Universal Studios Florida opened it’s doors On June 7, 1990, is a theme park that lets visitors “Ride the Movies.” The themes of Universal Studio’s are targeted at making guests feel like they are in a movie set with rides that are inspired by popular films. The park consists of six themed areas – Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco / Amity, World Expo and Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone.
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999. The park is currently composed of seven distinct “islands”, each having its own theme. Visitors start off in the Port of Entry and make their way through the various islands – Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The newest island based on the popular Harry Potter franchise was opened on June 18, 2010.
Universal CityWalk includes the 20 screen AMC Universal Cineplex, numerous restaurants, shops, and clubs. It is also home to Margaritaville, NBA City Cafe, NASCAR Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live, and Emeril’s. The clubs at CityWalk include Latin Quarter, The Groove, Pat O’Briens, Rising Star, Bob Marley’s, Red Coconut, and Cigarz.
Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights is one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., presented annually at Universal Orlando Resort. From 1991-2001, the event was held at Universal Studios Florida. The Halloween Horror Nights was moved to Islands of Adventure in 2002, and the 2004 event featured sections of both parks, but the event was moved back to Universal Studios Florida in 2006.
The resort features three official on-site hotels: Loews Royal Pacific Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. All three hotels have been given the AAA Four Diamond rating and are located in close proximity to the Universal Orlando theme parks. The hotels offer guests free water taxi or shuttle bus service to the Universal Orlando theme parks. Another benefit is that the guest room key works as an “Express Pass”, allowing the guest to bypass the Stand-by line at any attraction with the “Express Pass” option. Theme park guests who are not staying at the Universal official hotels may be able to purchase “Express Passes” at an additional cost.
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