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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 (527 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (195 votes)
0 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (273 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (264 votes)
2 reviews
E.T. Adventure
Your rating: None (148 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (121 votes)
0 reviews
Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Café
Your rating: None (58 votes)
0 reviews
Bumblebee Man's Tacos
Your rating: None (106 votes)
0 reviews
Moe's Tavern
Your rating: None (60 votes)
0 reviews
Flaming Moe's
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:

This week's update includes news of a surprise returning attraction plus the final farewell for the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Walt Disney World’s theme parks will be closed today for the first time in over a decade, as Central Florida braces itself for the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

Here's everything we know right now about closures and reduced schedules at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and LEGOLAND resort.

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