Make sure to explore one of the most popular theme parks with your student discount. Check out the upcoming events, new rides, and park expansions at this Orlando landmark.
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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
“Jump into the Action.” The Universal Studios Florida theme park (inside of Universal Studios Orlando) is home to many large thrill rides based off of popular movies and television shows.
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
“Live the Adventure.” Islands of Adventure also has many great thrill rides, particularly inside of Marvel Super Hero Island and Toon Lagoon, but, more important to most who visit, is the home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
Visitors can live the Harry Potter books by experiencing Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts castle. Rides include Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in Hogwart’s Castle and two roller coasters, Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff.
The theme park nightlife of Orlando, CityWalk includes an AMC Theatre; nightly performances by the Blue Man Group, countless restaurants including Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville, and Emeril’s, and many clubs with nightly music performances.
The Ride 3D: Experience “the ultimate war zone” in this fusion of FD 3D media and flight simulation technology.
SPRINGFIELD, HOME OF THE SIMSPONS
Visit the hometown of America’s favorite family in Universal Studios. Enjoy a Krusty Burger, have a drink at Moe’s Tavern, and immerse yourself in all things Simpsons.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS | WEB
Your worst nightmares come alive in Universal Studios through haunted houses, scare zones, and every creepy crawly thing imaginable. Not for children.
Dates: mid-September – early November
Location: Universal Studios
Ticket Prices: $42-$67
MARDI GRAS CONCERTS | WEB
Every year, Universal Studios brings top names in music to perform live during their Mardi Gras concert series. 2014’s list includes The Wanted and Robin Thicke.
Location: Universal Studios
Ticket Prices: Included with park admission.
ROLLINS TICKET PRICES
1 Day / 1 Park = $60
1 Day / 2 Park = $75
Buy tickets at the OSIL Discount Ticket Desk on the right when you enter the campus center.
ANNUAL PASSES | BUY
Show your Rollins College ID at the gate as proof of Florida Residency
Power Pass (blackout dates): $175 or $9/month (plus down payment)
Preferred Pass (no blackout dates): $245 or $12/month (plus down payment)
HARRY POTTER WORLD EXPANSION | WEB
Scheduled to open in June 2014, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will become a two-park experience. Visitors will be able to travel by Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade to the newly opened Diagon Alley in Universal Studios. Want to enter Diagon Alley from the Universal Studios park? Enter through the secret passage in the Leaky Cauldron restaurant. In between shopping for your wizarding school supplies, make sure to stop by Gringotts for a one-of-a-kind roller coaster experience based on the final Harry Potter movie.
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1. Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket
2. The Incredible Hulk Coaster
3. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
4. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
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1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
2. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
3. Men in Black Alien Attack
4. Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue
5. Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show
Explore Universal Studio Orlando‘s Website for more information.