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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 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 (706 votes)
3 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (313 votes)
1 review
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (363 votes)
1 review
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (343 votes)
2 reviews
Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time
Your rating: None (124 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (249 votes)
0 reviews
The Frying Dutchman
Your rating: None (36 votes)
0 reviews
Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (139 votes)
0 reviews
Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Café
Your rating: None (151 votes)
0 reviews
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
Your rating: None (66 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:

This week has seen the addition of new upcharge experiences, several closures around Walt Disney World and more..

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon certainly sounds like an interesting new attraction....

This week's update includes news of a surprise returning attraction plus the final farewell for the Main Street Electrical Parade.

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