Summer is already in full swing and many families will be traveling to Orlando to spend time together. If you’re going to be vacationing at Universal Orlando this summer, there is a lot to see and do, but as a local who frequents the park, I can name a few things that you’re not going to want to miss! If you’re looking for thrills, chills, and maybe even a little bit of alcohol – here’s a list of things you don’t want to miss this summer.
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Transformers: The Ride 3D
The Decepticons are invading Orlando and you need to help the Autobots protect the All Spark! This 3D attraction is sure to thrill you and your family!
Universal Orlando has only opened part of their brand new Springfield addition, but Springfield will put you in the middle of the Simpsons TV series. Don’t forget to try Duff Beer, a Flaming Moe, or a Krusty Burger while you’re at it.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of the most immersive theme park experiences in the entire world. It puts you right into the middle of the Harry Potter series. The area includes shopping, rides, and a unique beverage: Butterbeer (non alcoholic)!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is expanding into Universal Studios Florida in 2014.
CInematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories
Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories is a great ending to a day at Universal Studios Florida. If you love movies, you’re going to love this amazing show.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was inspired by one of the most popular animated pictures of all time – Despicable Me! The story of Minion Mayhem is unique and can only be found at Universal Studios Florida.
Water Rides at Islands of Adventure
There are two water rides at Islands of Adventure: Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges (pictured) and Dudley Do Right Ripsaw Falls. Both rides are fun and themed to great cartoons! You’re sure to get soaked on a hot Florida summer day.
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a fun show for the entire family! Blue Man Group recently revamped their show in 2012 with more high-tech features than ever before, bringing new life to the show.
Hollywood Drive In Mini Golf
Looking for some family fun? Why not try some mini golf? Themed to the Drive In movies of the 50’s and 60’s, you can choose to see a horror or sci-fi flick.. Why not see them both?
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman
Everyone loves a hero! The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is a fun simulated dark ride the entire family is sure to love! Don’t forget to get your photo with Spiderman in Marvel Super Hero Island afterwards.
If you’re 21 and older, Fat Tuesday is where you want to stop! On a hot summer day, their frozen alcoholic beverages are sure to cool you off. Ask for a Bloody Smurf!