List of Universal Orlando Rides
31 Rides Across Two Parks

Universal Orlando Resort comprises two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Both parks are filled with exciting and fun rides and attractions for guests of all ages. Whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter or want to experience thrilling roller coasters, there’s something for everyone at Universal Orlando Resort. Here is a complete list of the 31 Universal Orlando rides and attractions at each park.

Rides and Attractions at Universal Studios Florida

Entrance archway at Universal Studios Florida

There are eight different themed areas at Universal Studios Florida, each with its own unique rides and attractions. Below is an alphabetical list of Universal Studios rides, along with a brief overview of the ride, its location, and other helpful information. Shows are not included in this list.

1. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

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

The Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios is a 3D attraction that lets riders experience what it’s like to be one of Gru’s minions. The attraction features a pre-show where guests receive minion goggles, and then the ride itself takes guests on a wild adventure as they help Gru carry out one of his evil plans.

2. E.T. Adventure

  • Location: Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Opened in 1990, E.T. Adventure is a dark ride based on the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Guests board a flying bike that takes them on a journey to Elliott’s house, where they help E.T. phone home before narrowly escaping government agents. The ride is notable for its historical significance as being the only remaining opening day attraction at Universal Studios and thus the oldest at Universal Orlando Resort.

3. Fast And Furious – Supercharged

  • Location: San Francisco
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

Fast & Furious – Supercharged is a motion simulator ride that takes guests on a high-speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles. The ride features special effects such as wind, water, and fire and is based on the popular Fast & Furious franchise. This ride contains violent themes and loud noise, so it may not be suitable for all kids.

4. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

  • Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 42″ (107 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

The Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride is a thrilling theme park attraction that simulates a high-speed chase through the underground vaults of Gringotts bank. Many of the thrills and challenges Harry and his friends face in the movie are experienced by riders, including an escape from a dragon. Its special effects and animatronics make it one of the best rides at Universal Orlando.

5. 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
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The Hogwarts Express combines a love of Harry Potter with a classic theme park ride. Guests board the train at King’s Cross Station near Diagon Alley and journey through the British countryside to Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The train ride offers stunning (virtual) views of Hogwarts Castle and immersive experiences along the way. A multi-park ticket is required to experience this attraction.

6. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

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

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a steel roller coaster located at Universal Studios Florida. The attraction allows riders to create their own custom music playlist to listen to while riding. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is 167 feet tall and reaches speeds of up to 65 miles per hour.

7. Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

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

Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl is a ride in the Springfield section of Universal Studios that features the two aliens from The Simpsons. Guests ride in spinning vehicles that are lifted into the air, giving them a bird’s eye view of the park. The ride is known for its fast spins and sudden drops, making it a favorite for family-friendly thrill seekers.

8. MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

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

The Men in Black Alien Attack is a dark ride where riders blast aliens with laser guns. The ride features characters from the Men in Black movies, with guests recruited to help save the earth from an alien invasion. The ride is interactive, and passengers’ scores are based on how many aliens they shoot.

9. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

  • Location: New York
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is a high-octane race through the streets of New York. The ride puts guests in the middle of the action as they compete against Jimmy Fallon and other riders to be the first to make it to the finish line. With thrilling twists and turns, Race Through New York is an adrenaline-pumping adventure that will leave guests laughing and screaming for more.

10. Revenge of the Mummy

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

The Revenge of the Mummy is a dark roller coaster ride at Universal Studios that takes riders through a cursed tomb where they must face the mummy Imhotep. The ride features fast speeds, unexpected drops, and eerie special effects that create a genuinely terror-filled experience. Younger or less mature kids may find the ride too intense.

11. The Simpsons Ride

  • Location: Springfield, U.S.A.: Home of The Simpsons
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida is an animated ride that simulates a bumpy roller coaster. It features characters from the popular T.V. show The Simpsons and takes place in the fictional town of Springfield. Riders experience twists, turns, and inversions while joining other characters from the show, including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Mr. Burns, and Krusty the Clown. The ride culminates in a showdown with Sideshow Bob.

12. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D

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

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D is an immersive, high-definition 3D ride at Universal Studios Florida. It features cutting-edge technology, special effects, and a storyline based on the popular TRANSFORMERS movies. Guests will join the Autobots in a battle to save humankind from the Decepticons and experience the thrill of riding alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

13. Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

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

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster is a junior roller coaster in the Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone of Universal Studios Florida. The attraction depicts the Woody Woodpecker character from the Walter Lantz cartoons. The coaster reaches 28 feet above the ground, has top speeds of 21 mph, and is designed for younger riders.

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Rides and Attractions at Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure Theme Park Entrance

Universal’s Island of Adventure theme park features eight themed “islands” with unique rides and attractions. Below is an alphabetical list of the rides at Islands of Adventure, along with a brief overview and other essential information.

14. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

  • Location: Marvel Super Hero Island
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 40″ (102 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a 3D attraction at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The attraction features a motion-based ride through New York City and a simulated freefall from the top of a 400-foot building. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with Spider-Man himself during the ride.

15. Caro-Seuss-El

  • Location: Seuss Landing
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: No Height Requirement
  • Suitable For: Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Caro-Seuss-el is a unique carousel ride at Seuss Landing island. The ride features characters and sets from the famous Dr. Seuss books. Caro-Seuss-el is a fun and whimsical ride that is perfect for children of all ages.

16. The Cat in the Hat

  • Location: Seuss Landing
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 36″ (92 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The Cat in the Hat at Islands of Adventure is a must-see for any fan of the Dr. Seuss classic. The ride takes guests through a series of intricate scenes, all while staying true to the original story. Whether you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia or want to experience one of the most unique attractions at Universal Orlando, The Cat in the Hat is sure to delight you.

17. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall

  • Location: Marvel Super Hero Island
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 52″ (132 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall is a space shot / drop attraction located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Guests are seated, harnessed in, and blasted to the top of a 185-foot-tall tower. Once at the top, guests plunge back to the ground at approximately 40 miles per hour. The attraction is themed after Doctor Doom, a supervillain from the Marvel Universe, and is not suitable for young children or those afraid of heights.

18. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

  • Location: Toon Lagoon
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 44″ (112 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a log flume ride located at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The ride features a series of drops, the longest of which is 75 feet, reaching speeds up to 45 mph. Riders will be sprayed with water at several points along the route.

19. Flight of the Hippogriff

  • Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 36″ (92 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Flight of the Hippogriff is a family-friendly coaster in Hogsmeade Village at Islands of Adventure. The ride begins with a flight around Hagrid’s Hut before taking guests on a journey through the Forbidden Forest. Despite some small drops and a top speed of 28 mph, this coaster is suitable for younger children.

20. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

  • Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 48″ (122 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a highly themed and immersive roller coaster that takes riders through the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid. Guests will encounter magical creatures from the Harry Potter films, including Buckbeak the Hippogriff and Aragog the Acromantula. It is one of the most popular rides at Islands of Adventure.

21. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  • Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 48″ (122 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is one of Universal’s most highly themed and immersive rides. Guests board a magical vehicle that allows them to “fly” through Hogwarts Castle while experiencing the sights and sounds of the wizarding world. The attraction includes many surprises and special effects, making it a top attraction for Harry Potter fans visiting Islands of Adventure.

22. The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train

  • Location: Seuss Landing
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 36″ (92 cm)
  • Suitable For: Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train at Islands of Adventure is a family-friendly ride that takes you above the whimsical buildings and rides of Seuss Landing. You can ride along one of two tracks – one track follows the story of the Sneetches, and the second track features other Dr. Seuss stories you know and love. Along the way, you’ll get great views of the surrounding area and maybe even spot a few of your favorite characters.

23. Hogwarts Express (Hogsmeade Station)

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

The Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station is a train station designed to look like the Hogsmeade station from the Harry Potter films. It is the departure point for the Hogwarts Express within the park’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter section. The Hogwarts Guests can board the Hogwarts Express and ride it to Kings Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and back. A multi-park ticket is required to experience this attraction.

24. The Incredible Hulk Coaster

  • Location: Marvel Super Hero Island
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 54″ (138 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is a steel roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 67 mph and features seven inversions, making it one of the most intense rides at the park. The launch tunnel further enhances the experience, which sends riders hurtling through the dark before emerging into the daylight. With its iconic green track and exciting theme, The Incredible Hulk Coaster is a must-ride for any thrill seeker visiting Islands of Adventure.

25. Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride

  • Location: Jurassic Park
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 42″ (107 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

The Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride simulates rafting on a river while getting riders wet. It starts with a calm section that goes through the Jurassic Park gate and then enters a dark section with dinosaurs. The ride culminates with the 85-foot plunge, which sends riders down a flume at 50 mph.

26. Jurassic World VelociCoaster

  • Location: Jurassic Park
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 51″ (130 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a launched roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The coaster drops riders from a height of 140 feet at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. It also features a launch section where riders are accelerated from 0 to 50 miles per hour in just 2 seconds. The VelociCoaster is one of the newest and most intense rides at Universal Orlando and is sure to thrill even the most experienced coaster enthusiasts.

27. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

  • Location: Seuss Landing
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: No Height Requirement
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a family-friendly attraction where guests ride in “fish” vehicles through a colorful undersea world, encountering playful creatures along the way. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is an excellent option for families with small children.

28. Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

  • Location: Toon Lagoon
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 42″ (107 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Mature Kids

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Islands of Adventure is a water ride where guests help Popeye rescue Olive Oyl from the clutches of Bluto. The ride features many twists and turns, as well as several surprises that are sure to leave riders soaked. Despite its lack of thrill factor, Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is the park’s wettest water ride.

29. Pteranodon Flyers

  • Location: Jurassic Park
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 36″ (92 cm)
  • Maximum Height Requirement: 56″ (143 cm)
  • Suitable For: Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Next on our list of Universal Orlando rides is Pteranodon Flyers, a ride perfect for younger guests. Guests sit on comfortable seats that gently sway in the air, suspended from tracks above, without any sudden or frightening movements. The ride also provides a fantastic view of all the theme park excitement below.

30. Skull Island: Reign of Kong

  • Location: Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 36″ (92 cm)
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)

Skull Island: Reign of Kong is a trackless dark ride at Islands of Adventure that takes guests through the island home of the legendary Kong. The ride features state-of-the-art effects and safari vehicles that transport guests into the heart of the action, making for an unforgettable experience. A ride like this may be too dark and frightening for young children and those sensitive to violent themes.

31. Storm Force Accelatron

  • Location: Marvel Super Hero Island
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Minimum Height Requirement: No Height Requirement
  • Suitable For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

Located in the Marvel Super Hero Island area of Islands of Adventure, Storm Force Accelatron is a tea cup-style spinning ride. The attraction features characters from the X-Men universe, including Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, and Rogue. Riders board one of 12 tea cups and are spun around a central axis, reaching speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.

Rides and Attractions at Epic Universe

Concept art of Epic Universe | Image © Universal

Concept art of Epic Universe | Image © Universal

Universal’s next theme park, Epic Universe, is expected to open in 2025 with multiple themed lands and attractions. There is not yet an official list of rides at Epic Universe, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of speculation and rumors.

Theme park concept art released by Universal prominently shows what appears to be a substantial rollercoaster, possibly with dual tracks.

Aerial photos of the construction zone seem to indicate that work is well underway on a Super Nintendo World area similar to those at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. Some executive comments during an earnings call did indicate that Nintendo would be included in the new park; and while virtually no details have been officially released, this area would likely include rides themed to Mario Kart, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong.

It is also widely believed — but not yet actually confirmed — that Epic Universe will also include lands and rides themed to the Harry Potter franchise, How To Train Your Dragon, and the classic Universal Pictures monster films.

We’ll update this page with further details once attractions are officially announced by Universal.  In the meantime, you might want to check out our in-depth coverage of Epic Universe to learn everything that we know right now.

Final Thoughts: List of Universal Orlando Rides

Universal Orlando Resort is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun-filled family vacation. There are 31 rides and attractions between its two theme parks, including kid-friendly options, Harry Potter-themed rides, thrilling coasters and drops, and immersive rides with state-of-the-art features. There are even some slow-paced and nostalgic rides to choose from.

No matter what your age or interests, there’s sure to be a ride at Universal Orlando Resort that will make your day unforgettable.

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