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Universal Studios Florida Overview

Originally a place where you could literally “Ride The Movies”, one of the smallest parks by acreage in Orlando has ridden some sometimes rough waves to become a true competitor to Disney right on Disney’s doorstep.

Basic Information

Universal Studios Florida

A few facts on Universal Studios Florida. For more information on the attractions please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Vital Stats

Park Size:

108 Acres


Teenagers & Adults

Annual Visitors (2019):


Avarage Daily Visitors:



6000 Universal Boulevard


FL, 32819

Universal Studios Florida Attraction Mix


  • Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides 38% 38%
  • Family & Children’s Attractions 33% 33%
  • Shows 29% 29%

Universal Studios Florida Location


Universal Studios Globe

Universal Studios Florida

Walking Distances

The physical aspect of walking around theme parks almost every day for 2 or more weeks comes as a surprise to many people. To illustrate the physical exertion, I use my Google Fit app to track my step count and distance walked in each park. I’ve crunched the numbers and the figures below represent my most recent visit to the park. 

Steps Walked


Distance Walked

11.56 km (7.18 miles)


Universal Studios Florida

Attraction Count

An overview of the attraction types you can expect to find in Universal Studios

Roller Coasters

Thrill Rides

Water Rides

Immersive Rides

Children's Rides


Universal Studios Florida

Photo Gallery

A small selection of images taken by me in Universal Studios

Universal Studios Florida

Park Downloads

Free guides, maps and tools to help you plan smarter!

Park Map

An up-to-date park map to give you an idea of the layout and know where your favourite attractions are in relation to one another. Days in the parks can be long, don’t walk further than you have to!

Park Guide

A handy overview of the park. Download and read at your pleasure and use in conjunction with the park map and attraction tick list to plan your day.

Attraction List

Set your priorities for the day by knowing the must-do attractions and ones to avoid. Set expectations so there is no disappointment when you arrive and know what else you can do if there is time.

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Roller Coasters

Roller coasters in Universal Studios are generally more about telling a story than outright thrills, with 1 exception.

Thrill Rides

Thrill rides can be subtle and entertaining and come in all shapes and sizes. Thrills here come in a family friendly variety.

Water Rides

One thing water rides need is a lot of land something Universal is short of. But you could also blame Bruce for a zero tally.

Immersive Rides

Many attractions here rely on screens of some kind. Ingenious use of technology keeps things from being repetitive.

Children's Rides

Islands Of Adventure was designed with children in mind to counter a constant criticism of the Studios next door.


There are an impressive collection of shows here and even more impressively each one is different from the last.

See Universal Studios Visually


Universal Studios Floirda

Insider Tips

The Wizarding World

A common misconception among many fans is that Harry Potter has his own theme park. There are many iterations of the Wizarding World around the globe. In Orlando the Wizarding World is split into 2 immersive lands, Hogsmead in Islands Of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios.

To visit both on the same day you will need a 2 park ticket with park hopping. It’s possible to visit both separately to save the small extra expense of a park hopper ticket but you won’t be able to ride the Hogwarts Express, a short but immersive ride between both sections using an elevated track behind the scenes.

Free Lockers

Due to the intensity of many of Universal Orlando’s attractions you can find many attractions offer free short term locker rental for when you want to ride an attraction. Longer term rentals are also available for hire from Customer services.

Hollywood, Rip, Ride Rockit even has metal detectors so that mobile phones and small action cameras are not allowed on the ride.

Single Rider

A great queueing hack to cut wait times on many attractions is the single rider line. You will be split from your party if you choose this option but the time saved can be worth it if you are not bothered about sitting together.

I managed to cut a 80-minute wait for Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts down to around 20 minutes by using the single rider line.

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