Our Experience at Universal Studios Orlando with a Toddler

Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Review

On our recent vacation we were lucky enough to visit Universal Studios. We were all super excited to visit and check out all that fun to be had! Universal Studios with Young Children

Unversal Studios Islands of AdventurePinky was super excited to get in the park!

We started our adventure at Islands of Adventure and made our way through Marvel Superhero Island, as we made our way through the Marvel gang came by on some cool motorcycles with Spiderman leading the way. It was super cool and Pinky loved it! There wasn’t any rides that Pinky was tall enough for so we made our way through this area observing the cool shops and watching The Incredible Hulk Coaster make its way around. We then entered Toon Lagoon and took advantage of some neat photo ops ๐Ÿ™‚ There are some cool rides here but Pinky is still 6 inches too short to ride yet. Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Review Universal Studios Toon Lagoon ย  We walked through Jurassic Park through the big gates and looked at the dinosaurs and Jeeps along the way. There was a ride that Pinky was tall enough called the Pteranodon Flyers, but she was a bit scared of them and didn’t want to go, so we just enjoyed the cool scenery together instead. Universal Orlando Jurassic Park Dino Then we came upon The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I was super excited to visit this new area in the theme park and see Hogwarts! Pinky was even tall enough to ride the Flight of the Hippogriff coaster! This was her first coaster ride and while she was a bit freaked out after her ride it wasn’t long before she was asking to go again! Universal Orlando Harry Potter We loved walking thru The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it really feels like you stepped into a Harry Potter movie! Even the carts on the coaster Pinky rode were made to look like basket weave. The whole place was incredibly cool! Not a single detail went undone. Universal Studios Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Islands of Adventure Harry PotterNext, we went to the area I knew would be perfect for Pinky – Suess Landing!ย When you enter this area it’s like stepping into the pages of a beloved Dr. Suess book. This was the perfect place for her and she got to ride pretty much all the rides except the Sky Suess Trolley Train which had a higher height limit of 40″. We rode One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish one fish two fish red fish blue fish ride and the Caro-Suess-el Caro-Seuss-el and The Cat in the Hat ride. Cat in The Hat Ride This was by far our favorite place in the park! We even stopped to eat some lunch here at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous. It was so neat in this restaurant, with Suess characters moving all around the big top and the Sky Suess Trolley even comes thru! After all the rides Pinky got her face painted ๐Ÿ™‚

Universal Islands of AdventureMy Pinky was so tired at this point and all day long she was boycotting smiling in any of the photos.

Then it was time to go to the hotel for a little nap time before going to see Blue Man Group! (more on this later) We had so much fun at Universal Studios Island’s of Adventure that by the time we looked at the clock it was too late for Universal Studio’s and they were about to have their Halloween Horror Nights, not something my little one’s would enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ BUT if you do visit Universal Studios there is plenty of fun rides or the tots likeย Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,ย E.T. Adventure,ย Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster plus theย Curious George Goes To Town andย Fievel’s Playland play areas. My family had a great time at Universal’s Studios Islands of Adventure. I was happy with all the rides and activities there were for the younger toddler crowd. It’s also great that you get two parks in one! If you have an infant like us they also have a child-swap program so that one parent can ride with the child and then the other can switch and ride with the child the next ride. We used this wonderful perk on all the rides and it was super convenient! If you have toddlers I would definitely recommend visiting Universal Studios and Universal Island’s of Adventure. Both parks have lots of fun activities and rides for them to enjoy! Check it out and start planning your trip today! I was provided with media passes to Universal Orlando Resort in exchange for sharing my thoughts.ย  I received no monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

13 thoughts on “Our Experience at Universal Studios Orlando with a Toddler

  1. I didn’t know that there were so many rides that toddlers could do. You have a lot of great photos for your family’s scrapbook. Perhaps in another post you could post tips and tricks for taking a toddler?

    1. I certainly can, there is quite a lot to do with toddlers so it does definitely require splitting the day up and making time for a nap. I’ll share more tips later! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Amazing photos! I havent been to Universal in years and thought my kiddos were a little to young. You proved me wrong, we will be scheduling a trip ASAP!

  3. We were thinking of taking a vacation to Universal Studios and Disney World in Orlando this next summer and were worrying how our three year old would cope with such a trip, long lines at the park etc. but have decided that since she is part of the family and it is a family vacation we are going to rough it out and go. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    1. It’s definitely worth it, I would recommend getting the express passes at Universal, they saved us a lot of time standing in line for sure. Your little one will love it!!! Have a great and safe trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Loved looking at your pics. I haven’t been there in such a long time and I can see so much has changed. I think my kids were young when I went and now they have children of their own so that tells you how many years ago that was

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