Universal Studios Orlando
DESCRIPTION: Universal Studios Orlando now called, Universal Studios Florida, specializes in traditional and wizardry family attractions. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley features thrills, shops, and magical experiences, including an innovative ride inside the goblin-run Gringotts bank! There’s another great 3-D ride in the USF stable too: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™. Your journey starts in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme — one where you’ll become a Minion. But like the movie, when things don’t go as planned, you’re launched into an unforgettable trip through his super villain laboratory with many fun-filled interactive features. The Simpsons Ride places you beside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as you enter through the carnival-like midway that over-the-top appeal for 4 senses. At Men In Black Alien Attack it’s up to you to protect the Earth from hideously fun aliens. Revenge of the Mummy is a guaranteed thrill ride that good for dates. Shrek 4-D lets you Join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey on an all new honeymoon adventure picking up where the movie left off. Join forces with the TERMINATOR in a battle to prevent mankind’s extinction at the cold hands of futuristic cyborgs. Try Fear Factor LIVE if you thought it was easy to watch on TV. At Disaster, learn the secrets of disaster films, experience special effects demonstrations. Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone features a number of rides specially created for young kids. Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast Board engages your own rocket to follow Jimmy on a wild chase through your favorite Nicktoons, including SpongeBob SquarePants and ET Adventure. The studio’s live shows include The Blues Brothers, Universal Horror Make-up Show, and Beetlejuice. A wide variety of themed restuarants to help you stay in character with all the fun. The always popular Halloween Horror Nights are held on select nights in October.
ADMISSION: see price matrix on their website
DAYS & HOURS: opens 9a, closing varies 6p-10p depending on time of year
ADDRESS: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL MAP
PARKING: $20/day regular, $22 RV/Bus, $30/day prime; free self-parking after 6 pm excluding Halloween Horror Nights™