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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 (262 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (26 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (114 votes)
2 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (49 votes)
0 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (112 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Ben & Jerry's
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
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

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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 a last-minute change to Universal's Harry Potter Celebration, a new transportation option for Legoland and the closing of Gwazi at Busch Gardens.

This week's central Florida parks update includes the unveiling of a new land and ride for Legoland Florida, musical acts for Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras, a new arrival at SeaWorld Orlando and much more!

A new secret construction project commences at Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens announces the entertainment lineup for the Food & Wine Festival, SeaWorld announces the return of "Jungle" Jack Hanna and more in this week's central Florida parks update!

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