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Helpful Guide About Universal Studio Florida

Orlando has a wide range of unique entertainments from relaxing activity to the most thrilling games in the world. Family-oriented attractions and extraordinary theme parks are just a small part of Orlando’s entertainment. Short-term travelers are strongly advised to visit Universal Studio Orlando.

 Universal Studio Florida

Brief Information About Universal Studio Orlando

History: Started on June 7, 1990

Location: Universal Orlando Resort

Main goal: Trying to revive popular, best-selling movies, cartoons, and books through themed attractions

Renowned for: The world’s largest theme park, the most popular theme park theme in the world, the oldest they park in Universal Orlando Resort

Range of attractions: roller coasters, shops, live theaters, theme parks, playgrounds

Here are a complete guide and information about parks, rides, shops. If you are going to visit Universal Studio Florida, it’s highly recommended to use our golden tips.

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Universal Studio Orlando Attractions

The park is split into eight different areas, each with its name, theme and a mix of attractions. They called:

  1. Production Central
  2. Hollywood
  3. Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
  4. New York
  5. San Francisco
  6. Springfield
  7. World Expo
  8. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Below is a complete guide to each of Universal Studio’s attractions. attractions guide survey rides, shows, and services. There are also golden tips to make the most of your visit.

Production Central

The Production Center is the gateway to Universal Studios. This attraction is closest to Universal’s original gates. The Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster is the first thing that attracts the viewer’s attention. It’s interesting to know that Universal Studios Florida is a production center for film and television series scenes, game shows and talk shows.

Features

  • Compared to other areas, the average waiting time is longer.
  • It has the most number of rides.
  • Another unique feature of this area is the Plaza Music Area with an 1500 square foot concert. The Music Plaza hosts a variety of events, including the Mardi Gras spring shows.

Production Central Rides

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride

a 3D mini-movie with motion simulator seats in a theater setting all just in one ride! If you want to experience this popular ride, it is recommended to visit it in the early hours of the morning as the waiting time is long.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride At Universal Studio Florida

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

One of the most exciting and high-altitude rides in Universal Studio Florida is Hollywood Rip Ride. The tremendous ride height is 4,000 feet and reaches 65 miles per hour. If you are brave enough and don’t have height phobia, try this ride.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit At Universal Studio Florida

Shrek 4-D

This ride is similar to the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and consists of a 3D film of two sharks and motion simulator seats.

Transformers: The 3D Ride

Transformers films Fans will enjoy this 3D motion. The high-them ride machine, an Evac-appointed transformer, carries visitors through a background loop featuring 3D models of character transformers.

Transformers At Universal Studio Florida

Dinning At Production Central

Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café

Theme: Universal’s classic movie monsters

Menu: pizza, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, burgers, and salads

Bone Chillin’

Theme: Universal’s classic movie monsters

Menu: frozen drinks, soda, water, beer, cocktails, and snacks.

Production Central Shops

It’s a Wrap – Close to exit gate

Shrek’s Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe – located in The Shrek 4-D ride exits

Super Silly Stuff – located in The Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride exits

Supply Vault – located in TRANSFORMERS ride exits

Hollywood In Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida’s Hollywood portion features several different landmarks and building facades from California’s true Hollywood. Hollywood is even inspired by street names such as Rodeo Drive, Boulevard Hollywood and Boulevard Sunset.

Hollywood’s Golden Age has been strongly represented by actual buildings, including the famed Pantages Theater; the Brown Derby Hat Shop, which is built just like the California restaurant; and the Garden of Allah Villas, designed to look like the iconic Hollywood Garden of Allah Hotel, the residence of many actors of Golden Age and literature personalities.

Hollywood Ride

There is no ride in Universal Studios Florida’s Hollywood zone.

Hollywood Shows

Universal Studio shows are Studio Brass and Universal Orlando Horror Make-Up. In the first, you can enjoy popular TV songs and in the second you will be excited about watching comedy music.

Universal Orlando Horror Make-Up

Dining At Hollywood

Beverly Hills Boulangerie –Menu: muffins, cookies, cheesecake, sandwiches.

Café La Bamba: Menu: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mel’s Drive-In: Menu: American food such as cheeseburgers, fries, milkshakes.

Schwab’s Pharmacy: Menu: beverages, ice cream.

Mel's Drive-In At Universal Orlando Resort

Schwab's Pharmacy t Universal Studio Resort

Beverly Hills Boulangerie At Universal Studio Florida

Hollywood Shops

Brown Derby Hat Shop: Sells: just hats

Cyber Image: Sells: collectibles from Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, and DC Comics.

Hello Kitty Store: Sells: Hello Kitty-themed merchandise

The Film Vault: Sells T-shirts, cups, towels, blankets, and other merchandise.

Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop: Sells: Old and Unique items.

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

Woody is a children’s paradise at Universal Studios. This beautiful park is designed for children between 5-12 years old. The only ride suitable for 3-year-olds is in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone. Even adults with no children are still eager to enter the park and visit their themes. It’s interesting to know that the oldest Universal ride is here.

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone Rides

E.T. Adventure

The main reason for the fame of this dark ride is its antiquity. This ride was born at the time of Universal’s inauguration. The mysterious journey takes us to the home planet of E.T.

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

If your child is unable to access any of the rides due to height limitations, do not worry. Woody’s ride will surely be the best option for him. This child-friendly and safe ride at a maximum speed of 24 miles is perfect for kids who have their first ride experience.

E.T. Adventure At Universal Orlando Resort

Woody-Woodpecker's-Nuthouse-Coaster

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone Shows

A Day in the Park with Barney

Purple dinosaur Barney is waiting for the kids to have fun in the park together. The performance is somewhat musical. Barney and his friends can be met by the kids after the show.

Animal Actors On Location

All the popular animal characters are gathered in this show. The dog of Men in Black and the bird of Ace Venture are some examples.

Animal Actors On Location

A Day in the Park with Barney

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone PlaygroundBest Kiddie Play Area At Universal Orlando Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

Fievel’s Playland

Fievel’s Playland is a playground that includes oversize parts by animated American Tail films, all of which are Fievel Mousekewitz’s favorite mouse. Kids must crawl and climb props, including a massive cowboy hat, the boot, skeletons, tin cans, and a 30-foot net-like spider web, and are encouraged to go crawl and climb. There are wells for those who want to get wet, and a 3 story water slide of 200 meters. The water toboggan is open for everyone, and some adults race in a raft and rush with their children.

Fievel's Playland At Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

Curious George Goes To Town

The Curious George show is an immersive outdoor park. A spray ball enclosure called the Man at Big Yellow Hat’s Ball Plant, and a pet show tent for younger children will be the highlight of the show. Water cannons and hoses, together with a pair of 500gallon buckets, made this a very muddy environment for kids and memorable potential victims who just looked like dry prey. It is also possible to create a water-based obstacle course to make a splash.

Curious George Goes To Town At Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

Barney’s Backyard

This small indoor play area is perfectly suited for very small children. The Barney Backyard can be accessed by walking through a special entrance close to the Barney Shop (a gift shop) after enjoying a day in the park with Barney. The activities are interactive in this playground. Kids will run, walk, dance, and play with water and sand.

There is also a train to get on board and, if the time is right, get a video of Barney. Many events in this sector are “just little” labeled, meaning they are designed for children 36 centimeters or less.

Dinning At Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

KidZone Pizza Company: Menu: cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, chicken fingers, fries, desserts, and soda.

Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone Shops

SpongeBob StorePants: Sells SpongeBob SquarePants themed merchandise such as SpongeBob’s Pineapple.

The Barney Shop: Sells: sells toys, apparel, and souvenirs.

E.T.’s Toy Closet and Photo Spot: Sells: E.T. themed stuffed animals, toys, shirts, and other apparel.

SpongeBob StorePants At Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

E.T.'s Toy Closet and Photo Spot At Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

The Barney Shop At Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

Springfield In Universal Studios Florida

The Springfield area was opened in 2008 as a Simpsons theme area. There are two tours, a shop and many places to eat. There are also several possibilities for interaction in the region. For example, you can gather, position and wait for the payphone to ring. You’ll hear a special message when you pick up your phone again.

There are also many enjoyable photographic shots in Springfield. The sculptures are Jebediah Springfield, Duffman, Lard Lad and Chief Wiggum. Most people also like to get a glimpse of the 7 Duffs, the subject mascots in front of Duff Gardens.

Springfield Rides

The Simpsons Ride

In this three-dimensional ride you will be accompanied by Simpson. The ride comes with an animation show. And the device simulates motion.

Kang and Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

This simple ride is a spinner ride that includes aliens known for their beloved Treehouse Horror Halloween. Guests climb around a huge green alien on thematic space ships and rotate the style of the carousel.

Kang and Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl At Springfield

The Simpsons Ride At Springfield

Dinning At Springfield

Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck: Menu: beef, chicken, fish.

Cletus’ Chicken Shack: Double Batter Chicken Platter, Menu: Chicken Arms Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Chicken Thumbs.

Duff Brewery: Menu: Duff Lite, non-alcoholic beverages, frozen drinks, hot dogs, chips, Duff Dry, pretzels, popcorn.

Flaming Moe’s: Menu: fruity drinks.

Krusty Burger: Menu: Clogger Burger, The Ribwich, Sideshow Bob Foot Long, Krusty Burger, Heat Lamp Dog, Buzz Cola.

Lard Lad Donuts: Menu: big pink donut, ice cream, cupcakes, beverages.

Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror: Menu: veggie sandwiches, wraps, grab-and-go salads, fruit, yogurt.

Luigi’s Pizza: Menu: Cheese Pizza, the Vegetarian Pizza, the Meat Liker’s Pizza.

Moe’s Tavern: Menu: Duff Beer, fruity drinks, Flaming Moes.

The Frying Dutchman: Menu: Basket O’ Shrimp, the Basket O’ Bait, Battered, Plattered Fish, the Basket O’ Calamari, Clam Chowd-arr.

Springfield Shops

Kwik-E-Mart: Sells Simpsons themed apparel, collectibles, toys, souvenirs, and other merchandise.

World Expo In Universal Studios Florida

The Expo Center is at the bottom of Universal Studios. Because of the many changes that have taken place in this region, the main theme of the World Expo (World’s Fair) has disappeared. Hint: the theme is still intact in the building.

World Expo Ride

Men In Black Alien Attack

the ride’s highlights are darkness, thrill and interactive. in this ride the fans of the MIB film must using the laser guns to fight the UFOs.

Men In Black Alien Attack At World Expo

World Expo Show

Fear Factor Live

The intriguing feature of this play is that the guests perform two different roles simultaneously: the actor/actress and the audience. the visitors will engage with the show.

World Expo Shop

MIB Gear: sells MIB.

New York In Universal Studios Florida

Florida’s Hollywood Universal Studios is celebrating Hollywood’s golden age. On the other hand, New York was meant to pay tribute to famous movies. The Kitty Kat Club is a nod to Cabaret, the Hudson Street Home for Girls is located in Annie, and The Godfather has influenced both Louie’s Restaurant and O’Rourke’s Bar and Grill.

There are a few other hidden connections in the New York area. You’ll find that the Archangel has the face of Jay Stein if you look closely at Gramercy Park’s Archangel Statue (popular after Manhattan’s true park). Other members of the universal staff have a node on the building facades and windows of the Metropolitan Tribune building, the name of the founder of Universal Studios Florida, who served as president of MCA / Universal from the 1980s to the early 1990s.

Another nice feature of New York is the large grass patch modeled after part of Central Park. This scenic setting is a lovely place to stop in the park.

New York Universal Studios Florida Rides

Revenge Of The Mummy

Mummy’s Revenge is probably the scariest roller coaster in Florida, an enclosed steel roller coaster that takes you through the dark Egyptian catacombs at high speed. The maximum speed is 45 miles an hour and the maximum descent is almost 40 meters.

Revenge Of The Mummy At New York Universal Studios Florida

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

This trip makes viewers a special part of The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon’s starring is based on the celebrity racing episodes shown at Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Starring.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon New York Universal Studios Florida

New York Universal Studios Florida Show

The Blues Brothers Show

The most successful Blues Brothers show is the longest-running music series in Universal Studios, Florida. Jake, Elwood and many other well-known jazz tunes take place every day.

The Blues Brothers Show At New York Universal Studios Florida

Dining At New York Universal Studios Florida

Ben and Jerry’s: Ben and Jerry’s are selling hard-packed ice cream behind the façade of Annie’s Hudson Street Home for Girls like their most popular flavors, Cherry Garcia and Chubby Hubby.

Louie’s Italian Restaurant: This New York restaurant was inspired by The Godfather’s restaurant of the same name. Offers include pizza, spaghetti, fettuccine, and salads.

Starbucks Coffee: Cafe, tea, cakes, and sandwiches are included in the menu.

Finnegan’s Bar and Grill: This restaurant and bar serve a variety of Irish cuisine, including corn beef, cabbage, shepherd pie, scotch eggs, fish and chips, beef and stew from Guinness and meat cake from Dingle.

New York Universal Studios Florida Shops

Doc’s Candy: Candy and the t-Shirts of Blues Brother sells in this New York-based shop.

Park Plaza Holiday Shop: This holiday shop you can get all sorts of holiday-themed ornaments and merchandise.

Sahara Traders: The Mummy’s Revenge ride exits into this shop that sells Egyptian themed souvenirs, shoes, and merchandise inspired by the Mummy movie franchise.

The Irish Shop: All here has an Irish theme-from t-shirt, buttons, ornaments, and home decorations.

San Francisco In Universal Studios Florida

Although the San Francisco section of Florida’s Universal Studios includes a small number of attractions, this part of the park is highly developed.

The San Francisco Bay area’s architecture is based upon actual buildings. The Fisherman’s Wharf, the Del Monte Street Cannery, the Ghirardelli Café, and the Wharfside Cannery have stores in there.

The docks near the lagoon are a fun place to hang out and enjoy the view of other parts of the park. You’re going to find the Jaws shark hanging in this area. It’s almost all left of the Jaws ride that closed with the rest of the Amity area to make way for Harry Potter’s Wizard World. The shark is the favorite photo of many of Florida’s Universal Studios guests.

San Francisco Universal Studios Florida Rides

Fast and Furious: Supercharged Ride

The coaster is due to open in March 2018, based on the Fast and Furious film franchise.

Fast and Furious: Supercharged Ride At San Francisco Universal Studios

Dining At San Francisco Universal Studios Florida

San Francisco Pastry Company: Cafe, coffee, pastries, soups, and cold sandwiches can be found in this Universal Studios Florida restaurant.

Chez Alcatraz: This bar provides panoramic views, drinks, sandwiches, flatbreads, cocktails of shrimp and most of all handmade chips.

Richter’s Burger Co.: In San Francisco, this restaurant also has a name and decor inspired by an earthquake, which includes menus like The Big One, Aftershock and The San Andreas and chicken sandwich. This restaurant offers earthquake-inspired menu items. A salad and a veggie burger are some options.

Lombard’s Seafood Grille: This full-service seafood restaurant features a saltwater aquarium centerpiece and an extensive seafood menu. A dinner/entertainment package, including a dinner and a special viewing section for Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular, is available for most nights.

San Francisco Universal Studios Florida Shops

San Francisco Candy Factory: This sweet shop sells a lot of assorted cakes, cookies, candy, and candies.

San Francisco Candy Factory

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley In Universal Studios Florida

In June 2010 Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened the Wizards world of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade. The 20-acre park has been an overwhelming success, leading to an imminent expansion of the Universal Orlando Resort. The decision-makers chose to add a second Harry Potter Wizard universe to the Universal Studios of Florida rather than add Hogsmeade in the Islands of Adventure. The modern wizarding world is based on Harry Potter’s books and movies, like Diagon Alley, the Wizarding London market.

Diagon Alley In Universal Studios Florida

Stuart Craig was again taken to direct Diagon’s Alley design by his beloved producer of Potter Films and the Hogsmeade Park area. Diagon Alley is not available, like in books and films. The region next to Lagoon that includes London’s attractions like King’s Cross Station, Wyndham’s Theatre, Square Station and the Eros Fountain from the Piccadilly Circus must first be entered into the London waterfront. Guests walk down into Diagon Alley as they reach the right spot on the London façade.

The Harry Potter-Diagon Alley Wizarding World is Florida’s most comprehensive and immersive thematic environment. There are wizards and restaurants on the streets of this area. A huge Gringotts Bank, above which there is a flaming dragon from Ukraine, is the most striking site. While some of the shop fronts are only façades, many are actual structures to be visited.

The immersive wall experience enables people to use walls (bought in the park) to communicate with several objects in Diagon Alley is one of the most peculiar features. You look like having performed real magic as you wave the wall and see that you turn on the water or have shifted something in a window of the warehouse.

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Rides

Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts Ride

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the signature attraction of Diagon Alley, housed at the large Gringotts branch. The journey features Harry Potter, high-tech 3D, and motion control characters.

Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts Ride At Orlando

Hogwarts Express – King’s Cross Station

The Hogwarts Express is the famous train from Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts Castle with Harry Potter. The train takes tourists from London’s King’s Cross Station (along Diagon Alley) to Hogsmeade Station, the Adventure Islands section of Hogsmeade. You need a ticket to the Park with this attraction.

Hogwarts Express - King's Cross Station

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Shows

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees

This band consists of Jazz singer Celestina Warbeck and three Banshees singers. On stage in Diagon Alley, there are several songs.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Inspired by the same-named book, the show retells one story by the marionet masters of the Academy of Dramatic Arts (W.A.D.A.) of Bards. This story is a very special exhibition.

Knight Bus

Sitting on London’s waterfront, this three-decker bus from Harry Potter’s books and movies. Visitors can chat with the Knight Bus driver and a shrunk head hanging close to the steering wheel.

Knight Bus At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Orlando

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees At Diagon Alley Orlando

 The Tales of Beedle the Bard At Diagon Alley Orlando

Dining At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Butterbeer Cart

On the streets of Diagon Alley the beverage cart sells Butterbeer.

Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron is the flagship restaurant in the Wizard World run by Harry Potter. One of the best places to have is breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the park. The menu includes American breakfast, English breakfast, cottage pastry, Guinness stew, plowman’s dishes, and other British food.

Sugarplums Sweets Shop

Similar to the Honeydukes shop in Hogsmeade is this sweetshop. It sells baked goods (such as cakes of the cauldron), wizards and sweets (such as fudge birds, frogs of chocolate, chocolate walls, chocolate cookers and quills of sugar).

The Fountain of Fair Fortune

This drink counters indoors sell butterbeer, Fishy green ales, Gillywater and soft drinks like Wizard’s Brew and Dragon Scale. Butterbeer ice cream is still being sold.

The Hopping Pot

This outdoor drinks counter offers nearly 10 different alcoholic beverages as well as a wide range of non-alcoholic Harry Potter-inspired products, including Butterbeer, Fishy Green Ale, Tongue-Tying Lemon Squash, Pumpkin Juice, Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice, and Peachtree Fizzing Tea. Food items include Cornish spaghetti and fresh noodles.

Leaky Cauldron At Diagon Alley

The Hopping Pot At Diagon Alley

Sugarplums Sweets Shop At Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Shops

Borgin and Burkes

This Knockturn Alley shop is designed specifically for people who like dark art and where you can find clothes, collectibles, and souvenirs from Evil Wizard.

Madam Malkin’s Robes

This Diagon Alley shop sells all sorts of clothes, including robes, sweaters, shirts, hats, and scarves for Harry Potter.

Magical Menagerie

The magical menagerie is the place to get stuffed animals from Harry Potter, including Crookshanks, Buckbeaks, Fawkes and Hedwig stuffed.

Ollivanders

Ollivanders is the place to buy interactive and character walls as well as to watch a show where the wand chooses the wizard.

Quality Quidditch Supplies

This is the Diagon Alley store for the purchase of bludgers, bats, golden snitches, and household apparel from Quidditch teams as well as teams from the British and Irish Quidditch League (such as the Chudley Cannons).

Scribbulus

You can think of that store as a supply store for Hogwarts schools. There’s quills, parchment, stationary, rucksacks, etc.

Shutterbutton’s

This shop is a photography studio where you can take pictures of the iconic scenes and images of Harry Potter movies in a dozen different backgrounds. The final result is a short DVD featuring movable portraits.

Wands by Gregorovitch

If you don’t want to handle Ollivanders, you can buy your wand at the outside kiosk.

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

This is the location where special treats, prank pieces, toys, and collectibles have been made to look like Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes in Harry potter’s films.

Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment

Harry Potter and Escape From Gringotts Ride leave for this small shop, which sells wizard gadgets of all kinds-from clothes to quills and stationary.

Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment At Universal Studio Florida

Madam Malkin's Robes At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Borgin and Burkes At Diagon Alley

Weasley's Wizard Wheezes At The Diagon Alley

Express Passes On Universal Studios Rides

Some of the attractions of Universal Studios Florida include Express Passes, which are special passes that allow you to skip regular lines and reduce waiting times for rides and shows.

Many hotel guests have an Express Pass in their suites at the hotel. Other guests can purchase Express Passes for an additional fee. If you want to use Express Passes, you should realize that parts of the themed queue may also be missing, including parts that set the concept or storyline for the ride. All Universal Studios Rides accept Express Passes.

Child Swap Rooms At Universal Studios

As you know some rides are not suitable for children; unfortunately causes parents to lose the pleasure of using them. The good news is all Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure’s rides have Child Swap areas. In these rides family stay at the queue, when it is their turn, one parent takes the child to the Child Swap rooms and the other goes on the ride. At the time the ride is over, the parents swap over so there is always an adult taking care of the kid. Child Swap rooms have lots of entertainment for children to create moments of happiness for them.

Child Swap Rooms At Universal Studios Florida

City Walk: The Alive Part Of The Universal Studio Orlando

In case you’re wondering what City Walk is, let us explain. It’s Universal Studio’s ‘downtown’ entertainment area which is packed full of restaurants, bars, and shops. City Walk comes alive at night when the parks empty and everyone goes in search of a much-needed refuel. Shops are selling official Universal Studios merchandise, clubs, a karaoke bar, and even a crazy golf course. City Walk is a great place to spend your evenings whilst at Universal Orlando Resort and is completely free to access.

CityWalk At Universal Orlando Resort

Best Times to Visit Universal Studio Orlando

When is the best time to travel Universal Studio Orlando? The answer is depending on your attitude for example which of these features are important for you: weather, price, crowed or vocation time. Let’s check out all the features.

Those who hate the hot weather are recommended to travel to Orlando from May to July. Orlando’s temperature in these months is good but consider that Florida’s hurricane season accrued in fall’s month so the weather is not pleasured all the days. Also, school recesses and holidays are in December and Orlando is waiting for a lot of tourists and it is packed with people. Another issue with the holidays is the hotels’ costs, they grow up dramatically. Summer is the worst time to visit Universal Studio Orlando because the weather is sultry and school break causes hotel costs to increase.

CityWalk At Universal Studio Florida

How Is The Universal Studio Security Situation?

Orlando’s theme parks have enjoyed a decades-long reputation for providing a clean and safe environment for all guests. Over the years the theme parks’ security procedures have evolved, adding layers and new processes. Keep in mind, there are multiple layers of security at all the parks. Some efforts go unseen and procedures we don’t know about. For example, at Universal Studio every guest will go through a metal detector and all bags go through an x-ray machine. When you first approach the security checkpoint it does resemble being at the airport. This security checkpoint is for all guests regardless of if you are visiting the theme parks or just CityWalk.

Universal Studio Security Situation

All Hotels Near To Universal Studios Orlando

Hotels around Universal Studios Orlando include all properties that pride themselves on offering quick and convenient access to the range of theme parks, shopping, dining and other attractions that pull millions of people to Orlando every year. Of course, many people claim that staying at one of Universal’s hotels on-site is preferable because you get lots of extras such as early entry to the park, FastPass use in both theme parks and a short trip back to the comfort of your room for a well-earned rest. But there are so many more options to consider too, with hotels of all types and styles just outside the official park boundaries but still extremely close to all the action. It should go without saying that free shuttles to all the parks are available from any of these Universal Studios Orlando hotels.

  • Orlando’s Sunshine Resort
  • Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel ®
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North
  • Orlando International Resort Club
  • Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort
  • Drury Inn & Suites near Universal Orlando Resort™
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton Orlando-Nearest Universal Studios
  • The Point Hotel & Suites
  • Hampton Inn closest to Universal Orlando
  • Comfort Suites Near Universal Orlando Resort
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, International Drive
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive North, FL
  • Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort
  • Double Tree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
  • Hampton Inn Orlando Near Universal Blv/International Dr
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Near Universal Orlando
  • Best Western Plus Universal Inn

Universal Studios Orlando Hotels

What Are The Best Restaurants In Universal Studio Orlando?

When looking for the best restaurants in Universal Orlando, you won’t have to stray far from the rides and attractions to grab yourself something tasty during the day. Lunchtimes are a feast of food and imaginative design throughout both of Universal’s flagship parks – Universal and Islands of Adventure – while you can also easily find a fancy dinner, especially around Universal’s CityWalk complex with its collection of cool restaurants, bars, and live shows.

  • Three Broomsticks Islands of Adventure
  • Mythos Restaurant Islands of Adventure
  • The Simpsons Fast Food Blvd. Universal Studios
  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican CityWalk
  • The Cowfish CityWalk
  • Lombard’s Seafood Grille Universal Studios
  • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill Universal Studios
  • Vivo Italian Kitchen CityWalk
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. CityWalk
  • Margaritaville Restaurant CityWalk

Universal Studio Orlando Restaurant

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