A Few Universal Orlando Fun Facts

It is always very entertaining to know some fun facts about the parks we all know and love. Today, we bring you just a couple of fun facts regarding Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. You  may have already heard these information (especially if you are a big fan of these parks), but we thought it would have been nice to share them with all our readers:

- Universal Studios Florida -

• Many of the structures and facades in Universal Studios are modeled after sets from famous movies and television shows, including “Pretty Woman,” “The Godfather” and “The Cosby Show.”
• Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit features three world’s first maneuvers – the Double Take (the world’s largest non-inverted loop), the Treble Clef (track built in the shape of the musical symbol) and the Jump Cut (a spiraling negative-gravity move).
• The music-based Treble Clef maneuver on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was first sketched out on a paper napkin.
• There are 24 instantly recognizable Springfield characters – all voiced by the original actors – that appear in The Simpsons Ride.
• Many of the Egyptian hieroglyphics decorating the walls throughout Revenge of the Mummy spell out real words and warnings to visitors.
• Shrek 4-D marks the first time that a film’s original cast and creative team have united to produce an attraction based on an animated film

- Universal's Islands of Adventure -

• The thrilling 85-foot plunge at the end of Jurassic Park River Adventure is one of the highest water descent ever built.
• For the first time in theme park history, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man combines moving, motion based platform ride vehicles, 3-D film and live action in one revolutionary ride (The new Transformers Ride at Universal Studios Singapore uses a similar technology).
• Dr. Seuss never drew straight lines in his illustrations; everything was curved, slanted or “wonky.” Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Landing.

Do you know any other interesting fun fact from these two parks? If you do, feel free to share them in the comments section of this post, and we'll add some of them to the list! Thank you!


  1. Just a quick correction. :-)

    Jurassic Park River Adventure's drop is actually 85 feet high, not long. And it's not the highest. The highest is Pilgrim's Plunge in Holiday World (in Santa Claus, Indiana). Pilgrim's Plunge has a 135 feet drop at 45 degrees.

    Other than that, great trivia!

  2. Thank you for the information, Jason! I completely forgot about Pilgrim's Plunge! It is one of the newest rides of the park, if I'm not mistaken, so I didn't remember about it. Thanks again for the corrections!


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