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5 Ways To Amp Up The Adventure In Your Universal Vacation

Are you coming to Universal Orlando Resort? We have some ideas on how to add a little more adventure and fun into your vacation.

1. Ride Every Thrill Attraction in One Day


For the adrenaline junkies out there, Universal’s awesome roller coasters are the surest, quickest way to get your heart racing. I can’t get enough of the drops, spirals, loops and inversions, from The Incredible Hulk Coaster to the Dragon Challenge to Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

Challenge yourself to the most thrilling day possible, and set out to ride every coaster Universal Orlando has to offer at least once. For extra thrills, get Universal’s Express Pass and ride each one a few times in a row—but I’ll warn you now, your hair will be a mess by the end of the day. A small price to pay for adventure!

2. Be a Rock Star

Whether you sing like a diva or only by yourself in the shower, one way to have an epic experience is at Universal CityWalk’s karaoke club, Rising Star. Here, you get to be in the spotlight as the star of your own concert with a live band, backup singers and audience to cheer you on.

I could sing karaoke all night long, but I still get nervous—it can be scarier than any thrill ride, if you ask me! But there’s nothing like leaving your comfort zone behind to create a lasting memory and get bragging rights for life.

3. Go Rock Climbing


Most people don’t realize there are two 50 ft.-tall rock-climbing walls located inside Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Conquer your fears, strap a harness on and race to the sky. My favorite part about the rock wall is the moment before you jump off at the very top and rappel down. If that doesn’t get your heart pounding, nothing will!

4. Volunteer to be in a show. 

It’s always fun to watch the shows at Universal Orlando’s theme parks. But if you want to take your day to the next level, volunteer to participate! You can be part of the show in Fear Factor Live, just make sure you keep your camera rolling. This is a one-of-a-kind adventure you’ll want to share once you get back home.

A casting process is used to select 6 park guests to be contestants in 3 stunts in front of the live audience, with one winner for each show. An additional 18 volunteers are chosen from the audience to participate in the show. Check your park maps for that day’s showtimes when you arrive.

5. Interact with a Live Velociraptor


Be sure to stop at Jurassic Park’s newest attraction, Raptor Encounter, to get up close and personal with a living predator. The Raptor is always ready for a toothy photo opp. Don’t worry, you’re probably safe from those razor sharp teeth and claws behind a 10,000 volt fence. It hasn’t gotten out… yet.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure With Travel with Rick

This week we spend a day with Rick at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, Marvel Super Hero Island, Jurassic Park and finish up at Seuss Landing!

New Raptor Encounter Opens At Universal’s Islands Of Adventure

If you’ve always dreamed of getting up close and personal with a dinosaur. Your dream can finally come true!


Velociraptors have arrived at Jurassic Park in Universal’s Islands of Adventure! That’s right—starting this weekend, you’ll get the chance to see these magnificent creatures face to face in an all-new experience: Raptor Encounter. The encounter is located between Camp Jurassic and the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. Your experience begins when you approach a paddock where the raptor will be contained. You’ll learn some cool facts about the dino that you may not have known—like that an adult Velociraptor can reach upwards of 96 kilometers per hour in the open!


Then, if you’re brave enough, you can approach the nearly 9- foot- tall wild raptor for a photo. But be sure to keep your hands and feet away… you wouldn’t want to end up being its dinner!

Are you daring enough to meet this giant, prehistoric reptile?


Dino-mite New Games Make Their Debut in Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando Resort , now features five fantastic new games for our guests to enjoy! Located between Pizza Predattoria and Jurassic Park River Adventure, these games offer highly-themed appeal and include:

Dino-mite New Games Make Their Debut in Jurassic Park

  • DNA Sequencing – this “Balloon Bust” offers kids and adults the opportunity to pop balloons, where the more balloons they pop… the bigger the prize.
  • JPAC Target Training – this “Bazooka Blast” tests a player’s ability to aim at a target with the ultimate goal of all cans being knocked off the base.
  • InGen Egg Nursery – this fishing game lets a player pick three eggs for analyzing to discover which dinosaur is inside the egg.
  • Dinosaur Dash Up – a head-to-head water race with a minimum of two players.
  • Hammond’s HotShots – this “Short Shot” tests a player’s ability to make a basket into a hoop. The more baskets they make, the more prizes they win.

Dino-mite New Games Make Their Debut in Jurassic Park

Yes, these games are definitely a very minor addition, especially since many more important projects are taking place at the Universal Orlando Resort now. That said, remember that – according to a few reliable rumors – they may be part of phase one of a much more important Jurassic Park expansion, which could include up to two new attractions. We will continue to keep you up-to-date in case new information are released in the near future.

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