See You In The Movies
Hang on tight because at Universal Studios Florida you’re the star so let yourself woah!
Imagine casting spells with a wand like Harry Potter, becoming a mischievous Minion, or being in the middle of an intergalactic showdown with the Autobots and Decepticons. Then race with the crew from Fast & Furious, or fight aliens with the MEN IN BLACK.
Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida, where cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions bring your favorite movies, television and more to life.
The fastest experience at Universal Studios to put you in the middle of the action is Fast & Furious - Supercharged, a high-octane chase based on the blockbuster films - the first of many starring roles waiting for you here. Zap aliens at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, save Earth from the Decepticons at TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, survive the Revenge of the Mummy, and help a lovable alien phone home at the attraction, E.T. Adventure.
You can also rock out at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, an adrenaline and music-fueled roller coaster that reaches speeds of 65 mph. Or, take a wild tour of the Big Apple at Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Of course, anyone in possession of Floo powder might want to teleport directly to Diagon Alley, half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. This faithful reproduction of the famous wizarding retail district also features themed shopping and dining, as well as the thrilling ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. And at King's Cross Station, you can take the Hogwarts Express which can take you directly to Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (Please note: Hogwarts Express requires a multi-park ticket)
There’s a lot of animated fun to be had at Universal Studios, too, starting with Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, among other options.
And that’s still not a wrap, as you’ll find unforgettable character encounters, live entertainment, dining and shopping around every corner. Read on for more about Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, where you’re always the star!
Production Central is home to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and Transformers: The Ride.
Universal Music Plaza Stage is home to special event performances including Mardi Gras in the spring, Summer Concert Series in the summer, and the Holiday Concert Series in December.
The area is also home to a variety of dining outlets and merchandise shops including Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe and the Today Cafe plus the Universal Studios Store.
New York City
New York City is home to intense roller coaster Revenge of the Mummy and Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon plus the Blues Brothers Show, Finnegan's Bar & Grill and Louie's Italian Restaurant.
San Francisco hosts the Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction before transforming into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Diagon Alley is the second half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter featuring
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and the Hogwarts Express which connects the area to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure.
Diagon Alley also features the restaurant The Leaky Cauldron and several shops including Ollivanders Wand Shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Borgin and Burkes, Madam Malkin's Robes, Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment and Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour.
World Expo features the Men In Black Alien Attack ride as well as The Simpsons Springfield area which includes The Simpsons Ride as well as Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl and Lard Lad donuts!
Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone
Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone is home to Animal Actors on Location, a live stage show featuring trained animals showcasing their talent, the Curious George Goes to Town play area, Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster Fievel's Playland children's playground and the whimsical E.T. Adventure where you soar on your flying bike with E.T. through the night sky.
Hollywood Boulevard includes Universal's Horror Make-Up Show, a stage show showing how horror film effects
are created and the cutting-edge live action Bourne Stuntacular, a show set in the world of Jason Bourne.
Hollywood also includes dining outlets that are recreations of actual Hollywood outlets, Schwab's Pharmacy and Mel's Drive-In.
Universal Studios Florida features several seasonal events throughout the year, some are included with park admission, while others are ticketed events.
Events include Grad Bash, Halloween Horror Nights, Universal's Holiday Parade and Mardi Gras.
Attractions & Ride Guide
Universal Studios Florida inspires its guests to "ride the movies", and it features awesome attractions, entertainment and live shows within seven themed areas all situated around a large lagoon.
Curious George Goes to Town
Curious George is up to his old antics again. This time it seems “someone” has let all the circus animals out of their trailer, and now the're all over town! Join Curious George in this playground overflowing with fun.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on an unpredictable ride: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Your journey starts in Gru's home, where you're recruited for his latest scheme - one where you'll become an actual Minion. But when things don't go as planned, you’re launched into an unforgettable trip through his super villain laboratory. Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes race along with you through every twist and turn. The laughs keep coming after the ride with an interactive, Minion-inspired dance party. Take the floor and show off your best moves - it's heartwarming and humorous family fun for everyone.
Jump on a bike with E.T. and race through town to help him save his dying planet just like in the heartwarming sci-fi classic. Journey over the city lights and past the silver moon as you reach his magical planet, where you’ll meet unbelievable creatures who welcome you in song.
Fast & Furious - Supercharged
Join “the family” for a wild ride at Universal Studios Florida’s newest attraction! Based on the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, the attraction features more than a dozen authentic vehicle replicas, plus props and other surprises that put you directly in the movies.
Filled with oversized props from An American Tail and Fievel Goes West, this play area invites kids to see the world through Fievel’s eyes with a 30-foot spider web, giant tin cans, swaying rope bridges, a 1,000-gallon cowboy hat and enormous cowboy boot, and even a 200-foot water slide.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Rock out to your own song choice as you climb 17 stories over Universal Studios Florida before rolling down at 65 mph. Experience the world’s first non-inverting loop all while your coaster adventure is being recorded on video. Afterward, you’ll be able to edit your own video. It doesn’t get more Hollywood than that!
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
Calling all Earth-Humans: Kang & Kodos, those doomed, drooling aliens from The Simpsons, have landed with a ride that’ll send your stomach into the stratosphere. Pilot your very own flying saucer, swooping up and down as you circle one of the animated alien fiends from Rigel 7.
MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
You’re the new recruit at MIB. Now it’s up to you to safeguard the Earth from menacing aliens! Trainees immediately dive into action and test out their skills blasting aliens as they enter the MIB secret HQ.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
Face off with comedian and The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, on a hilarious race through New York. Race through the streets of mid-town, zoom over skyscrapers and even take a dive in the East River. Laugh and discover who will win in the end!
Revenge of the Mummy
Inspired by the hit Mummy movies, this ride sends you on a precarious adventure, dodging danger at every turn. Come face-to-face with your darkest fears: creepy bugs, free falling, terrifying pitch darkness and generally feeling out of control. Escape ancient curses and figure out mysteries, if you’re up for it.
The Simpsons Ride
Enjoy a fun-filled adventure through Krustyland with The Simpsons on The Simpsons Ride.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
Get psyched for a thrill-packed action adventure as you find yourself right in the middle of an intergalactic showdown between the Autobots and the Decepticons. It all emerges right in front of you as you fight side-by-side with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, trying to keep the AllSpark away from the enemy.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Hidden from the Muggles, Diagon Alley continues its centuries-old activities for industrious witches and wizards. You'll find Gringotts Money Exchange, as well as Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone
Enter Woody Woodpecker’s wacky play zone is the ultimate in play-area fun with 12,500 foam balls, 15,000 gallons of water, gadgets, squirters, and a lively, kid roller coaster: Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
Entertainment & Live Shows
Animal Actors on Location
You’re bound to be delighted by some of the most talented stars from movies and TV. In this case, autographs might be tricky, as the stars are dogs, cats, birds and even pigs. Learn the training secrets and skills necessary to be an animal performer or celebrity. Heartwarming and memorable, a fan favorite.
The Blues Brothers Show
Jake and Elwood perform, donning their trademark attire: dark suits, sunglasses and porkpie hats. They bring their Chicago attitudes and musical talents to the stage for an unforgettable show. Look for Mabel the Waitress belting out tunes while her sax-playing sidekick, Jazz, tries to keep up!
Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration
On select nights, this epic show lights up Universal Studios Florida with a colossal celebration of music, water and light for a movie experience like no other. Set to music from the world’s biggest films, incredible movie moments come to life with powerful projections and massive walls of water for an amazing show that makes Universal Studios Florida bolder and brighter than ever.
Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-up Show
Discover how top make-up and special effects artists create incredibly lifelike special effects for the movies. Be mesmerized by a wonderful mishmash of movie clips, props, creature make-up demonstrations and behind-the-scenes how-tos. Be sure to peruse the curated collection of prop and make-up effects from Universal’s most infamous horror flicks.
Universal’s Superstar Parade
Dance and sing with some of your all-time favorite characters: Dora and Diego, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, aaaaand Illumination’s Minions from Despicable Me.
Character Meet & Greets
You never know who you’ll meet when you visit Universal Studios Florida, famous characters include The Minions, The TRANSFORMERS, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shrek and Donkey, Hollywood favorites, and more. (Please note that all characters at Universal Studios Florida are subject to change.)
Dining Hot Spots
There couldn’t be a more diverse mix of dining choices on the streets and backlots of Universal Studios Florida. Whatever you’re craving, there’s a good chance you’ll find it.
Here are a few guest favorites:
Fast Food Boulevard
Enjoy a great meal and atmosphere at any of these great eats: Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror, The Frying Dutchman, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Krusty Burger, Luigi’s Pizza and Flaming Moe’s. Also, Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck is parked nearby.
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
It’s your lucky day when you cross the green threshold into this ever-popular Irish pub. Live music and a delicious offering of pub staples like pot pie, beef stew and shepherd’s pie make every day feel like St. Paddy’s Day. Try the premium draft sampler with five 4-ounce beer samples. Coffee-drinkers might want to indulge in an Irish coffee.
Louie’s Italian Restaurant
As you stroll along the Big Apple set, you’ll spy a kitschy, green-striped awning where guests enter and immediately are greeted by the smell of pizza pies baking. Other popular menu entrées include savory fettuccini alfredo and home-style spaghetti and meatballs.
Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe
Dark and filled with replica movie monster décor, this spooky eatery offers a variety of kid-pleasing menu items, including macaroni and cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers, and chicken. Hungry adults will find the monster meatloaf platter to be the perfect indulgence.
Explore original souvenirs, apparel, plush and toys! With original merchandise created for Springfield U.S.A., there’s something for every Simpsons fan to enjoy.
Dive into the underwater world of Bikini Bottom, where you’ll find SpongeBob SquarePant’s iconic pineapple house along with his pet snail, Gary. Everything’s nautical and SpongeBob-themed: apparel, gifts, candy, toys and more. Chuckle at Squidward’s management policies and get a chance to see his house, too. You can enjoy a special meet-and-greet with SpongeBob at various times throughout the day.
Super Silly Stuff
Want to take a Minion or two home with you? Or maybe a fluffy unicorn? Filled to the brim with toys, apparel, candy, accessories and more, this is the place to find the most exclusive Despicable Me merchandise. And if you’re looking for Gru-approved gadgets, this store is filled with some of Dr. Nefario’s most unique inventions. So stop in and pick up a fart gun for that special person in your life!
The Supply Vault
Located near the TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, this retail space is set in true-to-the-movie style, it replicates a military complex where cashiers are all N.E.S.T. soldiers. Discover a variety of Transformers-themed merchandise (new and old movie versions), including T-shirts, hats, toys and more. Plus, serious chocoholics won’t want to pass up the chocolate AllSpark, a solid chocolate replica of the ancient artifact.
Universal Studios Store
Whether you’re looking for a Scooby-Doo plush toy or a Terminator figurine, you’ll find it here. As the official store of all things Universal, it’s the one-stop shop for apparel, gifts, toys and souvenirs.
Holidays at Universal Orlando
Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s - it’s not only merry, but mischievous, as the Minions and other characters join in the fun. You can also experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as London and Diagon Alley are transformed with wondrous spirit.
It’s the most spectacular party of the year. Every spring, Mardi Gras’ festive floats and outstanding street performers parade through the streets of Universal Studios Florida every night. Thousands of beads are tossed into the crowd nightly, and on select nights, you can catch major headliners live in concert. Expect authentic New Orleans cuisine such as beignets, bananas foster, jambalaya and Mardi Gras cocktails.
Rock the Universe
Encounter two nights of inspirational praise music from some of Christian music’s biggest stars during this soul-inspired January weekend full of faith and fun. Experience two nights of powerful music from today’s most popular Christian artists at Universal Studios Florida. It’s an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun.
Halloween Horror Nights
On select nights from the beginning of September through October, Universal Studio's Florida plays host to the world's premier Halloween event: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations - every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares. Oh and trust us... never go alone!