Universal Studios

After attending Taste of Universal last year we decided to get Universal Studios annual passes.

We love our pass and have been to Universal over a dozen times! We have so much fun when we go, we even have our a special system. Check out our route.

Lower Level

We like starting the day at the Lower level. Here we ride Transformers, Mummy and Jurassic World.

Middle Level

Then we go back up the escalators to the Simpsons ride and the Tram Tour.

Tip: Grab a snack before the tram and eat while riding. Also sit in the 2nd of 3rd tram for the best seats!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Here we ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff.

This is where you can buy the famous Butterbeer! You can get it cold, hot or frozen. Frozen is our favorite!

We also hang out here and play around with our interactive wands (sold separately).

We also stop here for lunch at Three Broomsticks. My favorite is the sherds pie!

We also like to go into Honeydukes for fun desserts.

Finally we check out the Spirting Show of Support and stay after for a photo with the actors.

Upper Lot

Minions and The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash.

The minion ride seats 5 and transforms you into a minion! Make sure to stop by after the ride and join the dance party!

After the ride we get the Felonious Float. It has raspberry icee, a scoop of banana ice cream, whipped cream and banana shaped candy. Yum!

The Secret Life of Pets ride is a family friendly ride that seats 2. When the park gets busy go on the app and secure your spot on the virtual line. That way you can just show up for your reservation and avoid a part of the line.

Tip: Grab a Hand Crafted Ice Pops in the Minion gift shop. We love this mid day snack and the flavors are amazing!

Shows

There are 3 shows in Universal Studios: Waterworld, Pets and Special Effects Show.

Tip: Bring cash and sit in the middle for a game they play with the audience.

Tip: Sit in the wet zones for an extra fun time!

Photo Spots

The neon Hollywood sign is outside by the Frankenstein Parking Lot.

The Globe is in the entrance/exit. Grab a picture both during the day and at night.

The red carpet and Universal Studious sign is a favorite! My kids also enjoy running the red carpet after security.

Season Pass Tips

If you have a season pass I recommend getting a lanyard. They have fun options in all of the shops, but if you’d like to get one before hand check out this link here. Also grabbing a wand holder is a good idea. That way you can leave the box at home and take out the wand when necessary. Wand link can be found here.

Hotel Suggestions

For walking distance to Universal check out the Hilton or Sherton Hotel. If you don’t mind driving a bit check out the Garland Hotel.

Thanks for checking out our route! Have fun! @mamachitchat

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