After this vacation and learning that Disney is preparing to build an Avatar Land it dawned on my that there is so much for us SCI FI nuts that you can not avoid around the Orlando area. Most of them are in Universal and there is some in the Disney Parks. Over the years I have traveled with my family a number of times to the area and I have been lucky enough that my family likes the same stuff that I do. So it is real easy to become a kid once again and do all that geeky/nerdy/sci fi/ F-en awesome SH*T without any problems. So without going into to much detail on what is what . I will just list the rides in the parks they belong to and if possible find a Youtube video of them to give you an idea of what they are about via excerpts from the descriptions on Wikipedia. And these days that should be easy. Its like almost everyone post their vids of their experiences up on Youtube and there is always someone writing in Wiki in reliable and exact detail about those attractions these days. Since this is a lengthy one and most likely will have some add ons in the future as I find more and more I have broken this into pages with each of the attractions having their own page. You can go either find the ride your interested in by title or just click the next page.
My list of the top rides and attractions in Orlando Florida.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Islands of Adventure) Universal Florida
- Revenge of the Mummy the Ride Universal Studios Florida
- Men In Black Universal Studios Florida
- Jurassic Park in Islands Of Adventure Universal Florida
- Horror Make Up Show Universal Studios Florida
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Ride 3D in Universal Islands Of Adventure Florida
- Terminator 3D Universal Studios Florida
- ET Universal Studios Florida
- Spaceship Earth
- Mission: SPACE
- Ellen’s Energy Adventure
- Captain EO starring Michael Jackson
- Star Tours
- Tower of Terror
- Space Mountain
- Haunted Mansion
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Pirates of the Caribbean
So I will start of at Universal Parks which contains more of those specialized attractions then any other I have ever seen. There are two parks that contain different types of rides. One is more movie based and has attractions and rides like Shrek and Men in Black called Universal Studios Florida. The other is Islands of Adventure and basically is more a thrill type of rides but also has its footing squarely in movies such as Jurassic Park, Harry Potter etc….
Both are a treat to visit and its a great alternative to Disney especially for the teens and older crowds like myself. Here is a list with videos of the better Sci Fi must see’s and do’s in Universal and Disney.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Islands of Adventure) Universal Florida
First of all the whole area is set up to match the movie world of Harry Potter. That alone is awesome enough but the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a fanatics dream.
Here is one of the full experience including waiting on line . But there is so many cool features to see on line.
Description from Wikipedia
The area’s flagship attraction is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey which exists within a re-creation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It takes riders on a journey through Harry Potter’s wizarding world. Other attractions include Dragon Challenge, a pair of inverted roller coasters, and Flight of the Hippogriff, a family roller coaster. The area also features a re-creation of Hogsmeade which includes a full-sized model of the Hogwarts Express as well as many gift shops and restaurants from the series of Harry Potter books. These including Dervish and Banges, Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Zonko’s Joke Shop, The Three Broomsticks and The Hog’s Head.
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