• Must-Do Activities at Universal Orlando!

Must-Do Activities at Universal Orlando!

Jennifer Alejandra M.

Created: Apr 18, 2024

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2024

Must-Do Activities at Universal Orlando!

Don’t leave Universal without experiencing one of these activities

Universal Orlando. Here's where magic, cinematic wonder, and pure fun come together to craft unforgettable moments. Yes, it's safe to say this might just be our favorite resorts, especially with the highly anticipated Epic Universe on the horizon, sparking our excitement. It seems almost surreal, the idea of being transported through multidimensional portals from one world to another. What a remarkable milestone!

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Today, I'm not here to add to the anticipation surrounding the park's future (yes, Epic Universe). I'm here to focus on the present. I've noticed many people proudly labeling themselves as "park lovers" or "Universal pros", yet they haven't experienced at least two or three of the absolute must-do activities at the park. It just doesn't add up. But fear not, there's still plenty of time to embark on a fully magical adventure at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

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If you're a first-timer, today is your lucky day. By experiencing just one of the activities listed below, you'll be well on your way to becoming an expert and fully enjoying the Universal experience. These activities are essential for capturing the true essence of what Universal has to offer.

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What are the must-do things at Universal?

There are no rules on how each visitor should enjoy each theme park. Some may focus on trying as much themed food, treats, and drinks as possible. Others prefer to enjoy the most outrageous rides out there. And then there are moments when all you crave is a serene evening in the comfort of your hotel room. Every approach is valid, catering to the diverse preferences of visitors.


However, according to Universal’s intern, Jonathan Taylor. You need to experience at least one, if not all of the activities listed by him. They can vary from rides to shopping experiences. But we have to agree, there are some things you should do to proudly say on your way back home “I lived the Universal experience”. 

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I get it might sound dramatic, but it's essential. It's like going to Disney without getting Minnie Ears or snapping a pic with your favorite character. People will wonder, did you really have the full experience? These are must-do activities when you visit the park.

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For Universal, we've handpicked a beginner-friendly selection based on our personal experience and the extensive list available. Begin here, and then you can explore further with other activities from Universal's offerings. The key is to take that first step, and we're here to guide you along the way.

Must-do activities for your next visit

  • Ride the Hogwarts Express and get the iconic pic with the train!
  • Take Pics at the iconic globe at Universal Citywalk.
  • Becoming a true wizard thanks to Ollivanders Wand Shop at Diagon Alley.
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  • Try to get the highest score at Men in Black: Alien Attack.
  • Get a sip of the delicious Butterbeer. 
  • Do financial transactions at Gringotts Bank. You can convert a few bucks with a pretty realistic Goblin. 
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  • Say hi to the prehistoric treasures that Jurassic World has prepared for you. These encounters are pretty unique.
  • Meet & Greet your favorite characters at the Illumination Theater located in Minion Land. 
  • Transport in a unique way with the water taxis (from the park to the hotels and vice versa), and so much more!
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Got any thoughts on this? While Universal staff are the pros, we've picked up a few tricks ourselves. These activities are ones we've tried and Universal recommends. Start here, then craft your ultimate bucket list and enjoy! It's all about the experience, no competition needed.

Ready for your next move?

Contact our team, and we will help you get the most out of your Universal adventure. Do not hesitate to ask any further questions, our team is more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Until the next one, friend!

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