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Universal Studios Florida

Location Florida, USA
Website Universal Studios Florida Homepage
Owner NBC Universal, The Blackstone Group
Opened June 7, 1990
Operating season Year-round
Rides total

Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. The park, which opened on June 7, 1990, lets visitors "Ride the Movies." It offers many shows and rides, along with countless other things for guests to see and do. Universal Studios Florida, its sister theme park Islands of Adventure, a nightclub/shopping venue CityWalk, and several on-site hotels combine to make a complete vacation destination. Image File history File links Universal-studios-florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... The Blackstone Group is a private investment and advisory firm founded in 1985 by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Nanna JuulsgÃ¥rd Andersen is like a indianerhøvding Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Universals Islands of Adventure is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida. ... Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ...


Like most major theme parks, Universal Studios Florida plays host to many special events throughout the year. These include: Macy's Holiday Parade from December to early January, Mardi Gras celebration from February to April and the very popular Halloween Horror Nights in the fall. Halloween Horror Nights is one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., presented annually at Universal Orlando Resort. ...


In 2006, Universal Studios Florida hosted approximately 6 million guests, ranking #6 among all United States parks and #11 among all parks worldwide.[1]

Contents

Attractions

The entrance to the theme park features a model of the famous Universal Studios globe.
The entrance to the theme park features a model of the famous Universal Studios globe.

The attractions at Universal Studios Florida are split into six different areas. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 747 KB) Photo taken by: Parag Patre, December 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 747 KB) Photo taken by: Parag Patre, December 2005. ...


Hollywood

  • Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time
  • Universal's Horror Make-Up Show
  • Lucy - A Tribute

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American actor, comedian and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame. ...

Production Central

Entrance to Shrek 4-D in Universal Orlando Resort Shrek 4-D (2003) is a short film/ride at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida in Florida, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. ... Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ...

New York

Revenge of the Mummy is an indoor steel roller coaster featured at both the Universal Orlando Resort and the Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. ... Twister is a 1996 disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes. ...

San Francisco/Amity

Jaws is a slow-moving boat ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida based upon the film Jaws. ... For the animated series based on the film, see Beetlejuice (TV series). ... Earthquake is a 1974 disaster film that was among several box-office successful disaster films of the 1970s that places a recognizable all-star cast in life and death situations. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ...

World Expo

Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent DOnofrio. ... The Simpsons Ride is an upcoming simulator ride featured at the Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. ...

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

A Day in the Park with Barney is a show at Universal Studios Florida that first opened in 1995. ... An American Tail is an animated film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, and directed by Don Bluth, originally released in movie theatres on November 21, 1986. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Woody Woodpecker, from the opening title sequence for the 1951 short Puny Express. ... E.T. Adventure is a dark ride featured at the Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Japan, and, formerly, Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. ...

Lagoon

  • Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular (summer only)
The original logo.

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Soundstages

In addition to the attractions, Universal Studios Florida is home to six soundstages that are used for a variety of purposes. There were formerly seven soundstages, however, Stage 18, one of the former Nickelodeon Studios soundstages, was redesigned in 2007 as the Sharp Aquos Theatre, where the Blue Man Group has performed since June 2007. The soundstage and the core production facility were made a permanent part of Universal CityWalk. Opening Day, June 7 1990 Nickelodeon Studios (opened June 7, 1990 – closed April 30, 2005) was an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. ... Sharp Aquos Theater is the replacement for the popular Universal Studios Florida attraction, Nickelodeon Studios. ... Blue Man Group (Blue Man, BMG) is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman; it is centered on a trio of mute performers, called Blue Men, who present themselves in blue grease paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ...


Soundstage 21 has been used since June 2004 for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) which has produced its weekly television program, TNA iMPACT! from there, and has aired its pay-per-view events from this location since November 2004; it is referred to as the "iMPACT! Zone" for this reason. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... TNA Impact! (official typeset TNA iMPACT!) is a professional wrestling television program produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as its main television program. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... The TNA Impact! Zone is the professional wrestling nickname for Soundstage 21 in Universal Studios Florida. ...


The remaining soundstages are available for rent and during Halloween Horror Nights, typically two of the soundstages are used as haunted houses. Among the productions previously hosted in the Soundstages during the past are World Championship Wrestling, major scenes of the movie Parenthood, the TV series version of Superboy (where the series was filmed for its second to fourth seasons, from 1989-1992), roller derby show RollerJam!, numerous commercials, and the Florida Lottery's Flamingo Fortune game show. SeaQuest DSV was shot at USF from the show's second through final season. It also hosted Wheel of Fortune when it visited Orlando while on national tours. Episodes of Fear Factor were produced between 2004-2005 at various locations around the resort. An annual week long special of Ellen Degeneres's The Ellen DeGeneres Show is also shot at the Studios every spring. Universal Orlando-Ellen Halloween Horror Nights is one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., presented annually at Universal Orlando Resort. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, and Joaquin Phoenix (as Leaf Phoenix). ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Oakland Outlaws, A Roller Derby Team. ... The Florida Lottery is one of the most lucrative single-state lottery systems in the United States with numerous On-line and Scratch-Off games offering players a wide variety of prize levels. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ... The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is a syndicated television talk show hosted by actress/comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and distributed by Warner Brothers Television. ...


During the 1990's when Nickelodeon's main home was at Universal Studios, the Soundstages were used to film almost all Nickelodeon's original live action programming including: Get the Picture, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Family Double Dare, All That and many others. While Stage 18 is now used as the Sharp Aquos Theatre for the Blue Man Group, Soundstage 19 and the core production facility are home to Sun Sports and FSN. Opening Day, June 7 1990 Nickelodeon Studios (opened June 7, 1990 – closed April 30, 2005) was an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. ... Get the Picture was an American game show aired from 1991-1993 on Nickelodeon. ... Legends of the Hidden Temple was a physical challenge game show hosted by Kirk Fogg that aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1995. ... Double Dare was a game show hosted by Marc Summers that aired on Nickelodeon from 1986 to 1993. ... All That was an American live-action sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network. ... Sharp Aquos Theater is the replacement for the popular Universal Studios Florida attraction, Nickelodeon Studios. ... Blue Man Group (Blue Man, BMG) is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman; it is centered on a trio of mute performers, called Blue Men, who present themselves in blue grease paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. ... Sun Sports is a Florida sports broadcasting network, headquartered in Orlando. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...


Former Attractions

  • Back to the Future: The Ride, opened on May 2, 1991 and closed on March 30, 2007. The ride is to be replaced by The Simpsons Ride, and is scheduled to open in Spring 2008.
  • Kongfrontation (based on the film King Kong (1976), opened in 1990 and closed in 2002, replaced by the Revenge of the Mummy attraction. The ride featured a queue which represented a New York City subway station. The ride itself took place in a Roosevelt Island Tramway cable car, where riders attempt to escape the wrath of Kong. The cable cars traveled above the streets of New York City and encountered the beast twice. It is the only attraction to feature a farewell sendoff for annual passholders at the resort to date.
  • Murder, She Wrote Mystery Theatre (Replaced by Hercules and Xena (also closed))
  • Ghostbusters Spooktacular (Replaced by Twister attraction)
  • The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (Replaced by Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera ride was reborn in 2006 in The Park at MOA in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota under the name "Yogi's Big Rescue", and at various Paramount Parks) and is currently at Dollywood's 2007 KidsFest under the name "Yogi's Wild Ride".
  • Nickelodeon Studios Tour- Now occupied by Blue Man Group LIVE at the Sharp Aquos Theatre.
  • Animal Actors Stage was revamped as Animal Planet Live, then revamped to "Animal Actors On Location!" once the Animal Planet contract was up.
  • Alfred Hitchcock, The Art of Making Movies (Replaced by Shrek 4-D).
  • The Wild, Wild, Wild West Stunt Show (Replaced by Fear Factor Live).
  • Stage 54 — an exhibition of props from recent Universal films (Replaced by an interactive experience with Donkey, connected to Shrek 4-D).
  • Hercules and Xena: Wizards of the Screen (space currently empty)
  • Psycho home tour with video (area now part of KidZone)
  • An American Tail Live Show (Replaced by Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue)
The original globe.

Back to the Future: The Ride is a simulator ride based on the Back to the Future movie trilogy. ... The Simpsons Ride is an upcoming simulator ride featured at the Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Universal Orlando. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ... Revenge of the Mummy is an indoor steel roller coaster featured at both the Universal Orlando Resort and the Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Jessica in the episode The Cemetery Vote Murder, She Wrote is a popular, long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. ... Twister is a 1996 disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes. ... The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was a simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida, and one of the parks original attractions. ... Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Park at MOA (originally Knotts Camp Snoopy) is the seven acre (28,000 m²) amusement park located in the center of the Mall of America (MOA), in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. // The Park at MOA is primarily lit by a glass ceiling, which is also the source of most... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Dollywood is a theme park owned by country music singer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. ... Opening Day, June 7 1990 Nickelodeon Studios (opened June 7, 1990 – closed April 30, 2005) was an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. ... Sharp Aquos Theater is the replacement for the popular Universal Studios Florida attraction, Nickelodeon Studios. ... Animal Planet, launched in 1996, is a cable and satellite television network co-owned 80% by Discovery Communications, Inc. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Entrance to Shrek 4-D in Universal Orlando Resort Shrek 4-D (2003) is a short film/ride at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida in Florida, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek movies, voiced by Eddie Murphy. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... Xena. ... Psycho is a 1960 suspense/horror film directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano about a psychotic killer. ... An American Tail is an animated film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, and directed by Don Bluth, originally released in movie theatres on November 21, 1986. ... Image File history File links Universal-studios-florida. ... Image File history File links Universal-studios-florida. ...

Dining

  • Universal Studios Classic Monster Cafe
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Lombard's Seafood Grille
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Midway Grill
  • International Food and Film Festival
  • Cafe La Bamba
  • Mel's Drive-In

Mels Drive-In in Hollywood, California. ...

Universal Express Plus

Several attractions in Universal Studios Florida allow guests to utilize the "Universal Express Plus" Pass. This pass admits users to a separate, shorter line for the attraction. Unlike Disney's FastPass service, Universal Express Plus users do not have to reserve a time, and may enter the shorter line whenever they wish. However, passholders may use the Express Plus line only once per enabled attraction. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Universal Express Plus is not included in park admission. There are a limited number of passes available each day and they are often sold out in advance. [2] The cost of the pass varies based on what parks are selected and even what day is selected, with higher prices charged on peak operating days during the year.


Guests of Universal's three on-site resorts--the Royal Pacific Resort, the Hard Rock Hotel and the Portofino Bay Hotel--may show their room keys for unlimited uses of the faster line for each ride. Also, guests who hold Universal Orlando's Premier Annual Pass receive the same unlimited privilege extended to hotel guests after 4pm.[3]


See also

// This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various Universal-owned theme parks. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.themeit.com/attendance_report2006.pdf
  2. ^ Express Plus Passes http://www.universalorlando.com/tic_express.html
  3. ^ Premier Annual Passes http://www.universalorlando.com/annualpass/ap_prem.php.html

External links


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