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Universal Studios Florida Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Studios Florida are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017 04:19

Increasingly, Universal’s formula is feeling a little stale... And we've got some suggestions. We’re determined to offer up four kinds of rides that we think are absolutely essential to Universal’s growth… ride genres Disney has, in many cases, mastered; attractions that elevate the experience to a new level. In so many places, Universal is so close. But growth comes from stepping into the unknown…

Sunday, October 22, 2017 05:45

LOST LEGENDS: T2 3-D – Battle Across Time: Yet another Universal classic has closed, and this was a BIG one. T2 3-D was one of the most expensive media attractions ever, reuniting blockbuster stars, Hollywood directors, and themed entertainment industry legends in one of the most larger-than-life, massively-scaled attraction experiences ever. From the 1980s to the 2020s, this time-traveling experience was unlike anything else.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 05:18

LOST LEGENDS: Back to the Future – The Ride: When Universal first eyed the opportunity to bring a version of its famed Hollywood studio park to Florida in the mid-1980s, the idea of taking on Disney was simply too daunting... to become a contender in Disney's own back yard would take an out-of-this-world E-Ticket ahead of (and in this case, also behind) its time. Headed up by Spielberg himself, this closed classic is the reason Universal Orlando exists! This is the full story...

Dragon above Diagon Alley
Monday, September 25, 2017 05:08

There is no question that sends Florida theme park fans into a passionate debate faster than, “Which is better-- Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort?”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 06:20

Let’s take this opportunity to go Behind the Ride to understand what makes Minion Mayhem so wildly entertaining.

Characters in Flight Balloon
Sunday, June 25, 2017 08:01

It’s that dreaded time of year again: the blackout months.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 06:51

MODERN MARVELS: Revenge of the Mummy: For three thousand years, the restless spirit of the evil Imhotep has been sealed away inside of his tomb. But now, you are all that stands between the Mummy and the power to destroy the world. Join us as we dive into the tomb and explore the in-depth story behind Universal Orlando's astounding "psychological thrill ride" from curse to concept to clones. We'll brush away the sands of time and take a first-person ride on this E-Ticket adventure.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 04:35

Disney wasn’t formerly in the business of imitating competitors.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 14:18

The best theme parks are balanced places, where rides, shows, restaurants, stories, walkthroughs, dark rides, and thrills coexist. But when it comes to your favorite can't-miss, must-see theme park experiences, chances are that rides make up the bulk of the list. How many rides does your favorite Disney or Universal park really have, though? Which resorts have the most sheer rides? The numbers may surprise you...

Sunday, March 05, 2017 02:22

LOST LEGENDS: Kongfrontation: Derailed trains, falling sparks, downed electrical wires, crashing helicopters, and dangling six stories over churning waters... You'll wish that was all you were facing as all hell breaks loose aboard this chaotic creature encounter that scarred a generation of millennials and shaped Universal Studios Florida forever. Come face-to-face with Kong himself as we explore the classic Kongfrontation in-depth and explore why people just don't love its follow up, Reign of Kong.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 01:12

What follows is a list of the top 10 attractions at Universal Orlando Resort as voted by all of you. I’ll also offer my feelings on what you got right and what you got very (very very) wrong.

Friday, January 27, 2017 06:55

LOST LEGENDS: Jaws: Lurking beneath the clouded surf, a menace is circling. Duh-dun. Duh-dun... In this in-depth feature, we'll risk becoming shark-bait as we explore the story of Universal's starring JAWS ride and the technical prowess and storytelling that could bring the great white to terrifying life. Then, we'll ride through the experience and explore what's in its place today. And for today's story, we're gonna need a bigger boat.

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