The Latest News and Updates from Universal Orlando®
With exciting new rides and attractions now open, and more on the way, there's never been a better time to visit Universal Orlando®!
OPENING SUMMER 2013 TRANSFORMERS™ The Ride 3-D
Universal Studios® Florida Theme Park will be home to an incredible new attraction... Embark on a daring adventure that redefines thrill rides. Transformers: The Ride-3D is an ultra-immersive sensory experience that puts you on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots® and Decepticons®. Fusing ground-breaking HD 3D media and Flight Simulation technology, this epic ride will make you lose sight of the difference between fiction and reality.
NOW OPEN The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™ and experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills at Universal's Islands of Adventure® Theme Park
Classic moments come to life on thrilling attractions like Dragon Challenge™, a high-speed coaster where you'll ride one of two fire breathers; The Flight of the Hippogriff™, a family-friendly coaster designed for younger riders, and Harry Potter™ and the Forbidden Journey™, a state-of-the-art adventure where you'll soar above the castle with Harry Potter™, coming face-to-face with magical creatures!
Shop for Hogwarts™ school supplies from Dervish and Banges™; Chocolate Frogs™ and Cauldron Cakes from Honeydukes™; Extendable Ears and Sneakoscopes from Zonko’s Joke Shop; and a wand from Ollivanders™. Plus send letters from the Owl Post™ - with actual Hogsmeade™ postmarks!
Always wondered how Butterbeer™ tastes? Find out at the Three Broomsticks™ where you can also sample fish and chips, the 'Great Feast Platter,' shepherd's pie, strawberry peanut-butter ice-cream and more! Next door at the Hog's Head, order a pint of pumpkin juice!
NOW OPEN Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®
Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you find yourself heading straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you're doing 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios® Florida Theme Park. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to a song you picked before strapping in. And, it’s all on video. Once the adventure is over, you edit the video to send to your friends.
It's true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. This groundbreaking combination of audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on- and off-board video and one-of-a-kind personalization takes you on a coaster experience unlike any other. Orlando's tallest roller coaster also features several exciting, "never been done" elements, including the world's first non-inverting loop.
NOW SHOWING Universal's Cinematic Spectacular
The experience will take you on an emotional journey through epic cinematic moments filled with heroes, laughter, and the battle of good vs. evil. All of the classic film clips are projected onto cutting-edge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios® Florida lagoon, surrounded by colorful, synchronized fountains and pyrotechnics against a stirring musical score.
NOW OPEN Despicable Me Minion Mayhem®
At Universal Studios® Florida Theme Park, you can join the ranks of the minions on the all-new 3-D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. When Gru's latest scheme doesn't go as planned, you're launched into a heartwarming and hilarious adventure through his super-villain laboratory.
NOW SHOWING Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level at Universal CityWalk®. Forget what you know—that was then, this is wow. Experience the wonder of Blue Man Group with incredible new performances, astounding new music and an all-new stage. It's science, it's laughter, it's that creative urge you feel inside and want to explore. Become part of the new Blue Man Group show from the minute you step inside the theatre.