9 Can’t Miss Rides at Universal for Adrenaline Junkies

If you’re visiting Universal Studios Orlando to quench your adrenaline thirst, then you came to the right place.

From roller coasters to movie themed action packed rides, Universal has it all. These rides aren’t for the faint of heart.

Especially when you compare these rides to some of the other one available in Central Florida, Universal has a lot of impressive rides!

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1.The Incredible Hulk Coaster- Islands of Adventure

Riders take part in Dr. Bruce Banner’s new science experiment. Reach Hulk speeds of 67 mph on this high speed roller coaster that has seven inversion loops.

Hulk won’t “smash” but you will fly at tops speeds!

2.Revenge of the Mummy-Universal Studios

Feel your heart beating in your chest as you are pursued by the Mummy Imhotep.

This indoor ride feels like ancient Egypt with hieroglyphics on the walls and torches to light the way. Imhotep tries to get you by any means possible: fire, tons of insects and his mummy henchman.

All of this before you plummet downwards into the darkness. Will you escape?

3.Doctor Doom’s FearFall- Islands of Adventure

Can fear be harvested? One of Marvel’s supervillains, Victor Von Doom is trying to do just that.

He is able to suck the fear from riders by sending them sky high, 185 feet into the air at the speed of a jet! What is he going to use that fear for? To end The Fantastic Four, that’s what!


4.Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts- Universal Studios

This ride, located in Diagon Alley, is everything you want from a Wizarding World ride. Enter through the  elegant, marble lobby of Gringotts Bank and watch the goblins go about bank business.

Descend into the lower levels of the bank in a coal car and hold on for the exciting ride to freedom. You’ll see beloved characters on the way as well.


5.Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit- Universal Studios

Choose the music that will be the theme for you 17 story climb. This is the tallest ride in Universal Orlando and the fun part is that your descent is nearly vertical on the way down!

Cameras record your every scream that includes a corkscrew and a 95 degree turn, as will as some very close near misses!

6.Jurassic Park River Adventure-Islands of Adventure

You’re floating along in your river raft peacefully taking in the beauty of the calm herbivores serenely eating.

Suddenly you end up in a restricted area when the power goes out and your raft is the only escape from dangerous and ravenous dinosaurs, will you come face to face with them or flee via waterfall?

7.Skull Island: Reign of Kong-Islands of Adventure

Go on a jungle expedition on a mysterious island that is home to prehistoric creatures.

Your vehicle is attacked by predators and if this isn’t treacherous enough, at some point during the chaos, guests encounter Kong himself, close enough to feel his breath on their skin! Is he here to help or get first dibs?


8.Fast and Furious Supercharged-Universal Studios

You’re a member of the crew in this 3D thrill ride.

Accepting an invite to an after race party aboard a party bus, is where this high speed street race begins.

Dom, Letty, Hobbs and Roman join you on this simulated excursion that reaches speeds of 120 mph, just like the crews supercharged cars in the blockbuster franchise!

9.Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey-Islands of Adventure

If you’ve ever wanted to fly like Harry on his Nimbus 2000, this is the ride for you! Journey through Hogwarts, before boarding the ride, and see all the familiar places, including Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and various classrooms.

With a little help from Hermione and some Floo powder, you will join Harry on a flight above Hogwarts, to the Chamber of Secrets, the Whomping WIllow, and the treacherous Forbidden Forest, cross your fingers that you make it back to Hogwarts!  

This ride is over 4 minutes long and is absolutely breathtaking for Potter fans.

See you at the Parks!

We hope that you are up for the challenge that these thrill rides offer.

And keep your eyes open for a new thrill ride debuting in June of this year, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. The Wizarding World’s rides never disappoint and we can’t wait to check this one out!

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