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Like my Disney World list, rides that I haven't ridden - such as the new Fast and Furious ride - will not be included in the list as it would be unfair to pass judgment on these rides. Also, rides that are closed or in the process of closing - like Shrek 4D - will also be left off the list. The list covers both of the Orlando parks, Universal Studios and Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure.
26. Doctor Doom's Fearfall - Islands of Adventure
As stated in my Disney article I'm not a huge fan of drop towers, however this particular drop literally only drops you once. That hardly counts as a thrill.
25. Flight of the Hippogriff - Islands of Adventure
A very mild rollercoaster that's super appropriate for young kids to have some fun. However when you compare it to the other Harry Potter rides available then it comes across as pretty boring. It's still an absolute must for young kids that can't get on the bigger rides.
24. Storm Force Accelatron - Islands of Adventure
The ride does get pretty fast however that doesn't make up for the fact that it's just a dressed up version of the spinning teacups.
23. Men in Black: Alien Attack - Universal Studios
A ride that is certainly lots of fun for the whole family, Men in Black allows you to practice your aim and shoot some aliens. It can be pretty tough to see where you're shooting though.
22. Transformers: The Ride 3D - Universal Studios
Still a relatively new ride I have to admit I was expecting much more from it. The ride itself is fun and it isn't necessary to be familiar with the films to enjoy it but the problem is it's basically a carbon copy of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride in Islands of Adventure. The only real difference is the storyline and to be quite honest with you Transformers has nothing on Spider-Man.
21. Poseidon's Fury - Islands of Adventure
More of a show than a ride, Poseidon's Fury isn't a particularly popular attraction and is easy to walk past. I would highly recommend spending twenty minutes of your time on this attraction, there's barely a wait and it's a pretty good show.
20. Caro-Seuss-el - Islands of Adventure
Seuss Landing is a place full of the weird and wonderful and one of its gems is the carousel filled with creatures from Dr. Seuss books. Even if kids aren't familiar with the books they will love this ride.
19. Kang and Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl - Universal Studios
If you like The Simpsons and you like to spin around then this is the ride for you.
18. Skull Island: Reign of Kong - Islands of Adventure
Like Transformers: The Ride 3D ride this relatively new ride is pretty high up on the list for being so new. The ride is entertaining and pretty well done but still not the best simulator out there. Watch out for the queue, I almost s**t myself. I think my mum actually did s**t herself.
17. Jurassic Park River Adventure - Islands of Adventure
Jurassic Park River Adventure is a classic ride at Universal Studios and has remained unchanged since it's opening in 1999. With an eighty-five foot drop at the end of the ride, it's safe to say you will get wet. Also if you find yourself too warm when walking around the park make your way to this ride's splash zone to cool off.
16. The Cat in the Hat - Islands of Adventure
Another family-friendly ride that's super fun and full of colourful characters. Well worth the wait and the kids will love this wacky ride.
15. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon - Universal Studios
Another recent addition to the park, Jimmy Fallon's fun-loving personality presents us with a fun-loving simulation. A great adventure through the city of New York that's fun for all the family. Entertainment in the form of the barbershop quartet that's surprisingly good is available before the ride.
14. The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! - Islands of Adventure
A great way to get a good view of the park and off your feet for ten minutes. If the kids are overheating the train provides some good shade.
13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Islands of Adventure
If your dream is to be able to fly in a fish whilst the threat of getting wet looms over you then this is the ride for you. My mum and sister who are fifty-one and eighteen respectively love this ride, which is why it's so high up on the list.
12. E.T. Adventure - Universal Studios
A classic. That's all. You may move on.
11. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges - Islands of Adventure
Now this is a rapid ride and trust me you're gonna get soaked. Fast, twisty and super fun this ride is great if you wanna cool off. Don't like water rides? Head on over to Me Ship, The Olive where you can soak the people on the ride, hope your aim is good.
10. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - Islands of Adventure
As a Marvel fan, I love this ride. The wait can get pretty long as it's family friendly and thrilling which isn't a usual combination for rides at Universal Studios. A better version of Transformers: The Ride 3D in every way.
9. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios
Head up to the first drop of this rollercoaster at a ninety-degree angle and you get to pick a song to listen to while you ride. Thrilling and fast this ride is absolutely scream-worthy.
8. The Simpsons Ride
The only reason this ride isn't closer to number one is because there is a lot of tough competition. Even if you're not a huge Simpsons fan this ride is really fun, bright and very clever. Dive into the world of Krustyland, a simulated theme park, that has been taken over by Sideshow Bob and ride pretty much every ride in the park. Family fun all the way.
7. Hogwarts Express - Both Parks
For all the Harry Potter fans this is a complete must. This attraction allows you to immerse yourself in the wizarding world, including running through the wall onto Platform 9 3/4. The train travels between Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure with screens to provide the scenery, very cleverly done.
6. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Islands of Adventure
Every Harry Potter fan has wanted to know how it feels to fly on a broom and now they can. Help Harry and his friends defeat the evils around Hogwarts including fan favourite the dementors. The queue takes you around the school and the pictures move and talk to you, it's an entire experience that you must be a part of.
5. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - Universal Studios
Fun. Fun. Fun. Get yourself turned into a minion and join Gru and his girls as they cause mayhem around his lab. The wait can get pretty long but it's worth it, especially since it's a thrilling ride for young kids. There are also motion free seats for those who experience motion sickness.
4. The Incredible Hulk Coaster - Islands of Adventure
This rollercoaster has really stood the test of time. When my family and I first researched Universal Studios we were super excited about this ride in particular. When we finally got there my sister took one look at this rollercoaster and said 'nope'. This ride is not for the faint-hearted and it took two days of convincing to get my sister to agree to go on The Hulk. This is still one of the best rollercoasters out there, even if it's just for the way you're shot out of the tunnel in the beginning.
3. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - Universal Studios
A rollercoaster/simulator hybrid this ride is a revolution for the park and could open up opportunities for a lot new and exciting rides. This attraction also introduces Bill Weasley further into the franchise and allows people to see lesser known places in the wizarding world. Fun and thrilling alongside really fast makes this ride the best in the Harry Potter parts of the parks.
2. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls - Islands of Adventure
'You don't get wet on this one.' Is the exact quote from my dad that is incorrect. You do get soaked but it is so worth it. The end drop on this ride is almost a ninety-degree drop and that's enough to push it into the second spot on the list. Perfect for cooling down and full of fun mini drops to keep you going until the big one.
1. Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios
A controversial top pick but I stand by it. From the funny behind the scenes films to the air that blows on peoples feet making them jump to the absolutely incredible rollercoaster. Even though Escape from Gringotts is revolutionary sometimes you can't beat a good old fashioned Rollercoaster. A little scary, a little freaky, and a lot fast: Revenge of the Mummy is the best ride at Universal Studios Orlando.