Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios Florida is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida. The park opened in June of 1990 with an emphasis on film and television. The park has 6 sections, each with its own theme. A lagoon in the middle of the park offers a show that uses fireworks, lasers, and projectors that display scenes from Universal Studios films.
Production Central is the entrance of the park and it includes different sound stages. Some are rides and some are used for filming. One ride is Shrek-4D, next to a meet and greet where the Shrek characters interact with guests.
New York is a section of the park that resembles the famous city. One major ride in this section is Revenge of the Mummy, an indoor roller coaster. Another ride simulates a tornado. The Blues Brothers perform in the streets.
San Francisco and Amity are combined to one section of the park. One San Francisco ride is called Disaster! in which guests are put in the middle of a fake disaster movie. Amity houses the Jaws ride, where visitors encounter the hungry Shark.
World Expo is an area made up of international inspirations. It is home to attractions like Men in Black: Alien Attack, The Simpsons Ride, and International Food and Film Festival.
Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone is specifically designed for young children. It has a small roller coaster, playgrounds, and water play areas. It houses many shows, including one featuring trained animals.
Hollywood features several attractions, like a tribute museum to Lucille Ball. Another popular attraction is a show in which horror movie makeup and props are on display. Terminator 2 is a 3-D show. Some of the characters that visitors to the park can meet include Popeye, Marilyn Monroe, The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Scooby-Doo, and The Flintstones.
Universal Studios has seasonal events. In October, the park opens at night for Halloween Horror Nights, in which there are scare zones and haunted houses. The park’s access to horror film props and makeup create a very spooky experience. In December, balloons from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade make an appearance. From February to April the park even celebrates Mardi Gras.
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