What Are the Most Underrated Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood?
Because Universal Studios Hollywood is home to the world-famous Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and the beloved Studio Tour, there are plenty of rides and attractions that fly under the radar for visitors to the incredible theme park.
But that does not mean they are not every bit as entertaining and worth checking out as the more anticipated rides! You may even find that opting to skip the lines at the more popular attractions and head to some of these underrated rides and attractions may be your best bet for ensuring that you and your family make the most out of your visit to Universal Studios Hollywood™.
The following are aRes Travel’s top choices for the most underrated rides at Universal Studios Hollywood™.
For the Kids
Universal Studios Hollywood™ is one of the most kid-friendly theme parks in the country and features various options that will keep the youngsters in your group preoccupied during your visit, including:
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Join Gru’s family and the adorable Minions on this thrilling yet kid-friendly cross between a 4-D adventure ride and immersive computer-simulated experience.
Far from just your run-of-the-mill computer simulator ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a fun and immersive experience from start to finish, including even your wait in line.
While waiting to board, visitors are instructed on everything they need to know about the Minion recruitment process and quizzed on their Minion-related knowledge, to see if you have what it takes to join the ranks of Gru’s notorious band of sidekicks.
If you make the cut, your journey begins in Gru’s living room, where you are given your very own set of Minion goggles, only to head to the mastermind’s laboratory for a full briefing. Finally, with a loud bang, the eight-minute ride springs to life, ending in the only way a Minion ride could: With a dance party!
Super Silly Fun Land
Super Silly Fun Land is Universal Studios Hollywood’s™ colorful and interactive fun zone that’s all about the kids! Located directly adjacent to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Fun Land is a continuation of the popular Minion theme that visitors will see throughout the park.
Guests will find more than 80 different water features at this outdoor kid’s venue, making it a great place to beat the California heat with the kiddos this summer.
After hitting the wet zone, head over to Super Silly Fun Land’s dry zone for climbing, jumping, sliding, and non-stop activities for the kids in your group.
Finally, hop on the Silly Swirly Fun Ride for a 360-degree view of the entire kid zone, or check out the Super Silly Space Killer arcade game for some old-school carnival arcade fun.
Pro Tip: Help the kids spot and count all 53 Minion characters that call the Universal Studios Hollywood™ Boardwalk home.
And don’t forget to say cheese! Eighteen of the minions are cleverly placed and perfectly situated for a family photo op.
For the Adults
One of the unique features of Universal Studios Hollywood™ is that it is one of the only of California’s popular theme parks that caters equally to both adults and children, and various rides and attractions appeal to the thrill-seeking adults on your trip, including:
The Walking Dead Attraction
Opened to park visitors in 2016, The Walking Dead is a heart-stopping walk-through exhibit that is based on the post-apocalyptic world of the hit television show.
Like the show, this fully-immersive experience is for anyone but the faint-of-heart, as visitors will be tasked with fighting for their country and their very own lives. Recommended for visitors 13 and up, this combination live-action and simulation experience features all the gore that fans of the TV show would expect from the zombie-themed ride.
Pro Tip: There are 18 hidden artifacts within the attraction taken from the TV show, can you find them all before your time is up?
Revenge of the Mummy℠: The Ride
Fans of the hit movie franchise will not want to miss this thrilling and immersive complete POV enclosed roller coaster experience.
With its state-of-the-art technology, the ride is capable of launching passengers from a standstill at 0 to a hair-raising 45 mph in mere seconds, making it the perfect choice for the adrenaline junkies in your group.
The ride also features in-queue entertainment and a pre-show to keep visitors entertained and engaged at every moment, adding to the immersive nature of the ride and making it the perfect alternative to waiting in line at other, more popular attractions.
For the Whole Family
Finally, you’ll find plenty of rides and attractions that you can enjoy with the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood™, including:
The Simpson’s Ride™
Join the beloved characters of the Simpsons world as you crash through Krustyland, the low-budget and high-hilarity theme park that was put together by everyone’s favorite clown, Krusty.
Throughout the virtual reality roller coaster ride, you’ll be tasked with helping Krusty figure out who is trying to sabotage Krustyland, a journey through Springfield that feels entirely real thanks to the 80-foot diameter domed display surface.
Pro Tip: If you plan to take advantage of your included admission to the Studio Tour, don’t forget that your tour will end in a grand finale on the thrill-coaster Fast & Furious – Supercharged, so there is no need to wait in line at this popular attraction at any other point throughout the day.
That is unless you intend to take on the thrill of fast-paced drag racing twice in one day.
Get Going With aRes Travel
With aRes Travel, you can experience all the incredible and underrated rides that Universal Studios Hollywood™ has to offer on a budget.
Choose from one of their straight-to-gate ticketing options, such as 1- or 2-day general admission, Universal™ Express Unlimited with 1-day admission, and even a VIP Experience pass with savings of up to 21% per ticket.
If you are looking to make the most out of your visit to sunny California, check out one of aRes Travel’s exclusive combination package deals, including admission to popular attractions like Disneyland® Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, and SeaWorld® San Diego.
With the amazing discounts available at aRes Travel and this handy guide to Universal Studios Hollywood’s™ most underrated rides in mind, you are sure to enjoy your trip to this incredible park, no matter what rides you end up on.
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