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Universal Studios Florida Reviews and Guide

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Universal Studios Florida (11)

Key information

Location:
Orlando, Florida

Opening date:
7 June, 1990

Operator:
NBC Universal

Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open 365 days a year.
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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:

Universal's Horror Make-Up Show
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (14 votes)
0 reviews
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (162 votes)
2 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (74 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (69 votes)
2 reviews
E.T. Adventure
Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (36 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Ben & Jerry's
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Beverly Hills Boulangerie
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
0 reviews
Bumblebee Man's Tacos
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews
Cletus' Chicken Shack
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Duff Gardens
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews

Hotel reviews and information:

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Latest News:

Universal Orlando has released two more teaser trailers for the under-construction Diagon Alley, featuring rendered footage of the Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and an enormous fire-breathing dragon.

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Universal Orlando has revealed 10 new details of the soon-to-open Hogwarts Express, as well as releasing new images of the ride.

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Universal Orlando has released the latest teaser video for the soon-to-open Hogwarts Express attraction - promising that new details of the ride will be released on March 14, 2014.

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