Ready for the ultimate family vacation? Here at Universal Studios Orlando, we provide entertainment and activities that everyone in your party will be sure to enjoy! Whether you’re a roller coaster fanatic, movie buff, or die-hard Harry Potter fan – there’s something here to get excited about. Experience thrilling rides throughout the theme parks filled with adventure, excitement, and fun! From family-friendly attractions like The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster to heart-pumping thrills ranging from Revenge of The Mummy and Transformers: The Ride 3D – our park has something for all ages.
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For some time now we had been putting off going to Universal Studios because our kids are not tall enough to enjoy a lot of the rides. But when you get free tickets who cares what they can ride.

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My ex-husband’s squadron did the flyby for the Capitol One bowl game. Each of the guys were given two free 1 day tickets good for both parks. We were so excited when one guy decided not to go and gave us two more tickets which enabled our entire family to go for free! We only needed four tickets, because Jonah was young enough to go for free.

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Our kids got to meet a few characters and were able to ride more rides than I thought they would be able too. We started out with the ET ride, the Simpsons, and the Men in black ride.

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My two-year-old was able to ride ET but not the other rides. The ET ride scared him a little bit.

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Universal has the worst rider swap system ever. We had to all stand in line together. Then when it was our turn, my ex-husband rode the ride with our older kids while I waited in a separate area with Jonah. As you can imagine Jonah was mad that he didn’t get to ride and cried a lot. We finally realized this system was just not going to work for us, so I took Jonah to the kid’s area.

Little Kid’s Area

We played in the Curious George area. This area is obviously mostly a water play area, but since it was 30 degrees we couldn’t do much. After avoiding the water we got to the back of the area which was neat. It was a two-story play place where you gather up balls and then shoot them out or run them through tubes.

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We also played in the Woody Woodpecker area.

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Universal Studios Orlando Florida
Again, this is a large area, but a lot of this area was closed off because it is normally somewhat of a water play place. It looked like it would be really neat if it was all open. We were able to enjoy certain sections of it.

After this, we did a few more attractions. The Shrek movie was great, of course. The Twister, which I cannot recommend for ages 5 and under because you have to stand the whole time and it freaks the kids out. My ex-husband and son rode the Mummy ride and apparently, it was a fantastic ride.

Diagon AlleyDiagon Alley

Hold onto your wizard hats, folks! If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you won’t want to miss the magical wonderland that is Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. From the impeccably detailed storefronts to the butterbeer in hand, it’s like stepping into the pages of the books (minus the risk of running into the Dark Lord himself). And let me tell you, the escape you’ll feel wandering through this hidden alley beats any spell the Hogwarts professors could cast. So whether you’re a diehard Potterhead or simply looking for a new adventure, Diagon Alley is a must-see attraction that’ll leave you feeling spellbound.

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All in all, we had a great time at Universal Studios with our kids. They were both able to experience everything they wanted to and more. We would definitely recommend it for families with younger children who are looking for a fun vacation that everyone can enjoy. Thanks for following along on our adventure!

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