Disney World and Universal Studios Florida are both fun, family resorts with rides for the whole family. In the great eclectic mix of rides, some stand out as absolute thrillers that can make your heart drop into your stomach.
So check out our top five choices for rides that’ll get your heart pumping:5. Universal Studios Rip Ride Rockit
Customize your ride experience with this jukebox style ride, pick and choose any song to suit your mood as you roll through unexpected twists and turns. A world-first non-inverting loop complete the thrills on this 17-story high exciting roller coaster. The perfect coaster for those who are getting over the fear of the big rides, it’s a fun one to ride again and again.
4. Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The suspense and foreboding you’ll feel in the queue is enough to get your heart pumping in anticipation. The ride itself has exciting effects, total darkness, and multiple freefall drops, ups and downs, and the feeling of losing your stomach. What separates it from other freefall rides is Disney’s always fantastic use of storytelling and creation of an immersive world.
3. Disney World’s Mission: SPACE
This high thrill ride transports you to the future from the very moment you enter the queue. Metallic details, scapecraft training pods, and more entice and excite you before the ride begins. Once on the spacecraft, the centrifugal G-Force of the simulator and the full screen view of outer space is almost too good, jarring you back in your seat. You’ll be surprised when you step out and realize you haven’t actually been to Mars and back!
2. Universal Studios The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Transport yourself into the world of Bruce Banner, the big roller coaster is an experiment gone wrong where you are quickly jumped to top speed and transformed into the raging Hulk. The coaster takes you from 0 to 40 mph in two seconds flat, so be prepared to get sucked into the back of your seat, and that’s just the beginning!
1. Universal Studios Revenge of the Mummy
Fireballs, swarming beetles, warrior mummies, and a completely enclosed roller coaster give this thrill ride top marks. Trying to escape the curse of Imhotep, the ride plummets you into total darkness, whipping you around and avoiding the frights at every turn. I won’t spoil it for you, but the ending is one you won't see coming!