Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios, which opened in 1990, has evolved into an innovative entertainment experience with a personality all its own. Its cutting-edge attractions--based on pop-culture icons, Hollywood blockbuster films and hit television shows--transport visitors into a highly imaginative world where they can become heroes of their own adventures.
Universal Studios features an array of exhilarating, state-of-the-art rides, attractions and shows. Imagine plummeting down a virtual 1,000-foot waterfall in Shrek 4-D or speeding through darkness in the world's first psychological thrill ride in Revenge of The Mummy-The Ride or performing pulse-pounding stunts in the Fear Factor Live attraction.
Popular Universal Rides and Attractions
Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular
Fear Factor Live
Revenge Of The Mummy
Men In Black Alien Attack
Terminator 2: 3-D
Islands of Adventure
State-of-the-art technology is uniquely combined with storytelling and adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. With Academy Award-winning producer/director Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, Islands of Adventure is home to some of the most thrilling and technologically advanced rides and attractions ever made.
Opened in 1999, the 110-acre theme park features five spectacularly themed islands, all with one-of-a-kind rides, attractions, shows, shops and restaurants, imaginatively themed to each particular island. With its thrill-based rides and attractions, Islands of Adventure is a perfect complement to the movie and television-themed park next door, Universal Studios.
Popular Islands of Adventure Rides and Attractions
Incredible Hulk Coaster
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Jurassic Park River Adventure
The Cat In The Hat
An eclectic collection of themed restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre, Universal CityWalk is one of hottest spots in Orlando for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more. CityWalk captures everything from the elegance of Emeril's Restaurant Orlando to the rock n' roll beat of the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe. The expansive, two-tiered promenade features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting place with a distinct attitude where guests can taste, touch, see and hear great entertainment.
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From the casual "Floribbean" food of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville to the Latin-flavored cuisine of The Latin Quarter, from the concerts at Hard Rock Live to the island music performed at Bob Marley- A Tribute To Freedom, CityWalk has something to appeal to every taste. Nightly entertainment such as live comedians at CityJazz, teen nights at the groove, specialty martinis at Red Coconut Club, musical acts from around the world and street performances throughout CityWalk keep the energy high seven nights a week.
CityWalk is a non-gated attraction. Cover charge for individual venues depends upon entertainment. Guests can purchase a CityWalk Party Pass and enjoy one night's unlimited admission to the clubs at CityWalk. Visitors can also enjoy a delicious dinner at select CityWalk restaurants plus a movie at Universal Cineplex.
Blue Man Group at Universal Studios
Blue Man Group - which occupies the state-of-the-art Sharp AQUOS Theatre - adds an entirely new dimension in live entertainment for Universal Orlando guests and Florida residents.
The new show combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create the blissful party atmosphere that is a Blue Man Group trademark. The production has been custom-designed for Universal Orlando and includes elements of the group's existing shows as well as newly created material exclusive to this production.
Blue Man Group performs continuously throughout the week from Universal Orlando Resort's Sharp AQUOS Theatre. The 1,000-seat theater, complete with a 30-foot-tall Blue Man facade, is accessible from both Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios theme park. The facade's large size makes Blue Man visible from nearly everywhere in CityWalk, adding to the distinct variety offered by the already established hotels, restaurants, clubs, theaters, shops, and theme parks.
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Universal Studios Orlando General Information
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are open 365 days a year and among the most popular things to do in Florida. Operating hours normally begin at 9am and closing times vary. Universal CityWalk operating hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., 365 days a year. For more information visit www.universalorlando.com.