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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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Jaws
Saturday, April 25, 2015 23:55

In-depth retrospective: Learn how Universal Studios Florida’s original Jaws ride became the most expensive theme park flop ever.

Diagon Alley
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 03:22

Learn the full story behind the creation of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

Universal Studios Florida
Monday, April 20, 2015 02:09

Universal is filled with creative, well-themed counter-service dining options.

Universal Mardi Gras
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 23:32

In some ways highly reminiscent of a New Orleans blowout, and in other ways totally theme park fantasy, Universal’s Mardi Gras is a must-see for many people.

Disney and Universal
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:02

Theme park fans often disagree about whether Disney or Universal parks offer a better experience. But here are 3 reasons why we benefit from both companies being successful.

Scareactor
Sunday, March 29, 2015 05:24

Here are the 5 stages in the life cycle of an HHN fan.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 02:55

One of the most popular attractions at Universal Orlando is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Let’s once again go Behind the Ride to discover the tricks that elevate it to greatness.

Friday, March 20, 2015 01:11

Universal is every bit Disney's equal in theme park design. Unfortunately, that also means they're the company's equal in terms of large-scale blunders.

Great Movie Ride from above
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 02:18

These iconic Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando attractions are almost unrecognisable from the air.

Image - christiantlambert, Flickr
Saturday, February 28, 2015 03:15

There are a vast multitude of reasons why Disney is still No. 1. Some of those are impossible for Universal to overcome, but there are still things that the new-look Universal can learn from its big brother down the block.

Disney Universal
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 09:41

Believe it or not, back in 2002 Disney was rumored to be interested in buying arch-rival Universal. What if it had really happened?

Image - Lall, Flickr
Sunday, February 15, 2015 00:27

While Disney has always been and very well may always be the king of Central Florida, there is a lot they can learn from the upstart neighbors next door.

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