Jaws at universal studios japan Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

Universal Studios Japan started two new attractions and two enhanced fan-favorites from spring 2018 including UNIVERSAL SPECTACLE NIGHT PARADE: The Best of Hollywood,Playing with Curious George,Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Enhancement and WaterWorld.

To be accurate,they added one new attraction,two renewed attractions,and one night parade.

Universal Cool Japan is also back,so you can’t miss it!

Here are Top 5 best rides and attractions at Universal Studios Japan in 2018.

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Top 5 best rides and attractions at Universal Studios Japan! Ranking and review in 2018


1.Hollywood Dream the Ride Backdrop


Hollywood Dream the Ride Backdrop is thrilling and scaring roller coaster that runs the track backwards and descends suddenly at steep angles.

Average waiting time is 137 minutes

You can enjoy the views over Osaka during the ride.

You’ve got 5 options to select your favorite music during the roller coaster rides.
5 options in 2018 are as below.

  1. DREAMS COME TRUE 「Osaka Lover」




  2. DREAMS COME TRUE 「Anata to Onaji Sorano shita(あなたと同じ空の下)




  3. Taylor Swift「Shake it off」
  4. Pharrell Williams「Happy」
  5. Michael Jackson 「Bad」

Here are Hollywood Dream the Ride Backdrop reviews.

  • Hollywood Dream ride which looked like a really scary ride as it went forwards and another, backwards.But this is the one not to be missed if you enjoy such thrills.
  • It may not be the highest, fastest, most of anything which ‘hardcore’ fans of coasters would call the best.

2.The Flying Dinosaur


USJ’s most thrilling and popular coaster is “The Flying Dinosaur”. Average waiting time is 136 minutes.

It is not the “sit-down” RollerCoaster, but the passengers will be suspended face-down in midair as if they are being held in the talons of a pteranodon.

You feel like flying through the sky with these dinosaurs!

Here are The Flying Dinosaur ride reviews.

  • When the coaster start and pull your body high, there is nothing but air between you and the ground, as if we are flying high into the sky. This ride is a new experience for me, the most thrilling experience compared to other coasters I ever tried.

  • The Flying Dinosaur which plunges you headfirst down a steep decline. Very exhilarating, worth every cent.

3.Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem


This all-new attraction brings you into the whirling world of the Minions!

With a massive dome screen and hyper-realistic projection system, you won’t know what’s up and what’s down!

Climb aboard a vehicle designed by Gru and enter his laboratory to begin the process of becoming an actual Minion!

Here are Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem reviews

  • This ride attraction move strenuously compare to 4-D theater.If you get motion sickness easily please be careful.

  • It’s a bit like running through the Minion Rush game (it’s on the App Store and Google Play store), except it’s superbly immersive. We really felt like minions throughout the ride.


4.Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey


The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride is one of the main attractions at USJ. It’s a 3D thrilling ride that takes you traveling through the Hogwarts castle.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this ride is definitely a must see!The average waiting time is 117 minutes.

As for my impression,it was exiting to experience harry potter’s s world but I’ve got sick after riding this attraction:) If you do the ride, don’t eat beforehand.

Here are Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride reviews.

  • Harry Potter world definitely made my day at universal studios. The short walk through Hogwarts was so much fun as well as the 3d/4d rideExpress pass is a must.

  • The Harry Potter attraction was incredible and a massive effort to construct I am sure.

Here is my video of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.



5.Hollywood Dream the Ride


Hollywood Dream the Ride is a roller coaster, and you can see parts of Osaka as you ride. The average waiting time is 117 minutes.

You can choose one music like the Hollywood Dream the Ride Backdrop.


Here are Hollywood Dream the Ride reviews.
  • Exhilarating ride. Not too scary, and is long enough to make up for the queuing time
  • Best rider so far, love that you can choose a track to listen while you riding it.
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How to buy Universal Studios Japan Osaka Tickets and Express Pass?

In Advance:
  • You can purchase express passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.
  • Klook Travel App: Download the app from Apple Store or GooglePlay and you can order Express Pass.
  • Travel agencies(English support is available) if you are in overseas.
  • Lawson (Only in Japanese )if you are in Japan

On the day:
  • At the ticket booth or ticket windows inside Universal Studios Japan.
  • Official Hotel(Only for guests in official hotel)

The number of Express Pass is limited, so it is better to purchase it in advance.

I hope you’ll enjoy Universal Studios Japan in Osaka!

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