If you bring younger kids, aged twelve and under, to
Universal Studios, they will probably be most
interested in the Nickelodeon Blast Zone. Featuring
three attractions in one, this is one of the few
attractions that really appeal to the younger crowd
at Universal Studios Tours, so you can expect them
to spend a great deal of time there.
Shaped like a huge orange rocket, the Nickelodeon
Blast Zone is a big hit. This is a huge play area
basically – and it is unlike any playground that your
kids have ever experienced. There are three
sections of the playground: The Wild Thornberry’s
Adventure Temple, Nickelodeon Splash, and The
Nick Jr. Backyard.
The Nick Jr. Backyard is the only place in Universal
Studios that will be of any interest to toddlers. In
fact, it is the only safe place for toddlers. If you
bring a toddler with you to Universal Studios Tours,
plan to spend the entire day here.
Nickelodeon Splash is a water area. Bring a
change of dry clothes, because the kids will get
soaked here. They can fill buckets of water in a fun
variety of ways, create waterfalls, and stand under
waterfalls. There are also many mounted water
guns to be used and enjoyed.
The Wild Thornberrys Adventure Temple is an
extensive playground. While here, you will have
foam balls flying through the air all over the place –
the kids are able to shoot and throw them, and
since they are made of soft foam, they are safe.
The kids can also meet many characters here,
including the Rugrats and Blue’s Clues Characters.
The attraction is located on the upper lot, and is
open everyday that the park is open. If you don’t
want your child to get wet, avoid this attraction
altogether, because with all of the water flying
around and being dumped, there is really no way to
avoid getting wet. If your child is too young to enjoy
the attraction by themselves, you will be getting
wet as well.
Overall, this is the only attraction that younger kids
will enjoy at Universal Studios Tours. As a parent or
guardian, you should expect to spend most of your
time here, and you should never leave your child
unattended. This is not a place to drop your kids off
for the day while you go enjoy other attractions.
Instead, use the buddy system with other
responsible adults in your party – one should stay
with the kids, while the other adults go enjoy the
attractions, and relieve each other often so everyone
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