If you’re looking for a sign to book a trip to Universal Studios Florida, this is it.
With tons of breathtaking and exciting rides, attractions, live shows, and character meet-and-greets, there’s something for everyone.
Potential visitors to Universal Studios Florida often ask how many rides are available at the park and what kind of experiences they offer.
There are currently 13 rides at Universal Studios Florida, boasting a variety of amazing one-of-a-kind experiences. Of the 13 attractions, five (5) are kid-friendly, eight (8) offer motion simulators, and five (5) have thrilling encounters. Every ride and attraction at Universal Studios Florida is open to anyone who meets the minimum height requirements.
To help guests plan the ultimate Universal Orlando vacation, this article will list all 13 rides at Universal Studios Florida, categorizing them by type and providing the rundown on what to expect from each.
What are All the Rides at Universal Studios Florida?
To begin, here is the complete list of all 13 rides at Universal Studios Florida:
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- E.T. Adventure
- Fast And Furious – Supercharged
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- Hogwarts Express
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
- MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
- Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Revenge of the Mummy
- The Simpsons Ride
- Transformers: The Ride-3D
- Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster
Guests are free to give them all a whirl or to select the ones that best suit the experience they’re looking for.
How Many Rides are Kid-Friendly at Universal Studios Florida?
There are five (5) rides at Universal Studios with tamer speeds, iconic characters, and enchanting atmospheres that kids will enjoy.
Kids will love becoming a minion and joining Gru, his daughters, and the rest of the gang on this immersive ride.
Riders will take an unexpected adventure through Gru’s supervillain laboratory and share excitement and laughter along the way.
This ride requires minion recruits to measure at least 40” (102 cm) tall. Prospective minions under 48” (122 cm) will require a Supervising Companion.
The Hogwarts Express will take young witches and wizards on a magical journey between King’s Cross Station at Universal Studios Florida and the Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Guests can board the train from either station and will be immersed in the experience with mystical characters and creatures along the way.
Since this ride travels between Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, riders need a Park-To-Park ticket to board.
Any witch or wizard under 48” (122 cm) will require a Supervising Companion.
Kids will be in awe of E.T.’s home planet as they gently blast off to another world on their flying bikes.
Adult companions will enjoy the nostalgic experience as they soar through the stars and reacquaint themselves with their alien friend from the 1982 classic.
The same Supervising Companion regulations apply for riders under 48” (122 cm) tall. Riders must also meet a minimum height requirement of 34” (86.4 cm).
The Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl allows guests to twist through the stratosphere on a flying saucer at a comfortable speed of 13 mph (21 km/h).
Each flying saucer is stocked with lasers, allowing riders to zap Springfield citizens throughout the ride.
This attraction might be one of the most kid-friendly rides at Universal Studios Florida because it has no minimum height requirement.
That said, riders under 48” (122cm) will still need a Supervising Companion.
Budding thrill seekers (and their older family members) can’t help but enjoy this goofy coaster that gently swoops and turns through Woody Woodpecker’s nut factory.
This attraction will have guests laughing before reaching the track as they solve funny riddles while waiting in the queue.
Once boarded and seated comfortably, riders will get a kick out of the wacky puns and silly jokes told throughout the ride.
All of Woody’s new friends must measure at least 36” (92 cm) and be accompanied by a Supervising Companion if they are under 48” (122 cm).
How Many Rides Have Motion Simulation at Universal Studios Florida?
While Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and E.T. Adventure are found within the kid-friendly category at Universal Studios Florida, they are also two (2) of the eight (8) rides at the park that uses innovative motion simulation technology.
More Advanced Motion
The remaining rides under the motion simulation category are a little more advanced but just as remarkable.
For fanatics of the Fast and Furious franchise, this ride takes guests through a phenomenal recreation of the crew’s headquarters, complete with real props from the movies and vehicles inspired by the films.
Riders will get to embark on a street chase with their favorite characters in an As-Seen-On-Tv setting.
Fast and Furious – Supercharged is a step up from its kid-friendly counterparts.
It includes a parental advisory for mature themes, frightening images and/or intense sound effects, and the potential inclusion of pyrotechnics or gunfire.
Parkgoers need to be a minimum of 40” (102 cm) tall, and anyone under 48” (122 cm) will need a Supervising Companion.
Encounter 120 different species of aliens on this mission-focused ride and earn points to become an official Men In Black agent.
As Agent Trainees, riders must use their laser guns to rid New York of its alien epidemic.
Aliens will be equipped to fight back, and it will be up to riders to regain control of their car and save their home planet.
Visitors may want to accept this mission more than once as there are multiple endings for the ride.
All Trainees must be at least 42” (107 cm) tall and Agents under 48” (122 cm) will require a Supervising Companion.
In addition to motion simulation, four (4) of the eight (8) rides under this category include 3D and 4D visuals that enhance the overall experience.
Riders will meet Harry, Ron, and Hermonie on this multidimensional underground mission to escape Gringotts bank.
Dodge a 3,560ºF (1960ºC) fire-breathing dragon and the wrath of Voldemort, Bellatrix, trolls, and other villainous creatures.
All Escape Artists need to meet a height requirement of 42” (107 cm), and a Supervising Companion will be required for anyone under 48” (122 cm).
On this ride, guests will race through New York City on a multi-dimensional “flying theater” facing Jimmy Fallon and the rest of “The Tonight Show” crew.
Riders will rush through the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan, fly over skyscrapers, and plunge into the East River on their quest to the finish line.
Racers will need to be at least 40” (102 cm) tall and will require a Supervising Companion if under 48” (122 cm).
Parkgoers will join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie on a chaotic ride to Krustyland.
Riders can expect to crash and skid their way through this fictional theme park on a simulated rollercoaster.
Say hello to iconic Simpsons characters along the way and enjoy multi-dimensional visuals on an indoor 80-foot-diameter domed surface.
Riders will need to be at least 40” (102 cm) tall to ride and be accompanied by a Supervising Companion if under 48” (122 cm).
In this 3D/4D battle, guests will board their N*E*S*T* vehicle and join Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in stopping Megatron and the Decepticons from ruling the Earth.
It’s up to riders to keep the AllSpark out of Megatron’s clutches in this clash between Autobots and Decepticons.
As with most rides, the height requirement to board is 40” (102 cm). Similarly, riders under 48” (122 cm) require a Supervising Companion.
How Many Thrilling Rides are at Universal Studios Florida?
Based on their intense descriptions, it’s no wonder that motion-simulated rides like Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Fast And Furious – Supercharged, and even kid-friendly Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster also fall under the thrill category.
These rides represent three (3) out of five (5) of Universal Studios Florida’s thrill rides; however, for the ultimate thrill experience, riders should check out Revenge of the Mummy and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
While fleeing the evil Mummy Imhotep, riders will be hurled forwards and backwards on the track, then thrown into a never-ending pitch-black abyss.
Thrill-seekers who love a good scare will be put to the ultimate test as they face Mummy Imhotep’s wrath.
Revenge of the Mummy is best for tweens, teens, and adults. All riders must be a minimum height of 48” (122 cm).
This towering coaster allows guests to customize their thrills and choose the playlist for some epic drops.
Select a song, rise seventeen stories at a 90-degree angle, and take a daring musical plunge.
This Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is for the brave of heart, and riders must be a minimum height of 51” (130 cm).
Universal Studios Florida offers guests 13 unique and memorable rides: five (5) that the kids will love, eight (8) using motion-simulated features, and five (5) that will top out even the most experienced thrill-seekers’ adrenaline levels.
To map out the day or hit as many rides as possible, guests can use the Universal app.
This app allows parkgoers to view wait times, navigate virtual maps, and redeem select park tickets and Express Passes.
Table of Contents
- What are All the Rides at Universal Studios Florida?
- How Many Rides are Kid-Friendly at Universal Studios Florida?
- How Many Rides Have Motion Simulation at Universal Studios Florida?
- How Many Thrilling Rides are at Universal Studios Florida?