The vacation adventure of a lifetime awaits at Universal Orlando® Resort, the only place on earth with two extraordinary theme parks, three world-class hotels, delectable dining opportunities and a spectacular entertainment complex that features the hottest nightlife in Central Florida – all in one convenient location!
This incredibly popular theme park destination, which draws approximately 11.2 million visitors annually, boasts the No. 1 movie studio theme park in the world, Universal Studios Florida®, which takes guests beyond the screen and into the world of television and film to “ride the movies.” Highlights of Universal Studios Florida®, which opened in 1990, include Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Animal Actors on Location!, E.T. Adventure, Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time, Twister . . . Ride It Out and Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone. Don’t miss a performance by the renowned Blue Man Group (separate admission required).
Adjacent to Universal Studios Florida® lies Islands of Adventure, which opened in 1999 and features six uniquely themed islands full of cutting-edge attractions – Seuss Landing, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, The Lost Continent and Marvel Super Hero Island. Highlights of Universal’s Islands of Adventure® include Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Dragon Challenge, The Cat in the Hat, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and Jurassic Park Discovery Center.
Universal Orlando Attractions
The Universal CityWalk® entertainment complex, which serves as the gateway to Universal Orlando®, offers live music, eclectic dining, dancing, movies and more. Highlights of Universal CityWalk include Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe (home to Hard Rock Live), NASCAR Sports Grille, Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, Pastamore Ristorante & Market, Latin Quarter, Pat O’Brien’s, Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando and the 20-screen, state-of-the-art Universal Cineplex.
In addition, Universal Orlando® hosts a variety of unique events and festivals throughout the year at both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® such as Halloween Horror Nights, Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida®, Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, Rock the Universe (Christian rock weekend) and Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, among others. In addition, the Blue Man Group makes its home at Universal Orlando.
Universal Orlando® is ideally located on Kirkman Road, just off Interstate 4 (Exit 74B). Hours are seasonal; call ahead before visiting Universal Orlando® Resort.
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