Experience fantasy in our world


Inside the world of Harry Potter in Universal Studios situated in Orlando, Florida. A very realistic replica of Diagon Alley from the very well-known Harry Potter movies.

Kiara Perez Cans, Staff Writer

Imagine being able to visit your favorite fantasy world. Universal Studios made it a possibility for everyone. If you are looking for something amazing to do with family and friends, visiting Universal is one of the best choices you could ever make. There are so many things to do and they all contain having fun.

Prices vary depending on the number of people in a group, but there are certain packages and if you are a Florida resident you can also buy the annual tickets. While reservations aren’t needed like at other local theme parks, keep in mind that the park has a capacity, meaning it may be full so purchasing tickets beforehand may be a safe option. Before entering the amazing amusement parks, you must walk through City Walk. If you can’t afford the parks, City Walk offers a similar feeling as the parks as there are many stores Universal related, a movie theatre, and countless of amazing restaurants including a chocolate factory. There is the Hard Rock Café, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, etc. There are also many fast food restaurants with more affordable food like BK Whopper Bar.

Now onto what many people visit Universal for, the adrenaline. Like any amusement parks there will be rollercoasters and the ones offered are beyond amazing. There are the ones like Rip Ride Rock It that make your heart beat out of your chest while having music playing in your own seat and flipping around for a while, The Hulk is another adrenaline rusher with many sound effects, and Revenge of the Mummy has many figures and effects like fire. If you are in search of speed and fun, those would be the rollercoasters for you. Now there are also the amazing 3D rides which make you feel like you are with the characters. A favorite Spiderman in 3D, getting to experience the superhero saving your life right before your eyes, Transformers 3D, which is very similar, and another favorite Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, in which you get to be with the cast in the movie and are saved by them. These amazing rides make you feel like everything occurring is real as there are effects making you feel the heat, the water splashes, the falling it is truly an unforgettable experience.

If you aren’t looking for adrenaline rushes then you can walk around go to the shops. Go into the world of Harry Potter, Jurassic World, take the Platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter and travel parks, and go into calming activities like Shrek 4D or The Minion ride. You can also hang out in front of Rip Ride Rock It and enjoy whatever is occurring. There may be a concert, music, a movie or maybe you can have a picnic in that area. Regardless of what you choose you will end up having a good time. Remember to purchase your tickets preferably ahead of time and to just enjoy it completely.

To wrap it up, if you are looking for fun, Universal is the place to go. You get to experience fantastical worlds, adrenaline rushing rides, and pretty good food. There is so much to do and it fills you with joy that when you leave you will remember that moment forever and would want to go back instantly