Universal Studios Florida
Best for: Your favourite films made into blockbuster attractions, including: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ and blockbuster rides with TRANSFORMERS and the Minions.
The lowdown: At the studios, some of the best attractions are old favourites and nostalgic classics. Speaking of old – dare to disturb an ancient curse on Revenge of the Mummy and you’ll be at the mercy of a rollercoaster in the pitch dark.
Know this… On select nights, stay out for Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration. This family show on the waterfront features leaping fountains, lights and swelling soundtracks. See your favourite film scenes brought to life on screens made by fans of water.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Best for: The Incredible Hulk Coaster® that’ll turn you green and Jurassic Park raptors who look alarmingly happy to see you.
The lowdown: Island-hop between Marvel-lous super heroes, dinosaurs and a giant ape called Kong. That’s King Kong to you. For the fourth year in a row, Universal's Islands of Adventure has been voted as the TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice #1 Amusement Park In The World.
Know this… On a hot day, triple up on the water rides. Head to the back of the park for the Jurassic Park River Adventure, then jump on Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls® and Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges®. Done all three? You’ve gotta be soaking.
Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park
Best for: Staying cool and seeking thrills. Try the Ko’okiri Body Plunge – a 125 foot drop through the middle of the park’s ginormous, vertiginous volcano.
The lowdown: Universal’s Volcano Bay is a surprisingly innovative ‘water theme park’, which uses the latest tech so you can queue virtually. That means you can be on the beach, slurping a rainbow soft-serve ice cream whilst you wait. There are a whopping 19 attractions – that's a lot for a water park, so you can easily spend a full day here. There are two ‘lazy’ rivers – one is calm, but one rushes you around like a rinse cycle.
Know this… You’ll be given a waterproof wearable – called a TapuTapu – which holds your place in the queue for your next ride.