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9 Things You Have to Do at Universal Studios Florida

October 17, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog was originally published in October of 2017 and then underwent extensive updates and editing in the fall of 2020 to remain current and relevant.

You’re at Universal Studios Florida, home to where you can experience your favorite movies and TV shows in real life. You can discover if the mummy curse is real, race through New York with Jimmy Fallon, save the world from the Decepticons on Transformers, and even see a dragon breathe fire in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

What are all the things you need to do that will make everyone at home wishing they were you? You’re already doing one of them — planning a vacation to Universal Orlando Resort. Next, add these 9 things to your must-do list.

1. Join Your Favorite Wizards on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

After exploring the shops, shows, and food of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, make your way to the famed Gringotts bank. Plunge into the depths and encounter dragons, trolls, and Voldemort himself.

TIP: Want more? Discover everything there is to do in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this ultimate guide.

2. Watch Extreme Stunts in The Bourne Stuntacular

The Bourne Stuntacular Finale

The chase is on in this action-packed experience that immerses you in the world of Bourne. Your mission: track Bourne to ensure he doesn’t get brought in by rogue double agents.

3. Become an actual Minion on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem


Gru is recruiting Minions for his latest scheme, and good news: it looks like you’re the perfect candidate.

4. Head to Studio 6B for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Visit the famed Studio 6B for a unique tour of the Big Apple. You may even meet Hashtag the Panda or see a performance from the Ragtime Gals. Don’t forget to stop and smell the pizza.

TIP: Need another reason to ride? Here are 17 more.

5. Jam out on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Select a song and prepare to rock on this coaster that takes you up a 90-degree angle before dropping you back down at 65 mph.

6. Help Optimus Prime and Bumblebee save mankind on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D

Transformers Characters

It’s time for someone to take down Megatron and the Decepticons, and that someone could be you.

7. Dare to Eat an Entire Lard Lad Donut in The Simpsons’ Springfield, U.S.A.

Enjoy a giant pink donut in Springfield at Universal Studios Florida.

Giant Lard Lad Donuts, tasty D’oh-Nut Sundaes, delectable cupcakes…who’s in for a sweet treat?

8. Flee From the Evil Imhotep on Revenge of the Mummy

Revenge of the Mummy

Forwards or backwards – you’ll barely be able to tell which way you’re moving on this dark coaster. All you’ll care about is avoiding the swarm of insects, mummies, fire…

9. Wipe out the scum of the universe on MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack Ride

Aliens have taken over New York and we’re arming you with a blaster to zap them into oblivion. Rack up points and get ready for a lifetime of bragging rights.

TIP: Check out 5 tips on how to get the high score the next time you ride.

What are your favorite Universal Studios Florida experiences? Tell us in the comments below!

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  • Reply DougJ October 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    WAY more than 10. Mummy, Hulk, Kong, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Candy Stores, Finnegan’s Bar, Concerts, One Fish, Two Fish, ET, Animals Live, Simpsons, Duff Beer Pavilion, Backwater Bar, etc.

  • Reply Meagan October 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Definitely Duff Gardens and BumblebeeMan’s taco truck! The nachos are the absolute best. The Beat Builders, the Blues Brothers, and Sing It are the best shows… Don’t miss Kreacher in the window… and chill in the park behind the Back to the Future train!

  • Reply Dana October 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Hogwarts Express. Must ride the train both ways. Outstanding.

  • Reply Joy October 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Don’t miss the Horror Make Up Show. It’s engrossing! 😉😀

  • Reply John October 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Men in Black and the Mummy are my favorites!

    • Reply Cindy October 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Last time I went men in Black was not there

  • Reply Patti November 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    We only have 1 day. Do we do islands of adventure or univ studios? No little ones.

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    Reply Social Media Team November 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Thomas! We understand your concerns and apologize for any frustration you had during your visit. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please contact our Guest Services Department at 407-224-4233 option 4 or via email at We hope you choose us as your vacation destination again in the future.

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