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If you are heading to Orlando this summer then Universal Studios will no doubt be one of the theme parks which you cannot wait to visit. This theme park is one of the most popular attractions in the USA, second only to the Disney World complex here in Orlando as well. What Universal does so well is its focus on all things relating to the silver screen, and its rides and attractions put you both behind and in front of the camera to live out your movie fantasies. Universal Studios tickets are best bought before you leave to ensure maximum availability and lowest prices, and once you get into the park here are the hottest rides which you need to try.
Hollywood Studio Tour
Rides come and go but this mainstay of the park is still one of the most popular rides which everyone loves. The Hollywood Studios tour takes you on a trip through some live movie sets such as those from Jaws, Psycho and Back to the Future. You’ll see the park through the eyes of the director as the explosive action takes place as you watch on from a tram, which will shake and move as you experience earthquakes, explosions and flash floods on the hour long journey.
Transformers: The Ride 3D
The Transformers movies were box offices smashes and the popularity of this franchise gave way to this amazing ride at Universal Studios. The ride uses a combination of flight simulation tech and 3D graphics to take you an a ride through the Transformers universe. The ride’s graphics and visual experience are outstanding and will convince you that you are right there with these incredible machines, a remarkable experience which you’ll not forget in a hurry.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Widely considered as the best ride in the park, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey immerses your right into the world of our favorite boy wizard and involves you in the journey of all journeys. The experience begins whilst you are waiting in the queue as you walk through the halls of Hogwarts School. Once you get to the ride itself you will be challenged with saving Harry and his friends as you shoot through their universe on a rollercoaster with some of the best visual graphics which you are likely to find in any park.
The Simpsons Ride
This is a must visit ride for anyone who enjoys the Simpsons and it will take you right into the heart of Springfield, complete with all of your favorite characters. The creators of this ride wanted to design an attraction which would make visitors feel like they were jumping into their TV set and that is exactly what they have achieved. Take a drink at the Drunken Clam, visit Kwik-E-Mart and visit the home of Homer and Marge on this adventure for all ages.
Which ride will you be rushing to see first?