Grab a duff beer at Springfield, wave around your magic wands at the wizarding world of Harry Potter or just walk around and absorb all of the fantastic cinematic experiences that are in store for you- All at the Universal Orlando, Florida. Universal Studios should be on the list of “must visit” attractions when visiting Florida. TV and cinema buffs will fall in love with this Hollywood backlot themed amusement park. The whole area is divided into various zones on the basis of films and tv and features many areas like The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter where adults and children who are fans of the franchise can buy exclusive merchandise, taste the food that they’ve only read about or seen on the silver screens and also go on a multisensory ride that is sure to put you under a spell.
There is something for everyone at Universal Studios. The Transformers 3-D and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit are the rides for the dare devils and adrenaline junkies as they go to dizzying heights and loops. The children will love the themed rides like Minion Mayhem, which is a fun filled 3-D adventure and also make a splash at the Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone which is designed for children to have a good time and for the adults to relax on the grass and catch a break.Most of the teenagers will drift towards the Simpson’s city themed area, called Springfield which is set up to look like the city in the show and includes some fan favourites like Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern and Kwik-E-marts- where you can actually purchase “Squishees”, the Simpson’s version of 7- Eleven’s Slurpees and other kinds of Simpsons merchandise.
Universal Studios is also an active production studio. The shooting and production of many tv series, movies, commercials and music videos have taken place here.
The studio also hosts various annual events that you should aim to catch if you are interested.
They host a Halloween Horror Night where the whole studio is converted into a spooky play ground and various events and games with the horror theme are held. They also feature balloons from the popular Macy’s Day Parade after they have been shown in New York. There are a series of parades and concerts in celebration of Mardi Gras.
Harry Potter fans will be thrilled to know that there is also a day where the franchise is celebrated.Some other events include the Gradbash and the Summer concert series which feature a variety of pop artists that perform live on stage. A tip for when you decide to book a trip here- make sure you stay in one of the hotels in the theme park as you will then be only walking distance away from the parks, be able to avail different packages and bonuses, and also enter the Harry Potter themed world an hour earlier than the general admission crowd. More tips on traveling to Florida for the first time.