What began as a tour through the Universal lot in 1962, eventually grew to become a full theme park. It was the success of the tour that inspired Universal to invest $250 million in 1990 to launch another themepark.
When Universal Studios Florida first opened in 1990, it had its fair share of problems.
Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure are two of the biggest theme parks in the world but they started out as a tram tour. Universal has many attractions at their two parks and are always replacing old rides with new ones. The most highly anticipated expansion of the park Islands of Adventure hosted five islands surrounding a lagoon, the isands included areas such as Marvel superhero island, Jurassic Park, Dr.Suess, Toon Lagoon, and the Lost Continent. The park aslo attracts thousands of guest will monthly events. Some of these events include Rock the Universe, Halloween Horror Nights, Macy's Holiday Parade, and Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. Islands of Adventure only has one, Grinchmas during December. The two parks are open at Universal Studios Florida 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Universal's Islands of Adventure 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.