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