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The following list shows attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent). Click on the header links to sort!

Universal Studios Florida Attractions
Name Pre-
school
Grade
School
Teens Young
Adults
Over
30
Seniors Our
Rating
Animal Actors on Location
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
3.8 4.5 4.1 3.9 4 3.8 3.5
Animal-Tricks and comedy show
When To Go: After you have experienced all rides.
Beat Builders
San Francisco
3 4.1 4.1 4.6 4 4.1 2.5
The Blues Brothers Show
New York
3.3 3.1 3.1 3.8 4.2 4.6 3.5
Blues concert
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
3.1 3.3 3.6 4 4.1 3.8 4
Live Singing and Dancing
Curious George Goes to Town
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
4 3.5 0 0 0 0 2.5
Play Area
When To Go: Anytime
A Day in the Park With Barney
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
5 3 2 3 3 3 3
Live character stage show
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Production Central
3.8 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.9 3.8 4
Motion-simulator 3-D ride
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing.
Diagon Alley
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
3.3 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 5
Entrance to Harry Potter-themed land
When To Go: As soon as the park is open during early entry, late morning, or in late afternoon.
E.T. Adventure
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
3.8 3.8 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5
Indoor adventure ride based on the E.T. movie
When To Go: Within 30 minutes of ride opening or late afternoon.
Fear Factor Live
World Expo
1 2 4 3 3 2 2.5
Live version of the gross-out-stunt television show
When To Go: 3-5 shows daily; Crowds are smallest at the first and second-to-last shows
Fievel's Playland
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
4 4 0 0 0 0 3
Children's play area with waterslide
When To Go: Anytime
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
2.5 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.3 5
Indoor roller coaster
When To Go: First thing during early entry, late morning, or during late afternoon.
Hogwarts Express - King's Cross Station
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
4.2 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5
Transportation attraction with special effects.
When To Go: Immediately after park opening.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Production Central
1.9 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.2 3.4 4
High-tech roller coaster
When To Go: The first hour after park opening or after 5 p.m.
Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl
Springfield: Home of the Simpsons
4.1 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.1 2.5 3
Spinner Ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
World Expo
3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4 3.8 4.5
Interactive dark thrill ride
When To Go: During the first two hours the park is open.
Ollivanders
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
3.5 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.1 4
Combination wizarding demonstration and shopping op.
When To Go: After riding Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
New York
2.6 4 4.2 3.8 4 4
Comedic Simulated Flight through New York
Revenge of the Mummy
New York
1.7 3.6 4.5 4.7 4.4 4 4.5
Combination dark ride and roller coaster
When To Go: The first hour the park is open or after 6 p.m.
Shrek 4-D
Production Central
3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.5
3-D movie
When To Go: Anytime after experiencing the rides.
The Simpsons Ride
Springfield: Home of the Simpsons
2.8 4 4 4 3.7 3.7 4
Mega-simulator ride
When To Go: During the first two hours the park is open or after 4 p.m.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
5 4 4.2 4.6 4.2 4.3 3.5
Puppet show
Transformers: The Ride-3D
Production Central
3 4.2 4.2 4 4 3.7 4.5
Multisensory 3-D Dark Ride
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open or after 4 p.m.
Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show
Hollywood
3 4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4 4.5
Theater presentation on the art of makeup
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes; after you’ve experienced all rides.
Universal's Superstar Parade
Hollywood
3.5 3.3 2.7 3.1 2.7 2.5 3
Parade with animated Characters
When To Go: Check daily entertainment schedule for show times
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
4 4.1 3.4 4 3.4 3.8 2
Kids' roller coaster
When To Go: Anytime

The following list shows Universal Studios Florida attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent).

Animal Actors on Location
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Animal-Tricks and comedy show
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 3.8
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.1
Young Adults: 3.9
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 3.8
When To Go: After you have experienced all rides.
Beat Builders
San Francisco
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 4.1
Teens: 4.1
Young Adults: 4.6
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4.1
Blues concert
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 3.3
Grade Schoolers: 3.1
Teens: 3.1
Young Adults: 3.8
Over 30: 4.2
Seniors: 4.6
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Live Singing and Dancing
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 3.1
Grade Schoolers: 3.3
Teens: 3.6
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4.1
Seniors: 3.8
Curious George Goes to Town
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Play Area
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 0
Young Adults: 0
Over 30: 0
Seniors: 0
When To Go: Anytime
A Day in the Park With Barney
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Live character stage show
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Production Central
Motion-simulator 3-D ride
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 3.8
Grade Schoolers: 4.4
Teens: 4.1
Young Adults: 3.7
Over 30: 3.9
Seniors: 3.8
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing.
Diagon Alley
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Entrance to Harry Potter-themed land
Unofficial Guide: 5
Preschoolers: 3.3
Grade Schoolers: 4.7
Teens: 4.8
Young Adults: 4.8
Over 30: 4.8
Seniors: 4.7
When To Go: As soon as the park is open during early entry, late morning, or in late afternoon.
E.T. Adventure
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Indoor adventure ride based on the E.T. movie
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 3.8
Grade Schoolers: 3.8
Teens: 3.2
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3.7
When To Go: Within 30 minutes of ride opening or late afternoon.
Fear Factor Live
World Expo
Live version of the gross-out-stunt television show
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 1
Grade Schoolers: 2
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 2
When To Go: 3-5 shows daily; Crowds are smallest at the first and second-to-last shows
Fievel's Playland
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Children's play area with waterslide
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 0
Young Adults: 0
Over 30: 0
Seniors: 0
When To Go: Anytime
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Indoor roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 5
Preschoolers: 2.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.6
Teens: 4.8
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.8
Seniors: 4.3
When To Go: First thing during early entry, late morning, or during late afternoon.
Hogwarts Express - King's Cross Station
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Transportation attraction with special effects.
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 4.2
Grade Schoolers: 4.6
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 4.4
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 4.5
When To Go: Immediately after park opening.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Production Central
High-tech roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 1.9
Grade Schoolers: 4.3
Teens: 4.7
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.2
Seniors: 3.4
When To Go: The first hour after park opening or after 5 p.m.
Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl
Springfield: Home of the Simpsons
Spinner Ride
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.1
Grade Schoolers: 3.6
Teens: 3.3
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.1
Seniors: 2.5
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Interactive dark thrill ride
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 4.2
Teens: 4.1
Young Adults: 4.1
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 3.8
When To Go: During the first two hours the park is open.
Ollivanders
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Combination wizarding demonstration and shopping op.
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.3
Young Adults: 4.6
Over 30: 4.2
Seniors: 4.1
When To Go: After riding Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
Comedic Simulated Flight through New York
Preschoolers: 2.6
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4.2
Young Adults: 3.8
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4
Combination dark ride and roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 1.7
Grade Schoolers: 3.6
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.4
Seniors: 4
When To Go: The first hour the park is open or after 6 p.m.
Shrek 4-D
Production Central
3-D movie
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 3.7
Grade Schoolers: 3.7
Teens: 3.4
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.4
Seniors: 3.6
When To Go: Anytime after experiencing the rides.
The Simpsons Ride
Springfield: Home of the Simpsons
Mega-simulator ride
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 2.8
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 3.7
Seniors: 3.7
When To Go: During the first two hours the park is open or after 4 p.m.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Puppet show
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4.2
Young Adults: 4.6
Over 30: 4.2
Seniors: 4.3
Transformers: The Ride-3D
Production Central
Multisensory 3-D Dark Ride
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 4.2
Teens: 4.2
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 3.7
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open or after 4 p.m.
Theater presentation on the art of makeup
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4.3
Young Adults: 4.4
Over 30: 4.3
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes; after you’ve experienced all rides.
Parade with animated Characters
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 3.3
Teens: 2.7
Young Adults: 3.1
Over 30: 2.7
Seniors: 2.5
When To Go: Check daily entertainment schedule for show times
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
Woody Woodpecker's KidZone
Kids' roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 2
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4.1
Teens: 3.4
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 3.4
Seniors: 3.8
When To Go: Anytime

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