Family in front of the globe at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida

Hours
9:00 a.m. – closing times vary
Open 365 days a year

Great Time to Visit
September 8th – November 15th

Peak Time Frames
June 20th – September 7th,
December 20th – January 3rd,
March 1st – April 30th


Imagine casting spells with a wand like Harry Potter™, visiting The Simpsons’ home town while munching on a Krusty Burger, becoming a mischievous Minion, or being in the middle of an intergalactic showdown with the Autobots and Decepticons. Maybe you’d like to get to know Shrek, race with the crew from Fast & Furious, or fight aliens with the MEN IN BLACK™.

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida in Universal Orlando Resort, where cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions bring your favorite movies, television and more to life.

The newest experience at Universal Studios to put you in the middle of the action is Fast & Furious — Supercharged, a high-octane chase based on the blockbuster films — the first of many starring roles waiting for you here. Zap aliens at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, save Earth from the Decepticons at TRANSFORMERS: The Ride — 3D, survive the Revenge of the Mummy, and help a lovable alien phone home at the park’s longest-running attraction, E.T. Adventure.

You can also rock out at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, an adrenaline- and music-fueled roller coaster that reaches speeds of 65 mph. Or, take a wild tour of the Big Apple with late night’s reigning king at Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, anyone in possession of Floo powder might want to teleport directly to Diagon Alley™, half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort. This faithful reproduction of the famous wizarding retail district also features themed shopping and dining, as well as the thrilling ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, plus the Hogwarts™ Express — which can take you directly to Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (Please note: Hogwarts™ Express requires a multi-park ticket.)

There’s a lot of animated fun to be had at Universal Studios, too, starting with Springfield. Once you’ve taken The Simpsons Ride™ and Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl for a spin, stick around to try all of Homer’s favorite delicacies. Then get drawn into even more hijinks at Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Shrek 4-D and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster.

And that’s still not a wrap, as you’ll also find unforgettable character encounters, live entertainment, dining and shopping around every corner. Read on for more information about Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, where you’re always the star!

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Ticket Types

Base Tickets

These starter tickets are designed for visiting either Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay.
One park per day.

Park to Park Tickets

Visit all three parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay in the same day.
Multi-Day Admission Tickets are also available.


Travel Tip: When you’re planning your visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, please note that Diagon Alley™ is located in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ is located in Islands of Adventure. Jumping onboard Hogswarts™ Express (magical train transport between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley™) is only possible with a park-to-park ticket.


Universal Express Pass

If you’d like to bypass regular lines and receive Express Access to participating attractions at Universal Studios Florida and/or Islands of Adventure theme parks, you’ll want to purchase a Universal Express Pass. Express Access is actually a separate line with a shorter wait time at each valid attraction. You can purchase these tickets at the front gate of either theme park.

Participating attractions and rides include:

Attractions & Ride Guide

Jimmy Fallon racing through Time Square.

Ride the movies and be a part of the action at various stage shows, simulator rides, rollercoasters and more.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Take off with Gru, his daughters and the rest of the mischievous Minions on this ride! Something goes awry as you’re catapulted onto a zany trip through Gru’s super-villain lab. Don’t worry; it all ends well. Maybe, just maybe, there’s a Minion-inspired dance party at the end.

Height restrictions: 40 inches (102 cm). Children between 40-48 inches (102- 122 cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.

E.T. Adventure

Jump on a bike with E.T. and race through town to help him save his dying planet just like in the heartwarming sci-fi classic. Journey over the city lights and past the silver moon as you reach his magical planet where you’ll meet unbelievable creatures who welcome you in song.

Height restrictions: 34 inches (87cm). Children between 34-48 inches (87-122cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.

Fast & Furious — Supercharged

Join “the family” for a wild ride at Universal Studios Florida’s newest attraction! Based on the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, the attraction features more than a dozen authentic vehicle replicas, plus props and other surprises that put you directly in the movies.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Rock out to your very own song choice as you climb 17 stories over Universal Studios Florida then come rolling down at 65 mph. Experience the world’s first non-inverting loop all while your coaster adventure is being recorded on video. Afterward, you’ll be able to edit your very own video. It doesn’t get more Hollywood than that!

Height restrictions: 51 inches (130cm) and must be under 79 inches (201cm)

Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

Kang and Kodos, the aliens from The Simpsons, host you on this alien-green, carnival-style ride. Trapped on your flying saucer, you’ve been captured by aliens and forced to blast the citizens of Springfield. Just wait for the surprise when you actually hit a target!

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

Ride the movies and blast aliens before they overrun HQ at the Men in Black: Alien Attack!

You’re the new recruit at MIB. Now it’s up to you to safeguard the Earth from menacing aliens! Trainees immediately dive into action and test out their skills blasting aliens as they enter the MEN IN BLACK top secret headquarters.

Height restrictions: 42-48 inches (107-122 cm). Children 42-48 inches must be accompanied by supervising companion.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Face off with comedian and The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, on a hilarious race through New York City. Race through the hurried streets of mid-town, zoom over skyscrapers, and even take a dive in the East River. Laugh and discover who will win in the end!

Revenge of the Mummy

Inspired by the hit Mummy movies, this ride sends you on a precarious adventure, dodging danger at every turn. Come face-to-face with your darkest fears: creepy bugs, free falling, terrifying pitch darkness, and generally feeling out of control. Escape ancient curses and figure out mysteries, if you’re up for it. 

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

Shrek 4-D

Put on OgreVision glasses and sit back in specially-designed seats. Thrilling events unfold as you join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey as they encounter everything from ghost enemies, fire-breathing dragons, and even a 1,000-foot waterfall drop. Who knows what’s next when you’re off with a giant green ogre?

The Simpsons Ride™

Krusty the Clown. But as you fly, float and crash through this nutty theme park, things seem off. Could it be that someone is trying to sabotage Krustyland? Watch The Simpsons join you midway on this hilarious escapade!

Height restrictions: 40 inches (102 cm). Children 40-48 inches (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D

Get psyched for a thrill-packed action adventure as you find yourself right in the middle of an intergalactic showdown between the Autobots and the Decepticons. It all emerges right in front of you as you fight side-by-side with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, trying to keep the AllSpark away from the enemy.

Height restrictions: 40 inches (102 cm). Children 40-48 inches (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Friends strolling through Diagon Alley where you have a chance to cast a Spell!

Hidden from the Muggles™, Diagon Alley™ continues its centuries old activity for industrious witches and wizards. You'll find popular attractions such as Gringotts™ Money Exchange, as well as Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. There's much more to  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ than what's found within Universal Studios Florida — put on your cloak and read all about it  here.

Entertainment & Live Shows

Minion’s performance during the Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration show

Animal Actors on Location

You’re bound to be delighted by some of the most talented stars from movies and TV. In this case, autographs might be tricky, as the stars are dogs, cats, birds and even pigs. Learn the training secrets and skills necessary to be an animal performer or celebrity. Heartwarming and memorable, this show is always a fan favorite.

The Blues Brothers® Show

Jake and Elwood perform, donning their trademark attire: dark suits, sunglasses and porkpie hats. They bring their Chicago attitudes and musical talents to the stage for an unforgettable show. Look for Mabel the Waitress belting out tunes while her sax-playing side-kick, Jazz, tries to keep up!

A Day in the Park with Barney™

Swing and sway to a sweet musical show set in a relaxing, peaceful park. Watch little ones become elated as they clap, dance and sing with their favorite purple dinosaur, Barney, and his equally adorable friends, Baby Bop and B.J. 

Fear Factor™ Live

Star in your own reality-TV gameshow. See if you can survive encounters with creatures from your worst nightmares, perform crazy stunts, or be involved in gravity defying tricks. Not up for extreme participation? No problem, audience members are welcome to watch others experience their worst nightmares and encourage them not to lose their nerve.

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration™

Every night, this epic show lights up Universal Studios Florida with a colossal celebration of music, water and light for a movie experience like no other. Set to music from the world’s biggest films, incredible movie moments come to life with powerful projections and massive walls of water for an amazing show that makes Universal Studios Florida bolder and brighter than ever.

Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-up Show

Discover how top make-up and special effects artists create incredibly life-like special effects for the movies. Be mesmerized by a wonderful mishmash of movie clips, props, creature make-up demonstrations and behind-the-scenes how-tos. Be sure to peruse the curated collection of prop and make-up effects from Universal’s most infamous horror flicks. 

Height restrictions: None, but parental guidance is recommended.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

Dance and sing with some of your all-time favorite characters: Dora and Diego, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Minions from Despicable Me, and E.B. from the hit comedy, Hop.

Character Encounters

Three friends posing with two Minions at Universal Studios Florida

You never know who you’ll meet when you visit Universal Studios Florida, including The TRANSFORMERS, Hello Kitty, The Simpsons™ characters, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shrek and Donkey, Hollywood favorites and more. (Please note that all characters at Universal Studios Florida are subject to change.)

Lands

Springfield U.S.A.

Come visit the home of America’s favorite and nuttiest animated family, The Simpsons. Home to The Simpsons Ride™ and eateries such as Moe’s Tavern, Duff Brewery, Krusty Burger and more!

Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone

Enter Woody Woodpecker’s wacky play zone, and you may never want to leave. It’s the ultimate in play-area fun with 12,500 foam balls, 15,000 gallons of water, gadgets, squirters, and a lively, kid-friendly roller coaster.

Play Areas

Barney’s Backyard

In this area, children can learn from imaginative play in the grand Barney tradition. Features include the BJ’s Express train, step-on stones, giant wind chimes, a leafy treehouse, water area, and sandy play area, which all adds up to “stu-u-u-pendous fun.”

Curious George Goes to Town™

Curious George® is up to his old antics again. This time it seems “someone” has let all the circus animals out of their trailer, and now they are all over town! Join Curious George® in this ample playground overflowing with fun for all ages.

Fievel’s Playland™

Filled with oversized props from An American Tail and Fievel Goes West, this play area invites kids to see the world through Fievel’s eyes with a 30-foot spider web, giant tin cans, swaying rope bridges, a 1,000-gallon cowboy hat and enormous cowboy boot, and even a 200-foot water slide.

Dining

Food, family, and friends; where to eat at Universal Studios Florida.

There couldn’t be a more diverse mix of dining choices on the streets and backlots of Universal Studios Florida. Whatever you’re craving, there’s a good chance you’ll find it.

Fast Food Boulevard

If everyone in your family or group has different meal preferences, then definitely park your crew at this colorful, kooky food court. It’s a hodgepodge of good eats: Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror, the Frying Dutchman, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Krusty Burger, Luigi’s Pizza and Flaming Moe’s. Also, Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck is parked nearby.

Finnegan’s Bar & Grill

It’s your lucky day when you cross the green threshold into this ever-popular Irish pub. Live music and a delicious offering of pub staples like Kilkenny pot pie, Guinness beef stew, and shepherd’s pie make every day feel like St. Paddy’s Day. Try the premium draft sampler with five four-ounce beer samples of Guinness, Smithwicks, Blue Moon, Tennents and Harp. Coffee-drinkers might want to indulge in an Irish coffee or the Baileys ‘n’ Cream.

Louie’s Italian Restaurant

As you stroll along the Big Apple set, you’ll spy a kitschy, green-striped awning where guests enter and immediately are greeted by the smell of pizza pies baking. Other popular menu entrées include savory fettuccini alfredo and home-style spaghetti and meatballs.

Universal Studios’ Classic Monster Café

Dark and filled with replica movie monster décor, this spooky eatery offers a variety of kid-pleasing menu items, including macaroni and cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers, and chicken. Hungry adults will find the monster meatloaf platter to be the perfect indulgence.

Shopping Hot Spots

Kwik-E-Mart

Find yourself smack dab in the wacky world of The Simpsons in Springfield U.S.A. Laugh at humorous signage, read quirky ads for fake products, and check out the “no checks list” that includes Homer J. Simpson. A stockpile of Simpsons-inspired merchandise includes T-shirts, hats, plush toys, comic books and more. Don’t miss the photo op with Milhouse outside by the payphone!

SpongeBob StorePants

Dive into the underwater world of Bikini Bottom, where you’ll find SpongeBob SquarePant’s iconic pineapple house along with his pet snail, Gary. Everything’s nautical and SpongeBob-themed: apparel, gifts, candy, toys and more. Chuckle at Squidward’s management policies and get a chance to see his house, too. Fans will also enjoy a special meet-and-greet with SpongeBob at various times throughout the day.

Super Silly Stuff

As you exit the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, you’ll segue into this darling, little shop that’s jam-packed with awesome Despicable Me products and gifts. The attention to movie details is noteworthy. Guest can purchase a re-creation of the Girl Scout cookies that Gru’s daughters sell to awful Vector. Yep, you can buy Choco Swirlies and Slam Jams! And dog-lovers probably won’t leave the store without a plush toy of Kyle, Gru’s dog.

The Supply Vault

Located near the TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D, this retail space almost seems like an attraction in and of itself. Set in true-to-the-movie style, it replicates a military complex where cashiers are all N.E.S.T. soldiers. Discover a variety of Transformers-themed merchandise (new and old movie versions), including T-shirts, hats, toys and more. Plus, serious chocoholics won’t want to pass up the chocolate AllSpark, a solid chocolate replica of the ancient artifact.

Universal Studios Store

Whether you’re looking for a Scooby-Doo plush toy or a Terminator figurine, you’ll find it here. As the official store of all things Universal — characters and movies — it’s the perfect one-stop shop for apparel, gifts, toys and souvenirs.

Special Events

Holidays

Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s — it’s not only merry, but mischievous, as the Minions and other characters join in the fun. You can also experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Diagon Alley™ is transformed with wondrous spirit.

Mardi Gras

It’s the most spectacular party of the year. Mardi Gras’ festive floats and outstanding street performers parade through the streets of Universal Studios Florida every night. Thousands of beads are tossed into the crowd nightly, and on select nights, you can catch major headliners live in concert. Expect authentic New Orleans cuisine such as beignets, bananas foster, jambalaya and an assortment of Mardi Gras-inspired cocktails.

Rock the Universe

Encounter two nights of inspirational praise music from some of Christian music’s biggest stars during this soul-inspired weekend full of faith and fun. Attractions and ride opportunities are also available.

Halloween Horror Nights

In the fall, as the sun fades, something sinister happens on select nights — a terror-filled Halloween event like no other. Erie theatrical haunted houses, multiple outdoor scare zones, and crazy-scary live shows take over Universal Studios Florida. Expect to encounter blood-thirsty creatures at every corner, monsters lunging at you, and maniacs right beside you. Be prepared to panic, scream, and run for your life in this separate-ticketed event!

Recommended for 13 years and above

Unique Experiences

Couple in front of the Universal Studios globe.

Live the Adventure, Red Carpet Style

Feel like a celebrity on this specialized guided tour. You’ll be personally escorted through Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure or both theme parks.
This experience includes:

Please note separate theme park admissions are required for all VIP tours.

VIP Experience

Enjoy a guided tour, behind-the-scenes access, and priority front of the line access on a minimum of eight rides and attractions.

Halloween Horror Nights Tours
Gain incomparable access to the premier Halloween event, if you can stand it.
Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Halloween Horror Nights R.I.P. Tour
Put your life into the hands of your trusty tour guide as you make your way through the terrors of the night.
This tour includes:

Halloween Horror Nights Behind the Screams: Unmasking The Horror Tour
It’s a “lights on” tour during the morning or afternoon or a combination of both where the true terrors are exposed in broad daylight. Get an eerie and fascinating look into how Universal Orlando Resort’s Art & Design team transform the family friendly theme park into a world straight out of the best horror movie.

Warning: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.