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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 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 (384 votes)
2 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (115 votes)
0 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (121 votes)
1 review
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (169 votes)
2 reviews
Men In Black: Alien Attack
Your rating: None (93 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (19 votes)
0 reviews
Richter's Burger Co.
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews
Krusty Burger
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Luigi's Pizza
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 brings a new addition to Epcot, a limited time test to the Magic Kingdom, and more!

This week saw new attractions, soft openings and more come to Walt Disney World!

Orlando theme parks are about to get hit with another bout of bad weather....

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