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Universal Studios Florida

Key information

Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
Jun 7, 1990

NBC Universal

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.

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.

Top Rides and Shows:

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
Your rating: None (727 votes)
3 reviews
Men In Black: Alien Attack
Your rating: None (210 votes)
1 review
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Your rating: None (322 votes)
1 review
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (275 votes)
0 reviews
Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time
Your rating: None (134 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Your rating: None (252 votes)
0 reviews
Mel's Drive-In
Your rating: None (141 votes)
0 reviews
Luigi's Pizza
Your rating: None (25 votes)
0 reviews
Lisa's Teahouse of Horror
Your rating: None (17 votes)
0 reviews
Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Café
Your rating: None (153 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

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:

Universal's plans for this new land are a lot more ambitious than you might have first thought!

This week has seen the addition of new upcharge experiences, several closures around Walt Disney World and more..

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon certainly sounds like an interesting new attraction....

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