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Wendy
03-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Universal Studios Florida is one of two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort — the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained; you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created.

OVERVIEW


Universal Studios Florida features cutting-edge attractions – based on pop-culture icons, Hollywood blockbuster films and hit television shows – that transport visitors into a highly imaginative world where they can leap through the screen and become the star.

Opened in 1990

Size: 107 acres

NEW ADDITIONS

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, is a radically-innovative roller coaster that combines hit music, first-ever maneuvers and highly-sophisticated audio and video for a one-of-a-kind ride experience.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios ~ February – April

Celebrate the spirit of New Orleans with an elaborate parade, hundreds of costumed characters, tons of souvenir beads, Cajun cuisine and live performances by top-name talent.

Summer Concert Series ~ Select Dates During Summer

Guests can top off their day in the parks with a nighttimemega-concert at Universal Studios’ outdoor music venue,the Music Plaza.

Rock The Universe ~ September

For one faith-filled weekend, guests have the opportunity to see live performances by some of the biggest names in Christian music.

Macy’s Holiday Parade ~ December

The streets come alive each holiday season with the magic of the Macy’s Holiday Parade, featuring authentic balloons and floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

FUN FACTS

Many of the structures and facades in Universal Studios are modeled after sets from famous movies and television shows, including “Pretty Woman,” “The Godfather” and “The Cosby Show.”


Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit features three world’s first maneuvers – the Double Take (the world’s largest non-inverted loop), the Treble Clef (track built in the shape of the musical symbol) and the Jump Cut (a spiraling negative-gravity move).


The music-based Treble Clef maneuver on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was first sketched out on a paper napkin.


There are 24 instantly recognizable Springfield characters –all voiced by the original actors – that appear inThe Simpsons Ride.


Many of the Egyptian hieroglyphics decorating the walls throughout Revenge of the Mummy spell out real words and warnings to visitors.


Shrek 4-D marks the first time that a film’s original cast and creative team have united to produce an attraction based on an animated film.