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The Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort, commonly known as Universal Orlando, formerly Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Escape, is an American theme park and entertainment resort complex based in Orlando, Florida. It is wholly owned by NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast. Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
is the second-largest resort in Greater Orlando, after the Walt Disney World. Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
consists of two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida
Florida
and Universal's Islands of Adventure), a water park (Volcano Bay), a night-time entertainment complex ( Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk
Orlando), and five Loews Hotels
Loews Hotels
(Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Resort
and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort).

Contents

1 History 2 Theme parks and main areas 3 Resorts 4 Events

4.1 Halloween Horror Nights 4.2 Rock the Universe 4.3 Summer Concert Series 4.4 Grad Bash and Gradventure 4.5 Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's 4.6 Mardi Gras 4.7 A Celebration of Harry Potter

5 Other services

5.1 Universal Express Pass 5.2 Universal Meal Deal 5.3 Blue Man Group 5.4 Character Dining

6 Transportation

6.1 Universal Transit 6.2 Universal's Super Star Shuttle

7 Gallery 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
opened in 1990 as the theme park Universal Studios Florida. It was opened as a joint venture between Universal Entertainment
Entertainment
and The Blackstone Group. The park was in direct competition with Disney MGM Studios
Disney MGM Studios
(now called Disney's Hollywood Studios). In 1994, executives started planning the expansion of the resort into a multi-day vacation destination. In late 1995, construction began on a new park, Islands of Adventure. The Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
Preview Center opened in May 1997 replacing the Screen Test Home Video Adventure. During this time, several new attractions were being built and opened at Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida, including Woody Woodpecker's KidZone, which opened in 1998, Men in Black: Alien Attack and Animal Actors On Location! (formerly Animal Planet Live). On May 28, 1999, Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
opened to the general public. It featured six themed "islands", including the Port of Entry, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and Marvel Super Hero Island. The park opened to mediocre attendance, and several attractions were closed shortly thereafter, including Island Skipper Tours, due to lack of attendance. Along with the new theme park, the resort also opened a Florida version of Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk
from Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Hollywood. CityWalk Orlando, but with different venues and design. Universal also opened the resort's first onsite hotel in September 1999. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel (originally Portofino Bay Hotel, a Loews Hotel) was operated and partially owned by Loews Hotels
Loews Hotels
but was also partially owned by Universal and The Blackstone Group. The two theme parks, CityWalk, and the hotel were branded as Universal Studios Escape, however the name was quickly changed to Universal Orlando Resort. In December 2000, Hard Rock Hotel opened as Universal Orlando's second onsite hotel. Despite its name, the hotel is owned by Loews Hotels, like Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and is not affiliated with Hard Rock International. In 2001, Loews Royal Pacific Resort opened. In the midst of all these openings, two parking garages were constructed and the popular water park Wet 'n Wild Orlando
Wet 'n Wild Orlando
was acquired. In 2003, rumors began swirling that a Harry Potter
Harry Potter
themed attraction would be coming to Universal or one of the Disney parks. On May 31, 2007, Universal, in partnership with Warner Bros., officially announced The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
would be added to it's Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
park. Just over three years later, on June 18, 2010, the seventh "island" at Universal's Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opened. Shortly after the massive success of the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
- Hogsmeade, rumors began to swirl once again, this time of a second Potter-themed area in Universal Studios Florida. It was announced shortly thereafter that Universal would begin construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Diagon Alley, replacing Jaws: The Ride.[3] On July 8, 2014, Diagon Alley officially opened to the public.[4] The Blackstone Group
The Blackstone Group
sold its stake in Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
in early 2011. Theme parks and main areas[edit]

The Pharos Lighthouse marks the entrance to Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
is composed of themed areas and attractions based on the film industry. Visitors get themed dining and shopping, a variety of special events throughout the year, and may even catch an actual film crew at work on the backlot. The original theme park in the resort, Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
opened on June 7, 1990, as a theme park that let visitors "Ride the Movies." The themes of Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Orlando are targeted at making guests feel like they are on a movie set with rides, shows, and attractions inspired by popular film, television, and music productions. The park consists of eight themed areas – Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco, Diagon Alley/London, World Expo, Springfield, and Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone. Universal's Islands of Adventure, opened in May 1999, is a theme park composed of seven distinct "islands" that are themed to various forms of adventures. Visitors start off in the Port of Entry and make their way through the various islands – Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
- Hogsmeade, The Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based on the popular Harry Potter
Harry Potter
franchise, is the only island added after the park opened; it opened to the public on June 18, 2010. Universal CityWalk Orlando
Universal CityWalk Orlando
opened in 1999, over the former parking lot and entrance, as part of the expansion that created the Universal Orlando Resort. Guests arrive at the resort park in one of two multi-story parking structures, then travel via covered moving sidewalks over Universal Boulevard into CityWalk. From there, guests can proceed into either of the theme parks, Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida or Islands of Adventure. The Universal Store offers merchandise from both parks. CityWalk features shopping, nightclubs, dining venues, an AMC Movie Theater, and a Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
show. There are many night clubs at CityWalk including Groove, CityWalks's Rising Star (a karaoke club with a live band), Red Coconut Club, and Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom (both a night club and restaurant). Some notable locations are The Cowfish, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Emeril's, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and Voodoo Doughnut, set to open later in 2018. Casual dining locations include: Moe's Southwest Grill, Burger King Whopper Bar, Panda Express, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, and Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar. Wet 'n Wild was founded in 1977 by SeaWorld
SeaWorld
founder George Millay
George Millay
as one of the first major water parks. In 1998, Wet 'n Wild was acquired by Universal Parks & Resorts, adding it to Universal Orlando.[5] There were eighteen water slides and attractions at the water park. Popular attractions included The Storm, Bomb Bay, Disco H20, Mach 5, and The Surge. Wet 'n Wild was located at the intersection of International Drive and Universal Boulevard, about half a mile south of the Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
parking garage. Wet 'n Wild officially closed on December 31, 2016 due to the opening of Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando's 53 acres (21 ha) on-site water park near the Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Resort
that opened on May 25, 2017. It was announced on March 21, 2017 that the land once occupied by Wet 'n Wild would be transformed into Universal's seventh hotel.[6] It was later learned that Universal would split the property into two hotels, rather than one resort.[citation needed]

Panoramic view of Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida's lagoon

Resorts[edit] The resort features five official on-site hotels totaling up to 5,600 rooms. All five hotels are located in close proximity to the Universal Orlando theme parks. The hotels offer guests free water taxi or shuttle bus service to the Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
theme parks. The hotels are sorted into three categories; premier hotels, preferred hotels and prime value hotels. Universal's sixth hotel, Aventura, is set to open in August 2018.

Name Opening date Theme Number of rooms

Premier Hotels

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando September 1999 Italian seaside village 750

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando January 19, 2001 California mission design 650

Preferred Hotels

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Resort
at Universal Orlando June 2002 The enchanted isles of the South Seas 1,000

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Resort
at Universal Orlando July 7, 2016 Leisurely estate in the heart of the tropics 1,000

Prime Value Hotels

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort March 31, 2014 Classic Florida
Florida
beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s 2,200

Aventura Hotel August 2018 Modern 600

Two more resorts will be built on the land previously occupied by Wet 'n Wild Orlando and are expected to be open by mid-2019. The hotels, which will have a total of 2,800 rooms on 64 acres of former Wet 'n Wild land, will be split by Universal Boulevard with one 2,050-room resort on one side and another 750-room resort across the way. The hotels will begin taking reservation in early 2018. [7] On April 5, 2018, the name of these hotels were announced as Surfside Inn and Suites, which will open in 2019, and Dockside Inn and Suites, which will open in 2020. The hotels new area will be called Universal’s Endless Summer Resort.[8] Events[edit] Halloween Horror Nights[edit] Main article: Halloween Horror Nights On select nights in September through early November, Universal Studios Florida
Florida
is transformed into the annual Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights. Halloween Horror Nights, or HHN as it is more commonly known, is one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S. From 1991–2001, the event was held at Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida. Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights
was moved to Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
in 2002, and the 2004 event featured sections of both parks, but the event was moved back to Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
in 2006. The event celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2010, and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. The event typically features an "icon" that presides over the terror each evening along with an average of nine haunted houses and numerous unavoidable scare zones. It is a separately ticketed event. Rock the Universe[edit] Main article: Rock the Universe Rock the Universe
Rock the Universe
is an annual Christian rock music festival that is located within Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida. It began in 1998, and has been running ever since. The event typically occurs in early September, and lasts for two days. Many Christian rock artists play throughout the event both nights. The resort offers special tickets, packages, and church partnerships for that weekend. Select attractions are also opened throughout the evenings.[citation needed] Summer Concert Series[edit] Summer Concert Series occurs annually, on select Saturday nights, and features a variety of popular music acts performing live at The Universal Music Plaza Stage
Universal Music Plaza Stage
in the Production Central section of Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida; adjacent to the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. This event is included with a regular park admission, and occurs during normal park operating hours.[9] Grad Bash and Gradventure[edit] Grad Bash and Gradventure are two separate events held in April and May at the parks. Grad Bash is an event for graduating high school senior classes who can gather for an exclusive, all-night party at Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
and Islands of Adventure. This event features live performances by some of the most popular artists, dance parties with DJs, and pre-parties at The Universal Music Plaza Stage
The Universal Music Plaza Stage
in the Production Central section of Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida.[10] Gradventure is very similar but is designed for graduating middle school students.[11] Both events are sponsored by Coca-Cola. Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's[edit] Macy's Holiday Parade brings some authentic balloons from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to Orlando in a month-long event in December that highlights the Christmas celebrations within Universal Studios Florida.[12] Mardi Gras[edit] See also: Mardi Gras Generally in February through to April, a parade and concert series inspired by New Orleans' Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday
party is held within Universal Studios Florida. The event features merchandise especially for the celebration and is held usually on Friday and Saturday nights. Every event night guests will hear some of Louisiana's bands performing blues, and Zydeco. An after party occurs in the French Quarter at Universal CityWalk. It is included with park admission.[13] A Celebration of Harry Potter[edit] A Celebration of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
is an annual three-day weekend event held on the last weekend of January at both Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida and Islands of Adventure, celebrating the fandom of the Harry Potter books authored by J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
and the film series based on the books, in a collaboration between Universal Parks & Resorts, Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Entertainment
Entertainment
and Scholastic. The event, introduced on the weekend of January 24–26, 2014, features film talent Q&A sessions, panels, special demonstrations, photo-ops, exhibitions from Pottermore, Scholastic, graphic designer company MinaLima and film props and costumes brought in from the Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Studio Tour London in Leavesden and the touring Harry Potter
Harry Potter
exhibition. During the event's debut in 2014, the Diagon Alley expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
at Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
was still under construction at the time, raising an expectation among the celebration's attendees at what to expect of the new area of the theme park, which was set to open that same year. Since the event's debut, actors from the films who have attended the celebration include: Matthew Lewis, James and Oliver Phelps, Evana Lynch, Devon Murray, Mark Williams, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Katie Leung,[14] Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Warwick Davis,[15] Stanislav Yanevski
Stanislav Yanevski
and Natalia Tena[16] Other services[edit] Universal Express Pass[edit]

Revenge of the Mummy
Revenge of the Mummy
features a line for Universal Express Pass

Main article: Universal Express Pass Many attractions in Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
and Islands of Adventure allow guests to utilize Express Pass. This pass admits guests to a separate line for the attraction, which is given priority status when boarding. Express Pass is not a virtual queuing service. Instead, passholders may enter the "Universal Express" line whenever they wish. This pass is not included with park admission. Universal Meal Deal[edit] The Universal Meal Deal was a ticketed Meal Plan for park visitors. It allowed visitors of either theme park to eat all day long from lunch through dinner at select restaurants These included Mel's Drive-In and Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
and Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, Comic Strip Cafe, and The Burger Digs at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The selection food is limited, and drinks are not included. Beverages can be purchased through a Universal Souvenir Cup. For additional costs, visitors may add park-to-park Meal Deal Access allowing them to eat meals in both parks.[citation needed] Universal Meal Deal was replaced on November 3, 2013 with Universal Dining Plan - Quick Service. Blue Man Group[edit] Main article: Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Sharp Aquos Theatre

Walkway entrance to the Theatre from CityWalk, shown prior to the construction of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
roller coaster.

On November 9, 2006, Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
announced that the Blue Man Group would be coming to the resort in a new and theatre, which in May 2007 was named the Sharp Aquos Theatre.[17] Construction of the theatre began shortly after the announcement. The theatre is contained within Sound Stage 18, which was occupied by Nickelodeon Studios
Nickelodeon Studios
from 1990–2005.[citation needed] The sound stage was home to shows such as Slime Time Live, Figure It Out, and Double Dare 2000. In 2005, the sound stage was used for Where Evil Hides, a haunted house for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror event.[18] The theatre is located between the Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
and the main entrance to Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida.[19] The 1,000-seat theatre features a 30-foot-tall (9.1 m) Blue Man facade, and is accessible both from the Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk
as well as the Universal Studios
Universal Studios
theme park.[20] In preparation for the rezoning of the building into CityWalk, a walkway was constructed between the Universal Studios
Universal Studios
theme park and the resort's Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
allowing guests to enter the theatre without paying admission to the theme park, while the former Nickelodeon Studios
Nickelodeon Studios
entrance at the theme park was turned into an attended exit from the theme park to the theatre's entrance. The theatre's seating diagram is organized into five different "zones". The "Poncho" zone consists of the first four rows of the theatre. It bears this name because of the ponchos that are in each seat of the zone as guests take their seats. This is due to the possibility of materials leaving the stage.[21] The other zones, Zones 1–4, are arranged to provide the best possible view of the show no matter where you sit.[22] The theatre has 13 ADA seats throughout to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Assistance for the hearing and vision impaired is also available.[19] As of October–November 2008, the pathway to Sharp Aquos Theatre has been moved for construction of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a roller coaster which opened in mid-2009. Construction on the coaster also resulted in the replacement of The Boneyard by The Universal Music Plaza Stage and the entrance of Rockit, and the reconfiguration of the queue of Twister...Ride it Out. Character Dining[edit] Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
features a large group of characters varying from Woody Woodpecker
Woody Woodpecker
to Spider-Man. Visitors have three ways of dining with characters. At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, guests can eat breakfast with Universal Characters on select days also. Throughout the day characters have meet and greets within the parks and make appearances during lunchtime at several theme park restaurants. During dinner, on select nights, guests can have dinner with Universal Characters at Trattoria del Porto, The Kitchen, and Islands Dining Room. The Marvel Super Heroes also appear in the Meet the Marvel Super Heroes attraction where the characters ride on motorcycles down the street of Marvel Super Hero Island. Transportation[edit] Throughout Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
and its vicinity there is an organized transportation system which transports guests between the onsite hotels, Universal Partner Hotels, the theme parks, and other area attractions. Mears Transportation runs the system. Orlando's LYNX bus system connects the resort to other places in the city. Universal Transit[edit] Universal Orlando's internal transportation system is often dubbed Universal Transit. The system consists of water taxis, buses, escalators, elevators, moving walkways, and pathways which transport guests between the parking structure, hotels, CityWalk, and the theme parks. Onsite hotel guests can get to the theme parks and CityWalk by either boarding a water taxi which will take them directly to CityWalk or may use walkways. The dock at CityWalk is located at the center of CityWalk and can be accessed by theme park visitors via the bridges connecting CityWalk to the theme parks. Along the pathways, bicycles also transport guests for an additional cost. For guests who prefer not to use a water taxi or walk, they will find shuttle transportation also available at the onsite hotels. These stop at five locations: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel & Spa, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Sapphire Falls Resort
Resort
and Universal Orlando theme parks. Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Resort
has dedicated shuttles to the parks. The resort also features two large parking structures, for day and night guests who need to park, connected by bridge to Citywalk and the theme parks. Universal's Super Star Shuttle[edit] The vicinity of Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
consists of several hotels and a major airport all located within 20 minutes of the resort. Universal's Super Star Shuttle service is broken into two main routes. One provides transportation to all thirty Universal Partner hotels while the newest route began service to Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport
in 2016.[23] Universal's Super Star Shuttle provides free transportation between Universal Orlando, SeaWorld
SeaWorld
and Aquatica.[citation needed] Airport service is available for a fee to onsite hotel guests booking through Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations. The new airport route is expected to initially only be offered for onsite hotel guests. The airport shuttle is run through Super Shuttle Transportation. The Seaworld/Aquatica shuttle is run by ESCOT. Gallery[edit]

The original entrance to Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida.

The entrance to Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida
Florida
in 2007.

Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
at Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Entrance

Revenge of the Mummy

Universal Music Plaza Stage
Universal Music Plaza Stage
with a loop of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit behind

See also[edit]

Amusement parks portal Trains portal Florida
Florida
portal

Incidents at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

References[edit]

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Harry Potter
at Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 27, 2018.  ^ Goldman, Eric (July 8, 2014). "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
- Diagon Alley Officially Opens". IGN. Retrieved February 27, 2018.  ^ Powers, Scott (February 8, 2006). "Theme-park pioneer started SeaWorld
SeaWorld
and Wet 'n Wild". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 28, 2012.  ^ "Seventh Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
hotel slated to replace former Wet 'n' Wild water park Inside the Magic". Inside the Magic. March 21, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2018.  ^ "Universal reveals details for 2,800-room hotel complex on former Wet 'n Wild land". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.  ^ Dagon, Russ (April 5, 2018). "NAME REVEAL: Universal's Endless Summer Resort". Close Up. Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort.  ^ "Summer Concert Series". Universal Orlando
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Resort. Retrieved August 13, 2010.  ^ Universal Orlando
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Resort. "Gradbash at Universal Orlando
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Florida". Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort. Retrieved September 25, 2012.  ^ "Gradventure". Universal Orlando
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Resort. Retrieved September 25, 2012.  ^ "Holidays". Universal Orlando
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Resort. Retrieved August 13, 2010.  ^ "Mardi Gras". Universal Orlando
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Resort. Retrieved August 13, 2010.  ^ "A Celebration of Harry Potter". Universal Orlando
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Resort
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Haunted House Locations". HHN Vault.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007.  ^ a b " Blue Man Group
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External links[edit]

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Theme parks of Florida

Theme parks

Disney's Hollywood Studios Epcot Legoland Florida
Florida
Resort Magic Kingdom Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida Universal's Islands of Adventure

Animal theme parks

Busch Gardens Tampa Discovery Cove Disney's Animal Kingdom Gatorland Green Meadows Petting Farm Lion Country Safari SeaWorld
SeaWorld
Orlando

Water parks

Adventure Island Aquatica Big Kahuna's Daytona Lagoon Disney's Blizzard Beach Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Rapids Water Park Volcano Bay Weeki Wachee Springs

Other parks

Adventure Landing Dinosaur World Fun Spot America Theme Parks Give Kids the World Village Holy Land Experience Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Old Town Silver Springs State Park

Defunct parks

Boardwalk and Baseball Boomers Cypress Gardens DisneyQuest Disney's River Country Miracle Strip Amusement Park Miracle Strip at Pier Park Pirates World Six Gun Territory Wet 'n Wild Orlando Wild Waters

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Greater Orlando

Florida

Principal cities

Orlando Kissimmee Sanford

Counties

in MSA

Lake Orange Osceola Seminole

in CSA

Flagler Sumter Volusia

Populated places

over 25,000

Alafaya Altamonte Springs Apopka Buenaventura Lakes Casselberry Clermont Daytona Beach DeLand Deltona Four Corners Meadow Woods Ocoee Oviedo Palm Coast Pine Hills Poinciana St. Cloud University The Villages Winter Garden Winter Park Winter Springs

10,000–25,000

Azalea Park Conway DeBary Dr. Phillips Eustis Fairview Shores Goldenrod Horizon West Hunter's Creek Lady Lake Lake Butler Lake Mary Leesburg Lockhart Longwood Maitland Mount Dora Oak Ridge Orange City Pine Castle Southchase Tavares Wekiwa Springs

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