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It’s definitely no surprise why Universal Orlando prides themselves on delivering EPIC vacations. With 3 amazing parks to choose from (and one on the way) there’s something for everyone. But today we’re talking about those thrilling rides. You know the one where your heart starts pumping before you even get on the ride. The ones that make you rethink your choice of getting in line but you’d do a million times over again.

Let’s break down the top 5 most thrilling rides at Universal Orlando!

1) Jurassic World VelociCoaster
Located in Islands of Adventure this new coaster is by far the most thrilling attraction at Universal Orlando (for now)! This the tallest and fastest rollercoaster at any Universal Studios park worldwide! Standing 155 feet tall and reaching a maximum speed of 70 MPH down a 4,700 foot track, this ride features two high speed launches, a 140 foot drop and 4 inversions! But what’s probably the “scariest” part of this attraction may be the inverts that give you the feeling of weightlessness! The best part? It’s now Express Pass eligible so you can ride it as many times your stomach (and heart) can handle.

Park: Islands of Adventure
Height Requirement: 51” Min.
Express Pass Eligible: Yes

2) The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Passengers are sent through the Gamma Force Accelerator tube and “punched out” with the ultimate “HULK SMASH!”. The moment you exit the tube you’re immediately turned upside down and that’s only in the first few seconds. This ride features even more inversions and G-force moments that only the Hulk could deliver.

Park: Islands of Adventure
Height Requirement: 54” Min.
Express Pass Eligible: Yes

3) Ko’okiri Body Plunge
You didn’t think we’d forget about Volcano Bay did you? This water ride is located INSIDE of the volcano and only the brave will take this plunge to honor the volcano god! Once you’re in your tube you’ll fall through a drop door on your way to a 70 degree fall and 125 feet of watery fun. At the end you’ll get a watery tribute from Vol himself for making it to the end.

Park: Volcano Bay
Height Requirement: 48” Min.
Express Pass Eligible: PLUS pass eligible only

4) Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
What goes up, must come down, 17 stories down to be exact. You can find this attraction on the Universal Studios side. When it first opened in 2009 it became a record-breaker as the world’s first non-inverting loop. Oh, and don’t forget to choose your favorite jam to listen to, that is if you can even hear it above your own screams. Topping out at 65 MPH this ride is a blast from beginning to end!

Park: Universal Studios
Height Requirement: 51” Min.
Express Pass Eligible: Yes

5) Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Not going to lie, this is probably my favorite ride at Universal Orlando so it breaks my heart to put it at #5! This immersive attraction gives you the option to be the motorcycle driver or carside as it takes you around the Forbidden Forest and enter abandoned ruins. Along your journey you will encounter some of the world’s rarest magical creatures as you make your way around the paths. But hold onto your wizard hats this attraction is going to send you through 7 launches, a 17-foot free fall vertical drop and on nearly a mile long of track, making this the longest roller coaster in Florida.

Park: Islands of Adventure
Height Requirement: 48” Min.
Express Pass Eligible: Not currently

Some close runner ups? Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, Dr. Dooms Fearfall and Revenge of the Mummy.

While there are many more epic rides and attractions at all 3 Universal Orlando parks, these are definitely on our must ride list any time we visit! What do you think of this ranking? Would you change anything around? What’s on your must ride list?

When you’re ready to start planning your next Universal Orlando vacation, be sure to ask for me, Britni, your Universal Orlando expert, in the quote request form!

And just like Optimus Prime, it’s time for me “roll out”

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