A great day trip from Anna Maria Island is a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando! Universal features two parks catering to thrill seekers, movie enthusiasts, and families looking for a fun group activity.
Islands of Adventure features multiple roller coasters, including The Incredible Hulk Coaster® which propels riders from 0 to 40 miles per hour in 2.0 seconds! The ride features multiple inversions and is a must ride for any coaster enthusiast! Also check out The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey® ride, Dragon Challenge™ roller coaster, and The Cat in the Hat™ ride!
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One of the big attractions at Universal Studios Orlando is The Incredible Hulk Coaster® found inside Islands of Adventure!
Upon entering the queue for the roller coaster you are surrounded by the lab equipment of Bruce Banner. As a volunteer for his experiment you await your turn to help him solve how to reverse the effects that caused him to become the Hulk. You can take in the story of the Hulk on the many conveniently placed monitors, as well as the generator, gamma core, and towers of power while listening to or watching through the windows as the roller coaster rips past.
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Men in Black™ Alien Attack™ is an interactive motion ride inside the Universal Studios Orlando park in Orlando, Florida.
The queue winds through a MIB training facility featuring many characters from the movies. The cars seat 3 per row with two rows in each car for a total of 6 riders per car. Each rider controls their own ray gun to shoot the aliens throughout the ride with. So how about some tips to help you get the best score and impress everyone with your alien eliminating abilities?
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After you heard about Hogwarts I’m sure the first thing you did was went back through all your junk mail in the hopes that maybe you missed your letter. Well you may still be a muggle, but now you can take in the wonders of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Universal Studios Orlando!
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside the Islands of Adventure Park at Universal Studios Orlando features many rides that bring the world to life to us simple muggles!
You can visit Olivander’s Wand Shop to get your very own wand! However, you may have some difficulty getting the spells down. I’m still yet to figure out how to get the broom to magically sweep on its own or the dishes to wash themselves.
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Island of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando, FL
The Islands of Adventure Park at Universal Studios Orlando features numerous rides for all personalities. From thrill seekers to those that get queasy at the thought of being upside down there is a ride suited just for you. The park features a total of 16 attractions.
The park is themed with more thrill rides than its counterpart Universal Studios park. You can ride on any of the 4 roller coasters, 3 water rides, or catch some of the daily shows.
You can find more of the rides and attractions at the Universal Studios parks here!
Universal Studios Orlando
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819