My family was lucky enough to spend ten days in Orlando, Florida. Two of these were spent at Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure. Here are my favourite rides...
1. The Simpsons Ride (Universal Studios)
In this amazing motion simulator, you sit in cars and watch a hilarious Simpsons film. In it, you are riding a roller coaster in Krustyland (a terrible theme park) with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. However, a man named Sideshow Bob seeks revenge on the Simpsons for foiling one of his evil schemes and plans to demolish the roller-coaster - with you on it!
This was my favourite ride EVER because everything looked so real and Homer made some really funny jokes. The best bit was when Maggie tried to eat us (her mouth smelled of talcum powder!) This ride also has a hilarious pre-show.
2. Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey (Universal Islands of Adventure)
I loved this ride. Although we had to wait for some time, the queuing area looked very cool and it was amazing to see the characters talk to us in hologram form. The actual ride was incredible; it was a mixture of a ride and a motion simulator. You are being sneaked out of class to watch a Quidditch match with Harry, Ron and Hermonie when suddenly, dementors take over the pitch and you are whisked off on an incredible adventure. The technology was so good that I actually felt that I was there! The best bit was when we got up close to a fire-breathing dragon and got our faces sucked out by dementors.
3. The Amazing Adventures Of Spider Man in 3D (Universal Islands of Adventure)
|Robert and the Green Goblin after the Amazing|
Adventures Of Spider Man ride...
This was the ride that we queued the most for at Universal and it was awesome! I never knew much about Spider Man before, but now I really like it. In this ride, the members of the Sinister Syndicate have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it is up to Spider Man to save the day. This is also a motion simulator/ride but in this one you go around in cars and see real fire, plus you go on a simulated 400 foot free-fall that felt so real. The graphics were amazing and the best bit was when Spider Man jumped onto our car!
I also really enjoyed Men In Black Alien Attack (Universal Studios), Pteranodon Flyers, The Cat in The Hat and Poseidon's Fury (all at Universal's Islands of Adventure).
Labels: Orlando, Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Wizarding World of Harry Potter