Universal Orlando roller coasters are by no means in short supply. When visiting Universal Orlando Resort, most are looking for thrills, the bigger the better normally. I suggest you plan a trip with your teen to experience these amazing coasters, maybe they will put down the phone and share in your adventures.
If you aren’t a fan of roller coasters, that’s OK; nobody said you had to ride. There are plenty of non-thrill attractions at Universal Orlando Resort. Leave all the big hills, fast turns, and loops to the thrill seekers in your family.
My daughters are absolute coaster heads, the faster and more upside down a coaster goes, the better the ride. I got a little help from them when making this list of our favorites at Universal Orlando.
Universal Orlando Roller Coasters
Rip Ride Rockit
This coaster is one for the books! I didn’t ride on our first, even our second trip, after our third trip I faced my own fears. Going straight up in the air on my back was just a little too over the top, even for this coaster fan.
There is an iPod on the ride harness and is loaded with all of our favorite hits and you can choose the soundtrack for the ride. I don’t even recall the song I chose my first time. Now I always listen to I Will Survive or Pump It.
Reaching top speeds of 65 mph and towering 17 stories over Universal Studios. This coaster features several exciting, “never been done” elements, including the world’s first non-inverting loop.
Revenge of the Mummy
This ride is unexpected with dark elements and speed. The Mummy has become my youngest daughter’s favorite ride. As a dark ride goes it is completely different and unexpected.
You’ll plunge into total darkness, plagued on all sides by huge fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles and an army of warrior mummies. The ride catapulted us at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness. While this may not be the fastest or tallest on the list, it is a thrill seekers favorite.
Incredible Hulk Coaster
My daughters and I love to start and finish our day at Universal on the Incredible Hulk. When you ride at night you have no clue where you are going.
Accelerate from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat with the force equal to that of a jet taking off an aircraft carrier. The world turns upside down as you experience a weightless “zero g” roll.
All I could do was hang on and experience the rage, power and fury of the Hulk, smashing through the sky and plummeting down to earth on a high-speed roller coaster rampage of destruction.
Harry Potter and The Escape from Gringotts
This is my absolute favorite coaster at Universal! It’s completely unexpected, and fun. As you navigate subterranean vaults, you’ll encounter Harry, Ron, and Hermione. But you’ll have to evade the wrath of villains Voldemort™, Bellatrix, trolls and other creatures that stand between you and a safe return to Diagon Alley™.
This doesn’t have tall heights and inversions, so it’s a great family coaster!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Enchanted Motorbikes Take You On an Adventure Through the Forbidden Forest!
With seven total launches this coaster keeps you on your toes the entire ride. You’ll launch up to 50 miles per hour through the Forbidden Forest, past ruins and more. This story coaster will take you 65 feet in the air at a 70 degree angle then drop you backwards!
This truly thrilling adventure will be a family favorite for years to come.
Holy Raptors! This brand new coaster is absolutely amazing. I was able to ride before it opens to the public, and it was worth the wait. Feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside the raptors, twisting and soaring above the land and water. This is probably the single best coaster, ANYWHERE, not just Orlando.
This coaster has a “revolutionary” ride vehicle that has been “specially designed to intensify the thrills.” It features two launches, with at least one occurring within Jurassic World’s raptor paddock and the faster of the two hitting 70 mph in just 2.4 seconds. There are four inversions, a 360-degree barrel roll above water and a zero-gravity inverted stall that lasts for 100 feet. And then there’s that massive, 155-foot top hat, which contains an 80-degree drop.
I would say this is easily the most amazing coaster I have ever been on. It’s well worth whatever the waits will be!