Universal Studios Florida, the No. 1 movie studio theme park in the world, takes guests beyond the screen and into the world of television and film to “ride the movies.” Opened in 1990, Universal Studios Florida lies within Universal Orlando Resort – along with Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
Universal Studios Florida Highlights
Highlights of the theme park include Revenge of the Mummy, a highly original “psychological” thrill ride that lets you battle an army of “warrior mummies”; Men in Black Alien Attack, an interactive movie ride that allows you to fight off an alien invasion; Twister . . . Ride it Out, which shows you what it’s like to be in the middle of a tornado; Jaws, a thrilling boat ride that brings you face to face with a ferocious, three-ton shark; Earthquake – The Big One, where you can experience what it feels like to survive an earth-shattering quake; Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time, an amazing mix of live action and 3-D film; Fear Factor Live, based on the hit reality TV show; Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a state-of-the-art roller coaster; and Shrek 4-D, a thrill ride that features Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey on a honeymoon adventure.
Other Universal Studios Florida Attractions
In addition, kids of all ages will love the following attractions at Universal Studios Florida: Animal Actors on Location! and Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, which features Curious George Goes to Town, A Day in the Park with Barney, Fievel’s Playland and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster.
Universal Studios Florida Dining & Annual Events
Dining options at Universal Studios Florida include Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, Louie’s Italian Restaurant, Café La Bamba and Mel’s Drive-In, just to name a few. Universal Studios Florida also hosts a number of not-to-be-missed seasonal events such as Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, Rock the Universe (Christian rock weekend), Halloween Horror Nights and Macy’s Holiday Parade, which features colorful balloons and floats, bands, live shows, holiday shows and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
Universal Studios Florida is located on Kirkman Road in Orlando, just off Interstate 4 (Exit 74B). Hours are seasonal; call ahead before visiting the theme park.
Universal Studios Florida Attractions
Lucy – A Tribute
Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time
Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show
WOODY WOODPECKER’S KIDZONE
A Day in the Park with Barney
Animal Actors on Location!
Curious George Goes to Town
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
The Blues Brothers
Revenge of the Mummy The Ride
Twister . . . Ride It Out
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue
Disaster! A Major Motion Picture . . . Starring You!
Fear Factor Live
Men in Black Alien Attack
The Simpsons Ride
Top 10 Universal Studios Florida Attractions
Universal Studios Florida® Dining
Brody’s Ice Cream Shoppe
International Food & Film Festival
Lombard’s Seafood Grille
Universal Studio’s Classic Monster Cafe
Universal Studios Florida® Shopping
Back to the Future – The Store
E.T.’s Toy Closet & Photo Spot
Quint’s Surf Shack
Silver Screen Collectibles
Universal Studios Store