Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida: 125 Acres
Recommended Visit: 1 Day
Attraction Count: 20
Fireworks: High Season Only
Because of the lack of space left in Universal Orlando, the production facilities of the Studios park have been scaled back. Movie production is rare but some TV shows are still taped here. The focus for this park now is thrilling visitors with a world-class array of rides and shows. Its a perfect compliment to it’s Hollywood cousin where production rules and visitors feel hemmed in by the off limits production facilities that surround them,
Currently, only this overview page is active. Each of the sections below will eventually hold more information on the park’s attractions.
While there are higher and faster roller coasters to be had elsewhere, Universal Studios has the essentials covered. Rip, Ride, Rockit is all out adrenalin while the kids have Nuthouse Coaster. Revenge Of The Mummy is still one of the finest indoor family roller coasters around.
Aside from the Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster the park is light on all out thrills. The Simpsons could be classed as a thrill ride if you get the right car but the emphasis of attractions in this park is telling a story which done with fewer thrills and more subtle variations.
The one thing this park is light on is water attractions. Massive show buildings for the numerous dark rides don’t leave an awful lot of real estate for water rides. Walking around the park though you find that it’s not something that you actually miss.
Dark & Immersive Rides
This is Universal Studios’ bread and butter. From family-friendly Shrek and Minions Mayhem through to all-out thrills on Harry Potter and Escape From Gringotts and Transformers. There is enough variation in the dark rides to keep everything feeling fresh.
This is the one area the park has always been lacking. Kid Zone is a small token area long overdue for a revamp. The announcement of a tie up with Nintendo sent a flurry of excitement through the public but nothing is confirmed yet and the latest rumour is its been postponed.
The Blue Brothers still play daily through the streets of New York, as they have done since park opening. Children have Barney and Curious George to occupy them while Animal Actors Live is as family friendly as it comes. Universal Studios still has quite the variety of shows.