6 Universal Studios Rides for Kids

By Noah Belachew

E.T. Adventure

This dark ride has been part of the park since 1990. You'll float through a recreation of E.T.’s climactic chase scene in the forest before being whisked away to the Green Planet.

This ride functions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at Disney World. Guests are armed with laser guns to zap aliens while being able to turn their vehicles to aim.

The Simpsons Ride

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Riders are turned into minions and sent on an adventure through the laboratory of Gru, the main character of the popular Despicable Me films in this simulator ride.

This simulator ride takes riders on an intense chase as they try to escape from the evil Decepticons. This ride is filled with action-packed visuals and fiery explosions.

Transformers: the Ride 3D

Kang and Kodos' Twirl and Hurl

Visitors travel in flying saucers lifted ten feet above the ground and spin at 13 miles per hour. If you want your kids to enjoy fun views and a simple ride, stop here.

Explore the Gringotts bank found in Harry Potter. The ride leads to encounters with beloved characters like Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts

If you're looking to stay near Universal Studios, here's our recommendation for nearby resorts in Orlando!

Orlando's Sunshine Resort

This resort is just two miles from Universal, and boasts two-bedroom suites with 1,220-1,380 square feet to stretch your legs in. 

Located nine miles away from Universal studios, you’ll be close enough to enjoy the action of Orlando. This resort offers 135 acres of pools, a fitness center, and a game room.

Sheraton Vistana

Marriott's Cypress Harbour

Located just eight miles from Universal, Marriott's Cypress Harbour combines a convenient location near the park with stellar amenities like an on-site spa and restaurants.

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