Which Roller Coaster and Rides has the biggest drops

Orlando’s big drop Roller Coaster and Rides

From exciting roller coaster, drenching water rides and unique drop towers, you’ll find dozens of ways to get your adrenaline pumping as Orlando’s theme parks are home to some of the most exhilarating thrill rides around.!

Splash Mountain roller coaster at Magic Kingdom

With a drop of only 50 feet, Splash Mountain certainly has the shortest drop on our list, but it is one of the most beloved flume rides in existence. With hundreds of animated characters and a fun story, riders love Splash Mountain for more than just the drop. And even at only 50 feet, don’t underestimate the thrill of reaching 40 mph while dropping head-first into the briar patch with Br’er Rabbit.

Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Board your raft and prepare to explore the gentle giants that roam Jurassic Park. Of course, as is always the case, something goes wrong and the dinosaurs escape, sending your boat off course. Next thing you know, you find yourself face to face with a T-Rex, before the floor falls out beneath you. Your boat falls down an 85-foot drop reaching a speed of 50 mph, before splashing down into the water below.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Feel the power of the Hulk as you’re catapulted from 0 to 40 mph in 2 seconds, sending you 150 feet into the air, and then into a weightless zero-gravity roll. Feel your adrenaline pumping as you race up to 67 mph, and drop down 105 feet on this high-speed superhero-themed roller coaster.

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Prepare to be shot straight up 185 feet, only to freefall back down 151 feet immediately after on Doctor Doom’s Fearfall inside of Marvel Super Hero Island at Islands of Adventure. That initial launch up propels you with more thrust than a 747 jet, hitting you with more G-force than a space shuttle. Sound frightening? That’s exactly what Doctor Doom is counting on.

Kraken Unleashed roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Prepare for excitement as you climb up nearly 150 feet on the chain lift hill of this floorless roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. Based on the mythological creature, Kraken Unleashed drops you 144 feet at a speed of 65 mph. Then it twists and inverts you along a 4,000-foot long track, never letting you catch your breath – because, after all, you’re in the clutches of the Kraken.

Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Mako is the newest extreme roller coaster in Orlando, and Central Florida’s first “hyper coaster.” The first drop on this ride packs a punch, with a height of 200 feet and a top speed of 73 mph. One of the best features of this attraction named after one of the ocean’s fastest sharks, is all of the air-time moments. That’s when you feel like you’re weightless, and start to come out of your seat a little. You really feel like you’re flying when you’re gliding along on Mako.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Unlike any other drop-tower attraction around, the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes you on a strange journey through the fourth dimension, and into The Twilight Zone. After experiencing a close encounter with the ghosts that haunt the old hotel, you enter the old elevator shaft that was once struck by lightning. With randomized drop profiles, you can never be sure how many times the tower may drop you, but you can be certain of one thing – there will be at least one full 130 foot drop, where you fall 13 stories at a speed faster than gravity.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster at Universal Orlando Resort

You get to pick a song for your roller coaster experience on this unique ride inside of Universal Studios Florida. The music starts thumping as your heart rate starts pumping because this ride starts with a 90-degree lift hill that sends you straight down 167 feet right out of the gate. You’ll reach 65 mph and head into an exhilarating non-inverted loop. And all of that is just in the first few seconds of the ride!

SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa

Also at Busch Gardens Tampa, the SkeiKra dive coaster is a unique roller coaster sporting a floorless design, allowing your feet to dangle beneath you. It’s most surprising feature however, is that just before the first massive drop, the coaster train stops for a few seconds, allowing you to look straight down at the 90 degree spill you’re about to take. The fall is 200 feet and you reach speeds of 70 mph almost instantly as soon as you start to fall. As if that weren’t enough, the coaster then takes you into an Immelmann loop, and then onto a second drop into an underground tunnel. It’s an action-packed experience that coaster fans don’t want to miss.

Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

By far the tallest attraction on our list, Falcon’s Fury is a freestanding drop tower that takes riders up 300 feet before dropping them down, face-first, towards the ground. As you rise up to the top, a trip that takes about a minute to complete, you get an incredible view of downtown Tampa and miles beyond. Then the ride system pivots your seat 90 degrees midair, so you’re facing the ground as it sends you soaring straight down at 60 mph. This roller coaster is only the for absolute bravest riders in your group.

 

Family Friendly Coasters in Orlando

Family friendly coasters 

When it comes to roller coasters, thrill seekers come in all ages and sizes. That’s why Orlando’s theme parks have rides for everyone, every speed and every style. For all of the gravity-defying rides for the fearless riders, there are also plenty of amusing rides that spin and soar while promising fantastic fun for all heights and ages in Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort Family friendly Coasters

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

What happens when you let a wacky woodpecker design and build his very own roller coaster? You get a nuthouse on wheels, as seen at Universal Studios Florida! Woody definitely proved he’s got a few screws loose when he designed this kid-sized coaster that’s fun for all ages. Height requirement: 36 in (91cm)

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Find yourself in the middle of the magic as you enter Gringotts bank at Universal Studios Florida’s Diagon Alley. You’ll need the whole family to help navigate the perilous underground vaults on this coaster and evade the wrath of malicious villains, as well as trolls and other creatures that stand between you and your return to Diagon Alley. Height requirement: 42 in (107cm)

Flight of the Hippogriff

The story comes to life on this family-friendly coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s Hogsmeade. Follow Hagrid’s instructions as you board the hippogriff, and then take off into spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch and Hagrid’s hut. Height requirement: 36 in (91cm)

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Find yourself in the middle of the magic as you enter Gringotts bank at Universal Studios Florida’s Diagon Alley. You’ll need the whole family to help navigate the perilous underground vaults and evade the wrath of malicious villains, as well as trolls and other creatures that stand between you and your return to Diagon Alley. Height requirement: 42 in (107cm)

Walt Disney World Resort

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Careen through the Himalayan mountains on a speeding train on this coaster while avoiding the clutches of the mythic Abominable Snowman at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Height requirement: 44 in (112cm)

Space Mountain

Families journey through the cosmos on Space Mountain’s galactic adventure at the Magic Kingdom. Whiz past shooting stars and celestial satellites during this space ride. Streak past orbs of light, wayward comets and migrant meteors as gravity pushes and pulls you through the wormhole. Height requirement: 44 in (112cm)

Barnstormer Starring The Great Goofini

Families can take flight above Storybook Circus at Disney’s Magic Kingdom with Goofy and his homemade stunt airplanes for a thrilling coaster ride. Hang on tight as The Great Goofini swoops and soars during his world-famous high-flying show. Height requirement: 35 in (89cm)

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Grab your lantern and your map and ride into the diamond mine on the rockingest, rollingest, twistiest train ride ever. Feel a rush of excitement, and enchantment too, as you take off on this adventurous family coaster at the Magic Kingdom. Height requirement: 38 in (97cm)

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

All aboard this family-friendly ride in the Magic Kingdom’s wilderness! Dash in and out of desert caverns and rumble through a haunted mine aboard a rollicking runaway train. Swoop around turns, dip, and drop into canyons and caves as you dart through the ghost town of Tumbleweed. Height requirement: 40 in (102cm) 

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Family Friendly Coasters

The Dragon

Climb aboard the LEGO Dragon and prepare for a hilarious, behind-the-scenes view of life within the enchanted LEGOLAND Castle. Height requirement: 40 in (102cm)

Flying School

Experience the thrill of flight on this suspended, family-friendly coaster. Rise stories into the air before being released onto the track. Height requirement: 44 in (112cm)

Coastersaurus

Fun for the whole family and perfect for little ones, this wooden coaster curves and dips in and around a prehistoric jungle of animated and life-sized LEGO brick dinosaurs. Height requirement: 42 in (107cm)

The Great LEGO Race

Having opened in 2018, this is the first virtual-reality roller coaster designed just for kids. Height requirement: 42 in (107cm)

Fun Spot America in Orlando

White Lightning

Experience the dips and drops of White Lightning! This wooden coaster is fun for the whole family. Height requirement 46 in (117cm)

Freedom Flyer

Throw your hands in the air and let your legs dangle on the twists and turns of Freedom Flyer. The whole family will feel a thrill on the swoops, twists and turns. Height requirement: 36 in (91cm)

SeaWorld Orlando Family Friendly Coasters

Journey to Atlantis

This exciting, family-friendly flume/coaster ride has more than its share of surprises. Explore dark, watery passageways through the sunken city before being plunged from its gates into the waters below. Height requirement:42 in (107cm)

Shamu Express

Introduce young adventurers to the excitement and fun of coaster rides with kid-sized thrills provided by one of the smaller members of the Shamu family. Height requirement 38 in (97cm)

 

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS HAUNTED HOUSE ANNOUNCED FOR HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

Watch as the scariest monsters from the silver screen come to life at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights (Photo: Universal Orlando)

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Prepare to encounter the world’s most frightening monsters in history in this all-new house for 2019. The terrifying stars of the silver screen are thirsty for anything and everything in their paths. While exploring this haunted maze, you’ll enter each of the monster’s domains, as you attempt to escape with your life.

Universal Orlando Reveal 2019 Holiday Dates

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Universal have just made an announcement that’s got us excited for Christmas 2019 already! That’s right, we’re already looking forward to some festive fun this winter at the Universal theme parks because the dates for their 2019 Christmas celebrations have just been confirmed. This year, the festivities will begin on 16th November 2019, continuing until 5th January 2020. So, there’s plenty of time for you to join in the fun!

UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2019 DATES ANNOUNCED

Get ready for Halloween Horror Nights 2019, which will begin on September 6th (Photo: Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is the nation’s premiere Halloween event, combining the best in feature film-quality special effects make-up, costumes and detailed sets. Due to popular demand and the incredible growth of this event in recent years, Halloween Horror Nights will begin earlier than ever in 2019.

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MARDI GRAS 2019 AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO – COMPLETE INSIDER’S GUIDE

 

Universal Mardi Gras 2017

Welcome, party people, to the biggest bash this side of the bayou! You’ve just found the world’s most popular insider’s guide to the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando.

Every spring, the fun and excitement of the Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.

To learn everything there is to know about Mardi Gras 2019 – from the food in the French Quarter Courtyard to how you can sign up to ride a float – we strongly recommend that you read this guide from top to bottom.

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