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Universal Studios Florida

Key information

Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
Jun 7, 1990

NBC Universal

Official website:
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Like its sister park in Los Angeles, Orlando's version of Universal Studios combines a theme park with a working movie and television studio. However, unlike in Hollywood, production very much takes second place to the park's rides and shows - which include some of the most cutting-edge attractions in the world. These are spread across 7 heavily-themed zones - Production Central, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker's KidZone and The Lagoon.

History: Universal's second theme park was the first to be designed from the ground-up as a tourist attraction. Although the company lost the race to open Florida's first movie-themed park to Disney (with Disney's Hollywood Studios opening a year earlier in 1989), the park has proven to be a huge success. Recent years have seen major additions such as The Simpsons Ride and Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit - helping to establish Universal Studios Florida as the eight most popular in the world in 2011.

Top Rides and Shows:

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
Your rating: None (311 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (62 votes)
0 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (75 votes)
1 review
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (142 votes)
2 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (143 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
The Frying Dutchman
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
The Leaky Cauldron
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Lombard's Seafood Grille
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Universal Studios Florida.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Universal Studios Florida.

Latest News:

Changes at the American Adventure, a new limited-time experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom and news about Disney's latest confirmed expansion highlight this week's update.

Universal's most recent financial report contained some very interesting information...

Yet ANOTHER closure is confirmed for Disney's Hollywood Studios, permits surface for an unannounced expansion, plus more details are revealed for this year's Flower and Garden Festival.

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