Yolo: Things to do before you die


A couple walk into one of the many gift shops located in the Parks. Photo Credit: flickr.com Photo By: Jeremy Thompson

A couple walks into one of the many gift shops located in the parks.
Photo Credit: flickr.com
Photo By: Jeremy Thompson

While in Orlando I went to Universal Studios. Universal Orlando has two spectacular theme parks offering over 25 of the world’s most amazing rides and attractions, from state of the art 4-D attractions to exciting water slides to some of the world’s most pulse-pounding roller coasters. My favorite ride when I went was the E.T adventure. I also remember riding The Simpson Ride, Twister- Ride It Out, and the Incredible Hulk.

Based on one of the most popular movies ever made, E.T. Adventure is one of Universal Studios’ most iconic attractions, delighting millions of visitors over the years. People will first board their flying bicycle and sneak E.T through the woods, past the police and scientists searching for him. It is designed for you to be the boy in the movie. Then people will take off and fly over the city, pass the moon and soar across the stars with E.T.  At the end of the journey awaits E.T’s magical planet, filled with unforgettable creatures who greet you in song.

The Simpson Ride is the first ever attraction based on the show. People board this vehicle and then are in for one surprise after another as they embark on a wild, over-the-top ride through the park; flying, floating, and more or less crashing your way through Krustyland attractions, stunt shows, and thrills rides. All the character voices in the attraction were performed by the original stars of The Simpson show.

Twister…Ride it out, recreates all the nail biting excitement and unforgettable moments from one of the most action packed movies of all time. People will be sucked into the swirling vortex of a tornado measuring F5 on the Fujita scale. People will have to withstand the powerful winds, deafening roar and pulse pounding intensity of a monster storm with a mind of its own. The twister will consume everything in its path shattering windows, hurling trucks, and crushing enormous signs. I remember seeing a flying cow.

The Incredible Hulk was made for people to feel as if they are the Hulk .As you approach his gamma ray accelerator warning lights flash and sirens sound something’s gone terribly wrong with the experiment.  The ride starts out accelerating from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat, with the force equal to that of a jet taking off an aircraft carrier.  People feel a surge in power as they pick up speed and a menacing roar fills their ears. The best thing people can do is hang on as they 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.

Some attractions I would still like to see who be the new Harry potter and the Forbidden Treasure, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: the ride -3D ride and there are a lot more rides that I would want to go too. Check out https://www.universalorlando.com/Home.aspx for more information about the park.