Spotlight on: Universal Studios

The Orlando area has so many opportunities to provide travelers with the vacation experience of a lifetime. It is so easy to spend days exploring all Disney has to offer to its guests. Instead we thought we would focus on something different today. Another fan favorite – Universal Studios!

With something for everyone, Universal Studios offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience their beloved movies and shows firsthand. If you are headed to Universal during your stay, follow along below. With so much to see and do, we are listing out our favorite family friendly attractions. You don’t want to miss these ones!

Up first, Harry Potter World! One of the most talked about attractions in Universal – this place is truly magical. Hop off the Hogwarts Express and onto Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey. This ride offers riders a unique way to fully immerse themselves in Harry’s story. All thanks to some innovate technologies! Located in the Hogwarts Castle and with so much to take in, it is definitely worth riding more than once! For a family friendly ride and a great view of Hogwarts, the Flight of the Hippogriff is perfect for all. Once you have had your thrills, you won’t want to miss all that Diagon Alley has to offer. Have a laugh at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, where George and Fred Weasley are selling all of their latest jokes. Don't forget to stop by Ollivanders to find the perfect wand! When you are ready for something sweet stop by Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop for a chocolate frog and some Bertie Bots. End your day with a visit to the Leaky Cauldron for some butter beer!

Are you ready to become a Minion? Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is the perfect attraction for all ages! As a favorite family movie, this attraction turns guests into a Minion. Tag along with Gru, his daughters and the rest of the Minions on Gru’s latest scheme. Plan your day accordingly with this ride. As one of the first rides guests see when entering the park, this one can have long wait times.

Experience the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss at Seuss Landing. The perfect gathering place for families with children of all ages. This colorful attraction showcases many of the beloved Dr. Seuss characters and friendly, familiar scenery. Climb up onto the couch and ride your way through The Cat in the Hat’s classic story. You will experience the mischievous nature of The Cat, Thing One and Thing Two. All on a colorful ride with lumps, bumps, twists, and turns! For those with younger children, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is another classic. You won’t want to miss this ride. Enjoy this aerial carousel ride as it goes around and around, trying to avoid shooting water jets. Don’t forget your bathing suits for the If I Ran The Zoo park! Your kids will love exploring this interactive play area with slides, caves, and a water play place.

We could go on and on with our list of favorite Universal attractions. Though the truth is – they are all wonderous and you can’t go wrong with what you choose to visit! We hope we have helped give you a few ideas for your next trip. We look forward to being a part of your memories! 

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"We had a wonderful time at Festiva Orlando Resort. The staff was very friendly and they acted to our needs quickly. Quick check in, clean place and late night access to the pool. We all enjoyed our stay there."

"We had a wonderful time at Festiva Orlando Resort. The staff was very friendly and they acted to our needs quickly. Quick check in, clean place and late night access to the pool. We all enjoyed our stay there."

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