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Universal Studios Florida

Key information

Location:
Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
Jun 7, 1990

Operator:
NBC Universal

Official website:
Click here

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 eight heavily-themed zones - Production Central, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Springfield, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker's KidZone and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.

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. Attendance soared after the debut of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley in 2014.

Top Rides and Shows:

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
Your rating: None (404 votes)
2 reviews
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Your rating: None (61 votes)
0 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (140 votes)
1 review
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (134 votes)
0 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (171 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Café
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (32 votes)
0 reviews
Flaming Moe's
Your rating: None (10 votes)
0 reviews
Ben & Jerry's
Your rating: None (9 votes)
0 reviews
Krusty Burger
Your rating: None (8 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:

Two refurbishments are confirmed, a beloved character is confirmed to be leaving, plus a holiday favorite returns in this week's jam-packed update!

This week brings Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party back to the Magic Kingdom, plus two new refurbishments to Disney's Hollywood Studios!

A new character experience, a returning Epcot favorite and a returning fall event highlight this week's update!

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