song and prepare to rock on this coaster that takes you up a 90-degree angle before dropping you back down at 65 mph.

6. Help Optimus Prime and Bumblebee save mankind on Transformers: The Ride 3-D

GIF Transformers Experience at Universal Orlando Resort

It’s time for someone to take down Megatron and the Decepticons, and that someone could be you.

7. Dare to Eat an Entire Lard Lad Donut in The Simpsons’ Springfield, U.S.A.

GIF Simpson Donut at Universal Orlando Resort

Giant pink-iced donuts, Brain Freezin’ D’oh-Nut Sundaes, delectable cupcakes… Need we say more?

8. Flee From the Evil Imhotep on Revenge of the Mummy

GIF The Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Orlando Resort

Forwards or backwards – you’ll barely be able to tell which way you’re moving on this dark coaster. All you’ll care about is avoiding the swarm of insects, mummies, fire…

9. Boogie down with popular characters in the Superstar Parade

GIF Super Star Parade at Universal Orlando Resort

Seriously. Where else can you dance with Gru and the Minions, Dora and Diego, plus the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants?

10. Wipe out the scum of the universe on MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

GIF Men In Black at Universal Orlando Resort

Aliens have taken over New York and we’re arming you with a blaster to zap them into oblivion. Rack up points and get ready for a lifetime of bragging rights.

What are your favorite Universal Studios Florida experiences? Tell us in the comments below!


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  • Reply DougJ October 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    WAY more than 10. Mummy, Hulk, Kong, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Candy Stores, Finnegan’s Bar, Concerts, One Fish, Two Fish, ET, Animals Live, Simpsons, Duff Beer Pavilion, Backwater Bar, etc.

  • Reply Meagan October 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Definitely Duff Gardens and BumblebeeMan’s taco truck! The nachos are the absolute best. The Beat Builders, the Blues Brothers, and Sing It are the best shows… Don’t miss Kreacher in the window… and chill in the park behind the Back to the Future train!

  • Reply Dana October 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Hogwarts Express. Must ride the train both ways. Outstanding.

  • Reply Joy October 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Don’t miss the Horror Make Up Show. It’s engrossing! 😉😀

  • Reply John October 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Men in Black and the Mummy are my favorites!

    • Reply Cindy October 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Last time I went men in Black was not there

  • Reply Patti November 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    We only have 1 day. Do we do islands of adventure or univ studios? No little ones.

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