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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 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 (273 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (30 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (119 votes)
2 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (54 votes)
1 review
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (124 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
Moe's Tavern
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
The Frying Dutchman
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
The Leaky Cauldron
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews

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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's central Florida parks update includes information about two televised events taking place at Orlando parks plus a pair of updates from SeaWorld Orlando.

This week's central Florida parks update includes a controversial security expansion at Universal Orland Resort, plus a big milestone at I-Drive 360 and a new dining deal at Busch Gardens.

This week's central Florida update includes new attractions at Legoland Florida, plans for BIG crowds at Universal Studios Florida, plus a new arrival at SeaWorld Orlando!

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