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Universal Studios Florida
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Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.

Universal Studios Florida® has working film sets and it was also built specifically as a theme park. Its mission is to show you inside movie making through thrilling rides, interactive adventures and shows. You can even shop in a replica version of Kwik-E-Mart, the convenience store made famous by The Simpsons.

The park has six themed areas, or “backlots” as movie makers refer to outdoor film sets, that surround a lagoon. Go right to the heart of the movie world at the Hollywood backlot. Here you can take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s at Lucy: A Tribute, a walk-through exhibit that celebrates Lucille Ball, one of the most beloved redheads of all time. Blast to the future at the Terminator® 2: 3-D experience, and pick up some tips for Halloween from artist demonstrations at the Horror Make-Up Show.

More tricks of the movie trade are on exhibit at the San Francisco backlot. Hop aboard the Disaster! Ride, and learn about the stunts and special effects that go into blockbuster action movies. You may even become an extra on one of the sets.

The New York backlot has The Blues Brothers® Show and a treat for roller-coaster fans: the Revenge of the Mummy® ride. This indoor journey, often through darkness, reaches speeds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour. Go even faster at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®, during which you become a music video star and feel the rush of traveling at 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour.

Most of Universal Studios Florida®’s attractions are indoors, making it a great place to visit during Orlando’s steamy summer or on rainy days. Spring break season can get crowded and opening hours change to reflect high and low visitor numbers.

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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando
3 out of 5
5905 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL
Free cancellation
The price is CA $73 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

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Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort
3 out of 5
5976 Caravan Court, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
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Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando
3 out of 5
5905 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $73 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort
3 out of 5
5976 Caravan Court, Orlando, FL
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orlando Universal area
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5621 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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Comfort Suites Near Universal Orlando Resort
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5617 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
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Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort
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6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL
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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®
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5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
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Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
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7299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
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