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Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure
Orlando, Florida

     After an investment of nearly two billion dollars, Universal Studios opened this theme park in May 1999.  The park is grouped into the following areas: Port of Entry, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seus  The amazing architecture, music, thrilling attractions, and brilliant theming combine to form one of the best theme parks anywhere!  Two highlights are their fantastic darkrides, "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man" and "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey".  These rides, each of which cost nearly $200 million, are some of the most amazing rides ever built!  Universal's Citywalk connects the park to the adjacent Universal Studios Florida.


Dragon Challenge
(Formerly Dueling Dragons)
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Incredible Hulk
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Pteranodon Flyers
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Flight of the Hippogriff
(Formerly Flying Unicorn)
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I just got back from a visit to Universal Studios, so check back later in May for new pictures!


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