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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 (364 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (104 votes)
0 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (113 votes)
1 review
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (162 votes)
2 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (150 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
The Leaky Cauldron
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Moe's Tavern
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Richter's Burger Co.
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (16 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:

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