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A few posts back Mrs. Travelers shared her top 5 rides at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. Today is Mr. Travelers turn to share his top 5 rides.

Top 5 Rides/Attractions

5.)Spider Man-
I’m a big fan of the comics and Marvel in general. Universal basically made a ride that is still fairly groundbreaking and incorporated that with a theme that I enjoy which is why Spider Man is my #5.

4.) Jurassic Park-
I’m a fan of the movies and the ride. The ride, as far as I know, hasn’t changed much but it just doesn’t seem to get old, especially on those really warm hot days! It’s also been rumored that Universal will be adding Skull Island/King Kong right next door to Jurassic Park which would be really cool and might even somewhat tie into the Jurassic Park theme.

3.)Men In Black/MIB-
This ride is usually a must do for myself and travel companions. Usually we end up over by MIB late in the day when the sun is the hottest. Waiting in the queue line isn’t so terrible as it’s air conditioned and completely themed to have aliens scattered around the building. The interactive aspect of the ride and allowing the riders to shoot down the aliens and receive points, eventually all points are tallied up and you and your fellow riders will learn if you beat a different team of riders. It also allows guests the opportunity to purchase a keepsake picture taken during your ride.

2.) Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey-
This ride is definitely top of the line. It was a lot of fun when we visited last. We had so much fun we made sure we rode multiple times. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the need to lock up all belongings into lockers before riding. While I understand the need, the entire Hogsmeade area was so busy that it took a little bit to get a locker and then even being able to access it to remove our belongings was difficult. We both are hoping Diagon Alley will be different.

1.) The Mummy-
This is my top ride. I enjoyed the roller coaster aspect of the ride but it wasn’t too extreme like typical roller coasters are. The room that the ride stops in that gets engulfed in flames is really cool. The entire queue line appears to look like an excavation site and getting to take pictures of it all made the wait time go by quick.
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Here are Mr. Travelers Top 3 Rides/Attractions to take a break on, especially when the Florida sun and heat start sneaking up on you.

Top 3 Break Ride/Attractions
3.) Shrek 4-D-
This movie theater style set up offers you a seat and air conditioning so if your visiting the park on a hot day give it a try. We did and it was worth it, especially since we got to cool off and rest up a bit.

2.) Disaster-
This one is an oldie but definitely a goody! I believe this one used to be called Earthquake but no matter what it’s called it is a great way to cool off and maybe even get to experience what acting is all about. I love how director “Frank Kincaid” is directing a movie ending with an Earthquake. Frank Kincaid is actually played by the actor Christopher Walken, a favorite of mine. For us and our families, this one is certainly a must do.

1.) ET-
This one brings me back to my childhood when I used to watch the movie. Plus the Mrs. doesn’t like ET and finds him creepy so making her sit through this one can be a bit of fun. The forest themed queue line is awesome and the fact that it’s air conditioned is an added bonus.

That concludes Mr. Travelers top rides/attractions at Universal Studios Resort. We hope you enjoyed the post and don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite things at Universal Studios!

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