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Universal Studios Florida entrance

Key Information

Location
Orlando, Florida
Operator
NBC Universal
Opening Date
Jun 7,1990
Official Website
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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.

Park 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.

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Top Rides and Shows

Title

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride

836 Votes
4 reviews

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

371 Votes
2 reviews

Men In Black: Alien Attack

242 Votes
1 review

Transformers: The Ride - 3D

378 Votes
2 reviews

Curious George Goes to Town

26 Votes
0 reviews

Top Places To Eat

User Rating

Eternelle's Elixir of Refreshment

1 Votes
0 reviews

Kid Zone Pizza Company

1 Votes
0 reviews

The Leaky Cauldron

36 Votes
0 reviews

Finnegan's Bar and Grill

259 Votes
0 reviews

Louie's Italian Restaurant

22 Votes
0 reviews

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