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Universal Studios Orlando
Ride the Movies with Homer! Shrek & ET!

universal-studios-orlandoHello... welcome to our family adventures at Universal studios Orlando Florida. From the breath taken Revenge of the Mummy, Twister, Men in Black, Terminator 3D 'Hasta la vista baby' the hilarious Shrek 4D show, Fievel's Playground, ET and Jimmy Neutron. Join us and explore Universals favourite theme park. Oh yes...don't forget Homer & the gang have arrived...Doh! Can life get any better!

We'll cover Universal Island of Adventure and CityWalk on separate pages...Plus the new arrival of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened (June 2010) to Universal's Island of Adventure.

Useful Links:

universal-studios-orlando-floridaTo give you a taste of what's on offer here at the park, we've put together our own personal views, tips and links, along with current up-to-date information via our RSS feed.

So...put the kettle on, make yourself a coffee or tea, even better pour a glass of wine, sit down make yourself comfy and join us on our adventures to Universal Studios.

Entering Universal:

universal-studios-entrance-orlando-floridaFirst, you will pass through CityWalk, very quiet in the mornings. Wait until you leave and see how it comes to life with music, lights and that party feeling 'We love it'.

Turn right once you reach the lake and cross the bridge to the main entrance passing the world famous Universal sign. Make sure you have your cameras and video cameras at the ready, a great spot for those family photo's.

Remember to pick up your park map on the way in, but to give you a start here's a helpful map to help you through this page (print and take it with you). As you can see from your map, you will notice Universal Studios is broken up into six main areas to explore, just click on any blue hyperlinks below for further information.

You'll find this information very practical in regards to age limits, height restrictions, hints and tips for all the family before you arrive in Orlando.

  1. Production Central:
    • Transformers: The Ride-3D
    • Shrek 4-D
    • The Blue Man Group
    • Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
  2. New York:
    • Twister...Ride it out
    • Revenge of the Mummy
    • The Blues Brothers
  3. San Francisco:
  4. World Expo:
    • Men In Black...Alien Attack
    • Doh! The Simpsons Ride
  5. Hollywood:
    • Universal Horror Make-Up Show
    • Terminator2:3-D
    • Lucy-A Tribute
  6. Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone:
    • Animal Actors on Location
    • A Day In The Park With Barney
    • Curious George Goes To Town
    • Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
    • Fievel's Playground
    • E.T. Adventure
  7. Lagoon:
    • Universal's Cinematic Spectacular...100 Years of Movie Memories, projected onto cutting-edge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios lagoon!
We've added our own personal thoughts and views, here's our guide on how we approach Universal Studios during our visits.

Dining in the park:

mels-drive-in-universal-studios-orlandoWell after all this excitement, some time during the day your batteries will need re-charging with food and drink.

As with the Disney theme parks, there are always stacks of diners and restaurants available at Universal to suit all budgets.

So, what we've done is found this helpful website which guides you through them all, here's Grandma at Mels-Drive-In wishing she was back in the Fifties... Have Fun!

Useful guide to pre-plan and budget before you start your holiday or vacation to Orlando and Universal Studios.

Final Thoughts:

We've been travelling from the UK to Orlando since 1997, and with the introduction of Universals Island of Adventure and CityWalk in recent times, we believe Universal Studios is up there with the best of what the Disney theme parks have to offer. So, if your budget allows, visit Universal Orlando and see for yourself what these fantastic theme parks have to offer.

Just like your local paperboy:

When you're planning your trip to Orlando, you don't want to use old news and information. We will keep updating our site via our RSS feed. Simply click onto the RSS feed above and follow the instructions. It's an easy way to stay on top of what's happening in & around Orlando, free of charge, including Universal studios

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