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Orlando: Thrill seekers guide

Walt Disney World Resort

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

It's become a Hollywood Studios icon, but it doesn't make it any less scary! Hurtle up and down aboard a haunted elevator that reaches 13 stories high. You may know what's coming, but the wait as you look over the park at the top is nerve-wracking. 

Rockin Rollercoaster Hollywood Studios

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Immerse yourself into the rockstyle lifestyle as you hurtle along the LA freeways to the sounds of Aerosmith. There's nothing small about this ride as you swoop into two rollover loops and one corkscrew, the wind will be racing against your face!

Summit Plummet

Summit Plummet

One of the tallest, fastest freefall body slides about - this one will get your adrenaline pumping. Plunge 12 stories almost straight down, so steep that you can't see where you're heading... until you get there. Be sure not to miss this high speed descent.

Expedition Everest Disneys Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

After a steep ascent, your train picks up speed and races into the darkness, and when you reach a broken track in front of you there's only one way out - backwards! There's plenty of twists and turns in the darkness in this one to keep the hairs raised throughout!

Pandora - The World of AVATAR

Avatar Flight of Passage

Board your own mountain banshee for a breathtaking 3D flight over Pandora's landscape, and test yourself like a Na’vi! Swooping through the trees and narrowly avoiding obstacles, an amazing aerial adventure awaits. 

Universal Orlando Resort

Incredible Hulk at Universal Orlando

Revenge of the Mummy

Launching up to 67 miles per hour, a Hulk-like power propels you upside down into a zero-gravity roll, racing faster and faster. Hang on as this high-speed, red-line rampage smashes its way through the sky.

Volcano Bay Krakatau

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Thrills and spills can be enjoyed in the water too, and this is a great one to enjoy as a group.  Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.

Universal VelociCoaster

Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Florida's fastest and tallest launch coaster, this is one of the most thrilling rides you'll come across on your trip. Embark on a high-speed chase and feel the rush of the hunt, as you race alongside a pack of velociraptors - it's an extreme adventure!

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™

Plunging into the paths of magical, mythical creatures, join Hagrid™ as you fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle. With launches of up to 50 miles per hour, and a free fall vertical drop, this one isn't for the faint-hearted. 

Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™


A towering coaster with a musical twist, and topping out at 65 mph, this rip-roaring ride is a blast from beginning to end. A whopping 17 stories high, this is one of the tallest rides in Orlando, and what goes up must come down!

Tips and Tricks

  • Buy your tickets in advance: We recommend you purchase these at the time of booking your trip, as they are better value than at-the-gate tickets, and come with a whole host of incredible benefits that offer added flexibility.
  • Plan your day: With Walt Disney World, you can purchase Genie+ that allows you to reserve times for selected attractions, so you can spend less time in line, and pack more attractions into your day. Universal Orlando Resort’s Universal Express Pass programme is also available at an additional cost for up to three parks on the same day
  • Arrive Early: If you're staying onsite at any of the parks, you may have access to earlier opening hours so be sure to make the most of them. Head to the back of the park as soon as you enter, you'll beat the queues as most people jump on the rides closer to the entrance first!
  • Dress comfortably: You'll certainly be upping your step game when exploring the parks, so make sure you've got suitable shoes and clothes on. Florida is hot most of the year round, so a hat and sun cream are essential too.
  • Take a refillable water bottle with you: Costs can add up when you're in the parks, and you're sure to be needing plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. The parks have water fountains placed all over, so this is a great way to save some pennies. 
  • Make the most of complimentary transport: Many hotels feature complimentary shuttle services to the parks, and once you're within Walt Disney World you can use the skyliner, taxi boats, and buses. This will save paying for parking, and make it easy to hop between multiple parks on the same day!

For the kids

They might not meet the height requirements for the biggest rollercoasters, but there's plenty of thrills available for the little ones to enjoy too...

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