Which Florida Theme Park Is Best For My Teenager?

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Its hard to believe but yes, once, many moons ago I was a teenager. You know teenages they’re the moody, hoody, phones attached to their hands creatures that skulk around the house eating all the food. Well today I was chatting to a customer who asked my opinion on which parks best suited teenagers.

Here are the parks I picked;

Universal Studios

Universal Studios is perfect for teenagers, it has an uncanny knack of producing products that are on trend. Don’t let the exciting addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley distract you this park is much more than Potter.

For the Thrill Riding Teenager Universal Studios offers the brilliant Rip Ride Rockit a ferocious mix of music and adrenaline. Hugely popular this ride allows you to pick a music track to accompany you on the 167 feet high, 3,800 feet long , 65 miles per hour beast.

For the child in us all, Universal Studios is home the the widely popular Minions from Despicable me! I defy any teenager not to enjoy Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, at the moment its rated our most popular ride at Universal Studios.

Plus you’ve got  TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, The Simpsons Ride™ and the Revenge of the Mummy® ride! Whats not to like!

ÒTransformers:  The Ride-3DÓ OPENING

Busch Gardens

Probably my favourite of all the Florida theme parks, Busch Gardens Tampa blends big Thrill Rides with the grace and beauty of some of the worlds most fascinating animals.

Thrill Rides such as Montu, SheiKra, Kumba and Cheetah Hunt make this park a rival for any park in the World and the addition of Falcon’s Fury the 335ft face first drop ride should make any teenager put down their phone and take note!

For those teenagers who aren’t particularly into Thrills and Spills Busch Gardens offers the chance to view animals up close, lions, rhinos and the very popular giraffes are fantastic to see and photo. The Serengeti Safari tour gives guests the perfect up close encounter including the chance to feed the giraffes.

busch animalsUniversal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the original home of Harry Potter. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade opened in 2010 and has been so popular that they’ve not only decided to expand the Orlando one but also to build them at all their parks. The attention to detail plus the flagship ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey makes Islands of Adventure a must do park.

But its not all about Mr Potter, Islands of Adventure also boasts 4 other separate lands including their dedicated Marvel Super Hero Islands which includes the crazy Incredible Hulk Coaster® and the stomach turning drop ride Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®. Islands of Adventure has 4 coasters and 3 water rides.

Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges


So there we have it, my top picks for the best Orlando theme parks for teenagers… If you have teenagers and have visited any of these parks let me know if they enjoyed them.

Smiles included…





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