As a single parent, finding a vacation that you and your kids will all enjoy can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Most kids love going to theme parks, but others get scared, nauseous, or bored.
However, there’s one theme park that has so much to offer that it can appeal to just about any person of any age: Universal Studios. You’ll quickly discover that even if you’re not the biggest fan of rides, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy, such as the following:
Obviously, the main attraction of Universal Studios is the rides, and boy do they have some good ones. Nearly every ride is themed after a popular movie or TV show, like Harry Potter, The Simpsons, or Despicable Me. This makes waiting in line a lot more enjoyable, as you are able to admire the scenery and interact with various parts of the environment until you reach the front.
Another interesting aspect about the rides is the amount of innovation that has gone into them. The standard amusement park rides are all there, such as coasters and water rides, and spinning rides, but there is an abundance of 4D rides too, which blend 3D technology with live elements such as smell, temperature, and the movements of roller coasters themselves.
This makes it feel like you’re really a part of the world in which the ride is themed after. They’ll have you and your kids laughing nervously as you chug up the hill of a giant coaster and zoom through the sky with their hands in the air.
If you ever have trouble getting your kids to take a break from the rides long enough to eat, that certainly won’t be the case at Universal. The food joints here are just as extravagantly themed as the rest of the park, with iconic locations from Harry Potter, such as The Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron, as well as Krusty Burger from The Simpsons and Bubba Gump Shrimp from Forest Gump.
And that’s only the beginning. There are unique diners in Seuss Landing, there’s the Marvel Cafe, and lots more that your kids will be excited to eat at. Dining at Universal is worth traveling there all in itself!
Loads of Activities
There are loads of things to do besides the thrill of a ride. You and your kids can play games for prizes, go see a show, enjoy full parades, get caricatures drawn, and even jump over to the water park section of Universal, Volcano Bay, where you can cool off in the water or while whooshing down a giant slide.
Just be sure that you and your kids are all wearing comfortable shoes for all the walking you’ll be doing, otherwise, you might notice a bunionette or blisters by the end of the day. Needless to say, there are tons of activities besides rides to keep your family busy.
Fun for the Whole Family
Universal Studios is a great place to spend a vacation with your kids, with lots of rides, restaurants, and other activities to keep you entertained. While other theme parks are also worth a visit, like Disneyland and Six Flags, Universal is special: it’s the only park where you can slurp down a butterbeer and see dinosaurs at Jurassic Park.