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Universal Studios Florida

Get ready to go beyond the screen, behind the scenes, and right into the action of your favourite films and TV shows!

Universal Studios Florida is a real, working production studio with all kinds of amazing rides, shows, movie sets and attractions where YOU get to be the star!

Ever wondered what it’s like to party with the Minions from Despicable Me? Or maybe zapping aliens with the Men in Black is more your thing? And don’t forget a visit to Springfield to meet everyone’s favourite family - The Simpsons™!

Universal Studios Florida® is also home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, the latest awesome Harry Potter land to open at Universal Orlando Resort®.

 

Explore Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida is made up of these themed areas:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Explore more of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter than ever before! Drink Butterbeer™ at the Leaky Cauldron™, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™ wand shop, escape from Gringotts™ bank with Harry, Hermione and Ron, and much more!

Plus you can travel between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter by riding the Hogwarts™ Express# between London (in Universal Studios Florida®) and Hogsmeade Station (in Universal’s Islands of Adventure®)!

Find out more about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

 Insider Tip

If you’re staying at an on-site hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens, so we recommend heading for this section first before the general crowds hit!

Dad and son meeting the Transformers at Universal Florida

Production Central

This is the first place you’ll see at the park's main entrance. Head here for some of their most famous movie-themed rides!

Our top things to do in Production Central:

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem®: Where you can party with the Minions!
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride–3D: 3D film + flight simulation = one seriously epic ride!
  • Shrek 4-D: Join Shrek and Donkey for an exciting adventure
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®: Make your own music video on-board a roller coaster!
Family with Tutankhamun at Universal Florida

New York

Take a trip to the Big Apple – both past and present – without leaving Orlando!

Our top things to do in New York:

  • Revenge of the Mummy®: New York’s flagship attraction – and seriously terrifying!
  • Blues Brothers® Show: Get ready to shake your tailfeather!
Bart Simpson with boy at Universal Florida

World Expo

Originally designed as the set of a World’s Fair, this area blends Universal Studios’ past and future through its architecture, ambiance, and attractions.

Our top things to do in World Expo:

  • MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™: Zap those pesky aliens on one of the park’s most popular rides!
  • The Simpsons Ride: Hang on tight as you crash your way through Krustyland!
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl: Take an intergalactic spin with the aliens from The Simpsons
  • Moe’s Tavern: Grab an authentic Duff Beer, especially brewed for Universal Orlando® Resort!
Meet Barney at Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

The area that’s dedicated to the little ones among us! If you’re visiting with small children, this is where they will want to be.

Our top things to do in Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone®:

  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster®: A kid-sized roller coaster that’s fun for all ages!
  • Animal Actors on Location®!: See the furriest stars of the movies in their own show
  • A Day in the Park with Barney™: A sing-along, clap-along show with the big purple dinosaur himself.
  • E.T. Adventure®: Take off on your flying bicycle with everyone’s favourite Extra-Terrestrial!

Hollywood

Always secretly fancied yourself as a movie star? Here you can bask in the glory of Tinseltown among recreations of some of Hollywood's greatest monuments!

Our top things to do in Hollywood:

  • Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show: See what goes into – and oozes out of – some of Hollywood's strangest creatures.
  • TERMINATOR 2®: 3-D – An incredible mix of live action, stunts, special effects and 3-D film.

Universal Studios Rides

Thrill ride at Universal Studios Florida

Roller Coasters – Our Top Picks

Revenge of the Mummy

  Min Height: 48”/4ft/122cm

The curse is real! The Mummy has arisen from his centuries-long slumber and YOU are right in the middle of the action, with all the terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills you’d expect from The Mummy movies!

Plunging into total darkness, you’ll be plagued by huge fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles and an army of warrior mummies, before coming face-to-face with the Mummy as he attempts to capture your soul for all eternity.

Can you survive the awesome power of The Mummy's curse…or will you be entombed inside forever?

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

  Min Height: 51”/4ft3"/130cm

YOU choose the music on this epic nail-biting ride, with 6 near-miss moments and extra-special thrills like the world's first non-inverting loop!

Create your very own music video as you rock out & ride! The whole ride is recorded, ready for you to edit into a music video to take home or send to your friends (video available for purchase).

Must-Do Rides

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

  Min Height: 40”/3ft4"/102cm

Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on an unpredictable 3-D ride: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem®. Your journey starts in Gru's home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme—one where you’ll become an actual Minion! But when things don’t go as planned, you’re launched into an unforgettable trip through his super-villain laboratory.

Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes race along with you through every twist and turn. The laughs keep coming after the ride with an interactive, Minion-inspired dance party. Take the floor and show off your best moves! It's heartwarming and humorous family fun for everyone!

The Simpsons Ride

  Min Height: 40”/3ft4"/102cm

Careen and crash your way through Krustyland in the wild and hilarious The Simpsons Ride™!

Join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as you pay a visit to Krustyland, the theme park created by famed TV personality and shameless product huckster Krusty the Clown. You’ll swoop and soar through all of Krusty’s crazy attractions and see many of your favourite characters from the TV series in this all-new animated adventure.

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride–3D

  Min Height: 40”/3ft4"/102cm

If you’re serious about your thrill rides, this is definitely one for you. Get ready for action as ground-breaking 3D film combines with flight simulation technology to create one epic ride!

Fight alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Will you manage to keep the Allspark from falling into enemy hands? And more importantly, will you get out alive?.....

Our Top Picks for Kids

E.T. Adventure

  Min Height: 34”/2ft10"/86cm

Based on one of the most popular movies ever made, this epic, heartwarming adventure is one of Universal Studios' most iconic attractions.

You must sneak E.T. through the woods, past the police and scientists who want to capture him. Then take off on-board your flying bicycle to soar over the city together, past the moon and across the stars, all the way to his magical planet!

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

  Min Height: 42”/3ft6"/107cm

As a trainee Men in Black agent, it's up to YOU to protect Earth from alien attack!

Zap aliens as you chase through the streets of New York in this high-tech, interactive ride. But be warned - these aliens zap back!

The ending depends on your score, so it’s never the same ride twice! Can you save Earth and be promoted to a fully-fledged MIB agent?

To find out about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides, see the Guide to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and the Guide to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Universal Studios Shows & Attractions: Our Top Picks

Halloween Horror Nights

  Separately ticketed event

Catch Halloween Horror Nights® on select nights from mid-September to October!

Get ready to face your worst fears…. In a world where swarms of mutants, zombies and maniacs roam the streets, and nightmares become reality, you can’t escape and there’s nowhere to hide…..

Halloween Horror Nights® is the enormous award-winning annual Halloween event which transforms Universal Studios Florida® into a labyrinth of haunted houses, deliciously scary live shows and terrifying scare zones.

It’s not called “The Ultimate Halloween Experience” for no reason! Hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the world come here each year for the ultimate scare experience. If you’re in Florida around Halloween, don’t miss it!

Find out more about Halloween Horror Nights

Animal Actors On Location!

See some of the most talented stars from the movies and TV, performing in all their furred and feathered glory!

With a hilarious mix of video clips, live performances and audience interaction, this show is definitely more fun than is humanly possible!

Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-up Show

Go behind-the-scenes in this outrageous live show and get a glimpse at what goes into – and oozes out of – some of Hollywood's weirdest creatures.

Find out how the top make-up and special effects artists create some of the amazing effects you see in Hollywood's most legendary horror movies.

Restrictions: Parental Guidance is suggested for this show

Shrek 4-D

Join the world’s favourite ogre and his trusty Donkey sidekick on an adventure that puts you in the story in-between "Shrek" and "Shrek 2".

Gallop through a haunted forest, ride on the back of a fire-breathing dragon and plunge over a churning waterfall as and Shrek and Donkey attempt to rescue Princess Fiona from a ghostly Lord Farquaad.

Fievel's Playland

Kids can find out what it’s like to see the world through a mouse’s eyes on this outdoor playground that’s based on one of the best-loved mice of all time!

Run, jump, climb and bounce through Fievel's Playland, which is filled with oversized props from the films An American Tail and Fievel Goes West.

Universal Studios Restaurants

Select restaurants at Universal Studios Florida® can be booked online at www.opentable.com – where you can also read reviews and choose your reservation time.

You can also make reservations while you’re at Universal Orlando®, by visiting one of the kiosks around the parks or popping into the restaurant itself.

 Insider Tip: Grab a bite at Universal CityWalk!

Fancy taking a break from the theme park while you have your meal? Head to Universal CityWalk®, where you’ll find all kinds of fabulous eateries!

Fine Dining

Lombard's Seafood Grille

Head here for fresh seafood dishes like bay shrimp cobb salad, fish and chips, New England clam chowder and more, along with sandwiches, salads, pasta and some lip-smacking desserts!

Finnegan’s Bar and Grill

A traditional Irish-themed pub serving imported and domestic draft beers, bangers and mash, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, potato and leek soup and more Irish fare.

Cafes & Casual Dining

Richter's Burger Co.

Choose your own cheeseburger toppings at the “fixins bar”, or go for a healthier option like grilled chicken salads and sandwiches.

Mel's Drive-In

A ‘50s drive-in style eaterie serving traditional American fare.

Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe

Their huge, thin, foldable pizzas are said to be the best New York pizzas you’ll find in Florida!

Tuck in among a decor of monster-movie memorabilia.

Louie's Italian Restaurant

A New York Bronx-style Italian restaurant serving fettuccini, spaghetti and meatballs, meatball subs, gelato Italian ices and more.

Cafe La Bamba

At this Southwestern-style eaterie you’ll find ribs, chicken, buritos, tacos and salads. Stop by Carmen's Veranda for refreshments! (Open seasonally)

Quick Bites

Beverly Hills Boulangerie

Pick up a sandwich, salad, soup, freshly baked pastry and more among the glamour of Tinseltown.

Schwab's Pharmacy

Coo off with delicious malts, ice cream floats, ice cream sundaes, banana splits and milkshakes.

Kid Zone Pizza Company

Kids always go crazy for pizza, right? But you’ll also find salads, chicken fingers, fruit cups and more, just in case….

Starbucks

…..Need we say more?

Ben and Jerry's

Everyone loves some Ben and Jerry’s, particularly in sunny Florida! And here you can have ice-creams, shakes, smoothies or sundaes!

Healthy Dining at Universal Studios Florida

Looking for something a bit healthier among the burgers, chips and pizza?
Many restaurants at Universal Studios Florida® offer healthy side options for the adults’ and children’s meals, including trans-fat-free fries, side salad or fruit. For more info about healthy choices, pick up a theme park guides when you arrive.

Getting around Universal Studios Park

Everything’s within walking distance

First of all – don’t worry about how you’ll get from Universal Studios Florida® to Universal’s Islands of Adventure® or to Universal CityWalk® – they are all within walking distance of each other!

Don’t forget to take the Hogwarts Express!

As if you could! The Hogwarts Express# takes you between the two lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and has a different journey experience each way – so it’s a good idea to travel one way on one day, and the opposite way another day!

Staying at one of Universal Orlando's on-site hotels?

You have a choice of transport to get from the hotels to the Universal Orlando® theme parks and to Universal CityWalk®!

The hotels are within easy walking distance to the parks, but each hotel also has the option to take either a water taxi or a bus to Universal CityWalk® (different hotels vary). From here it’s an easy walk to either Universal Orlando® theme park.

Universal Studios Facts

Universal Studios Opening Times

 Opening hours normally begin at 9am and closing times vary depending on the season

Universal Orlando Resort™ is open 365 days a year!

If you need to know times for a specific date, we recommend checking with the park just before you visit.

Parking at Universal Studios

Car or Motorcycle

  $20

Preferred Parking

  $30

RV or Bus

  $22

After 6pm

  FREE*

*Except on Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando® Resort has an enclosed parking garage with travelators, escalators and lifts.

 Parking Tip

You are welcome to leave the car park and return the same day without paying again – just make sure you keep your parking ticket with you as you will need to show it at the toll plaza when you re-enter.

Disabled Access

Wheelchair Access:

  • All dining and shopping facilities at Universal Orlando® Resort are wheelchair accessible.
  • All queues are accessible to guests using manual wheelchairs (with the exception of Pteranodon Flyers® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®).
  • On some rides and attractions, guests will be able to remain in their wheelchair. On others you may need to transfer to the ride vehicle seating.
  • ECVs or electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the rides and attractions at Universal Orlando® Resort because of their dramatic movements. Guests will be provided with a standard wheelchair for those rides that can accommodate them.
  • Specific boarding requirements are listed at each attraction
  • Outdoor stage shows have accessible viewing areas.

Deaf or hard of hearing

American Sign Language interpreting services are available on a daily basis at Universal Studios® and Islands of Adventure at no charge.  Please refer to the guide map for interpreted performances upon arriving at the resort.

Vision Disabilities

Scripts outlining the dialogue in many of the attraction experiences are available in large font and embossed in Braille at the Guest Services lobby at both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

Prosthetic Limbs:

Guests must remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:

  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®

Guests should properly secure or remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:

  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

Any guest with prosthetic arms or hands will be required to ensure the limb is properly attached and able to grasp the ride restraint.  Certain hand, arm, leg, and joint elements may be required to ride safely.

How to get to Universal Studios Florida:

 Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

From I-4 Westbound (Downtown Orlando):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 74B
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From I-4 Eastbound (Disney/Lake Buena Vista/Kissimmee):

  • Take I-4 East to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From Orlando International Airport:

  • Take SR-528 West 11 miles to I-4 East
  • Take I-4 East 2 miles to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

Facilities

Facilities and services at Universal Studios® include:

  • First aid centres
  • Child/baby swap areas
  • Locker rental
  • Restrooms
  • Nursing facilities & restrooms
  • Telephones
  • Kennel boarding
  • Postal services
  • Wheelchair and pushchair rental

What can I bring into Universal Studios?

Because there are many places to eat and drink at Universal Studios, bringing your own food is generally discouraged. However there are some items which you are allowed to bring into the park:

Acceptable items:

  • Bottled water
  • Baby food/baby formula
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep

Prohibited items:

  • Picnics
  • Alcohol and glass containers
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers measuring over 8.5" x 6" x 6"
  • Coolers, suitcases or bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel

Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.

The Benefits of Staying at a Universal Orlando Resort On-Site Hotel

Universal Orlando® Resort has 5 on-site hotels. Even if you’re planning to stay off-site for the majority of your holiday, it is worth booking into an on-site hotel for a night or two as on-site guests can enjoy exclusive benefits. Guests of all on-site hotels enjoy:

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary transportation to and from both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with room key
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel.

Guests at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel®, or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel can also enjoy:

  • FREE* Universal Express Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR QUEUES at participating rides and attractions in both theme parks (valid theme park admission required)
  • Priority Seating at select Universal Orlando® restaurants

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#Additional restrictions apply.

†Paid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. Universal Orlando Resort reserves the right to open alternative attractions in the event that a technical problem arises or an attraction opening is delayed. Additional restrictions may apply.

*Paid theme park admission required. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; available for purchase only. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and other select attractions. Not valid at Hogwarts™ Express. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express℠ Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events or at Wet ‘n Wild®. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

**Prices subject to change without notice.

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