Now that summer is upon us it’s time to cut loose and experience a little summertime fun. What better way to do say than on one of Universal Orlando’s fastest and most thrilling roller coasters? Here are Universal’s top rides to kick off your summer:
Dragon Challenge – It doesn’t have the world “challenge” in it for any reason. The popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride at Islands of Adventure is a high-speed roller coaster that will have you twisting and looping your way through the sky as you ride one of two different “dragons.” Just like Harry Potter does in the movie, riders will ride high in the sky while experiencing a zero-g roll, a Cobra roll, two corkscrews and two vertical loops at speeds you won’t believe.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Another of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s thrill rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will also have you soaring above the castle grounds and experiencing the incredible magic of Harry Potter. Awarded Best New Attraction in 2010 and Best Dark Ride in 2011, and with groundbreaking technology Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is an absolute must-try this summer.
Revenge of the Mummy – If you dare entering the sacred temple of the evil Imhotep, than you’ll experience a thrilling roller coaster ride where huge fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles and an army of warrior mummies surround you as you fly through darkness hitting speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. With no idea what twist, turn or ancient figure will come at you next, Revenge of the Mummy will have you screaming for more.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – It’s hard to imagine flying 17 stories above Universal Studios without being in an airplane. It’s even harder to imagine flying over those 17 stories at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour! That’s exactly the kind of excitement you’ll encounter on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios. Orlando’s tallest roller coaster also features the world’s first-non inverting loop and the ability to choose the music you want to listen to as you scream through the sky.
The Incredible Hulk – With the ability to accelerate from zero to 40 miles per hour in two seconds flat, the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Islands of Adventure has to be the fastest and most thrilling ride in the park. But speed is just one of the coaster’s many appealing characteristics. Guests will scream through seven inversions and two subterranean trenches during the 2-minute ride and 15-second ride. Couple that with the rage of the Incredible Hulk and you have one terrifyingly amazing coaster!