Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Studios Florida is an American theme park located in Orlando, Florida, owned by Universal Studios. The park features numerous themed areas and attractions based on popular movie and TV franchises, and forms a part of the larger Universal Orlando Resort.[1] It also operates as a film and television studio.[2] The park opened on June 7, 1990,[3] and was founded by Jay Stein[4], the recreation director for MCA Inc., which owned Universal at the time.

Contents

Park areas

Universal Studios Florida is split up into seven (with a planned eighth) different themed areas which each hold attractions, shows, dining establishments and gift shops.

Production Central

Attractions

Shopping

  • The Universal Studios Store
  • Shrek's Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe
  • It's a Wrap!

Dining

  • Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe
  • Studio Sweets

New York

Attractions

Shopping

  • Aftermath
  • Sahara Traders
  • Rosie's Irish Shop

Dining

  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Finnegan's Bar and Grill

San Francisco

Attractions

Shopping

  • San Francisco Candy Factory

Dining

  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Lombard's Landing

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (Opening Spring 2014)

Attractions

  • Hogwarts Express
  • Gringotts Coaster

Shopping

  • Ollivanders' Wand Shop
  • Borgin and Burkes

Dining

  • The Leaky Cauldron

World Expo

Attractions

Shopping

  • MIB Gear

Springfield

Attractions

Shopping

  • Kwik-E-Mart

Dining

  • Squishee Stall
  • The Krusty Burger
  • Moe's Tavern
  • Springfield Food Court:
    • Cletus' Chicken Shack
    • Lard Lad Donuts
  • Duff Gardens

Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone

Attractions

Shopping

  • E.T.'s Toy Closet
  • The Barney Store

Dining

  • Kidzone Pizza Company

Hollywood

Attractions

Shopping

  • Cyber Gear
  • Theatre Magic
  • The Brown Derby Hat Shop
  • Studio Styles

Dining

  • Mel's Drive-In
  • Cafe La Bamba
  • Schwab's Pharmacy

Lagoon

Other

Previous attractions

Production Central

New York

San Francisco/Amity

World Expo

Woody Woodpecker's KidZone

Hollywood

Lagoon

References

  1. http://www.universalorlando.com/Theme_Parks/Universal_Studios_Orlando/universal_studios_florida.aspx
  2. http://studio.florida.universalstudios.com/
  3. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1990-06-08/news/9006080556_1_sylvester-stallone-grand-opening-universal-studios
  4. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,970420,00.html
  5. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/19/local/la-trb-universal-studios-despicable-me-05201119
  6. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/universal-to-close-jaws-20111202,0,917627.story
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