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Universal Studios Hollywood Rides | Orlando, California Tour & Map

Universal Studios is the biggest film Studio in the world and the same goes to its theme park, the best experience you can ever have!

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What Is Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides | Orlando, California Tour & Map
What Is Universal Studios Hollywood | Image credit: Guneet Jassal, (Unsplash)

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: Universal Studios is the biggest film Studio in the world and the same goes to its theme park, the best experience you can ever have! The theme park isn’t only about rides but more like they will introduce Universal Studios exhibits, rides, games, and interactive displays from all your favorite movies, shows, stars and what not!

Theme ParkUniversal Studios
AuthorPickon
Founded15 April 2002
OwnersUniversal Parks & Resorts,
NBCUniversal
Best RidesJurassic World – The Ride,
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,
King Kong 360 3-D etc.
One/Two Day Tickets – General Admission1-Day $109, 2-Day $149
Theme Park, Universal Studios Overview

Location: Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida, USA

What are the things you will come across:

The wizard world of Harry Potter where you can experience in real life what you have seen in the movie and cherry on the cake the ride which will give you a whole round of Hogwarts castle.  

The Jurassic Park scariest one where Dinosaurs will be loose and you have to save yourself plus the sound is the thrilling one!

Transformers You will be given a chance to shield or protect the All Spark from the Transformers movie in a 3D ride.

There are other more interesting things for you which you will see throughout the journey and also some real places where actually the films were shot.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Rides | Image credit: Unsplash

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

  • Location: Production Central
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 51″ (130 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

This is a high speed chasing ride through the underground vaults of Gringotts bank and one of the attractions of Orlando’s Universal Studios. So, basically this ride is kind of an overview about all the challenges Harry and his friends went through including an escape from a dragon. Located in Orlando.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

  • Location: Production Central
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 51″ (130 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

This is a steel roller-coaster at the Florida’s Universal Studios. The best thing about this roller-coaster is that it allows you to have your own costume Playlist which can be enjoyed throughout the ride. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit has a height of 167 feet with fun speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. .

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

  • Location: Springfield, U.S.A.: Home of The Simpsons
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: No Height Requirement
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl is a ride situated in the Springfield section of Universal Studios that depicts the two aliens from The Simpsons. Riders ride in a spinning vehicle up in the high from where you can literally see the view of the park. The ride is better known for its fastest spins.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

  • Location: World Expo
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 42″ (107 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

This ride features all the MEN IN BLACK characters and riders have to target aliens from laser guns. This ride is fun and of course you will score according to the number of aliens you blast.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: Revenge of the Mummy

  • Location: New York
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 48″ (122 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

This high speed Dark roller-coaster ride crosses the dark Scary tomb with eerie special effects. This ride is suitable for adults and teenagers.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides: TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D

  • Location: Production Central
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

This is a  high-definition 3D ride at Universal Studios Florida. It features a storyline based on the very popular TRANSFORMERS movies. Guests will have to save civilians and also you will get the support of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

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How many rides are at Universal Studios | Video credit: Theme Park Coastin

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

  • Location: Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)
  • Age: Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Florida Universal Studios has this ride and idea taken from the Woody Woodpecker character from the Walter Lantz cartoons. The coaster goes up to 28 feet above the ground with the maximum speeds of 21 mph, and this ride is only for younger riders.

Fast And Furious – Supercharged

It is a high speed ride across the streets of Los Angeles. Throughout the ride you will be showered with water, wind, fire along with noises. This ride is inspired from the Fast And Furious franchise.

Hogwarts Express (King’s Cross Station)

  • Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: No Height Requirement
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Guests board the train which will take you to the journey of classic British countryside to Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The journey envelopes the views of Hogwarts castle

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

  • Location: Production Central
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Age: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios is a 3D ride and full of Minions characters. you’ll be feeling deeply indulged in the ride for sure. 

Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Day

Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Day
Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Day | Image credit: Ben White, (Unsplash)

Orlando’s Universal Studios Christmas 2022 holiday celebration began November 12 to January 1st 2023. 

So, we are going to discuss from new arrivals to things which made a comeback.

The Parade 

The parade was quite astonishing! The minions, Shrek and a lot of other characters were there along with larger balloons and of course the msn jolly Santa Claus ending the parade with snowflakes was so festive.

Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Day Parade | Video credit: All Central Florida

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter’s Christmas celebration is one of the best things to ever experience in Orlando’s Universal Studios. The Hogwarts and the toys!

So basically what are the things brought back: 

  • The Hedwig backpack is back for 36.95$
  • Mrs. Norris soft toy is a new arrival 
  • Ferret Plush Puppet is back

The small ornaments there were between 18 to 30$ and all were new like, Hogwarts statue, the Hat, monster book, Snowman with scarf ( Hogwarts uniform scarf) isn’t amazing! 

The Mummy show

Unfortunately, the Mummy show disappointed this time as the lack of new additions to the show more precisely was repetitive.

Universal Orlando Christmas Blues Brothers Show

Blues Brothers sang songs like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, a Christmas twist to Soul Man and many more and lasted around 12 minutes and repeated many times in a day.

Universal Hollywood Christmas Day Parade Pictures
Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Day Parade | Image credit: Instagram

How Many Universal Studios Are There

Universal Studios Hollywood, California USA

How Many Universal Studios Are There
Universal Studios Hollywood, California USA | Image credit: by Emanuel Ekstrom from Unsplash

The first ever Universal Studios theme park was opened in 1964. Universal Studios Hollywood is better for those who want a  one-day theme park experience. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, iFLY indoor Skydiving and Jurassic Park the ride and a lot more.

Universal Studios Orlando, Florida USA

Universal Orlando, Florida USA
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida USA | Image credit: by Kevin Sarduy From Unsplash

This one was opened on June 7, 1990. This park is known for its rides and hotels. You can stay here in one of the best hotels like Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel and the best experience ever is the Hogwarts Express with Hogwarts Express Cabin inspired by Harry Potter. 

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Japan
Universal Studios Japan | Image credit: by Bohao From Unsplash

Do you know which was the first Universal Studios park opened in Asia? Yes! You are right, Universal Studios Japan! was opened in 2001 in the Konohana-ku district of Osaka. The fun places are: Flying Dinosaur and the night parade, featuring Transformers, Harry Potter, Minions, and even Jurassic Park.

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore | Image credit: by Iliyani Nasir From Unsplash

This one was the second park opened in Asia after Japan on May 28, 2011. Best Universal Studios in the world. This film-inspired park has six themed zones that are: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, and Far Far Away.

Universal Studios Beijing, China

Universal Beijing, China
Universal Studios Beijing, China | Image credit: Unsplash

Opened on September 20, 2021 is the latest and 5th Universal Studios theme park. It is made of seven themed lands with 37 rides. High Season tickets 638 RMB. You can find rides like Hollywood and Orlando here as well, Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness is one of the attractions.

List of best Universal Studios Hollywood Movies

List of best Universal Hollywood Movies
List of best Universal Studios Hollywood Movies | Image credit: Universal Studios Movies
  • Despicable Me, 2010
  • Minions, 2015
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000
  • Jurassic Park, 1993
  • Jurassic World, 2015
  • Furious 7, 2015
  • The Secret Life of Pets, 2016
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
  • Jaws, 1975
  • The Mummy, 1999
  • Back to the Future, 1985
  • Fifty Shades Darker, 2017
  • Casper, 1995
  • American Pie 2, 2001
  • The Nutty Professor, 1996
  • Babe, 1995
  • Bean, 1997
  • Hulk, 2003
  • Ted, 2012
  • Get Out, 2016
  • King Kong, 2015
  • Bruce Almighty, 2003
  • Apollo 13, 1995
  • Schindler’s List, 1993

FAQs

Where in Singapore is Universal Studios?

Inside Sentosa Island which is connected to Singapore.

How many days do you need for Universal Orlando?

It will take three days to visit both the parks and it’s ideal too because it will be so exhausting to explore both the parks in just one day. 

Do they actually film at Universal Studios Hollywood?

Yes! Universal Studios isn’t just a theme park but several movies were actually shot in the theme park like Psycho, Desperate Housewives, How the Grinch Stole Christmas etc.

Is Universal Studio inside Sentosa Island?

Yes! Sentosa Island is connected to Singapore by a causeway. There are numerous attractions with separate tickets in Sentosa Island and Universal Studios is one of them. 

Who founded Universal Studios?

Universal Pictures was founded in 1912 by:  German Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, Jules Brulatour.

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