Growing up in Canada, Florida always seemed like a magical enchanted land of warm weather and theme park thrilling rides, which transported you out of this world. While visiting theme parks may seem like something reserved for kids and their parents, it’s not quite the case. Take us for example; we are in our thirties and still loving it! Expect to experience some adrenaline rush in the most awesome rides and great adventures with your favourite television and movie characters.
Unfortunately, most theme parks come with a steep price. Traveling cheap is great, so theme parks require additional planning tips and tricks in order to enjoy the experience within a limited budget. If you find yourself in the area, don’t let that deter you! Here's a quick guide to help you plan your day at Universal Studios and Island of Adventure in Orlando.
What is Universal Orlando
This exciting theme park located in Orlando, Florida, actually consists of two separate parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. There is also an affiliated water park, Volcano Bay, and an entertainment complex named Universal City Walk Orlando. The Universal Orlando Resort includes five hotels. The park, which first opened in 1990, offers various themed events throughout the year, as well as great entertainment (such as their Blue Man Group shows, which are available at an additional cost) and character dining opportunities.
Generally speaking, this park was opened to compete with Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Luckily, its wait times for rides are typically shorter than those at Disney. Islands of Adventure already has obtained great new rides in the last few years, including Harry Potter and The Hulk, while the Universal Studios’ recent rides include Minions Mayhem, Harry Potter World and Jimmy Fallon, with new ones still being built (such as Fast and Furious).
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