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Universal Studios Florida® Introduction

In the heart of the theme park capital of the world, Universal Studios Florida is a popular movie-themed amusement park in Orlando, Florida. Opened in 1990 as part of the Universal Orlando Resort, it features dozens of thrill rides and live shows centered around popular movies. Many of Universal's attractions have been developed with the movie's creators, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which opened in 2010. It's in a prime spot southwest of Orlando, and within easy reach of the city's other major amusement parks, including the neighboring Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk entertainment district.

Hotels near Universal Studios Florida®

There's a wide variety of accommodation near Universal Studios Florida. The closest to the park are Universal-branded hotels and resorts, which feature outdoor pools, themed restaurants, and kids' clubs. Several of these 4-star hotels are themed around rock music or exotic destinations such as Portofino or Polynesia. Budget hotels can be found within 1 or 2 miles of the park, and most offer basic rooms, outdoor pools, and free breakfast. The busiest times to visit Orlando's theme parks is during the summer and school holidays, when hotel prices peak. For bargain room rates, come in January or February.

Where to stay near Universal Studios Florida®

Universal Studios Orlando is 8.5 miles southwest of Downtown Orlando. Many visitors stay on International Drive, a long, palm-lined avenue dotted with hotels catering for all budgets. It's also home to the Orange County Convention Center, as well as popular restaurant chains, fast food emporiums, and shops, and attracts a mix of corporate and leisure travelers. To the north of International Drive is Ripley's Believe it or Not! Orlando, Madame Tussauds, and the Orlando Eye observation wheel. Canada Avenue, a street parallel to International Drive, attracts budget travelers, but is still within easy reach of the parks.

Things to see near Universal Studios Florida®

Experience the many roller coasters and thrill rides at Universal's Islands of Adventure, a mile from Universal Studios Florida. Or meet Harry, Ron, and Hermione at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is 1.8 miles from Universal Studios. Universal's complimentary shuttle bus makes connecting to all the theme parks simple. Take a day off from the parks and visit the Orlando International Premium Outlets, a 3-mile drive from Universal. It's also a 16-minute walk from Universal CityWalk, a sprawling outdoor entertainment and shopping complex with al fresco restaurants and cocktail bars, plus an IMAX movie theater and indoor skydiving.

How to get to Universal Studios Florida®

Orlando Studios Florida is easy to reach by car. It's just off Interstate 4 and Florida's Turnpike, and there's ample parking on-site. It's situated 15 miles west of Orlando International Airport, or a 20-minute drive. The nearest Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses come into Orlando Station in Downtown Orlando, which takes around 20 minutes by car to travel to Universal. Many hotels in the area, including Universal-branded resorts, offer complimentary shuttles to Universal's parks. The city's LYNX bus service connects the many hotels on International Drive to the theme parks and other major attractions in the area.

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