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  • 1. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    How do you know you’ve reached Gringotts Bank? Aside from a massive dragon perched on top of the building is the statue of a Gringotts goblin...Read More

  • 2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Of all of Universal's rides, this is the one that really puts you in the movies. In the queue you enter the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, where...Read More

  • 3. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Looking like an endless strand of spaghetti, this half-mile-plus coaster loops, twists, dives, and winds above and through Production Central...Read More

  • 4. The Simpsons Ride

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    As you enter this ride through Krusty the Clown's gaping mouth, and then receive a video greeting by citizens of Springfield, police chief Clancy...Read More

  • 5. Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This funny, highly entertaining show begins in an intriguingly creepy preshow area where masks, props, and rubber skeletons from classic and...Read More

  • 6. A Day in the Park with Barney

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    If your kids can't get enough of the big purple dinosaur, here he is again! A fairly long preshow features a goofy, kid-friendly emcee before...Read More

  • 7. Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    One of Universal's most popular attractions, the experience combines moving vehicles, 3-D film with the highest-definition resolution available...Read More

  • 8. Animal Actors on Location!

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Animal shows are usually fun—and this one is better than most thanks to an arkful of live animal stars. The tricks (or behaviors ) they perform...Read More

  • 9. Camp Jurassic

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Remember when you were content with just a swing set and monkey bars? Well, such toys have been replaced by themed play areas like this. Though...Read More

  • 10. Caro-Seuss-el

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Ordinary horse-centric merry-go-rounds seem so passé compared with the menagerie on this one: the cowfish from McElligot's Pool, the elephant...Read More

  • 11. Curious George Goes to Town

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    The celebrated simian visits the Man with the Yellow Hat in a no-line, no-waiting, small-scale water park. The main town square has brightly...Read More

  • 12. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Even if you've never seen the hit animated film, it doesn't take long to fall for Gru, the Scourge of Humanity, in this wild virtual reality...Read More

  • 13. Doctor Doom's Fearfall

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Although the 200-foot-tall towers look really scary, the ride itself is just kind of scary (but still pretty cool). Several sets of four...Read More

  • 14. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    In the 1960s, Dudley Do-Right was recognized as the well-intentioned (but considerably dim) Canadian Mountie who somehow managed to always save...Read More

  • 15. E.T. Adventure

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This well-meaning, circa 1990, ride is looking (and even smelling) a little tired, although you may still get a kick out of the take on Steven...Read More

  • 16. Eighth Voyage of Sindbad

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    The story line of this live stunt show is simple: Sindbad and his sidekick Kabob arrive in search of treasure, get distracted by the beautiful...Read More

  • 17. Fievel's Playland

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Based on the Spielberg animated film An American Tail, this playground features larger-than-life props and sets designed to make everyone...Read More

  • 18. Flight of the Hippogriff

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This kid-friendly coaster is a simple way to introduce your children to the pleasures of g-forces and vertigo. The queue takes you past Hagrid...Read More

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  • 19. Hogwart’s Express—Hogsmeade Station

    Islands of Adventure | Amusement Park/Water Park

    If you're traveling on the Hogwarts Express for the first time, the trip will keep you under a magical spell so that when you arrive at King...Read More

  • 20. Hogwart’s Express—King’s Cross Station

    Universal Studios | Amusement Park/Water Park

    When Universal announced the Studios’ Diagon Alley would connect to IOA’s Hogsmeade via a train ride, many fans assumed an open-air train ride...Read More

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