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Universal Studios Florida
Open daily at 9 a.m., closing times vary
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando , Florida, 32835, USA
Universal Studios Florida is home to top Universal attractions, including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Minions on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™and Fast & Furious-Supercharged™. It’s one of Orlando’s most popular parks, and guests have several options for visiting. Choose a single-park ticket or a park-to-park ticket that also includes admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Single- and multiple-day options are also available. Enhance your day at the park with upgrades like a Universal Express Pass for skip-the-line access to major rides, or a meet-and-greet breakfast with Universal’s most popular characters. If you’re pressed for time, opt for a private VIP experience with your own park guide help navigate to the best attractions. Buy your park tickets in advance to save time at the entrance gate.
Things to Know Before You Go
Universal Studios Florida is a must-see for families with kids and movie buffs.
Choose single- or multi-day tickets for just Universal Studios Florida or all three Universal Resort parks.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a fair amount of walking.
Single and double strollers are available for rent at the entrance to Universal Studios Florida.
How to Get There
Self and valet parking is located off I-4. After exiting the interstate, signs point to the appropriate garage.
When to Get There
To avoid the biggest crowds, plan your visit when schools are in session; spring break, summer vacation, and the winter holidays can get very busy. Since many of Universal Studios’ attractions are indoors, it’s one of Orlando’s best rainy day parks.
Events at Universal Studios Florida
If the park’s regular lineup of entertainment isn’t enough, visit during one of several special events throughout the year. Halloween Horror Nights is the most popular, transforming the park into a series of mazes and haunted houses geared toward adults, while Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando in February is another adult favorite. The Macy’s Holiday Parade is a more kid-friendly affair running throughout the holiday season.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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