Any theme park groupies out there who – like me – are missing the rides at Universal Studios? Well, then you’re in the right place. You can now enjoy Universal Studios rides from the comfort of your home!

Many of your favorite Universal Studios rides are available virtually via YouTube.  

A photo of a Harry Potter castle like that at Universal Studios theme park with the sunshine hitting it and a blue sky and white puffy clouds up above.

Pedal up into the sky alongside E.T. at Universal Studios Orlando, battle Optimus Prime and the Autobots on the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, or experience Hollywood Dream, a backward roller coaster, at Universal Studios Japan.

The best part about virtual rides? You don’t have to wait in long lines for hours!

A collage of images showing rides at Universal Studios, including a castle, a roller coaster, a brick building, and a black clapperboard that says Universal Studios on in it.
You may not be able to visit Universal Studios right now, but you can do the next best thing: Experience the rides virtually on YouTube!


  • Hop on a bicycle and ride up and away alongside E.T. (just like in the movie!) during E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios in Florida.
  • Careen through sheer darkness at up to speeds of 45 miles per hour on the roller coaster and dark ride, The Revenge of the Mummy.

  • Calling all Potterheads! You’re going to love riding Hagrid’s Motorbike forward (and backward!) on this Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride.
  • Climb aboard a barge and sail through whitewater rapids on Popeye Raging Rapids water ride. The best part: You won’t get soaked!
  • If you love to go fast, then this steel roller coaster is for you! Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour on one of the fastest roller coaster rides around – the Rip Ride Rockit!


A collage of images from Universal Studios - from water rides to minions to a Yellow Cab Co. car to Jurassic Park to Spiderman to a fire-breathing dragon.
Which Universal Studios ride do you miss most?
  • Participate virtually in Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, a simulator ride attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood (also at Universal Studios Florida).

  • Join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as you smash and blast through Krustyland, a low-budget theme park, on The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.


  • Pretend you’re donning a virtual reality headset and ride Attack on Titan at Universal Studios Japan.  
  • Come face-to-face with Jaws (yes, you still can!) at Universal Studios Japan.
  • Fly through the night sky on Hollywood Dream, a backward roller coaster in Japan that will make you scream.
  • Join Puss and Kitty on the Puss in Boots ride, a roller coaster adventure where you’ll seek to find the legendary golden eggs at Universal Studios Singapore.

Are you hooked on virtual rides? Me, too! Check out these 20 Virtual Disney Rides You Can Enjoy from Home.

Virtual roller coaster rides are fun, of course, but I know you can’t wait to experience the rides at Universal Studios in person!

Why not start planning your next trip to Universal Studios today! These Awesome Things to Do at Universal Studios, Orlando will help get you started.


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