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Universal Studios Florida®

Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.

Universal Studios Florida® has working film sets and it was also built specifically as a theme park. Its mission is to show you inside movie making through thrilling rides, interactive adventures and shows. You can even shop in a replica version of Kwik-E-Mart, the convenience store made famous by The Simpsons

The park has six themed areas, or “backlots” as movie makers refer to outdoor film sets, that surround a lagoon. Go right to the heart of the movie world at the Hollywood backlot. Here you can take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s at Lucy: A Tribute, a walk-through exhibit that celebrates Lucille Ball, one of the most beloved redheads of all time. Blast to the future at the Terminator® 2: 3-D experience, and pick up some tips for Halloween from artist demonstrations at the Horror Make-Up Show. 

More tricks of the movie trade are on exhibit at the San Francisco backlot. Hop aboard the Disaster! Ride, and learn about the stunts and special effects that go into blockbuster action movies. You may even become an extra on one of the sets. 

The New York backlot has The Blues Brothers® Show and a treat for roller-coaster fans: the Revenge of the Mummy® ride. This indoor journey, often through darkness, reaches speeds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour. Go even faster at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®, during which you become a music video star and feel the rush of traveling at 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour.

Most of Universal Studios Florida®’s attractions are indoors, making it a great place to visit during Orlando’s steamy summer or on rainy days. Spring break season can get crowded and opening hours change to reflect high and low visitor numbers.


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Lodging Near Universal Studios FloridaTM

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort $164
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

6550 Adventure Way, Orlando
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 5,965 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Within walking distance of Universal Orlando™ theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, this hotel offers Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park 1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission. Complimentary theme park shuttles are available.

    DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando $93
    DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

    DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

    5780 Major Blvd, Orlando
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 765 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      This official Universal Partner hotel is a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Universal Orlando, 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) from SeaWorld, and 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) from Walt Disney World Resort.

      Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort $303
      Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort

      Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort

      6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 2,379 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located a short walk from Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal CityWalk™, this 1000-room hotel offers Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) 1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission.

        Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ® $339
        Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®

        Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®

        5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 1,724 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located a short walk from Universal Orlando™ and Universal CityWalk™, this 650-room hotel offers Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open)1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission.

          Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel $359
          Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

          Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

          5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 948 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This Italian-themed resort is just a short walk, Universal Orlando™ and Universal CityWalk™. Guest enjoy Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) 1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission.

            Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel $38
            Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel

            Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel

            6825 Visitor's Circle at Intl. Dr, Orlando
               
              2.8
              of 5, from 5,586 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Located 2 blocks from Universal Studios, this hotel is also 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Orange County Convention Center, 8 miles (13 kilometers) from SeaWorld Orlando, and 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) from Walt Disney World Resort.

              Cozy Lake House Across From Universal Resort
              Cozy Lake House Across From Universal Resort

              Cozy Lake House Across From Universal Resort

              , Orlando
                 
                5.0
                of 5, from 1 reviews
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated on a lake, this vacation home is close to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, and Orange Tree Golf Club. Also nearby are iFLY Orlando and Orlando International Premium Outlets.

                Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort $214
                Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

                Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

                6601 Adventure Way, Orlando
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 720 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly, Caribbean-themed hotel is walking distance from Universal Orlando™ and Universal CityWalk™. Guest enjoy Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) one hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission.