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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 (276 votes)
2 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (119 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (31 votes)
0 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (125 votes)
0 reviews
The Simpsons Ride
Your rating: None (58 votes)
1 review

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 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (6 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 Universal Orlando Resort announces two limited-time attractions tied to summer blockbuster films plus SeaWorld and Busch Gardens tease their new 2016 attractions.

Universal dropped a bombshell recently, revealing that Nintendo attractions are on their way. Though nothing specific has been announced yet, here's what we'd like to see from a "Nintendo Land" inside Universal Orlando Resort.

Comcast is ready to invest quite heavily in Universal Orlando Resort, with the company confirming that more hotels and attractions are on the way as part of a five-year plan.

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