Universal Studios Florida
The world-famous Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort takes visitors behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and into the action of some of the best movies and TV shows. Guests can become the star at this premier movie- and TV-based theme park.
Universal Studios is a working film and TV production facility that features an array of rides, shows, movie sets, restaurants, attractions and more. The park offers themed dining and shopping, as well as special events throughout the year. Occasionally you can even spot a real, working film crew on the backlot. Universal Studios gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at making movies and TV shows, and its rides put visitors right in the heart of the action. At Universal Studios, movies, TV and music come to life.
Some of the rides and attractions at Universal Studios include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem; The Simpsons Ride; Men in Black Alien Attack; Shrek 4-D; Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit; Revenge of the Mummy; Terminator 2: 3-D; E.T. Adventure; Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster; Twister ... Ride It Out; and the all-new Transformers The Ride-3D.
Popular shows include Beetlejuice's Graveyard Review, A Day in the Park with Barney, Fear Factor Live and Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show.
Universal Studios is also home to the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights, which takes place annually on select nights through September and October. Other popular annual events include Mardi Gras, The Macy's Holiday Parade, Rock the Universe and the Summer Concert Series.
Coming in 2014 is Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, which will include the famous Diagon Alley and "London" from the books and movies. Visitors can travel aboard the Hogwarts Express between "London" and Hogsmede, located at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter — Diagon Alley will feature shops, a restaurant and attraction based on Gringotts bank.
Hours vary throughout the year, so make sure to check the park's website. Ticket prices vary, and ticket options include one-, two- and three-day passes (single park or park hopper), as well as annual passes.
Parking is available in the Universal Orlando Resort parking garage for $16 per vehicle, or $22 for preferred parking and RV/bus parking. From 6-10 p.m. parking is $5, and it's free after 10 p.m. Florida residents park free after 6 p.m. with proof of residency. Valet parking is also available, and rates vary.
Universal Orlando Resort includes theme parks Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure; dining and shopping at Universal CityWalk; and hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort (opening 2014).
Universal Orlando Resort's main entrances are located on Kirkman Road and International Drive.
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