Fast-paced thrill rides, edgy themes, and meticulously detailed movie-style sets are a signature of this popular theme park. Here, the hottest blockbuster films come to life, jumping off the screen and right into the theme park -- and park-goers are immersed in all the action. In addition to its lineup of adrenaline-boosting rides, grown-up shows, and smattering of kid-friendly attractions, USF is also a working production studio, so on occasion you might get a chance to catch live filming as it's taking place.
Attractions & Rides
Coaster-junkies should head straight for Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and Revenge of the Mummy. Tweens and teens (and even adults) with a taste for action and adventure can shoot it out with alien invaders on Men in Black Alien Attack, or experience the Harry Potter books at Diagon Alley. The touchy-feely effects of Shrek 4-D amuse crowds of all ages (though its humor is a bit beyond younger riders).
Restaurants & Dining
For sit-down dining, Lombard's serves up a waterside view and a menu of seafood, pasta, and salads. Taste a slice of the Big Apple at Louie's Italian Restaurant. Fifties buffs should head to Mel's Diner, inspired by the likes of American Graffiti and complete with neon signage and a lot filled with classic cars; its burgers are among the best in the park.
Past lineups of the Summer Concert Series have featured Third Eye Blind, Nelly, the Go-Go's, and Boys Like Girls. You're in for the scare of a lifetime during the frightfully haunting Halloween Horror Nights (the annual nightmarish event strictly geared towards older teens and adults). Ring in the holidays watching the Macy's Holiday Parade as it marches its way through the park, complete with several floats and gigantic balloons from the original Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.