Located in the heart of sunny Florida, Universal Studios Orlando offers family-friendly fun with two theme parks, a water park and several on-site resort hotels. One of central Florida’s hottest vacation destinations, there’s truly something for every member of the family.
Make lifetime memories with these 5 Universal Studios exclusive activities.
1. Catch the Superstar Parade.
There’s something to delight every family member when the streets of Universal Studios fill with your favorite characters, amazing stunt performers and tumblers, stunning floats and a even a drum line with E.B. on lead drum. Parade characters include the whole Despicable Me crew, SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and more. The parade lasts approximately 30 minutes.
2. Experience Shrek 4-D.
Fun for all ages, our heroes Shrek and Donkey are off to rescue Princess Fiona who’s been captured by the ghost of the diminutive Lord Farquaad. It’s a sensory explosion after you don your “OgreVision” glasses—you’ll see, hear and feel the special effects like you’re right in the middle of the adventure with Shrek and Donkey.
3. Take a Break at Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone.
Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone features several fun shops to explore including E.T.’s Toy Closet, The Barney Store and SpongeBob StorePants where you can find all your favorite Bikini Bottom friends. After having fun in the shops, grab a bite to eat at the KidZone Pizza Company, which is open daily for lunch and dinner.
4. Meet Favorite Characters in Person.
At Universal Studios the whole family can meet in person Shrek, Fiona and Donkey as well as SpongeBob SquarePants plus even everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, Barney. Check your park map for the daily meet-and-greet times and locations. Other characters you may see include Scooby Doo, the Minions, Doc Brown, The Simpsons and the Transformers.
5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter from the streets of London in Universal Studios. Enjoy a butterbeer a the Leaky Cauldron or cool off at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour before checking out the wands and Ollivanders. Make time to visit Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes before shopping for Quidditch supplies at Quality Quidditch Supplies. When you’re done, board the Hogwart’s Express at King’s Cross Station.