Top Adventure Rides at Universal Orlando
Not everybody who visits Universal Orlando Resort is looking for a thrilling adventure. But for those who are, here are just a few of Universal’s top adventure rides:
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – A guest favorite, this roller coaster will take you on a customizable adventure where you’ll fly 17 stories above the park, experience first-ever maneuvers and reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour all while listening to the soundtrack you chose prior to boarding the ride. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before and that’s why it’s at the top of our list!
Incredible Hulk – When you think of the Incredible Hulk you may think of strength and not necessarily speed, but when you think of the Incredible Hulk roller coaster ride at Islands of Adventure; the first thing that should come to mind is 0-60. That’s because this ride launches you from 5 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour the second you step on board. And to follow the speed is an insane amount of twists, loops and turns for an adventure that truly is incredible.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – Take the forbidden journey with Harry Potter on this non-coaster that takes you through Hogwarts Castle as you desperately try to avoid man-eating spiders and Dementors. It may not be a real roller coaster but with the blending of 3D graphics and tons of movement, you’ll be tricked into thinking you are falling hundreds of feet, racing through the air at incredible speeds and even being hit by a bludger.
Dragon Challenge – If after watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you wanted to fly your own dragon now you can at Dragon Challenge at Islands of Adventure. This spectacular roller coaster takes guests right in the middle of the action, letting you marvel at the blazing Goblet of Fire and the shiny Triwizard Cup from high in the sky. In the movie Harry doesn’t get to choose his dragon, but in this ride you do! Choose from either an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail, or pick both! Dragon Challenge is actually two different roller coasters – each “dragon” is a completely different ride.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – With “adventure” written in its name, the newly revamped The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is by far one of the most exciting and adventurous rides in both Universal parks. Guests can now experience Spider-Man defeat evil with a 4K high-definition film – the highest HD resolution available and experience incredible detail you’ve never been able to see before like flame throwers spewing from Hobgoblin’s pumpkin, electricity arching through Electro’s body and even the details on Spider-Man’s costume!