Universal Studios Florida is a production studio cum theme park, which is located in Orlando. The park opened in 1990 is an entertainment industry based theme park, particularly focusing on television and movies. Featuring a number of live shows and attractions, the park allows the guests to be a part of the magical world of movies with a tag 'ride the movies'. The year 2016, marked a record of 9,998,000 people visiting the park which makes it the world's ninth-most visited theme park
Capturing FUN In The Universal Studios Florida
Transformers: The Ride
This ride is a 3D ride in the dark which is based on the film Transformers whose installation cost is about US$ 100 million. The ride comprises of a moving platform with vehicles mounted up, following a 610-meter long track. The screens, which are 18-meter high, display a slideshow of 3D images of various transformers like the Autobots, Deceptions, AllSpark etc
The Universal Music Plaza Stage
It is an outdoor amphitheater in Orlando in the Production Central area of the park. It has a music venue that was opened in 2009. The theatre hosts almost 20 concerts every season and has a holding capacity of approximately 8,000 spectators. Some of its notable events include Rock the Universe (1998–present), A Celebration of Harry Potter (2014–present), Film talent Q&A, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (June 16–19, 2014), One Direction (November 18, 2014): A private concert filmed for their 2014 TV Christmas special, Adam Lambert (March 13, 2016): The Original High Tour and Fifth Harmony (February 25, 2017): Universal Studios Mardi Gras, musical performances from Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, Fun, and Pitbull, demonstrations, general events and etc
Universal Superstar Parade
It is a starry parade conducted at the park and was first announced in 2012. The parade encounters a lot of characters and four floats, out of which two were based on films produced by the Universal Pictures that included Hop and Despicable Me and the other two based on the three Nickelodeon's animation series which included Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob Square Pants and Go, Diego, Go! Daily performances are conducted throughout the park
Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You!' is actually a ride in the dark that is created on a stage with sound effects by a movie company. The ride uses high-speed techniques to create excitement and remains entertaining through the entire time. The riders can genuinely look at themselves starring and riding in the form of a trailer of a movie, in short sequences of the film as a pre-show and in the main ride as well
Fast & Furious: Supercharged
The ride came into existence taking an inspiration from the Fast and Furious movie series. The visitors enter the arena of the ride through the San Francisco section of the park. The stand-alone ride queues open from the garage which is totally occupied by cars from the movies. There is a room full of pictures of characters and a TV screen. A live actor greets the guests and tells them about the place. The entire ride will take you into a live theme of the movie
The Simpsons Ride
It is a simulating ride at the park, is based on the series of The Simpsons. The ride was inaugurated in 2008 with official ceremonies. A CGI animation is used in the ride with the involvement of hydraulics system, art technology, and new projection techniques. The ride has a pre-show video and lasts for around five minutes. Around 24 characters of the series appear and voice their original voices. The place included a gift shop in 2007 from where the visitors can purchase souvenirs
How To Get Tickets?
Universal Studio Florida tickets can be easily booked online through this website
How To Get Around?
The city has a variety of transport facilities. The taxi service is helpful in managing rides. The shuttle vans are available at the airports and outside the hotels. You can also rent a car for personalizing your trip accordingly
What Should I Wear?
The park is a super fun place themed on the basis of the entertainment industry. You would not like to look anything less than a celebrity right out of a movie. However, something flowing should be avoided if you wish to enjoy the rides. Wear a ripped denim bottom with a tube top and sunglasses. The boys can go for casual shirts or layer their t-shirts with a shrug and shoes for the feet
Best Time To Visit
In March and May the weather is fine and the prices of traveling and hotels are affordable. Also, the vicinity of the park is at its best in this season
Will I Need A Guide?
The website will guide you thoroughly without the need for the involvement of a guide
How To Get There?
The shuttle vans are an easy approach. You can also rent a car as it makes your ways as manageable as you want them to be
The park closes some rides and renovates them regularly. So you might find some of them temporarily unavailable or closed down