• Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey: The queue, as much a part of the experience as the ride itself, is signature Universal — and, like the ride, simply brilliant. The thrills, however, come once you board: The bench you ride swings and swirls, whooshes and whirls past screens and monsters alike, is buffeted by spectacular special effects, and brings riders face-to-face with some of the Wizarding World's iconic characters.
  • Incredible Hulk Coaster: You'll still blast from 0 to 40 mph in 2 seconds flat (on your way up to 60 mph), spin upside-down more than 100 feet above the ground, dive straight back down only to spin your way through seven rollovers, and then drop deep below ground on this big, green, mean machine. (You might glow as green as the coaster when you're done.)
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: Combining the best of all worlds—3-D films, a moving simulator car, and live effects—this is one of the most celebrated (and most-copied) rides in the last generation of theme parks. Your vehicle spins, twists, pitches, and dives through elaborate sets as Spider-Man tries to save the world (and you) from total annihilation. The chase ends in a dramatic, simulated 400-foot drop that feels an awful lot like the real thing. It doesn't offer the same type of thrills as a coaster and technically moves so little that even the biggest scaredy-cat has nothing to fear, but it's sure to get your Spidey senses tingling.

Best Water Rides

  • Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls: Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash are once again at odds, and you're caught right in the middle. This flume sends you plummeting not once but twice, and that second drop sends you 15 feet below the surface of the water before you make your escape.
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure: A seemingly calm tour through the age of the dinosaurs suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Before you know it, your only escape route involves a dramatic 85-foot drop almost straight down—it's touted as the "longest, steepest, fastest water descent ever built."
  • Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges: Up to 12 riders splash and churn through a wacky series of twists and turns and dips and drops (some pretty intense) in order to help Popeye save his sweetie, Olive Oyl, from the dastardly clutches of Bluto. No one will walk away from this one without getting completely soaked—it's the wettest and wildest raft ride in town, and possibly anywhere else.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.