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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 (397 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (130 votes)
0 reviews
The Simpsons Ride
Your rating: None (96 votes)
1 review
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (183 votes)
2 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (165 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (27 votes)
0 reviews
Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None (11 votes)
0 reviews
Lard Lad Donuts
Your rating: None (10 votes)
0 reviews
Moe's Tavern
Your rating: None (9 votes)
0 reviews
The Fountain of Fair Fortune
Your rating: None (5 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:

The arrival of Death Eaters for Halloween and the potential end of Dragon Challenge are among the developments you might have missed at Universal's various Wizarding Worlds....

A weird patent application and new additions at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom highlight this week's update!

This week brings a new addition to Epcot, a limited time test to the Magic Kingdom, and more!

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