Universal Studios Orlando Rides & Attractions in 2023 – The Guide

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Written By Carlos Braga

Knowing exactly all the activities present in each theme park is mandatory for those who want to put together a perfect trip plan. With that in mind, we created this guide where we'll talk about All Universal Studios Orlando Rides!

If you've never been to orlando and especially never been to one of its theme parks, it might be hard to imagine the amount of rides you can find there.

Just like any other park in Orlando, it's very important to map out all the rides at Universal Studios so you don't miss out on something amazing during your trip.

And of course, avoid going around without finding something you've only heard about, as unfortunately we've seen it happen several times.

One of the greatest examples of this happened to several people who didn't even see the Diagon Alley of Harry Potter, one of the main areas of the Park.

Diagon Alley - Harry Potter Area at Universal Studios Orlando
Diagon Alley – Harry Potter area at Universal Studios Orlando

Therefore, I will talk here about the rides at Universal Studios Orlando, so you don't miss anything and you already know what to look for there!

Complete List of 2023 Universal Studios Orlando Rides

First we will list all the rides that you will find at the Universal Studios Orlando park in 2023.

Then we will talk a little about each one of them so that you can know what rides you will find there and set up the script ideal for you and your group.

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Transformers 4D: The Ride
  • Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Fast and the Furious: Supercharged
  • Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
  • Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster
  • ET Adventure
  • The Simpson's Ride
  • Kang & Kudos Twirl ?n? hurl
  • Men In Black Alien Attack
  • Harry Potter & The Escape from Gringotts
  • Hogwarts express
  • The Bourne Stuntacular

Complete List of 2023 Universal Studios Orlando Islands of Adventure Rides

At Universal Studios Resort you will find 2 different theme parks. They are very close and are even connected today by a ride, the Hogwarts train.

The 2 parks are Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

We have listed all the Universal Studios rides above, we will also list all the Islands of Adventure rides & attractions in 2023 here, but we will not speak individually about each of these attractions.

Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure

The reason is simple, the main focus of this post is to talk about Universal Studios attractions only.

If you want to know details about the rides of the other Universal Studios park, see our post about the Islands of Adventure attractions.

  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Pteranodon Flyers
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster
  • Cat in the Hat Ride
  • High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train
  • Caro-Seuss-El
  • One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish
  • Doom's Fearfall
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-rat Barges
  • Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Poseidon's Fury
Velocicoaster Queue - Islands of Adventure Attraction
Velocicoaster Queue – Islands of Adventure attraction

Before we go on to talk about each Universal Studios rides individually, let's go through 2 more lists that can be very useful for your trip.

Let's take the list of rides provided earlier and we will clearly illustrate which are the children's attractions in the park and which are the extreme ones.

Universal Studios' 2023 Extreme Rides List

  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Transformers 4D: The Ride
  • Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Fast and the Furious: Supercharged
  • The Simpson's Ride
  • Harry Potter & The Escape from Gringotts

Universal Studios Children's Rides List 2023

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride
  • Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
  • Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster
  • ET Adventure
  • Kang & Kudos Twirl ?n? hurl
  • Men In Black Alien Attack
  • Hogwarts express
Men In Black Queue - Universal Studios Attraction
Men In Black Queue – Universal Studios Attraction

Cool, we've already listed the rides you'll find at Universal Studios Orlando, now I'll talk specifically about each of these rides.

That way you will not only know if it is a childish or radical attraction, but you will also be able to better assess how it is to include or not in your script on a trip!

Universal Studios Orlando Rides 2023

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

It's hard not to start with one of Universal Studios' best rides, the Rip Ride Rockit!

It's the super roller coaster that the crowd usually yellows at the time.

Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios Attraction
Rip Ride Rockit – Universal Studios Ride

The ascent ends up scaring more than the rest of it and throughout the entire route there is a lot of music playing, which makes visitors relax a little.

Rockit is an open roller coaster with a 90° rise with a height equivalent to a 17-story building!

The climb as we said is one of the most tense parts!

The path covered is 1,174 meters with many spiraling curves, double take, which is a loop that people don't get upside down and the speed reaches 105 km/h.

It's really cool that you choose your soundtrack during the tour, between classical, rock, rap, hip hop, country and electronic music.

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The minimum height to enjoy the toy is 1.30m.

An interesting curiosity is that she never turns upside down.

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

All areas with Harry Potter themed they have very meticulous details, where you really feel inside the movies.

In the ride from the Escape from Gringotts, you will explore the wizards' bank, with an incredible adventure through the underground vault of the goblins, accompanied by famous characters like Hermione, Harry and Ron, in addition to the villains Voldermot and Bellatrix.

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

With 3D technology, a lot of speed and fantastic history, for those who enjoy a mix of simulator and roller coaster this is the ride!

It is worth remembering that you must be at least 1.07 m to ride this attraction.

Diagon Alley

The Diagon Alley it is the area where we find the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride and outside we will see King`s Cross station and Sirius Black's house.

Be sure to watch the house elf who appears through the window to peep.

Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley as a whole is very exciting, especially when the dragon on top of Gringotts lets out flames!

Take the time to explore the place, if you've bought an interactive wand, you'll be able to train for real magic.

Hogwarts express

At King`s Cross station, which is next to Diagon Alley, it is possible to take the Hogwarts Train to go to Hogsmeade at the Island of Adventure.

In addition to being a means of transport between parks, it is also a ride as you will ride the train with several Harry Potter characters interacting with you.

Hogwarts Express - Hogwarts Train
Hogwarts Express – Hogwarts Train

Expect to see Hagrid, Harry and even Dementors during your tour!

Heads up! In order for you to be able to make this park change riding the Hogwarts Express, you must have the ticket park-to-park type.

Revenge of the Mummy

The mummy ride it's one of our favorite roller coasters and my favorite ride in the park!

For those who are looking to start going on extreme rides, it may be their first attempt, however, it can be slightly scary for children.

It's full of surprises, like riding backwards and fire, and it mixes like a simulator and roller coaster.

Revenge of the Mummy - The Mummy Attraction at Universal Studios
Revenge of the Mummy – The Mummy Ride at Universal Studios

She begins by telling when the Mummy Imhotep, from the movie "The Mummy", appears offering rewards for those who ally with her, whoever refuses to do so, will suffer a curse.

In this ride, you will escape the curses that the mummy will throw at you, such as scarab rain, an army of mummies in a state of putrefaction, lots of fire and more.

It is a slightly older ride in the park, but it still appeals to many visitors.

The minimum height is 1.22 m.

Transformers: The Ride 3D

That 3D simulator with a lot of technology, it presents the most awaited battle of the moment.

The leader of the Decepticons, Megatron, has taken the robot war to Orlando to achieve the enslavement of humanity.

In this adventure you will join Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and other Autobots in order to defeat the Decepticons.

Transformers attraction
Transformers attraction

With screens almost 20 meters high, the 3D projections are extremely realistic.

Children from 1.02 m can venture into this ride.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

In this simulator you will participate in training to become a Minion from the movie “Despicable Me”.

This ride opened at Universal Studios in 2012 to replace the old Jimmy Neutron attraction.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - Universal Studios Attraction
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – Universal Studios attraction

You will enter Gru's house, walk through the secret laboratory and participate in a mega 3D adventure.

The story talks about how the Minions are trained and of course with them, almost everything goes wrong.

You will have a lot of laughs, in addition to meeting and being able to dance with the minions!

It is a very fun attraction, especially for children.

It is worth remembering that the minimum height of the attraction is at least 1.02 m.

Fast & Furious ? supercharged

It is one of attractions newest at Universal Studios park.

It opened in 2018, embarking its visitors on a super high-speed journey with lots of technology, famous characters, extremely fast cars and many surprises.

Once in the queue, it is possible to connect with the film, with engines on display, car parts and even famous cars from the super production.

fast-food-supercharged
Fast and Furious Supercharged

You'll board a bus (see photo above) and chase through the streets of Los Angeles.

Action occurs everywhere and with many special effects of smoke, wind, swing, explosions, fog, among others.

I like the movies however I found the attraction a bit confusing. Depending on where you sit on the bus, your visibility of what's going on is pretty bad and you don't get much out of the ride.

Fast and Furious Supercharged
Fast and Furious Supercharged

My tip here is, if possible, ask to sit in the last row of the bus, from there you have a better view of everything that happens.

The minimum height is 1.02 m.

Shrek 4-D (Definitely Closed)

You will have fun in this 4D simulator, where you'll watch the movie in 3D and have lots of special effects, with splashing water, moving seats, winds and other things happening around you.

This ride is in theater format and tells what happened between the films Shrek 1 and 2, i.e. what happens after Shrek and Fiona's wedding.

Shrek-4-D-ride-universal-studios
Shrek-4-D-ride-universal-studios

ATTENTION: The Shrek 4D attraction was closed and will be replaced by a new attraction at Universal Studios.

The Simpsons Ride

This simulator tells the adventure of the Simpsons family, famous characters from the Fox series.

The setting is an amusement park, Krustyland, owned by the famous clown Krusty.

The Simpsons Ride - Universal Studios Attraction
The Simpsons Ride – Universal Studios ride

It's a roller coaster simulator that takes place in Springfield, with lots of fun park skits and Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Meg's messes.

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Because this simulator shakes a lot, a lot of people end up getting nauseous, so it's interesting to avoid eating before going on this toy.

Remembering that children over 1.02 m are allowed to go to the ride.

Learn more about The Simpsons ride here.

Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is a new 3D motion simulator at Universal Studios Florida based on television host Jimmy Fallon from The Tonight Show.

The ride had its opening on April 6, 2017 and replaced the old Twister attraction.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon - Universal Studios Orlando Attraction
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon – Universal Studios Orlando Attraction

Honestly, even though it's a much more recent ride, I consider it a less fun ride than other park simulators like Simpsons and Transformers 3D.

A novelty of this ride was that it introduced the system of virtual queues, which helps a lot because you don't have to stand all the time waiting for your turn in a line.

Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster

A small Pica Pau roller coaster is one of Universal Studios' favorite rides for kids.

This is the perfect roller coaster for someone's first time on a roller coaster as it is very smooth.

Kids here will have nothing to worry about as the curves and drops are all gentle and nothing about this open ride is scary.

Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster
Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster

So this is the perfect opportunity to take your child on their first roller coaster!

The minimum height to ride this ride is 91 cm or 36?. However, children between 91 cm (36?) and 1.22 m (48?) must be accompanied by an adult.

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

This is the area that houses the Pica Pau roller coaster that we listed above.

We know that Universal Orlando Resort is best known for its thrilling rides and simulators, but they also have an area dedicated to kids.

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone - Universal Studios Attractions
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone – Universal Studios Rides

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone is the play area that will bring your little ones a lot of excitement.

All without having to be at least 106 cm (42”).

While many of the drawings presented in this area have fallen from popular memory, others – such as Curious George (which has been around since 1940 – in fact, the same year Woody Woodpecker was created) – are still favorites today.

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

This area is also home to other rides like ET Adventure and the amazing shenanigans of Animal Actors on Location! Catering to younger guests in particular is Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster.

Rounding out the area is a series of encounters with beloved SpongeBob SquarePants and other cartoon friends, including a unique interactive experience called DreamWorks Destination.

ET Adventure

This ride is based on the famous film by Steven Spielberg of the unforgettable character ET The Extraterrestrial!

If you've watched the movie, you've probably wanted to ride one of those flying bikes and now you've got your chance and there's no time to waste because ET needs your help as your home planet is dying and only you can help him save it. it.

ET Adventure - Universal Studios attraction
ET Adventure – Universal Studios Ride

In this ride you will fly over several scenes from the movie and even the home planet of ET

It's an old ride and the animatronics are not modern.

ET will ride his bike with you at all times and at the end of the ride you will be thanked by one of the aliens!

ET Adventure - Universal Studios Orlando attraction
ET Adventure – Universal Studios Orlando Ride

The minimum height here is 1.22 m (48″) but children over 86 cm (34″) can be accompanied by an adult.

Kang & Kudos Twirl ?n? hurl

It is one of the rides in the theme area inspired by The Simpsons which is very similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Magic Kingdom, naturally themed from the Simpsons!

Kang & Kudos Twirl ?n? Hurl - Universal Studios attraction in the Simpsons area
Kang & Kudos Twirl ?n? Hurl – Universal Studios ride in the Simpsons area

Here you will “fly” in a flying saucer while two aliens narrate the journey – Kang and Kudos – and also encourage everyone to destroy Springfield.

Men In Black Alien Attack (MIB)

Hunting and exterminating aliens has been the dream of many people since the first MIB movie was released.

With that in mind, Universal Studios created the ride: MIB? Men in Black Alien Attack.

MIB - Men in Black Alien Attack - Universal Studios Orlando attraction
MIB – Men in Black Alien Attack – Universal Studios Orlando Ride

It's simple, but fun, the entire line is inside the secret agency of the alien hunters and during the ride you will go in a cart armed with a laser and you can kill several Aliens on the way.

MIB attraction at Universal Studios
MIB attraction at Universal Studios

And to make this ride even more fun, you'll receive points for every alien you hit, so your goal here is to score more points than the people who are enjoying the attraction with you.

The Bourne Stuntacular

This is a very recent attraction at the park and it was used in place of the old Terminator attraction.

It is an attraction in the format of a theater that mixes a film with real actors, with the story based on the action films of Jason Bourne.

The Bourne Stuntacular - Universal Studios attraction
The Bourne Stuntacular – Universal Studios attraction

In this show you will see electrifying chase scenes, fistfights, death-defying jumps and it all happens with live performances, high technology and a gigantic LED screen, making it impossible to discern when the live action ends and the cinema begins.

It is a new attraction, which was little talked about, but which we always recommend to our followers and customers.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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