Universal Studios: A Must See In Florida

Universal Studios Florida is located in Orlando, Florida. It is an amusement park with the entertainment industry as its main theme. It began operations on June 7, 1990. It is also a part of a much larger Universal Orlando Resort. The amusement park was planned to be both a theme park and a studio, unlike the one in Hollywood which was a studio first before it was opened to the public as a theme park.

In the center of the amusement park is a large lagoon and the six themed areas are situated around it. The Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular, a fireworks show during holidays and major events are held in the lagoon. Different Universal films with lasers and projectors are also shown during the fireworks display.

The Production Central area is located at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida. Shrek 4-D is one of the main attractions in this area, which takes guests through the first and second Shrek films. Donkey’s Photo Finish on the other hand, is where guests can meet and greet Shrek characters. Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast is a motion simulator featuring Nickelodeon characters. A roller-coaster ride completes the experience at Production Central.

New York is a part of the park with Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride as its main attraction. It is an indoor roller-coaster inspired by the movie The Mummy. A simulation of the tornado is what Twister… Ride It Out is all about and it is inspired by the 1996 film (surprise, surprise) Twister. Delancey Street Preview Center is a walkthrough appreciation experience of its upcoming films and TV shows.

San Francisco/Amity is another area of the huge theme park. Frankenstein, Dracula, the bride of Frankenstein and Wolfman are the main attractions in Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Venue live shows. Jaws take guests to a ride experience on Captain Jake’s Amity Boat while Fear Factor Live offers stunt shows.

World Expo is home to the Men In Black: Alien Attack section, which is an interactive adventure with the Men In Black characters. The Simpsons Ride is another attraction which takes guests through the world of the famous Simpsons family.

Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone is where children can ride the kid’s version of a roller coaster in Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster. Children can also play in Fievel’s Playland, Curious George Goes to Town, and E.T. Adventure. Live shows such as A Day in the Park with Barney, Animal Actors on Location, and Startoons Summer Jam are performed many times in a day.

Hollywood is home to Lucy: A Tribute, a walkthrough museum in honor of Lucille Ball, also known as America’s favorite redhead. A live stage show featuring how horror films special effects are created is also found in Hollywood area of the park. A live 3-D experience of Terminator 2 can also be had in Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time.

Universal Studios is open every day starting at 9 AM. Park tickets are easily available online at a discount.

Useful links:

http://www.universalorlando.com/Home/home.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Studios_Florida

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