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Universal Studios Florida (11)

Key information

Orlando, Florida

Opening date:
7 June, 1990

NBC Universal

Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open 365 days a year.
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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 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 Average: 4.5 (203 votes)
2 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (23 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (94 votes)
2 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (95 votes)
0 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (8 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Ben & Jerry's
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
0 reviews
Duff Gardens
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews
Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews
Moe's Tavern
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
0 reviews
The Frying Dutchman
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews

Hotel reviews and information:

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Latest News:

Last week, Universal Orlando sent out a survey asking participants what kind of attraction they would like to see from Universal in the future.


Universal continued its gradual roll out of information regarding this year’s Halloween Horror Nights with new information about its scarezones, courtesy of the event’s official Twitter account.


Though you might think it’s a little early to be thinking about Halloween, Universal Orlando has already made some announcements regarding its annual Halloween Horror Nights, and some fairly credible leaks have surfaced as well. 


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