Universal Studios Orlando Information & Attractions
The Universal Orlando Resort is made up of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk a popular night time entertainment attraction. The parks are conveniently located adjacent to each other with entrances on each side of Universal City Walk. Hopping from one park to the other is very simple. The main difference between Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure are the rides.
Universal Studios rides are virtual rides whereas Islands of Adventure's rides are thrill rides. With two amazing theme parks, a state of the art dining, shopping, and nightclub complex, and three magnificent hotels, Universal Studios Orlando is one of the best entertainment resorts in all of Orlando Florida.
Universal Studios Theme Park is a very popular attraction for people visiting Orlando. It is geared towards older kids, adults, and anyone who enjoys movies and popular culture. It is the number one movie studio theme park in the world. Universal Studios Orlando started as a TV and Film studio so it can boast real motion picture studio sets.
Your Discount Universal Studios Tickets gets you a behind the scenes look at how many popular film and television shows were made, and puts you right in the scene of some of your favorite movies. The theme of Universal Studios is Riding the Movies, which is exactly what you will be able to do. From the E. t. Adventure Ride, to JAWS, and Shrek 4D. Universal Studios Orlando has rides that people in every age group will enjoy. After experiencing the classic Jaws, Men In Black the Ride and Mummy The Revenge Ride, also Universal's newest ride The Simpson's
Many people say that Riding the Movies at Universal Studios Orlando is something that they will never forget. Bring your entire family to see the live daily shows, "A day in the Park with Barney" and "Fear Factor Live". Also be sure to check out the Spectacular Universal 360 Lights and Fireworks show. Universal Studios Orlando has an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions to put you right in your favorite scenes from your favorite movies.
|Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you find yourself heading straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you are doing 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to a song you picked before strapping in. And, it’s all on video. Once the adventure is over, you edit the video to send to your friends.
This is true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will stake its claim as the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world. The Universal Creative team has combined audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on-and off-board video and one-of-a-kind guest personalization to create a roller coaster experience unlike any other.“This is the perfect intersection of the digital age and theme park entertainment,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Creative for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit blends roller coaster intensity and guest interaction in a way where no two experiences will be the same.”
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit touts six near-miss moments and first-ever thrills including a record-breaking loop. Ride vehicles feature the brightest and most innovative color changing LED's in the world. High-energy visual displays fill the queue line. With up to four ride vehicles on the tracks at any given time, and with concert lighting and special effects mixed in, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit is a true high-intensity, multi-sensory experience that is unmatched
Hold on as you are rocketed along with the Simpson family on a hysterical, almost unimaginable adventure. They’ll experience a side of Springfield previously unexplored as they enjoy the new ride’s interpretation of thrill rides, dark rides and “live” shows that make up a new fantasy amusement park dreamed up by the show’s cantankerous Krusty the Clown.
An interactive Ride/Show that picks up right where the movie left off. Join Shrek and Princess Fiona on their honeymoon adventure. This original 3-D film has an extra dimension of special effects aptly called Ogre Vision, you will see, hear and even feel the action taking place right in front of you. Shrek 4-D is located in the Production Central area of Universal Studios.
|Revenge of the Mummy
An indoor Roller Coaster that will plunge you into total darkness as you face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies. This is more than a roller coaster, it is a psychological thrill ride. If you love roller coasters, then you are in for a truly unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. This thrill ride catapults guests at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness, Get ready to scream!
|Terminator 2: 3D - Battle Across Time
Join forces with the TERMINATOR in a battle to prevent mankind’s extinction at the cold, steel hands of futuristic cyborgs. Live action stunts, special effects and amazing 3-D film come together in this TERMINATOR adventure that says “Hasta la vista, baby” to entertainment as you know it.
|Men in Black Alien Attack
An interactive ride based on the hit movie. As an agent trainee you start out with some basic training, but you will soon be sent on a chase through the streets of New York that will have you zapping aliens all around you. Each seat is equipped with a laser gun and gaming system that records each agent's score. The final outcome depends on your score. You'll want to check out this ride a few times, because Men in Black Alien Attack has multiple endings, it is never the same ride twice.
|Twister... Ride It Out
A ride based off of the Blockbuster film Twister. Step into one of the most action packed movies of all time and feel what it's like be inside a tornado. Experience nature at its worst as Universal Studios Orlando special effects wizards re-create the explosive force of a tornado, using full force air and a piercing sound system that is as loud as any rock concert.
|E. T. Adventure
A children's fantasy ride where kids help E. T. the extra terrestrial make it back home. Hop aboard your flying bike and soar across the stars, this is an adventure that will touch your heart all over again. E. T. Adventure is located in the Woody Woodpecker's Kid Zone, a special area just for kids and their families.
|Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast
Part kids adventure ride and part show. The evil Ooblar has stolen Jimmy's newest rocket creation. Board your own rocket, and follow Jimmy on a wild chase through your favorite Nicktoon's, including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Odd Parents, Hey Arnold, and Rugrats. Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast is located in a themed movie set area called Production Central.
The Classic Movie is on of Universal Studios most dramatic water rides. Riding along in your boat you see a giant fin slice through the water, and suddenly you are face to face with a three ton shark. The 32 foot shark moves through the water at realistic speeds of 20-feet-per second. Try not to scream.
|Disaster! The Motion Picture Ride
A live action thrill ride based on the Academy Award winning movie. Hold on as ceilings collapse, subway cars crash, and gasoline trucks explode in an authentic earthquake registering 8.3 on the Richter scale. This ride recreates all of the visual effects of an earthquake. This natural disaster takes place every two minutes in Universal Studios Orlando.
|Fear Factor Live
You’ve seen the hit TV show, and now it’s time for you to join in the fun at Fear Factor Live. Billed as “the most extreme audience participation show ever”, this all new show at Universal Studios Orlando allows you to compete against other guests by performing gravity-defying stunts – and other acts of daring.
Your day at Universal Studios Orlando builds up to a big Hollywood finish. Introducing Universal 360 - A Cinesphere Spectacular, an all-new entertainment experience that makes the power of the movies bigger than life. Through the unique Cinesphere technology you'll see 360-degree, high-definition images projected around the surfaces of four huge white globes afloat in the Universal Studios lagoon.
Every night at dusk, from just about anywhere around the waterfront, you'll experience the sights and sounds of some of Hollywood's biggest films including Jurassic Park, The Mummy, E. t., Back to the Future, Jaws and more; one of the largest laser displays in Florida; flame and smoke effects; and dazzling pyrotechnics. It's a one-of-a-kind spectacular unlike anything else in the United States, and it's only at Universal Studios Orlando