Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts has created some of the world’s most popular entertainment vacation destinations. Each year, millions of guests visit Universal’s theme parks in Florida, California, Singapore and Japan to experience thrilling, world-famous attractions that combine the world’s most beloved stories and characters from film and television with innovative ride and show technology.
Universal Studios Hollywood is “The Entertainment Capital of L.A” and a movie- and television-based theme park offering guests the authenticity of a working movie studio. The theme park features such ground-breaking rides and attractions as “King Kong: 360 3D” created by Peter Jackson, “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride,” “Jurassic Park – The Ride,” “The Simpsons Ride” and “Shrek 4-D.” In May 2012, Universal Studios Hollywood will open “Transformers: The Ride–3D,” a revolutionary new thrill-ride based on the electrifying film franchise directed by Michael Bay. Universal Studios’ signature attraction is the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, featuring the star of NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” as the “video host,” and providing guests access to the movie and television production facility. Adjacent to the world-famous theme park is Universal CityWalk, an iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex providing an array of “Always Unexpected” entertainment options. Universal CityWalk features the new high-tech, outdoor concert arena, “5 Towers,” and L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinemas as well as such unique venues as the “Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,” the “Infusion Lounge,” and iFly indoor skydiving. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
Universal Orlando Resort is home to some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions based on pop culture’s most compelling films and stories. It is the only Orlando destination where guests are not just entertained, but where they become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. Here, guests can experience two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; three magnificently themed on-site hotels – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort – and a 30-acre nighttime entertainment complex called Universal CityWalk, featuring shops, dining, a 24-theater Cineplex and a permanent Blue Man Group show. Located within Universal’s Islands of Adventure is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a spectacularly themed area where the stories of Harry Potter come to life. At Universal Orlando’s theme parks, guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, help Shrek and Donkey save Princess Fiona at “Shrek 4-D,” swing above the streets with Spider-Man in an amazing adventure, battle aliens alongside Agent J at “Men In Black Alien Attack” – and much more. It is the only place you can be courageous, be outrageous – and be extraordinary. More information is available at www.UniversalOrlando.com.
NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. NBCUniversal has license and operating agreements with Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Singapore. Universal Parks & Resorts is the NBCUniversal business unit that administers all such ownership interests and license and service arrangements.
Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan offer rides and shows that represent the best of what Universal theme parks offer. Universal Studios Singapore opened in May 2011 and is located within Singapore’s first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa. Universal Studios Japan opened in Osaka in 2001 and hosted 11 million guests in its first year.