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Universal Orlando opened 31 years ago today – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

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ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Universal Orlando is celebrating its 31st birthday.

The theme park opened its doors to the public on June 7, 1990.

According to the History Center, after years of planning and a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, the resort was opened by Steven Spielberg. About 10,000 guests attended the grand opening, including celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Sylvester Stallone.

Since then, the resort has grown to include another theme park, Islands of Adventure, and a water park: Volcano Bay. Another theme park has also been announced, Epic Universe, which is currently expected to open in 2024.

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