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Universal Studios Florida Reviews and Guide

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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 (212 votes)
2 reviews
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (30 votes)
0 reviews
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (9 votes)
0 reviews
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Your rating: None (99 votes)
0 reviews
Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Your rating: None (100 votes)
2 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Ben & Jerry's
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Duff Gardens
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

More information:

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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:

A frequent criticism of Halloween Horror Nights in recent years has been the overabundance of houses and scarezones based on licensed properties and the lack of original storylines for attractions.  

Universal Orlando is one of the world's top theme park destinations. But which of these rumored attractions would you like to see next at the resort?

Historically, the Halloween Horror Nights events at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood have been kept fairly separate, with different houses, scare-zones and experiences. 

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