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For more than 85 years, Universal Studios has been bringing unique entertainment experiences to people of all ages. The Universal Orlando Resort, commonly known as Universal Orlando, is a theme park resort in Orlando, Florida, and it is the largest property operated by Universal Parks & Resorts. Here you can experience rides like Transformers: The Ride 3D, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, and Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts. There is literally no end to all the fun stuff you can do at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida! So, if you happen to be looking for a place to spend some thrilling times with family and friends, or just happen to want to know more about this incredible entertainment venue, we present to you 25 Things You Might Not Know About Universal Studios Orlando.

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Look out for Disney jibes in the posters outside Shrek 4-D, which poke fun at the Enchanted Tiki Room and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

In one of the pre-ride video sequences for The Simpsons Ride look out for a cameo by Doc Brown, who attempts to borrow money to save the Institute of Future Technology. This is a tribute to Back to the Future: The Ride, which was replaced by The Simpsons Ride.

Back in the late 1990s, Universal had really ambitious plans for its Orlando resort. They planned to make it twice as big as it is now but after a disastrous opening year, the people in charge at Universal Studios Florida reconsidered it and thought it was a bad idea after all.

The T-700 terminators that line the wall of the Terminator 2: 3-D theater are each eight feet tall, and are predecessors of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800.

Legendary movie director Steven Spielberg makes an appearance in Men in Black: Alien Attack, wearing a Jurassic Park baseball cap and reading a newspaper. When shot, the figure lowers the newspaper to reveal a triple-headed alien.

During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a statue of geologist Louis Agassiz fell outside the Stanton University Zoology building. Look out for a replica in Richter’s Burger Co., one of the restaurants in the San Francisco backlot area. It is partially buried, with its head embedded in the ground.

When you’re embarking on the Revenge of the Mummy ride in Universal Studios, keep your eye out for a king in the treasure room at the beginning of the ride. If you look to the front left of the room, you’ll be able to see a little golden statue of King Kong beating his chest.

You’ve heard of butterbeer, but have you heard of pumpkin fizz? Available at the Three Broomsticks or Hog’s Head Pub, this carbonated pumpkin drink is sure to add a little extra flavor to your trip.

Peer at the windows of the Metropolis Tribune building in the New York backlot. Each is marked with the name of someone who helped in the development of Universal Studios Florida, such as Charlie Gundacker, senior vice president of attractions development.

When Nickelodeon Studios shut its doors in April 2005, Soundstage 18 was transformed over the next two years into a 1,000-seat venue for the Blue Man Group, which began its shows there in June 2007. The only element of the studios that is still visible from outside is the orange handrail on the second floor of the Sharp AQUOS Theater.

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