Universal Studios Florida
is an American theme park located in Orlando
, Florida. Opened on June 7, 1990, the park's theme is the entertainment industry, in particular movies and television. Universal Studios Florida inspires its guests to "ride the movies," and it features numerous attractions and live shows. The park is one component of the larger Universal Orlando Resort
. In 2010, the park hosted an estimated 5.9 million guests, ranking it the eighth-most visited theme park in the United States
Unlike its sister facility, Universal Studios Hollywood
, which is a working film and television studio that became a tourist attraction and theme park, Universal Studios Florida was designed as both a theme park and a studio from the start. It was also the first time that Universal Studios had constructed an amusement park "from the ground up."