A Little Kids Guide to Universal Orlando

Oct 25, 2022

Universal Studios is known for its whoa-inducing thrill rides and entertainment, but there are plenty of attractions that younger kids will love too! Read on for a complete guide to Universal for Little Kids.


Seuss Landing

Located in Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing drops guests into the world of Dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s books. Multiple attractions, shows, character interactions, and dining options feature Seussian theming.

Kids Guide to Universal Orlando


During the holidays, Seuss Landing is home to Grinchmas, which includes seasonal decorations, the Whos of Whoville, a Grinchmas Who-holiday Spectacular, and The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.

Grinchmas at Universal Orlando

Playgrounds and Splash Pads

Little ones can enjoy play areas while older siblings or parents enjoy the thrill rides. If I Ran the Zoo is one such play area in Seuss Landing. Little dinosaur lovers will also enjoy exploring a multi-level prehistoric playground at Camp Jurassic and learning about dinos at the Jurassic Park Discovery Center.


  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: an aerial carousel ride
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride: a trolley above Seuss Landing. You’ll either venture through the story of The Sneetches or a Seussian alphabet of characters (36” and taller)
  • Caro-Seuss-el: guests ride an interactive Elephant Bird, Cow Fish, or Scraggle-foot Mulligatawny.
  • The Cat in the Hat: experience the famous story on this dark indoor ride (36” and taller)
  • Flight of the Hippogriff: fly on the back of a Hippogriff to Hagrid’s hut (36” and taller)
  • Hogwarts Express: a slow train ride between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade
  • Pteranodon Flyers: guests 36”-56” can soar high above Jurassic Park with the Pteradons (and a supervising companion)
  • E.T. Adventure: experience the legendary film on a bicycle-style ride vehicle(34” and taller)
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl: swoop up and down in a flying saucer while aiming a laser at your favorite Springfield residents.


Young theme park guests and their families enjoying the mild roller coaster fun of Flight of the Hippogriff at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando.

Flight of the Hippogriff in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Character Interactions

Throughout Universal Orlando, little kids can meet their favorite characters, including Minions, comic book heroes and villains, Scooby-Doo and the gang, Suess characters, and many more.

Character Interactions at Universal Orlando

Parades and Shows

Each day the Superstar Parade loops through the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Little ones love seeing their favorite characters dance and sing with street performers.

In Islands of Adventure, little Harry Potter fans will enjoy the nightly projection and fireworks show at Hogwarts Castle.

And don’t miss Animal Actors, a wild showcase of vibrant birds, pesky pups, agile cats, and more.

SuperStar Parade at Universal Studios

Spongebob & Friends dance during the Superstar Parade

Volcano Bay

While the bravest guests conquer the Ko’okiri Body Plunge and the Fearless River, little Waturi can enjoy the Kopika Wai Winding River, Puka Uli Lagoon, Runamukka Reef, and The Reef at Universal’s Volcano Bay Waterpark.

A girl sprays a water canon at her dad at the Runamukka Reef at Universal's Volcano Bay.

Runamukka Reef

Resort Recreation

When guests take a break from the parks, little ones can enjoy all that Universal Resorts offers, From waterslides, splash pads, playgrounds, and lazy rivers, to arcades, bowling alleys, and movies by the pool each evening.

Guests splash and play in the lagoon style swimming pool, complete with a children's area and water cannons, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

The lagoon-style pool at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort



A Universal Studios vacation offers something that every family member will enjoy. Start planning with an Fairytale Journeys Travel agent today!

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