Universal Orlando from A to Z – Universal Orlando Attractions

With two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – as well as the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex – Universal Orlando Resort definitely has something for everyone. Below are just a few of the Universal Orlando rides, attractions, restaurants, specialty shops and annual events that you can discover and explore during your vacation getaway to Universal Orlando Resort.

Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: A one-of-a-kind indoor thrill ride at Marvel Super Hero Island in Universal’s Islands of Adventure that combines live action and state-of-the-art special effects.

Bob Marley Reggae Fest: A celebration of the music of legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley at Universal CityWalk that features lively performances from some of today’s top Reggae superstars.

CityWalk: A 30-acre entertainment complex at the entrance to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios that features a variety of themed restaurants such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Hard Rock Café, as well as specialty shops and Universal Cineplex.

Dueling Dragons: The world’s first inverted, dueling roller coasters (Fire Dragon and Ice Dragon) at The Lost Continent in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Earthquake – The Big One: Recently replaced by Disaster! A New Major Motion Picture Ride . . . Starring You, Earthquake – The Big One was an indoor thrill ride at San Franciso/Amity in Universal Studios that allowed you to experience an earth-shattering quake that measured 8.3 on the Richter Scale.

Fievel’s Playground: A themed play area at Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone in Universal Studios that is based on the classic animated adventure, An American Tail.

Grinchmas at Universal Studios: An annual holiday celebration at Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure that features a tree-lighting ceremony, Whoville Whobilation musical show and more.

Halloween Horror Nights: An immensely popular annual fright fest held at both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Islands of Adventure: One of Universal Orlando’s two world-class theme parks that features five uniquely themed islands – Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and Toon Lagoon.

Jurassic Park River Adventure: A water-based ride at Jurassic Park in Universal’s Islands of Adventure that features animatronic dinosaurs, a “Raptor Containment Area” and 85-foot plunge into a splash pool.

Kingpin’s Arcade: An immense video-game arcade that lies next to Dr. Doom’s Fearfall at Marvel Super Hero Island in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Lost Continent: One of the five “islands” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure that features such attractions as Dueling Dragons, Poseidon’s Fury, The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad and The Flying Unicorn.

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios: The largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans with live concerts, colorful parades, delicious cuisine, plenty of beads and much more.

New York: One of six themed areas at Universal Studios that features Twister . . . Ride It Out, Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride and The Blues Brothers.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: An aerial adventure that soars you high over Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure aboard Dr. Seuss-inspired, fish-shaped vehicles.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges: A thrilling whitewater rafting adventure at Toon Lagoon in Universal’s Islands of Adventure that winds its way around the Me Ship, The Olive play area.

Quint’s Surf Shack: A themed specialty store located in the San Francisco/Amity area of Universal Studios.

Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride: An incredible, indoor “psychological” thrill ride that features an army of “warrior mummies” at the New York area of Universal Studios.

Shrek 4-D: A thrilling, state-of-the-art 4-D adventure that takes you along with Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona on a new adventure as they battle the evil ghost of Lord Farquaad.

Terminator 2: 3-D: An amazing indoor attraction at the Hollywood area of Universal Studios that combines live action, state-of-the-art 3-D technology and incredible special effects.

Universal Studios: One of Universal Orlando’s two world-class theme parks and known as the “No. 1 movie studio theme park in the world.”

Velvet Sessions: An award-winning rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party held at Velvet Bar in the Hard Rock Hotel that features live music from some of today’s hottest bands.

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone: One of six themed areas at Universal Studios and home to E.T. Adventure, A Day in the Park with Barney, Fievel’s Playland, Curious George Goes to Town, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster and Animal Actors on Location.

X (a.k.a. Destination X): An annual pro wrestling pay-per-view event from Total Nonstop Wrestling (TNA) that was taped at the Universal Studios’ IMPACT! Zone soundstage in 2007.

Yertle the Turtle: A character from one of Dr. Seuss’ famous children’s books and resident of Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventures.

Zydeco Hellraisers: One of the talented New Orleans bands that has appeared at Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, which takes place nearly every Saturday night until mid-April.