Universal Studios Florida Attractions
Shrek 4-D brings the popular DreamWorks characters to life in a special OgreVision 3-D film that picks up right where the first Shrek film left off. Shrek and Princess Fiona are just starting their honeymoon when Lord Farquaad’s Ghost comes back from beyond to finally take Fiona as his bride. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow all reprise their characters from the Shrek films. After the show is finished, guests have a chance to meet and take pictures with Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona.
Prepare to become one of Gru’s minions in Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem! Based on the hit film Despicable Me, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment collaborated to create the 3-D motion simulator attraction that gives guests the chance to enter Gru’s house and laboratory and be transformed into Minions and go through Minion training. Steve Carrell, Miranda Cosgrove and the cast of the film reprised their roles for the attraction.
The Decepticons have come to Earth to retrieve the AllSpark and only the Autobots, NEST (Non-Biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty) and you can stop them. Using the same motion simulator technology and 3-D effects as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Transformers: The Ride – 3D, based off of the Michael Bay Transformers films, turns guests into NEST recruits in order to help save the world.
Universal Studios Florida is filming a music video and they’ve decided to cast you to star in it! Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is an innovative roller coaster that lets guests choose the music they want to listen to during the ride and features first of its kind maneuvers including the Jump Cut, the Treble Clef and the Double Take, the world’s largest non-inverted loop. Whatever song you choose becomes the soundtrack, while on and off-board cameras capture every second of the action making a video that can be purchased digitally or on DVD.
- Jake's American Bar holds Beer Festival - Taking place in Jake's American Bar and under the Wantilan Pavilion, enjoy sampling more than 50 beers from a selection of popular breweries.
- Portofino Bay to host Harbor Nights Primavera in April - This wine tasting and jazz event will capture the mood and feeling of the Mediterranean.
- Easter dinners announced for Universal resorts - Easter meals will be held at Portofino Bay, Hard Rock Hotel and Royal Pacific.
- VIDEO: Flight of the Hippogriff POV - Flight of the Hippogriff is a family-style roller coaster in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Originally, Flight of the Hippogriff was the Flying Unicorn as part of The Lost Continent, but with the change to Harry Potter came a change in the theme of the ride. Nothing was changed in terms of the track itself, but an animatronic Hippogriff and Hagrid's Hut were added to the surrounding area of the ride.
- VIDEO: Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Night - Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a vintage/retro throwback to hotels of the 50s and 60s and really plays to the beach vibe during the day, but the resort comes to life in a different way at night.
- VIDEO: Cabana Bay Beach Resort Lobby, Food Court, Bowling Alley & Gym - Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the latest Loews Hotel to open up at Universal Orlando and it is bringing a retro vibe with modern amenities.
- Universal Orlando raises parking fees - Universal raises prices after Disney raised their parking prices earlier this week.
- Cabana Bay Beach Resort photo gallery - Universal Orlando's newest hotel is now open!
- Cabana Bay Beach Resort now open! - Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort officially welcomes its first guests today. This brand-new value and moderately-priced property is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort and evokes the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and 60s.
- Berlin to perform at April Velvet Sessions - The concert will take place April 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel.
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- VIDEO: Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit POV - Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit turns you into the star of your very own music video! Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster takes guests on a thrilling ride through 3 brand new, never-before-scene maneuvers and a lift hill at a 90-degree angle all to the soundtrack that you choose!
- Emeril's Orlando and Emeril's Tchoup Chop plan Easter meals - Emeril's Orlando will serve brunch and Emeril's Tchoup Chop will serve Easter dinner.
- Dates announced for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 2014 - Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Orlando for the 24th year.
- 7 nights for the price of 5 at a Universal Partner Hotel, plus an Orlando Flex Ticket! - Guests purchasing this package with accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel will receive 7 nights for the price of 5! Also included in the package is an Orlando Flex Ticket, which offers admission to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Wet 'n Wild Orlando.
- VIDEO: Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster - Woody Woodpecker's KidZone is the part of Universal Studios Florida that is geared most towards children and one of the highlights in Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster. Although it is a kid-sized coaster, the twisted coaster can be fun for all ages!
- VIDEO: Dragon Challenge - Chinese Fireball POV - Dragon Challenge is one of the most thrilling roller coasters at Universal Orlando Resort. Dragon Challenge is based around the Triwizard Tournament from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.