Universal Studios Florida Attractions
Hollywood at Universal Studios Florida may not have the biggest and greatest attractions, but it takes guests back into the classic days of Hollywood with the buildings. Terminator 2: 3-D and Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show continue to entertain guests and Mel’s Drive In is a reminder of the Hollywood food chain that played a major role in the George Lucas film American Graffiti.
Terminator 2: 3-D mixes live action and 3-D seamlessly in this James Cameron produced attraction. Universal approached the director to do an attraction based on the film and to say that he went all out on it would be an understatement. Cameron brought back Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Eddie Furlong to reprise their roles and ended up spending more than $60 million dollars on the entire thing.
Housed inside the Pantages Theater, the Horror Make-Up Show is a demonstration to guests about the process on how make-up and design is used to produce some of the scariest and realistic horror effects we see in movies. The show has a lot of humor and a few surprises along the way including severed limbs and blood, not to mention the inevitable horror tactic of creatures popping out from nowhere, but the show primarily focuses on teaching the art of special effects. Although it is not part of the show, one of the coolest aspects of the experience is the lobby filled with props and memorabilia from some of the greatest horror films ever produced.
Lucille Ball, America's most beloved comedienne, is remembered in this nostalgic, and entertaining tribute to her life and career. Although the area is relatively small, it is jammed with personal effects, including scripts from I Love Lucy, costumes, and various other items. A large screen TV in the center of the exhibit runs clips from some of I Love Lucy's most memorable moments. There is also a series of trivia games available to play.
- Hard Rock Hotel to host wine riffs event - A five-course dinner from the hotel's chefs is paired with wines and music.
- "The Purge: Anarchy" to be Halloween Horror Nights Street Experience - Set in the future, the government allows 12 hours every year where all crime is legal, in an effort to keep crime rates below one percent the rest of the year. Citizens must try to survive the night.
- Syfy's "Face Off" comes to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando - Syfy's Face Off comes to life at Halloween Horror Nights as a terrifying new street experience with characters created by some of Hollywood's most talented Special effects makeup artists!
- "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" theme for haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights - The drama from the El Ray Network had a 10-episode season last year and is based on a 1996 film with the same name.