Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando, as it is known,
consists of Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios
City Walk Orlando and Universal Studios Escape Resorts is situated on 714 acres
in Orlando, Florida and is the third most visited attraction in the United
Studios Movie Theme Park
Go beyond the screen and Ride the Movies!
Universal Studios Florida first threw
open it’s doors to central Florida visitors and threw down the gauntlet with
Walt Disney World Resorts in 1990. The guest areas at Universal Studio are
approximately the size of Epcot making it twice the size of Disney’s Hollywood
Studios give or take an ice cream stand or two. Whether or not this equates to
more thrills for you vacation dollar can be debated, but it certainly means more
With it’s combination of themed rides and shows and a tradition carried over
from its California sister park of providing first-rate entertainment value
Universal Studios Orlando has earned it’s share of the central Florida tourist
The theme park for the 21st century
Islands of Adventure, which has the
most innovative and imaginative, rides; shows and attractions will thrill and
entertain the entire family.
The five uniquely themed islands offer everything from the creative world of Dr.
Suess with The Cat in the Hat to the adventures of Jurassic Park where dinosaurs
rule once again.
Universal City Walk
In 1999 Universal Orlando unabashedly took a page out of the
Disney’s central Florida tourist trade manual and aimed squarely at their
Downtown Disney success.
Designing it’s own combination of unique dining, nighttime entertainment and
shopping Universal has established itself as a major player in the Beyond the
Theme Park visitor market.
With the introduction of City Walk and it’s 10 restaurants, 4 dance clubs, half
a dozen live music venues and 11 or more stores Universal has not only given
guests some pretty good eateries and nighttime entertainment options, but also
an ever growing sense that they need not search elsewhere for a cash register to
deposit their vacation dollars into.
- 1928 Talkies are introduced and
the tour of the studio closed.
- 1964 Universal Tour reopens with
two tram drivers, two guides, and one
ticket seller. The price of admission is $6.50 for two adults
child. The average daily attendance is 250.
- 1990 Universal Studios Florida