Follow TV Tropes


Recap / Universal Studios

Go To

Below is a list of every single attraction that has been at the Universal Studios parks, including the year that attraction opened and which park the attraction opened at.

    open/close all folders 

  • Universal Studios Florida opens, below were the opening day attractions:
    • Production Central
      • Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies
      • The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
      • Nickelodeon Studios
      • The Boneyard
      • MCA Recording Studio
      • Murder, She Wrote Mystery Theatre
      • Production Studio Tour
    • Hollywood
      • Universal's Horror Make-Up Show
      • Mel's Drive-In Concert
    • New York
      • Kongfrontation
      • Ghostbusters Spooktacular
      • The Screen Test Home Video Adventure
    • San Francisco/Amity
      • Earthquake: The Big One
      • JAWS
      • The Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show
      • An American Tail Theatre
    • Expo Center
      • E.T. Adventure
      • Animal Actors
      • Bates Motel and Mansion (sets from Psycho IV: The Beginning)
      • Swamp-Thing sets
    • Lagoon
      • Dynamite Nights Stunt Spectacular
  • Fievel's Playland and An American Tail show (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • Back to the Future: The Ride (Universal Studios Florida)
  • StreetBusters (Universal Studios Florida)
  • How To Make A Mega Movie Deal (Universal Studios Florida)
  • The World of Cinemagic (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • E.T. Adventure (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Lucy: A Tribute (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • The Blues Brothers show (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)

  • Backdraft (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle Live (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
  • Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Fievel's Playland (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Lucy: A Tribute (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Back to the Future: The Ride (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • The Marvel Show (Universal Studios Florida)
  • StarToons (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Flintstones Musical Revue (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Spectrablast (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Cinemystique (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • A Day in the Park with Barney (Universal Studios Florida)
  • The Making of Apollo 13 (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Waterworld – A Live Sea War Spectacular (Universal Studios Hollywood)


  • Islands of Adventure Preview Center (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Hercules and Xena: Wizards of the Screen (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Stage 54 (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Totally Nickelodeon (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Land Before Time show (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • Twister...Ride It Out (Universal Studios Florida)
  • AT&T at the Movies (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Universal's Islands of Adventure opens, below were the opening day attractions:
    • Port of Entry
      • The Island Skipper Tours
    • Marvel Superhero Island
      • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
      • The Incredible Hulk Coaster
      • Doctor Doom's Fearfall
    • Toon Lagoon
      • Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
      • Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges
      • Me Ship, The Olive
    • Jurassic Park
    • The Lost Continent
      • Dueling Dragons
      • Poseidon's Fury
      • The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad
      • The Mystic Fountain
    • Seuss Landing
      • The Cat in the Hat
      • Caro-Suess-El
      • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
      • If I Ran The Zoo
  • Chicken Run Maze (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Aquazone playzone (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Terminator 2: 3D (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Woody Woodpecker's KidZone (Universal Studios Florida) (built around E.T., Barney, Fievel, and Animal Actors)
    • Curious George Goes To Town
    • Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster

  • Men in Black: Alien Attack (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Rugrats Magic Adventure (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Storm Force Accelatron (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • The Flying Unicorn (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

  • Universal Studios Japan opens, below were the opening day attractions:
    • Hollywood
      • Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show
      • E.T. Adventure
      • Animation Celebration
      • Motion Picture Magic
      • Monster Make-Up Show
      • Blues Brothers show
    • New York
      • Terminator 2: 3D
    • San Francisco
    • Jurassic Park
    • Water World
      • Waterworld - A Live Sea War Spectacular
    • Amity Village
    • The Old West
      • The Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show
      • Animal Actors
    • Snoopy Studios
      • Snoopy's Great Race
      • Snoopy's Soundstage Adventure
      • Peppermint Patty's Stunt Slides
  • Animal Planet Live! (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
  • Nickelodeon Blast Zone (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Coke Soak playzone (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • The Mummy: Chamber of Doom (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Toon Lagoon Rock N' Roll Bash (Universal's Islands of Adventure)

  • Special Effects Stages (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Spider-Man Rocks! (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Extreme Ghostbusters: The Great Fright Way (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Shrek 4-D (Universal Studios Florida, Hollywood, and Japan)
  • Sesame Street 4-D (Universal Studios Japan)

  • Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • Fear Factor Live (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)

  • Land of Oz (Universal Studios Japan)
    • Wicked
    • Toto & Friends
    • Magical Oz-Go-Round
  • The High-In-The-Sky Suess Sky Trolley Train Ride! (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • Animal Actors: On Location (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
  • Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Delancey Street Preview Center (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Hollywood Dream - The Ride (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Universal's House of Horrors (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • The Simpsons Ride (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
  • The Adventures of Curious George (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Disaster! (Universal Studios Florida)
  • StarToons: 80's Rewind (Universal Studios Florida)

  • Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Universal Music Plaza Stage (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Oh! The Stories You'll Hear! (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • Matt Hoffman's Aggro Circus (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • Space Fantasy: The Ride (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Special Effects Stage (Universal Studios Hollywood)

  • Universal Studios Singapore opens, below were the opening day attractions:
    • Hollywood
      • Monsters Rock!
    • New York
      • Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg
    • Sci-Fi City
      • Battlestar Galactica: Human
      • Battlestar Galactica: Cylon
      • Accelerator
      • Transformers: The Ride 3D (opened several months after)
    • Ancient Egypt
    • The Lost World
    • Far Far Away
      • Shrek 4-D
      • Donkey Live!
      • Enchanted Airways
      • Magic Potion Spin
    • Madagascar
      • Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
      • King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round

  • Transformers: The Ride 3D (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Universal's Superstar Parade (Universal Studios Florida)
  • SpongeBob StorePants (Universal Studios Florida)
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (Universal's Islands of Adventure) (Re-opening)
  • Universal Wonderland (Universal Studios Japan)

  • Transformers: The Ride 3D (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase (Universal Studios Singapore)
  • Kang and Kodos Twirl 'n' Hurl (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Springfield area (Universal Studios Florida) (built around existing Simpsons Ride)

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley (Universal Studios Florida)
    • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
    • Hogwarts Express
    • Ollivanders Wand Shop Experience
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Super Silly Funland (Universal Studios Hollywood)
    • Silly Swirly Fun Ride
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Japan)
  • The Dance for the Magic Beans (Universal Studios Singapore)

  • Fast & Furious: Supercharged (Universal Studios Hollywood) (Show on the Studio Tour)
  • Springfield area (Universal Studios Hollywood) (built around existing Simpsons Ride)
  • Raptor Encounter (Universal Studios Hollywood and Islands of Adventure)
  • Minions "BEE-DO!" Rescue (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Puss in Boots' Giant Journey (Universal Studios Singapore)

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • The Walking Dead Attraction (Universal Studios Hollywood)
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster (Universal's Islands of Adventure) (Re-opening)
  • The Flying Dinosaur (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Minions Super Greeting (Universal Studios Japan)
  • Dinosaur Panic (Universal Studios Japan)

  • The Volcano Bay waterpark will open at Universal Orlando.
  • Race Through New York: Starring Jimmy Fallon (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Minion Plaza (Universal Studios Japan)



How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: