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Universal Metazoa

Location

Universal Baton Rouge Resort, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Theme

animal conservation
natural environment
animals in popular culture and entertainment industry
Universal franchises

Owner

NBCUniversal (Comcast)

Operated by

Universal Parks & Resorts

Slogan

Go Wild!
It's Wild Outside (secondary)
It's Not Just Any Zoo Nor Theme Park, It's Universal Metazoa! (campaign slogan)

Operating season

All year

Roller coasters

TBA

Former names

Universal Studios Metazoa Adventure Park (2002-2003)
Universal's Metazoa Adventure Park(2003-2009)

Other names

Metazoa
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Universal Metazoa (or shortly known as Metazoa, and formally known as Universal Studios Metazoa Adventure Park, Universal's Metazoa Adventure Park) is a largest zoological, marine and amusement park located at Universal Baton Rouge ResortLouisiana, next-door to Universal Studios Louisiana. It is owned and operated by NBCUniversal (a Comcast company). The park is Universal's equivalent of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida, which makes it the first Universal theme park to be themed around animal conservation.

It was opened on March 21, 2002. The zoo was reconstructed on the grounds of the old Baton Rouge Zoo which closed down at January 1, 1999.

Universal Metazoa is accredited by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Promotional info

It's Wild Outside at Universal Metazoa, located next door to Universal Studios Louisiana. It's the adventurous theme park filled with discoveries and thrills unlike any other, homed to 10 different themed lands, showcasing animal exhibits, wild rides, attractions, entertainment and interactive areas, dinning, shopping and as well as your favorite characters you'll meet throughout, which it feels like an amazing safari experience, that you'll ever embark.

Overview

Universal Metazoa theme park consists of 10 themed areas, with sub-areas, in clockwise order like Islands of Adventure, which surrounds the lagoon called “Discovery Lagoon”. The areas features animal exhibit attractions (and few of the areas and sub-areas are also animal exhibit attractions, due to showcases animal viewing areas. And with exceptions of The Croods' Land, The Berenstian Bears - Bear Country, Ilvermorny: The World of Fantastic Beasts, My Little Pony Land, Acres of Monsters, Angry Birds Island, Pokémon World, Animal Crossing, and Garfield's Play Fair which are the only eight sub-sections in the park which don't have animal exhibit attractions), rides and other attractions, that are some original and some that're based on Universal works and licensed intellectual properties.

Areas

Exotic Entry

The first section as an entry of the park. In there, guest can walk around the wildlife village with shops, dinning, entertainment and as well as attractions. Theme: “Wildlife” village. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Map info: You'll first enter the best village of wildlife in the world, where TBA

Current Attractions

Universal Metazoa Trailway - a seasonal interactive attraction where Mother Metazoa gives the visitors trials to explore the park. The trials involve many different tasks, like taking photos of an animal or riding an attraction. Those who completed a trial will be rewarded with a prize. After finishing the trial, Mother Metazoa shows up and crowns him/her as the "King" or "Queen of the Beasts". This attraction was inspired by the Island Trials of the Pokémon Sun & Moon games. Map info: TBA. Opening date: March 6, 2017

Exotic Gardens - An animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction homed to flamingos, swans, ducks, geese, cranes, storks, tortoises, freshwater fishes, tree kangaroos and some Caribbean parrots. It consists of the Bird Swamp, which houses African waterfowl, the Freshwater Aquarium and the Reptile HouseMap info: There's a host of amazing birds, freshwater fishes and crazy reptiles in this fantastic look at the world of animals. Universal Express available?: No. Attraction type: Animal exhibit/walkthrough. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre Tour - An animal exhibit/walkthrough attraction which invites guest to take a backstage tour through the Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre facility where contains workers like veterinarians and animal keepers, rooms like hospital rooms, labs and research rooms, kitchens, and baby animal nurseries, and as well as animals that are been brought there. Map info: Find out how to protect endangered species and take care of pets as you visit the best animal care centre in town via a backstage tour. Sponsored by: National Geographic Society. Theme: Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre. Universal Express available?:No. Attraction type: interactive animal exhibit/walkthrough/touring attraction. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Jumanji: The Wild 4D Experience - A 3D film and special effects attraction based on Sony Pictures' 1995 film Jumanji, which features clips from the film. Map info: TBA. Sponsored by: Sony. Theme: JumanjiUniversal Express available?: Yes. Opening date: March 21, 2002

General Electric’s Exotic Theatre - A stage theater which show four annual shows.  Map info: Come on down to the best theater in town and learn about fun and development with your favourite characters. Presented by: General Electric. Theme: stage Theater. Universal Express available?: Yes. Attraction type: show. Opening date: March 21, 2002


  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Wildlife Based on a children’s animated television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. It occurs from February 14 to March 6.  Map info: Join Sally, Nick, Fish, the Things, and of course The Cat in the Hat as they're about to embark the adventure and knowledge of every living thing in the wildlifeTheme: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That and wildlife. Opening date: 2014
  • Hop Live - An easter-themed concert music revue featuring characters Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment Easter comedy film Hop It occurs from March 20 to April 27. Map info: Rock on with E.B., the Easter Chicks and The Pink Berets on this hilarious and heartwarming Easter musical concert spectacular! Theme: Hop. Opening date: Spring 2012
  • Sesame Street: Animal Alphabet Safari Featuring the characters from Sesame Street who goes on thier alphabet safari trip to find what animal that start with their names from A to Z. It occurs from May 4 to July 6.  Map info: Go on a safari with all of your favorite Sesame Street friends to discover letters and words describing animals. Theme: Sesame Street. Opening date: Summer 2011
  • Hybrid - A horror stage show as part of Halloween Horror Nights’ Savage Safari event. It occurs September 25 – November 1.  Map info: One company had fulfilled their dream, to create the Ultimate Animal. But something went terribly wrong. Opening date: 2016
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer A Christmas-related musical stage show as part of Holly Jolly Safari event and based Rankin/Bass’ 1964 animated Christmas special of the same name. It occurs from November 20 to December 24.  Map info: In the first live show based on the classic holiday special, join Rudolph and his friends on his amazing adventure and how he learned how special he is with his bright red nose. Theme: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Opening date: 2011

Sesame Safari - a small dry and water play area form children based around Sesame Street characters in a safari camp. Map info: TBA. Theme: Sesame Street. Opening date: March 21, 2012.

Minionimals - A character meet-n-greet area featuring the minions from the Dispicable Me in different animal forms. Sponsered by: Chiquita Brands International. Map info: TBA. Opening date: March 21, 2012. Opening date: May 29, 2015

All-Star Safari Zone – a meet-n–greet attraction featuring various characters all wearing safari suits.  Map info: All your favorite movie, TV and cartoon characters are on their safari trip as you'll have your chance to greet them. Universal Express available?: No. Attraction type: meet 'n greet. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Former Attractions

Exotic Theater shows

  • The Wild Throneberries Live - a show based on Nickelodeon's animated series of the same name.
  • The Kratt Brothers Live
  • Jack Hanna Show
  • The Kratt Brothers Show
  • The Crocodile Hunter Show
  • The Lorax Speaks for the Trees
  • TBA

Stores

Universal Metazoa Souvenirs – a souvenir store located at the exit of Universal Metazoa theme park. It sells toys, postcards, books, clothing, hats, accessories, cameras, DVDs, soundtracks, snacks, etc. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Minionimal Store - a small store, located at nearby the Minionimals meet-n-greet attraction which sells merchindise of the yellow minions from Dispicable Me franchise dressing up as animals.

Universal Metazoa Photoshop – a photo store.

Exotic Jewelry – a jewelry store.

All-Star Safari Zone Supplies - TBA

Restaurants

Darwin’s – a restaurant named after a famous English naturist and geologist Charles Darwin and it serves various foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, steaks, sandwiches, chicken, etc. Theme: Charles Darwin

Beastly Feast – an outdoor café restaurant serving various foods.

Cavern Tavern - a bar

Snacks & drinks

Exotic Snack Market – an outdoor snack stand serving drinks, pretzels, cinnamon sticks, ice creams, candies, potato chips, cookies, candies, etc.

Healthy Gardens – a snack store which serves fruits, vegetables, and low-carb snacks

Characters

All-Star Safari Zone cast

  • Appearing from 7:30 to 8:30 am
    • Woody Woodpecker, Winnie Woodpecker, and Chilly Willy (2002-present)
    • TBA
    • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein, Werewolf, Bride of Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon (2002-present)
  • Appearing from 9:30 to 10:30 am
    • Beetlejuice (2002-present)
    • Adventure Time characters: Finn and Jake (2012-present)
    • Despicable Me/Minions characters: Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Vector, Bob, Stuart, Kevin, Scarlet and Herb Overkill (2016-present)
  • Appearing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Betty Boop (2002-present)
    • The Simpsons characters: Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson, Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob (2010-present)
    • Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto (2002-present)
  • Appearing from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    • Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and Puss in Boots (2007-present)
    • Super Mario Bros. characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, and Bowser (2023-present)
    • Golden Age Celebrities: TBA (2002-present)
  • Fromer appearance
    • I Love Lucy cast: Lucy and Ricky (2002-2010)
    • Casper the Freindly Ghost (2002-2010)
    • Jimmy Neutron (2002-2007)
    • Rugrats characters: TBA (2002-2008)
    • Dudley Do-Right (2002-2023)

Wild Thornberries characters: TBA (2002-2015) (replaced by Trolls charatcers)

DreamWorks' Trolls characters: Branch, Poppy, TBA  (at Exotic Gardens) (2016-present)

Minionimals (at Minionimals) (2015-present)

The Lorax film characters: The Lorax, Once-ler, Ted and Audrey

Sesame Street muppets: Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert & Ernie and Count von Count (at Sesame Safari)

Tropical Biomes

The second and one of the largest sections themed to jungles/rainforest and grasslands. It contains four sub-lands such as Africa Safari, Madagascar, Asian Kingdom, and Latin Wilderness. Theme: jungles and grasslands. Attraction type: section

Africa Safari

Tropical Biomes' sub-section themed around Africa with replicas of real-life African village. Theme: Africa. Attraction type: sub-section

Current Attractions

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Giraffe

Out of Africa Journeys – an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction which is inspired by Karen Blixen’s 1937 Danish book and Universal Pictures’ 1985 film Out of Africa and it’s contains the habitats of African animals including lions, African elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippopotamus, antelopes, gazelles, African monkeys, ostriches, kudus, bongos, African wild dogs, hyenas, grey crowned cranes, okapis, African
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African Elephant

rhinos and others. Plus it also contains several of life-sizes replicas of props and engines inspired from the 1985 film along the way.  Map info: Get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals and discover the world of the classic movie Out of Africa.  Sponsored by: Jeep. Theme: Out of Africa book and film and African animals. Universal Express available?: No. Attraction type: animal exhibit/walkthrough. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Engaging Pachyderms  – a dueling steel rollercoaster which consists two sides themed to elephants such as African and Asian elephant for guest to choose either one of them before riding them.  Map info: Hop aboard the elephants of Africa, as you clash with the Asian rivals though a duel that takes place on a thrilling rollercoaster rampage. Sponsored by: The Coca-Cola Company. Theme: African and Asian elephant. Height restriction: 56”. Universal Express available?: Yes. Attraction type: twin dueling steel rollercoaster. Opeining date: June 1, 2002.

Curious George’s Jungle Playland – an outdoor interactive play area aimed at young children age 2-6 hosted by a famous monkey Curious George.  Map info: Play through the jungle with your favorite mischievous monkey. Theme: Curious George. Universal Express available?: No. Attraction type: outdoor play area. Opeining date: Janurary 2008

Watu and the Animal Tales from Africa - a musical stage show that tells about old African folk stories. Map info: Watch Watu put a new spin on historical African talesTheme: old African animal folktales. Universal Express available?: No. Attraction type: musical stage show. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

The Wild Safari Ride Starring Jimmy Fallon - a motion simulator ride which the sequel to Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, but focuses on the African safari. Map info: Hang on to your seat belts for the funniest wild safari ride through the wildlife of Africa, with none other than Jimmy Fallon. Theme: Jimmy Fallon and African wildlife safari. Height restriction: 40”. Universal Express available?: Yes. Attraction type: motion simulator. Opeining date: May 15, 2019

Former Attractions

Mokele-Mbembe - The Legendary Animal - an animatronic greet attraction similar to Triceratops Encounter, but features a life-sized animatronic figure of the legendary dinosaur creature Mokele-Mbembe, where guest can greet. Opeining date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: April 17, 2017. Replaced by: The Wild Safari Ride Starring Jimmy Fallon

Current Stores

Kenya Kiosk – a gift shop selling handmade craft items from Africa, like figures of animals. Theme: Africa. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

African Village Treasure Marketplace – an outdoor stand sells various items like jewelry, gems, vases, etc. Theme: African village. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Lions’ Den Store – a lion-themed gift shop located at Pride Petite restaurant. Theme: Lions. Opeining date: March 21, 2002. 

Restaurants

Pride Petite - a lion-themed restaurant located next door to Out of Africa Journeys attraction. In there, it consists an outdoor balcony which guest can take a view around real lions. The restaurant also serves chickens, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, salads, etc. Theme: Lions. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

African Village Eatery – an outdoor restaurant next door to African Village Treasure Marketplace which serves African foods. Theme: African village. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Snacks & drinks

The Watering Hole Stand – a snack stand which serves drinks and snack foods. Theme: African watering hole. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Characters

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who book and film characters: Horton the Elephant, Ned the Mayor of Whovillie, JoJo, Morton the Mouse and The Sour Kangaroo and Rudy Kangaroo. (2008-present)

Curious George and A Man with a Yellow Hat (at Curious George Jungle Playland) (2008-present)

Mokele-Mbembe (at Mokele-Mbembe - The Legendary Animal) (2002-2017)

Madagascar

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The Penguins of Madagascar

a second sub-area within Tropical Biomes section based on DreamWorks Animation's film franchise of the same name and themed to wildlife of Madagascar. Theme: DreamWorks' Madagascar and Madagascan wildlife. Attraction type: sub-section. Opeining date: September 15, 2009.

Attractions

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Madagascar Trails - an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction homed to lemurs and other Madagascan animals including chameleons, geckos, fossas, etc.  Map info: Walk though the jungles of Madagascar, where is home amazing lemurs, and as well as chemeleons, geckos, the savage fossas, and many more. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series and Madagascan animals. Universal Express available?: No. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Fomerly called: The Island of Madagascar. Trivia: When it was first opened, it was themed to generic Madagascar wildlife, only consisting of lemur and fossa exhibits and was originally located at the Africa Safari sub-area, until it was later rethemed as DreamWorks film series and relocated at the Madgascar sub-section.

Journey to Madagascar - an indoor boat ride based on the first Madagascar film.  Map info: Hop on a boat and travel from New York City to the island of Madagascar with your favorite characters from the original film. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s MadagascarHeight restriction: 80cm. Universal Express available?: Yes.Opeining date: September 1, 2012. 

King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round! - a carousel ride with Madagascar characters.  Map info: You want fun? Then take a ride around in a fun jungle carousel featuring King JulienTheme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series. Universal Express available?: Yes. Opeining date: December 6, 2012.

Former Attraction

I Like Move It! King Julien's Royal Dance Party! - TBA, Opening date: September 15, 2009. Closing date: July 4, 2010

The Penguins of Madascar: Mission Party - A dark-ride featuring the Penguins of Madagascar. Opening date: September 15, 2009. Closing date: July 4, 2010.

Stores

Madagascar Crates – a gift store located at the exit of Journey to Madagascar. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series

Restaurants

Marty's Casa del Wild Food Court - a restaurant which serves African cuisine. Theme: Madagascar movies

Characters

DreamWorks' Madagascar characters: Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, the penguins, King Julian the Ring-Tailed Lemur, Mort the Mouse Lemur, Maurice the Aye-Aye. (2006-present) Trivia: Orignally at Africa Safari

Asian Kingdom

A third sub-section at Tropical Biomes themed to Asian jungle. Theme: Asia. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Attractions

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Tiger

The Eastern Exotic Walkway - an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction consisting Asian animals like tigers, Malaysian tapirs, buffalos, oxen, Asian elephants, Asian monkeys, Asian rhinos, etc. It consists of two subzones, one with North Asian animals, and the other one which focuses on South Asian animals.  Map info: The largest continent awaits you for an adventure, from the Himalayas to the SundarbansUniversal Express available?: No.Opeining date: March 21, 2002. 
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Giant panda

Panda Kingdom - an animal exhibit attraction which is home to giant pandas, red pandas and pheasants Map info: Encounter the most magnificent giant pandas. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: April 22, 2012.

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - a stunt show featuring Po and other characters from the Kung Fu Panda movies. Opeining date: April 22, 2012

Stores

Thailand Treasures – a gift shop with Thai items. Theme: Thailand

Asian Supply Palace – a gift shop. Theme: Asia

Restaurants

China, Japan and Korea Diner (aka CJK Diner) – a Chinese/Japanese/Korean cafeteria restaurant. Theme: China, Japan and Korea

Snacks & drinks

Himalayan Treats – a stand which serves ice creams, ice cream cookie sandwiches, frozen yogurt, freezies, frozen drinks and other frozen goods.

Characters

DreamWorks' Kung-Fu Panda characters: Po the panda, Master Shifu the red panda, Tigress the tiger, and Tai Lung the snow leopard (at Panda Kingdom)

Latin Wilderness

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Mother tapir and her young

Tropical Biomes' fourth sub-section themed to the rainforest and wildlife of Central and South America. It is also an animal exhibit walkthrough attraction with jaguars, giant anteaters, Brazilian tapirs, South American monkeys, macaws, toucans, sloths, etc. Theme: Central and South American wildlife and rainforest. 
Opeining date: March 21, 2002.
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Current Attractions

Amazon Dome - a large rainforest hall with a freshwater aquarium attached on it, which is home to macaws, sloths, giant otters, giant freshwater fishes, piranhas, manatees, caimans etc. Map info: Take a look of every 
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Manatee

creature while cruising the Amazon.  Theme: Amazon Rainforest. Universal Express available?: No. 
Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Woody Woodpecker’s Wacky World of Birds  – a family-friendly interactive stage show featuring Woody Woodpecker teaches the facts about birds.  Map info: Guess Who? Join Woody Woodpecker as he'll teach you every kinds of birds worldwide and what's life to be a bird. Theme: Woody Woodpecker and birds. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Dora & Diego’s Musical Jungle Adventure – a sing-along musical stage show featuring the characters from Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!  Map info: Join Dora, Diego, and the gang as they take on thier to search the ledgedary Musical Jungle in this musical, sing-along interactive show. Theme: Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Deigo, Go! Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: April 22, 2011 

Flying Toucans & Macaws – a child-sized skytram themed which is a similar concept to Pteranodon Flyers, but as young guest can choose either toucans or macaws-themed sections to take on a flight around Latin Wilderness.  Map info: See the jungle from a bird's perspective. Theme: toucans and macaws. Height restriction: 36” – 52”. Universal Express available?: Yes. Opeining date: July 7, 2010

Quetzalcoatl - a flying rollercoaster, which a simulacra of SeaWorld's Manta, but themed after the legendary snake of the same name. Height restriction: 52Map info: Take a flight with the mystic serpent known as Quetzalcoatl to soar through the rainforest. Universal Express available?: Yes. Opening date: March 28, 2013

Samba Party! – an outdoor musical performance with sumba music and Brazilian dancers.  Map info: Hear and feel the rhythm of the Brazilian music that'll you'll celebrate. Theme: Samba music. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Rio: A Bird's Journey - a dark ride featuring the characters from Rio franchise.  Map info: Follow Blu and his friends to a music-filled adventure. Theme: RioHeight restriction: 34". Universal Express available?: Yes. Opeining date: November 16, 2016

Former Attractions

Amazon River Run Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: December 2, 2009. Replaced by: Rio: A Bird's Journey

Stores

The Amazon Treasures – a gift store which sells toys, books, jewelries, etc.

Restaurants

Latin Quarter - a restaurant with Latin foods and as well as music performance. Theme: Latin culture

Rainforest Café – a rainforest-themed restaurant owned by Landry's, Inc., also the only Rainforest Café restaurant in a theme park. Theme: rainforest

Snacks & drinks

Rainforest Treats – an outdoor snack stand which serves fruits, vegetables, drinks, cinnamon sticks, chips and candies

Characters

Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! characters: Dora the Explorer, Boots the monkey, Diego, and Baby Jaguar 

Rio characters: Blu, Jewel, Rafael, Pedro, Nico, Luiz, and Nigel

Wild Seas

A third section themed to marine wildlife. It is also includes two sub-zones such as Amity Village, and SpongeBob LandPants. Theme: marine wildlife. Opeining date: March 21, 2002.

Current Attractions

Habitat Reef – an aquarium-alike walkthrough attraction with fishes, crabs, lobsters, sponges, starfishes, dolphins, etc. Map info: Exploer through the deep to encouter many defferent living things underwater. Sponsored by: Aquafina. Theme: marine animals. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: March 21, 2002
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Sea Lion

Seals and Sea Lions Habitat – an animal exhibit where can encounter with seals and sea lions and even feed them with fishes. Map info: See TBA. Theme: seals and sea lions. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: March 21, 2002

Penguins

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Polar Wildlife – an indoor animal exhibit and walkthrough with two separated buildings with animals of Artic and Antarctica, housing walruses, polar bears, seabirds, penguins etc. Map info: Walk through the frozen wildreness where all the polar animals you'll encounter. Sponsored by: Kodak. Theme: polar animals. Universal Express available?: No. Opeining date: June 21, 2012.

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Bottlenose Dolphin

Happy Feet: Tappin’ on Stage – a musical revue show featuring the characters from Warner Bros. Happy Feet franchise, located near Polar Wildlife. Map info: Party on with the tap-dancing penguins. Theme: Happy FeetUniversal Express available?: No. Opeining date: November 5, 2011.

Marine-Go-Round – a carousel based on sea animals. Map info: Take a "swim" around the carousel with fishes, dolphins, seals, whales and other marine creautres. Theme: marine animals. Universal Express available?: Yes. Opeining date: May 25, 2006.

Former Attractions

Here Comes Flipper! – a dolphin show based on 1960s feature film and television show Flipper. It got closed to make place for the new dolphin lagoon at Habitat Reef. Map info: Experiance the entetainment spectacular with Flipper the dolphin and his friends. Theme: FlipperUniversal Express available?: No. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: July 9, 2008. Replaced by: Polar Wildlife and Happy Feet: Tappin' on Stage.

Stores

Treasure Grotto – a store that sells toys, books, clothing, accessories, etc. Theme: sea

Harbor Market – an outdoor store stand that sells marine-related gifts. Theme: harbor

Polar Explorer Souvenirs – a gift shop located at Polar Wildlife. Theme: Artic & Antarctica

Restaurants

Port of Eatery – an outdoor cafe which serves seafood and salad. Theme: harbor

Fish Filet Café – a seafood restaurant. Theme: fishes

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company – a seafood restaurant inspired by the Paramount’s 1994 film Forrest Gumpand owned by Landry's, Inc. Theme: Forrest Gump

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville - a cocktail bar.

Snacks & drinks

Tropical Treats – a snack kiosk which serves tropical drinks and snacks. Theme: tropics

Characters

Happy Feet charatcers: Mumble and the emperor penguin, the Amigos penguins, Gloria the female emperor penguin, and Lovelace the rockhopper

Bubble Guppies charatcers: Molly, Gil, Goby, Deema, Oona, and Nonny

Amity Village

A sub-zone located within Wild Seas section inspired from Universal Pictures’ Jaws franchise. Theme: Jaws trilogy. Opeining date: March 21, 2002

Attractions

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Jaws-themed ride

Jaws: The Ride
– a boat ride. In Universal Metazoa version of the ride, it contains a queue with tank exhibit of real sharks which is located at the Jaws Alive next-door. Map info: Board on the Amity Tour Boat and survive from the attack of a great white shark known as Jaws. Theme: Jaws. Universal Express available?: Yes. 'Opeining date: March 21, 2002
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Hammerhead shark

Jaws Alive – an aquarium walkthrough located at next-door to the Jaws ride which consists the exhibits of sharks. Map info: Dive into the shark-infested waters of Amity Village and come face-to-face with the most savage fish of the sea. Sponsored by: Sea Life. Theme: sharks. Universal Express available?: No. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Amity Midway Games – an outdoor interactive arcade featuring various midway-style games. Map info: Enjoy by playing with those midway-style games. Theme: midway games. Universal Express available?: No. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Stores

Amity Gift Shop – a store located at Jaws ride and Jaws Alive. Theme: Jaws, sharks

Restaurants

Amity Landing Restaurant – a restaurant that serves seafood and fried chickens.

Snacks & drinks

Boardwalk Snacks – a snack stand.

Amity Ice Cream - an ice cream stand.

SpongeBob LandPants

A second sub-zone located within Wild Seas based on Nickelodeon’s long-running animated television series SpongeBob SquarePantsTheme: SpongeBob SquarePantsOpening date: August 16, 2011.  Map info: Enter to the undersea world of Bikini Bottom, home to SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends.

Attractions

The Undersea Adventure of SpongeBob SquarePants – a dark ride. Map info: Take a journey deep down under the sea with SpongeBob and the gang of the Bikini Bottom. Theme: SpongeBob SquarePants. Universal Express available?: Yes

SpongeBob’s Neighborhood – the walkthrough attractions where guest can enter inside four of the replicas of the houses inspired from the show SpongeBob SquarePants such as SpongeBob’s Pineapple House, Squidward’s Moai HousePatrick’s Rock House, and Sandy’s TreedomeMap info: Take a tour around all of the home of SpongeBob and his pals. Theme: SpongeBob SquarePantsUniversal Express available?: No

Jellyfish Fields – an outdoor play area for children which is themed around the fictional vast area of the same name from SpongeBob. It is also included two attractions within an attractions such as Jellyfish Encounter, and SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Carousel. Map info: Play through the Jellfish Fields. Theme: Jellyfish Fields from SpongeBob SquarePantsUniversal Express available?: No

  • SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Carousel – an aerial carousel located within Jellyfish Field play area. Map info: Hop on a jellyfish for this fun-filled spin. Theme: jellyfishes from SpongeBob SquarePantsUniversal Express available?: Yes 
  • Jellyfish Encounter – an aquarium exhibit located within the Jellyfish Field children’s play area which features the encounter of real jellyfishes. Map info: Encouter of those jellyfishes. Theme: jellyfishes. Universal Express available?: No
Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish

SpongeBob’s Crazy Boating Bumpers – a family-friendly bumper car attraction themed after Mrs. Puff’s Boating School from SpongeBobMap info: Enter Mrs. Puff's Boating School to hop on the boat to take on a wild and crazy bumpy ride. Theme: Mrs. Puff’s Boating School from SpongeBob SquarePants Sponsored by: Toyota. Height restriction: 45.8". Universal Express available?: Yes

Stores

SpongeBob StorePants – a SpongeBob-themed store. Theme: SpongeBob SquarePants

Restaurants

The Krusty Krab – a themed restaurant based on a fictional restaurant of the same name from SpongeBob SquarePants. It serves hamburgers (exclusively called Krabby Patties), chickens, salads, seafoods, hotdogs, pizzas, etc. Theme: The Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob Squareants

Snacks & drinks

Bikini Bottom’s Snack Stand – a snack store.

Bikini Bottom's Ice Cream Bar - an ice cream stand.

Characters

Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff and Plankton

The Lost Kingdom

A fourth section themed to wildlife of prehistoric times and consists two sub-sections based on Jurassic ParkIce Age, and The CroodsOpening date: March 21, 2002.  Map info: Travel back in time to 65 millions of years of the making, home to dinosaurs and other prehistoric species.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park gate

The section's sub-section inspired by Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film franchise of the same name. Theme: Jurassic Park franchise and dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Opening date: March 21, 2002.  Map info: Step through gate to discover the world inspired by the hit film trilogy of Jurassic Park.

Attractions

Jurassic Park: The Ride - a flume water ride. Map info: Hop on a boat for a thrilling water plunging ending after you encounter dinosaurs and face with the hungry T-rex. Theme: Jurassic Park. Height restriction: 42”. Opening date: March 21, 2002
JPTR

Jurassic Park: The Ride

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

Encounters of Ancient Survivors – an animal exhibits/walkthrough attraction with living fossils, mostly opossums, alligators, alligator gars, komodo dragons etc. Map info: Wanna know what kind of animals that survived from the dinosaur age? Step right in to encouter those, and see for yourself. Theme: longest surviving animals. Opening date: March 21, 2002

T-Rex Rampage! – a wooden rollercoaster themed to T-rex. Map info: Feel the fury of the king of the dinos! Theme: Tyrannosaurus Rex. Height restriction: 43". Opeining date: July 18, 2008.
T-rex

JP T-rex

Jurassic Park Discovery Centre – an indoor interactive attraction. Map info: Learn more about those amazing prehistoric creatures in the interactive centre. ThemeJurassic Park and dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Opeining date: March 21, 2002

Pteranodon Flight – a kid-sized flying rollercoaster. Map info: Fly with the pteranodons around Jurassic Park. Theme: Pteranodon. Height restriction: 36’’-56’’. Opeining date: March 16, 2015
Enterance

Pteranodon Flyers entrance


Dinosaurs Encounter – a meet-n-greet with costumed and animatronic Jurassic Park  dinosaurs. Map info: Want to get a close up with dinosaurs?. Theme: Jurassic Park Opeining date: April 22, 2016
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JP Raptor Encounter

Stores

Dinostore – a gift shop located at Jurassic Park Discovery Centre which sells dinosaur-themed merchandise such as toys, books, apparel, fossil replicas, clothing, etc. Theme:  dinosaurs

Jurassic Outfitters - a store located at the exit of Jurassic Park ride which sell official Jurassic Park-related merchandise such as toys, hats, apparel, adventure gear, beach towels, clothing, etc. Theme:  Jurassic Park

Restaurants

Pizzasaurus - an outdoor pizzeria restaurant.

The Burger Digs – a restaurant located at Jurassic Park Discovery Center which serves hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, etc.

Thunder Falls Terrace – a restaurant which serves rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, turkey legs, salads, etc.

Snacks & drinks

Jurassic Treats – a snack stand.

Characters

JP dinosaurs: Raptor, T-Rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus and Indominus rex (at Dinosaurs Encounter)

The Land of Ice Age

A second sub-section of The Lost Kingdom inspired by 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky’s Ice Age  animated film trilogy. Theme:  Ice Age  movie series. Opeining date: June 12, 2013

Attractions

Ice Age: Glacier Waterfall - a water flume ride. Map info: Take a huge dive into gaint glacier with all your favorite friends form the Ice Age moviesTheme: Ice Age movie series. Height restriction: 45”

Sid’s Kids Corner - an outdoor interactive children’s playground. Map info: Play through the interactive experience hosted by Sid the Sloth'Theme: Ice Age movie series

Rock Hyrax

Hyrax

Hyraxes Encounter – an animal exhibit with real hyraxes. Map info: Will you get a close up look of those furry little creatures'Theme: hyraxes

Ice Age Characters’ Cave – a meet-n-greet featuring characters from Ice Age films. Map info: Meet with your favorite prehistoric pals from the Ice Age trilogy. Theme: Ice Age  movie series

Ice Age Midway - an interactive midway area. 'Map info: From Ice Bowling Alley, to Wack the Possums, to Knock Down the Acons, the midway is full of fun-filled games. Theme: Ice Age  movie series

Stores

Ice Age Store - a gift store with Ice Age-themed merchandise. Theme: Ice Age movie series

Restaurants

Buck's Dino Diner - an outdoor restaurant which serves hot dishes and salads.

Snacks & drinks

Ice Treats – an ice cream stand.

Characters

Ice Age characters: Manny, Ellie and Peaches the mammoths, Diego and Shira the sabretooth tiger, Sid and Granny the sloths, Scrat the sabretooth squirrel, Crash and Eddy the possums, and Louis the hedgehog (at Ice Age Characters' Cave)

Land of the Croods

The third sub-section of The Lost Kingdom based on DreamWorks Animation's The CroodsTheme: DreamWorks' The CroodsOpeining date: July 2, 2016

Attractions

The Incredible Journey of the Croods - a 3D motion based dark ride. Map info: Hang on tight for the amazing and adventouse ride through world of the stone age family, The CroodsTheme:  The CroodsHeight restriction: 40”

Macawnivore's Flight - a junior-sized rollercoaster. Map info: Preare to TBA. Theme: Macawnivore. Height restriction: 38"

PrehisCarousel - a carousel featuring some creatures that appeared in The Croods movie. Map info: Spin some TBA. Theme: The Croods.

Store

The Croods' Cave - a gift store.

Restaurants

Grug's and Ugga's Dine-in - a restaurant which serves Paleo dishes.

Characters

DreamWorks' The Croods cast: TBA, Grug, Guy and Macawnivore

Wild Woods of America

An fifth section and an animal exhibit walkthrough themed to wildlife of woodland forests of North America. It is home to American woodland animals like deer, elks, moose, beavers, badgers, foxes, rabbits, American bald eagles, lynxes, pumas, skunks, raccoons, woodpeckers, bears, wolves, rams, etc. Theme: American woodland wildlife. Opeining date: March 21, 2002. Formerly name: Wild Woods. Trivia: Wild Woods was used to be themed to woodland forest of both North America and Europe, before the Europe-themed area within a land was closed to make way for Metazoa version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section.

Current Attractions

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Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

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Bears - an animal exhibit within an exhibit with bears. Map info: Encounter the bears. Theme:  bears. Opeining date: March 21, 2002

Former Attractions

An American Tail Live - an live musical stgae show based on the An American Tail franchise. Map info: TBA. Theme: An American Tail franchise. Opeining date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: October 15, 2007. Replaced by: Bear Country: Home of the Berenstian Bears

Stores

Wild Outdoors Cabin Warehouse – a gift shop located at Cabin Grill restaurant. Theme:  American outdoors

The Trapper's Hut - a gift shop selling Native American handcraft, plush toys of North American animals etc.

Restaurants

Yellowstone Picnic Area - an outdoor café named after Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho in U.S. It serves chicken, cheese stake, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, turkey legs, and hamburgers. Theme: Yellowstone National Park

Cabin Grill – a restaurant which serves rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, BBQ steak, salads, corn dogs, etc. Theme:  American outdoors

Snacks & drinks

Campsite Treats – a snack stand which serves s’mores, candies, cotton candies, chips, beef jerkies, popcorns, drinks, etc.

Characters

Fievel Mousekewitz from An American Tail

Little Bear

Harry the Sasquatch

Bear Country - Home of the Berenstain Bears

A sub-section of Wild Wood of America based on The Berenstian Bears childern's book franchise. Theme: The Berenstein BearsOpeining date: March 11, 2010

The Berenstein Bears Goes Camping a family dark ride based on The Berenstein Bears book series. Map info: Join The Berenstein Bears as they go camping. Theme: The Berenstein Bears

The Berenstain Bears Treehouse – a walkthrough attraction which is replica of The Berenstain Bears family treehouse. Map info: Come inside to take a tour around the house of the Berenstain Bears family. Theme:  The Berenstain Bears

  • Brother & Sister Bear’s Playground Fun – a children’s play area located within The Berenstain Bears Treehouse. Map info: TBA. Theme:  The Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bear Scout Training School - an interactive guest experience, similar concept to Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, but based on The Berenstain Bear Scout series, where children, age 6-12, will sign up to train as a camp scout, before earning batches. Map info: TBA. Theme: The Berenstain Bears

Stores

The Bear Country Gift Shop - a store which sells The Berenstain Bears-exclusive merchandise such children’s apparel, toys, educational toys, The Berenstain Bears books, etc. Theme:  The Berenstain Bears

Characters

The Berenstain Bears family: Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister Bear

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Metazoa

A sixth section based on J.K. Rowling Harry Potter book series and Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter film series. Opeining date: August 14, 2017. Replaced: the Europe section of Wild Woods

Forbidden Forest

A sub-area themed around the series’ fictional forest of the same name. Theme: Harry Potter book and film series

Attractions

Hogwarts Express Hogwarts Express - a transporting people mover train attraction located in Universal Resort LousianaIt transports visitors between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Lousiana and Forbidden Forest at Universal Meazoa. Map info: Aboard in the train and ride from the land of myths and owls, to the wizarding schools. Theme:  Harry Potter book and film series

Dragon Challenge - the intertwined inverted roller coasters themed to two dragons such as the Chinese Fireball and the Hungarian Horntail. Map info: Experience the dueling and thrilling rollercoaster flight as you choose either the Chinese Fireball or the Hungarian HorntailTheme: dragons. Height restriction: 54”

Flight of the Hippogriff – a junior rollercoaster themed to a Hippogriff from Harry Potter series. Map info: Take a flight on griffin in this fun-filled family rollercoasterTheme:  Harry PotterHeight restriction: 36”
Buckbeak!

Hippogriff

Journey of the Forbbiden Forest - an indoor roller coaster. Map info: Take on the forbbiden journey though the Forbbiden Forest with Harry Potter and the gangTheme: Harry PotterHeight restriction: 45"

Owls' Cave - an indoor animal exhibit and walkthrough with various owls in worldwide. Map info: Enter inside the cave where all kinds of owls that you'll encounter. Theme:  owls

Stores

Owl Post - a store located at the exit of Owl Cave which sells owl-themed merchandise. Theme:  owls

Ilvermorny: The World of Fantastic Beasts

A second sub-area based the Harry Potter-spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Attractions

Frank's Flight - a launch coaster themed to the Thunderbird. Often dubbed as "Hippogriff's Bigger Brother". Map info: Feel the thunder crackling from the wings of Frank, the thunderbird. Theme:  Thunderbird 

Newt's Suitcase - a meet and greet attraction featuring the creatures from the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Map info: Come face to face with some of the beasts Newt has brought to America.  Theme: Fantastic Beasts

Stores

Magical Menagerie - a gift shop centered around the spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It also sells Harry Potter-themed merchandise.

Restaurants

Dragon Grill – an outdoor restaurant which serves burgers, hot dogs, steaks, pizzas, pastas, and fried shrimps. Theme:  dragons

Characters

Frog Choir

Fantastic Beasts (at Fantastic Beasts Encounter)

Animal Starland

A seventh section which is inspired by animals in worldwide popular culture and homed to old and modern animal stars, characters and icons both real and fictional. Theme: animals in popular culture and entertainment industry. Opeining date: September 2002

Current Attractions

Rodrigues Flying Fox

A flying fox on a branch

Dracula’s Lair of Bats – an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction which contains all kind of bats, including vampire bats, Seba's short-tailed bats, fruit bats, etc. Map info: Enter inside Dracula's lair to encouter bats all around the world. Theme: Dracula and bats. Opeining date: September 2002

Encounter of the Planet of the Apes – an animal exhibit inspired by 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes franchise and contains with real non-human apes such as gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gibbons. Map info: Encouter the real-life apes that're inspired for the film series. Theme: Planet of the Apes series and apes. Opeining date: September 2002
Chimp, Kibale, Uganda

Chimpanzee

Animal Starland Theater - a theater which shows three annual shows. Map info: Watch those annual shows. Opeining date: Feburary 2003

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    Universal's Animal Actors

    Universal’s Animal Actors
     – an animal live stage show featuring trained animals showcasing their talent stunts. It occurs from February 6 to March 1. Map info: Give yourself a cheer, appluase and howl as you experiance the performance of all the animal stars on stageTheme: animal celebrities. Opeining date: 2003
  • Charlotte's Web - A musical stage show based on E.B. White's famous children's book of the same name. It occurs from April 5 to May 10. Map info: From E.B. White's beloved stoybook classic comes to live in the most whimsical and heartwarming live musical performance. Theme: Charlotte's WebOpeining date: 2003
  • Sing: The Musical - a broadway-alike stage show based on Universal/Illumination's animated musical comedy film Sing. It occurs from June 4 to September 20. Map info: Sing a melody with Buster and his friends! Theme: Sing. Opeining date: 2017
  • Cats: The Meow-sical Experience - based on a Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1981 popular musical Cats. It occurs November 10 - December 24. Map info: Experiance the feline musical performance inspired from the most famous musical of all time. Theme: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Opeining date: 2003

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ride - a 3D simulator/dark ride similar to Transformers: The Ride and The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man, but based on the Paramount / Nickelodeon film series 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Map info: Take on the most radical action-packed ride through city of New York to join the turtles to stop the evil Shredder. Theme: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Height restriction: 40”. Opeining date: Summer 2017

You’re on Animal Planet – an interactive screen attraction which allows guest to star as the TV hosts or hostesses for the wildlife documentary programs on the television channel Animal Planet by being filmed in front of the green screen. The final video can be purchased by guest for money. Map info: Wanna become a star for Animal Planet's wildlife documantary programs? Now you can as you interact from the green screen to the varoius animal worldTheme: Animal Planet’s wildlife documentary shows. Opeining date: September 2002

Animal Starland’s Paw of Fame – a walkthrough attraction which is similar to Hollywood Walk of Fame, but features paw-shapes with names of famous past and present real and fictional animal stars and icons in entertainment industry. The paws are located all around the sidewalk of Animal Starland. Map info: Check out through the sidewalk to find the names of your favorite animal stars. Theme: tributes of animal stars and icons. Opeining date: September 2002

How to Train Your Dragon: The Ride  – an IMAX 3D simulator ride based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Map info: Hop on your dragon for the amazing flight through the island of BerkTheme: DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Height restriction: 40”. Opeining date: June 2017

Animal Idols – a meet-and-greet located at Creatures All-Star Café restaurant which features varoius animal stars who will meet and interact with guest all around the restaurant. Map info: Meet eye-to-eye and nose-to-nose with your all-time favorite animal stars old and present alikeTheme: animal icons, stars and characters. Opeining date: September 2002

Gumball Crazy Ride - A 4D simulator ride based on the 2011 Cartoon Network Show The Amazing World of Gumball Theme: Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball  Map Info: TBA. Height restriction: 40”

Former Attractions

Animal Starland shows

  • TBA

Where the Wild Things Are - a trackless dark ride based on Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book of the same name. Map info: Let the wild rumpas start as you take on the ride through world one of Maurice Sendak's beloved stories come to life. Theme: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things AreOpeining date: September 2002. Closing date: June 27, 2016. Replaced by: Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles: The Ride

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on the Street - (stylized as ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks: Live on the Street) a street show featuring the characters in Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise and a 2015 television show, ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks. The show, sadly, had its short run for seven months, due to its poor attandance. Map info: It's showtime starring Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Chipettes in the musical street performanceTheme: Alvin and the Chipmunks. Opeining date: June 2016. Closing date: December 24, 2016.

Stores

Creatures All-Star Store – a gift store located at Creature All-Star Café. Theme: animal icons, stars and characters. Opeining date: September 2002

The Radical Turtle Stuff - a store located at the exit of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ride, which sells the TMNT-exclusive merchandise. Theme: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Animal Planet Souvenirs – a store which sells Animal Planet-themed merchandise. Theme: Animal Planet

How to Buy a Dragon – a store which sells DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon-themed merchandise. Theme: DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

The Pink Panther Store - a store themed to Pink Panther. Theme: Pink Panther. Opeining date: September 2002

Gumball and Darwin's Really Pointless Gift Shop - A store that sells The Amazing World Of Gumball merchandise Theme: The Amazing World Of Gumball

Restaurants

Creatures All-Star Café – a character dining themed restaurant similar to Planet Hollywood, but inspired by the tributes of various famous animal stars, characters and icons past and present worldwide. It serves pizza, Italian foods, hamburgers, sandwiches, chickens, salads, steaks, tacos, etc. It is also includes live performances. Theme: animal icons, stars and characters. Opeining date: September 2002

The Ninja Turtles' Pizza Stand - a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed outdoor pizza stand which serves pizzas and other goods. Theme: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Joyful Burger - A Amazing World of Gumball themed restaurant which serves hameburgers, sandwhiches, hot dogs, milkshakes, chicken waffle sandwhich and Donuts Theme: The Amazing World of Gumball

Snacks & drinks

Animal Starland Snacks – a snack kiosk.

Animal Starland Ice Cream Bar - a ice cream shop.

Characters

NBC Peacock (Located outside at Animal Starland Theater)

Where the Wild Things Are charatcers: Max and the Wild Things (located outside at Where the Wild Things Are)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters: Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Splinter, April O'Neil and the Shredder. (located outside at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ride)

Hanna-Barbera animals: Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Huckelberry Hound, Dino from The Flinstones, Hong Kong Phooey, Top Cat, Magilla Gorilla, Wally Gator, Snagglepuss and Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.

Animal Idols cast (at Creatures All-Star Café)

  • (Appearing from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
    • Rocky & Bullwinkle
    • Looney Tunes charatcers: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird
    • DreamWorks & Aardman's Chicken Run characters: Ginger and Rocky Roads
  • (Appearing from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
    • Stuart Little
    • The Cat in the Hat
    • Brian Griffin in Family Guy
    • E.B. from Hop
  • (Appearing from 1:00 - 2:00 pm)
    • Littlefoot in The Land Before Time
    • Felix the Cat
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • (Appearing from 2:00 - 3:00 pm)
    • Itchy and Scratchy from The Simpsons
    • Kellogg's animal mascots: Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam
    • Charlie Tuna

Pink Panther (at The Pink Panther Store)

The Amazing World of Gumball characters: Gumball Watterson, Darwin, Anais, Richard, Nicole, Granny Jojo and Louie (located outside at Gumball Crazy Rollercoaster)

DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon characters: Hiccup, Astrid, and Toothless (located outside at How to Train Your Dragon: The Ride)

Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes: Alvin, Simon, Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor

Sing characters: TBA

Eric Carle's World of Bugs

A first sub-section within Animal Starland inspired by Eric Carle's children's book involves bugs, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Grouchy Ladybug, etc. It is an interactive mini-section which aimed younger children, age 0-7 with families, which contains attractions based on Eric Carle's bug-themed stories and as well a small exhibit of real insects. Theme: Eric Carle's bug-themed storybooks and insects. Opeining date: September 2002

Attractions

Mexican Redknee Tarantula

Tarantula

House of Bugs - an insect house which consists of two buildings: the Butterfly Dome and the Creepy Critter's Corner. It helds butterflies, moths, scorpions, spiders, beetles, praying mantises, locusts, bees etc., even creatures who eat insects, like shrews and snakes, are exhibited. Map info: Explore the exhibit to encounter many different kinds of bugsTheme: insects

Monarch Butterfly

Butterfly

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - an outdoor slow-train-style ride based on Eric Carle's book of the same name. Map info: Hop on the catapiller to take a ride through storyTheme: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Quiet Cricket - a kid-sized drop tower ride inspired by a titular character from a book of the same name. Map info: Take a fun hop onto a cricketTheme: The Very Quiet CricketHeight restriction: 30"-44"

Bug Carousel - kid-sized carousel ride feature Eric Carle's insect characters. Map info: Choose your favorite bug to ride around the "bug"-tastic carouselTheme: Eric Carle's insect characters

Stores

The Store of Eric Carle - a store which sells Eric Carle's books and other merchandise. Theme: Eric Carle

Snacks & drinks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Snack Stand - a snack stand which serves fruits and drinks.

Characters

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

My Little Pony Land

A second sub-section in Animal Starland based on Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise and an animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's mostly aimed young female guest with families. ThemeMy Little PonyOpeining date: Spring 2014

Attractions

My Little Pony: Twilight's Magical Adventure - a flying dark ride. Map info: Take on a magical fantasy adventure through the world of Equestria with Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack, and learn the true meanings of friendship. ThemeMy Little PonyHeight restriction: 34”

Ponyville Schoolhouse - a children's playground. Map info: Play and explore around the schoolhouse in PonyvilleThemeMy Little Pony

The Cutie Mark Crusaders Treehouse - a treehouse-style play area for younger guests. Map info: You're invited to enter inside the fun-filled interacative treehouse play areaThemeMy Little Pony

Rarity's Carousel Boutique Models - a carousel ride located on top of an actual Carousel Boutique store. Map info: Ride around onto Rarity's models on top of her Carousel BoutiqueThemeMy Little Pony

Fluttershy's Cabin - a walkthrough attraction themed around the house of Fluttershy in My Little PonyMap info: Enter inside Fluttershy's homeThemeMy Little Pony

Rainbow Dash's Awsome Cloud Flight - a family flying rollercoaster which guests can ride around My Little Pony Land. Map info: Take on an awsome flight through the clouds in the sky with Rainbow DashThemeMy Little PonyHeight restriction: 35"

Pinkie Pie's Cupcake Party - a spinning teacup attraction. Map info: Join the party to have a fun twisting ride on Pinkie Pie's cupcakesThemeMy Little Pony.

Pinkie Pie's Party Picnic - a birthday party picinc area that can be located nearby Pinkie Pie's Sugarcube Corner.  Map info: Are you looking foward to your birthday celebration? Well, you're invited to come and celebrate at the picnic. ThemeMy Little Pony.

Applejack's Sweet Apple Acres Hoedown! - an interactive musical dance show which allows young guests, age 4-10, to join Applejack for the square dance with popular songs in My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicMap info: Watch what happens when there's a fun jamboree party going on at the Apple AcresThemeMy Little Pony

Stores

Ponyville Market Shop - a gift shop which sells the offical My Little Pony-related merchidise. ThemeMy Little Pony

Carousel Boutique - an actual boutique store themed to a fictional store of the same name in My Little PonyThemeMy Little Pony

Snacks & drinks

Pinkie Pie's Sugarcube Corner - an interactive candy and snack store. ThemeMy Little Pony

Apple Acres - a snack stand based on a fictional farm from My Little Pony which sells apple goods. ThemeMy Little Pony

Characters

My Little Pony characters: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Spike the baby dragon

Acres of Monsters

A third sub-section within Animal Starland section consisits of two rides based on the MonsterVerse movie franchise and only one attraction based on Peter Jackson's King Kong film. Theme: King Kong and Godzilla. Opening date: May 15, 2019

Attractions

Skull Island: Reign of Kong – a dark/simulator ride which in this version is based on the 2017 movie Kong: Skull IslandMap info: Board inside the safari truck to journey through the exotic Skull Island facing many creatures of the island, including King Kong himself. Theme: Kong: Skull Island. Height restriction: 36”
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Skull Island: Reign of Kong

The Museum of Skull Island's Creatures - a museum which showcases the creatures of Skull Island from 2005 King Kong film and Kong: Skull Island. Map info: Discover the knowledge of those Skull Island creaturesTheme: Skull Island fauna

Godzilla Rampage 4D - a motion based simulator ride based on Godzilla. Sponsored by: Toyota. Map info: Beware of the giant King of Monsters itself that ever gone loose around the city. Theme: GodzillaHeight restriction: 40”

Stores

Skull Island Souvenirs – a gift store which sells King Kong-themed merchandise. Theme: King Kong

Godzilla's Kamikaze - a gift shop which sells Kaiju-themed merchandise, like posters, action figures and others. Theme: Godzilla and other Kaiju

Restaurants

Skull Island Grill – a restaurant. Theme: King Kong

Angry Birds Island

A fourth sub-section in Animal Starland based on Angry Birds franchise and as well as The Angry Birds MovieTheme: Angry Birds franshise. Opeining date: May 15, 2017

Attractions

Angry Birds: Ride n' Play - an interactive shoot gallery 3D dark ride. Map info: Ride and shoot your way to stop those evil pigsTheme: Angry Birds

Chuck's Egg Spin - a ride similar to a teacup ride. Map info: Hop on an egg to take a wild spinTheme: eggs

The Blue's Play-Nest - a playground dedicated to the Blues. Map info: Yonger children can play around the fun-filled play nest hosted by the Blues.

Bomb's and Terence's Castle Crash - an attraction where visitors can knock down structures with plush toys of the Angry BirdsMap info: Play TBA.

Stores

Angry Birds Store - a store which sells mostly Angry Birds merchandise, like plush toys, books etc.

Restaurants

Mighty Eagle's - a restaurant.

Piggy Hut - a restaurant which serves mostly egg dishes.

Snacks and drinks

Pig's Ice Cream - an ice cream stand.

Stella's Candy Nest - a candy stand which sells cotton candy etc.

Characters

Angry Birds characters: Red, Bomb, Chuck, The Blues

Super Nintendo World at Universal Metazoa

An eighth section which is a second half of Super Nintendo World, with two sub-areas. Opeining date: July 4, 2023

Pokémon World

A first sub-section based on Nintendo/Game Freak’s Pokémon franchise. This section is also a popular spot for fans of video games, anime, etc. Theme: PokémonOpeining date: July 4, 2023

Attractions

Warp Pipe Express - an underground subway-alike people mover which takes guests from Universal Metazoa to Universal Studios Louisiana, similar to Hogwarts Express. Map: TBA. Theme: TBA

Pokémon Safari - An interactive safari ride with animatronic Pokémon that should be caught, on guests mobile devices if they got thier Trainer ID, to proceed. Map info: TBA

Trainer Studio - a small stand where visitors can create their own Trainer ID before getting on Pokemon Safari. Map info: Become a Pokemon trainer as you can costumize your very own Trainer ID on you mobile devices before capturing any Pokémon during your safari trip.

Pika

Pikachu

Pikachu’s FunZone – a playground for kids hosted by Pikachu. Map info: Play and explore around Pikachu's fun-filled playground! Theme: Pokémon

  • Pikachu's Dashing Coaster - a junior rollercoaster located within Pikachu's FunZoneMap info: Aboard on a Pikachu coaster for a quick-dashing ride. Theme: Pikachu Height restriction: 38"
  • Mudkip's Splash Zone - a water playground for smaller children, loacted within Pikachu's FunZone. Map info: Get splashed your way with the Mudkips. Theme: Mudkip

Pokémon Encounter - a meet-n-greet attraction featuring the life-sized animatronic Pokémon creatures, a similar concept to a Raptor Encounter. Map info: Gotta meet 'em all! Your favorite Pokemon creatures are sight to be meet youTheme: Pokémon

Rage of Rayquaza - a hyper rollercoaster themed after the 3rd-Gen Pokémon games. Map info: Hoad on a Rayquaza for the rollercoaster flight. Theme: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. Height restriction: 46"

Ecruteak City Tower Duel - two falling towers dedicated to the Legendary Pokémon of the Johto Region. Map Info: Don't your rivals win as you either choose Lugia or Ho-Oh for the dueling drop. Height restriction: 48". Theme: Lugia & Ho-Oh.

Stores

Pokémon Center - a gift store which sell Pokémon-exclusive merchandise. Theme: Pokémon

Restaurants

Pokécafé – a restaurant which serves mostly Japanese and American cuisine. Theme: Pokémon

Characters

Pokémon creatures: Charizard, Mewtwo, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Meowth, etc. (at Pokémon Encounter)

Pikachu (at Pikachu’s FunZone)

Ash Ketchum (at Pikachu's FunZone)

Inkopolis

A second sub-section inspired by Splatoon franchise. Presented by: Nintendo. Theme: SplatoonOpeining date: July 4, 2023

Attractions

Squids

Squids

Encounters of Squids and Other Cephalopods – an indoor animal exhibit attraction contains the exhibits of real cephalopods like squids, cuttlefishes, nautiluses and octopuses. Map info: See the most useful squids, octopuses, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses that you'll ever encounter. Theme: cephalopods. Universal Express available?: No

The Turf War Competition Arena - an annual interactive laser tag game show allows guests, age 8 to up, to become teams to challenge each other as they're on the arena. It occurs every summer season from May 30th – September 20th. Map info: Choose your color to join your team in the "splat"-asric challage. Theme: SplatoonUniversal Express available?: No

Callie

Callie

Marie

Marie

The Squid Sisters Live – an outdoor rave dance party performance occurs every weekend nights, and hosted by the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, from Splatoon, in the use of holographic technology. Map info: Stay Fresh for tonight's musical concert-alike show starring Callie and Marie. Theme: Squid Sisters from Splatoon. Universal Express available?: No

Octo Valley Mission - a 3D interactive shooting gallery dark ride. Map info: Sport your "Squid-Vision" glasses for your mission to splat all the minions of Octarians and Octolings, and defeat the evil DJ Octavio. Height restriction: 47".Theme: SplatoonUniversal Express available?: Yes

Inkopolis Arcade - An outdoor arcade area TBA

Stores

Booyah Base – a replica mall-like marketplace themed to a fictional store from Splatoon of the same name, which contains the series of four gift stores that sells Splatoon and other Nintendo-exclusive merchandise. The stores, that’re inspired from the game, includes Ammo Knights, which sells toys, water guns and games, Cooler Heads, which only sells hats and other headwears, Shrimp Kicks, which only sells shoes and other footwears, and Jelly Fresh, which only sells clothing/apparel. Theme: Splatoon

Restaurants

Callie and Marie's Sushi Bar - a sushi restaurant located near the building where The Squid Sisters Live is located in.

Inkopolis Snack Bar – a snack stand with its own snack venting machines.

Characters

Splatoon characters: Inkling boy and girl, Capt’n Cuttlefish, The Squid Sisters (Callie and Marie), Sheldon, Annie and Moe, Crusty, Judd, and Jelonzo

Animal Crossing

A third sub-section based on Nintendo's franchise of the same name. It has a similar theme to Hogsmeade in other Universal theme parks. Opeining date: August 1, 2023

Attractions

The Town Museum - a small museum run by the owl siblings Blathers and Celeste which showcases artifacts of Nintendo's history.

K.K. Slider Live! - a late-night show where a holographic K.K. Slider is shown, singing a variety of pop songs in his vocals!

The Bug and Fish Tourney - an interactive attraction where guests must catch some fish and bugs.

Stores

Nook's Cranny - a gift shop which sells mostly video game merchandise.

Crazy Redd's - another gift shop which sells also video game merchandise, but Universal Parks-themed merchandise as well.

Able Sisters - a fashion store which sells Nintendo-themed clothing.

Restaurants

The Roost - a small cafeteria.

Characters

Villager (male and female), Isabelle, Tom Nook, Tortimer, K.K. Slider and

PETopia

(pronounce: pet-topia)

An ninth section inspired by the public's general curiosity about domesticated and livestock animals. Theme: domesticated and livestock animals. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Current Attractions

Brown Rat

Rat

American Yorkshire Pig

A pig

Rat & Mice Corner – a animal exhibit walkthrough attraction containing with rats and mice. Map info: See the mice and rats. Theme: rats and mice. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Babe's Petting Barn – a petting zoo inspired by the 1995 movie Babe and homed to livestock animals like pigs, horses, ponies, goats, sheep, llamas, donkeys, chickens, and turkeys where guest of all ages can have their chance to pet and feed them. Map info: Enter inside the barn where you'll have your chance to pet and feed with your favorite farmyard animals. Theme: Babe and livestock animals. Opening date: March 21, 2002

PAW Patrol Live - an interactive live show based on Nickelodeon's preschool animated television series PAW PatrolMap info: Live on stage, join Ryder and his team of rescue puppies in the town of Adventure Bay, where there's someone who is need of help. Theme: PAW Patrol

PAW Patrol Playard – a kids’ playground inspired by Nick's PAW Patrol, located next door to PAW Patrol Live. Map info: Play around the pups' dog-gone fun-filled playgroundTheme: PAW Patrol

The Secret Life of Pets: Play-Go-Round – a carousel ride based on Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s animated film The Secret Life of PetsMap info: Ride along with Max and his friends. Theme:  The Secret Life of Pets. Opening date: June 10, 2017.

Tom and Jerry: Wacky Chase  – a trackless dark/3D simulator ride featuring Tom and Jerry. In there, it consists two entrances which comes with two versions for guest to choose before riding such as golden yellow cheese, which a mild ride version, and white cheese car, which a wild ride version. Sponsored by: Frito-Lay. Map info: Become a size of a mouse to take on a wacky and zany ride through the house with Tom and Jerry. Theme: Tom and Jerry. Height restriction: 42" (for wild ride version). Opening date: November 12, 2014.

PETopia Arena - an arena which shows the annual The Kennel Club Dog Show Championship and the Peppa Pig: The School Fete event. Map info: Take part TBA. Opening date: March 21, 2002

PETopia Dome - an indoor dome which only for Universal Metazoa’s Animal Adoption Week. Map info: Learn fun facts TBA. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Clifford's Encounter - a meet-n-greet attraction featuring the giant animatronic Clifford the Big Red Dog, similar to a Triceratops Encounter. Map info: Enter inside the big doghouse to meet with everyone's favorite big red dog, Clifford. Theme: Clifford the Big Red Dog. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Former Attractions

Timeline of Pets - a 30 minute film focuses the history of pets, starring TBA. Map info: Learn the facts and history about how animals became human's best friends, with your host TBA. Theme: History of pets. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: March 5, 2010. Replaced by: Tom and Jerry: Wacky Chase.

Doggone Fun Show - a dog show.

Pet Carousel - a carousel ride generically themed to pets

Stores

PETopia Store – a gift store. Theme:  pet animals

PAW Patrol Headquarters - TBA

Hello Kitty’s Fashion Store - an interactive gift store which sell merchandise based on Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. Theme: Sanrio’s Hello Kitty

Clifford's Doghouse - a gift store which only sell merchandise based on Clifford the Big Red Dog. Theme: Clifford the Big Red Dog

The Secret World of Pets - a small store themed to Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s animated film The Secret Life of Pets.

Restaurants

PETopia Chow Down Dine-In - A restaurant which serves various cuisine, like salads, hamburgers, tacos, natcos, etc. Also the restaurant consists of plates, which is looked like a dog bowl, where costumers can customized thier names on them while ordering thier meals.

Characters

Tom and Jerry

Snoopy and Woodchuck from Peanuts

Hello Kitty

Clifford the Big Red Dog and Emily Elizabeth (at Clifford's Encounter)

The Serect Life of Pets characters: Max, Duke, Gidget, Snowball, Chloe, Mel, Buddy, Tiberius, Norman, Sweet Pea, Pops, Tattoo, Leonard

PAW Patrol characters: TBA

Garfield's Play Fair

A small sub-area at PETopia hosted by Garfield. Theme:  Garfield. Opening date: June 10, 2009

Attractions

Garfield’s Cool about Cats – a interactive stage show starring the Garfield the cat (in holographic technology) teaches guest about the facts of cats. Map info: Learn the purrrr-fect facts about cats with Garfield. Theme: Garfield and facts about cats

Garfield/Odie Coaster - a twin wild mouse roller coaster themed to Garfield and Odie, located next-door to Garfield's Cool About Cats show attraction. Map info: Ride TBA. Height restriction: 48". Theme: Garfield and Odie

Nermal's Cutest Coaster - a junior dive rollercoaster hosted by Nermal the kitten. Map info: Take off on the cutest rollercoaster ride ever run by Nermal the Worldest Cutest KittenHeight restriction: 36". Theme: Nermal

Pooky Spiral - a teacup ride themed to Garfield favorite teddy bear Pooky. Map info: Spin TBAHeight restriction: 40.3". Theme: Pooky

Stores

Garfield Stuff – a store located at the exit of Garfield’s Cool about Cats attraction and Garfield’s Lasagna Place restaurant which sells Garfield exclusive merchandise. Theme:  Garfield

Restaurants

Garfield’s Lasagna Place - a Garfield-themed Italian/pizzeria restaurant which serves pizzas, lasagnas, spaghetti, meatball subs, sandwiches, etc. The restaurant is also surrounds with classic Garfield comic strips. Theme:  Garfield

Characters

Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, and Jon Arbuckle (at Garfield Stuff)

Desertlands

A tenth and last section of the park which is themed to wildlife in the deserts and is consists with three sub-sections such as Outback, Wild West, and Sahara. Theme: wild deserts. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Outback

Norfolk Zoo Virginia Outback Australia Walkabout Bennett’s Wallabies

Kangaroo

Kookaburra Couple

Kookaburras

A section’s first sub-section and an animal exhibit which is themed to Australia. It contains Australian animals such as kangaroos,
Koala

Koala

crocodiles, kookaburras, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, emus, cockatoos, bearded dragons etc. Theme:  Australia. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Attractions

The Crocodile Hunter: Steve Irwin's Tribute – a 20-minute documentary film about the life and career of the world’s famous wildlife expert and a TV host for the wildlife documentary show The Crocodile Hunter Steven Iwrin. Map info: Learn through life and career of Steve Iwrin, The Crocodile Hunter, mates. Presented by: Discovery Channel. Theme: the tribute of Steven Irwin. Opening date: May 28, 2010

Thylacine – a steel mega rollercoaster themed after the extinct marsupial animal of the same name. Map info: Be thrilled if your life as take off on the most speeding coaster run of the ThylacineTheme: Thylacine. Height restriction: 54”. Opening date: March 2011

The Uluru Experience - a hall that exhibits handcraft from Aboriginal cultures. Map info: Explore the interactive museum of the Aboriginal culture. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Stores

Souvenirs from Down Under – a gift store. Theme:  Australia. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Restaurants

Outback Steakhouse – a Australia-themed restaurant owned by Bloomin Brands. In Universal Metazoa version of the restaurant, it is themed around the cultures and wildlife of Australia. And it is the only Outback Steakhouse restaurant to be built in Africa Theme:  Australia, Aboriginal culture. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Characters

  • Michael "Crocodile" Dundee

Wild West

Pigmy Rattlesnake, Dry Fork Narrows, Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch, Grand Staircase-Escalante

Rattlesnake

A section’s second sub-zone and an animal exhibit/walkthrough themed to the Old West of United States of America and is homed to roadrunners, coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes, armadillos, hawks, buzzards, prairie dogs, gila monsters, etc. Theme:  American Old West. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Attractions

Rattlesnake Spin – a rattlesnake-themed Music Express spinning ride. Map info: Take a wild sssssspin on a snake. Theme: rattlesnake. Height restriction: 48”. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Fievel’s Playland - a children’s playground based on the An American Tail franchise. Map info: Play through the fun-filled "mouse"-sized playground. Theme: An American Tail franchise. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Buffalo Run - a family wooden rollercoaster. Map info: Join a stampeding buffalo herd to stampede through the prairie. Theme: buffaloes. Height restriction: 42”. Opening date: 2015

Stores

Western Souvenirs - a gift store. Theme: American frontier

Restaurants

Green River Saloon & Grill – a restaurant and a bar named after Green River, the tributary of the Colorado River, and which serves hamburgers, BBQ ribs, steaks, chickens, alcoholic beverages, etc.

Hot Dog Wagon – a food stand which serves hot dogs, corn dogs, nacho chips, etc.

Snacks & drinks

The Coca-Cola Bar - a drink stand which serves The Coca-Cola Company drink products. Theme: Coca-Cola drinks

Characters

Rango the chameleon

Sahara

A section’s third and last sub-zone themed to the Sahara desert. Theme:  Sahara desert. Opening date: March 21, 2002

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Camels


Attractions

Camel Farm – a petting zoo with camels. Map info: pet TBA. Theme: camels. Opening dateMarch 21, 2002

SaharAracade – an outdoor interactive midway-style arcade. Map info: Discover the series of the amazing fun and games around the Saharan desert village. Opening date: March 21, 2002

The Mummy's Temple - an indoor exhibit with nocturnal desert animals, like jerboas, cobras, fennec foxes etc. Map info: Step in to the realm of the night, where the desert creatures comes in the darkness. Theme:The Mummy and nocturnal Shara desert animals. Opening date: late-2010

Stores

Sultan’s Treasures - a Arabian-themed gift store. Theme: Arabia

Saharan Village Marketplace – an outdoor store which sells cloths, appeal, shoes, flip-flops, jewels, etc.

Restaurants

Morocco’s – a Morocco-themed cafeteria restaurant which serves daily foods. Plus it also includes the live performances with acrobats, snake trainers and belly dancers. Theme: Morocco

Snacks & drinks

Mirage Shop - a drink stand

Discovery Lagoon

A man-made lake that surrounds Universal Metazoa park. Theme: lagoon. Opening date: March 21, 2002

Current Attractions

Fountain of Discovery - a daytime musical fountain performance every 15 minutes. The show includes music from various movies like The Land Before Time, An American Tail, Harry Potter films, Babe, Life of Pi, We're Back! A Dinosaur Story, Out of Africa, King Kong, and Jurassic Park. Map info: Every 15 mintues, you'll be amazed by the water fountain performance takes place in the Discovery Lagoon.

The Carnival of the Animals - a daily nighttime musical  fountain and firework show inspired by musical suite of the same name by Camille Saint-Saëns, which features the musical movements which representing different kind of animals. Presented by: Kodak. Map info: TBA. Theme: The Carnival of the AnimalsOpening date: March 21, 2002

Former Attractions

Discoveries Awaits in the Wild - a fountian show which celebrates the first opening of Universal Metazoa. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: November 6, 2003

Jurassic Park: 20 Years of the Making - Nighttime Show

Jurassic World of the Night - a series of temporary nighttime fountain show which is focus to promote the upcoming Jurassic World It features some of the scenes from the movie, animations of the dinosaurs which appears on the fountain by the camera, and as well as music from the film can be heard, which composed by John Williams.

Former lands

Europe section at Wild Woods

The Europe section was used to be part of Wild Woods which featured the animal viewing areas and two attractions. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: May 31, 2015. Replaced by: TBA

Attractions

  • Lynx - TBA. Replaced by: Dragon Challenge.
  • Fox Rush - TBA. Replaced by: Flight of the Hippogriff

The Great Valley: The Land Before Time

A defulcted sub-area located next-door to the Jurassic Park area as part of The Lost Kingdom section and based on The Land Before Time series. Opening date: March 21, 2002. Closing date: December 31, 2014. Replaced by: The Croods Land and one attraction is replaced as Prenadon Flyers at JP sub-area

Attractions

Journey to the Land Before Time - a dark ride based on the first film.

Littlefoot's Playspot - a play area for small children.

  • Ducky's Water Fun
  • ​Petrie's Flight - Replaced by: Prenadon Flyers
  • Hollow Log Slide
  • Cera's Three-Horn Bumpers
  • The Great Valley Go-Round

Stores

  • The Land Before Time Store

Restaurants

  • The Great Valley Foods

  • Chomper's Chomping Meal

    Snacks and drinks

  • Spike's Snacks

Animals

Universal Metazoa/Animal list

Annual parades

The annual parades makes their way down from Rainforest Adventure to Exotic Entry.

AnimaLights - a nighttime parade which features floats and performance that are covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights, similar to Magical Starlight Parade at Universal Studios Japan and Main Street Electrical Parade at the Disney theme parks, but themed to animals both real and fictional. Theme: animals. Occurring dates: January-February

The Dr. Seuss Creature Parade - features various characters and creatures from Dr. Seuss' books.

Toon Critters Parade – features various popular animal characters and featuring verity of pop culture songs. Theme: cartoon animal characters. Occurring dates: June-August

  • Toon Critters’ Christmas Parade - features various popular animal characters celebrating Christmas and featuring verity of Christmas songs. Theme: cartoon animal characters and Christmas. Occurring dates: late-November-December.

Annual events

A Celebration of Harry Potter - a three-day weekend fan event held at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter sections in two Universal theme parks, Universal Studios Louisiana and Universal Metazoa, which is theme to Harry Potter book and movie series. It occurs in first weekend of January.

Peppa Pig: The School Fete - Held exclusively at the in the Petopia Arena, taking place in PETopia section, it's festival aimed at young children, which consists playgrounds, activities, petting zoos, and character meet-n-greets based on the preschool animated franchise Peppa Pig. It occurs from January 20th to Febuarary 3rd.

Year of the Animals - a lunar new year event occurs Feburary 8 - 28

Annual Animal Adoption Weeks - located exclusively at the Petopia Dome in the Petopia section, it is a festival that allows guest to adopt abandoned pets. It occurs from March 7 - 20 Sponsored by: ASPCA

Green is Universal: Nature Fest  – a Earth Day event which is dedicated to helping to keep earth clean. Presented by Green is Universal. Occurring dates: every Earth Day season from late-March to April 22. Sponsored by: Green is Universal

The Kennel Club Dog Show Championship - an annual dog show shows at the Petopia Arena. It occurs April 29th - June 21st.

Universal Metazoa Wild Summer

  • BronyNites - a nightly event occurs every weekends on June, from 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM. It aimed at teen and adult male fans of a children's animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which only takes place at the My Little Pony section in the park, where guest can enjoy most of the My Little Pony-themed attractions, and it consists of TBA
  • Otakunami - taking place in Super Nintendo World at Universal Metazoa, this festival focuses mostly on animals appearing in anime and manga series, like Yo-Kai Watch. It occurs every first Tuesday of June, July and August. Presented by: AnimExpo

Halloween events

Holly Jolly Safari – a Christmas event. Occurring dates: late-November-December 24

Kwanzaa Nights - an after Christmas event celebrated at the Africa Safari section of Tropical Biomes, aimed at African-American guests. Occurring dates: December 27 - January 1

Park's anti-plastic policy

Like other animal theme parks and unlike the rest of Universal Studios theme parks, Universal Metazoa does not allow to use plastic materials, such as plastic bags, plastic straws, balloons, and others, due to that they will harm animals. So they only use paper straws.

Park hours

Monday to Friday

7am to 10pm

Saturday to Sunday

6am to 11pm

Incidents

Main page: Universal Metazoa/incidents

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See also

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Exotic Entry: Universal Metazoa Trailway, Exotic Gardens, Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre Tour, Jumanji: The Wild 4D Experience, General Electric’s Exotic Theatre (The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Wildlife, Hop Live, Sesame Street: Animal Alphabet Safari, Hybrid, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer), Sesame Safari, Minionimals, All-Star Safari Zone

Tropical Biomes:
Africa Safari: Out of Africa Journeys, Engaging Pachyderms, Curious George’s Jungle Playland, Watu and the Animal Tales from Africa, Mokele-Mbembe - The Legendary Animal, Wild Safari Through Africa Starring Jimmy Fallon
Madagascar: Madagascar Trails, Journey to Madagascar, King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round!
Asian Kingdom: The Eastern Exotic Walkway, Panda Kingdom
Latin Wilderness: Amazon Dome, Woody Woodpecker’s Wacky World of Birds, Dora & Diego’s Musical Jungle Adventure, Flying Toucans & Macaws, Quetzalcoatl, Samba Party!, Rio: A Bird's Journey

Wild Seas: Habitat Reef, Seals and Sea Lions Habitat, Polar Wildlife, Here Comes Flipper!, Happy Feet: Tappin’ on Stage, Marine-Go-Round
Amity Village: Jaws: The Ride, Jaws Alive, Amity Midway Games
SpongeBob LandPants: The Undersea Adventure of SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob’s Neighborhood, Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Carousel, Jellyfish Encounter, SpongeBob’s Crazy Boating Bumpers

The Lost Kingdom:
Jurassic Park: Jurassic Park: The Ride, Encounters of Ancient Survivors, Dueling Carnivores, Jurassic Park Discovery Centre, Pteranodon Flight
Land of Ice Age: Ice Age: Glacier Waterfall, Sid’s Kids Corner, Hyraxes Encounter, Ice Age Characters’ Cave, Ice Age Midway
The Croods' Land: The Incredible Journey of the Croods, Macawnivore's Flight, PrehisCarousel

Wild Woods of America: Bears, An American Tail Live
Bear Country - Home of the Berenstain Bears: The Berenstain Bears goes Camping, The Berenstain Bear's Treehouse (Brother and Sister Bear's Playground Fun), The Berenstain Bear Scout Training School.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Metazoa:
Forbidden Forest: Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff, Journey of the Forbbiden Forest, Owl's Cave
The World of Fantastic Beasts: Fantastic Beasts: Mythicarousel, Fantastic Beasts Encounter, Hogwarts Express

Animal Starland: Dracula’s Lair of Bats, Encounter of the Planet of the Apes, Animal Starland Theater (Universal’s Animal Actors, Charlotte's Web, Sing: The Musical, Cats: The Meow-sical Experience), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ride, You’re on Animal Planet, Where the Wild Things Are, Animal Starland’s Paw of Fame, How to Train Your Dragon: The Ride, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on the Street, Animal Idols, Gumball Crazy Ride
Eric Carle's World of Bugs: House of Bugs, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, Bug Carousel
My Little Pony Land: My Little Pony: Twilight's Magical Adventure, Ponyville Schoolhouse, The Cutie Mark Crusaders Treehouse, Rarity's Carousel Boutique Models, Fluttershy's Cabin, Rainbow Dash's Awsome Cloud Flight, Pinkie Pie's Cupcake Party, Pinkie Pie's Party Picnic, Applejack's Sweet Apple Acres Hoedown!
Acres of Monsters: Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Museum of Skull Island's Creatures, Godzilla Rampage 4D
Angry Birds Island: Angry Birds: Ride n' Play, Chuck's Egg Spin, The Blue's Play-Nest, Bomb's and Terence's Castle Crash

Super Nintendo World at Universal Metazoa:
Pokemon World: Pokemon Safari, Trainer Studio, Pikachu’s FunZone, Pikachu's Dashing Coaster, Mudkip's Splash Zone, Pokémon Encounter, Rage of Rayquaza, Ecruteak City Tower Duel
Inkopolis: Encounters of Squids and Other Cephalopods, The Turf War Competition Arena, The Squid Sisters Live, Octo Valley Mission, Inkopolis Arcade
Animal Crossing: The Town Museum, K.K. Slider Live!, The Bug and Fish Tourney

PETopia: Rat & Mice Corner, Babe's Petting Barn, PAW Patrol Live, PAW Patrol Playard, Timeline of Pets, The Secret Life of Pets: Play-Go-Round, Tom and Jerry: Wacky Chase, PETopia Arena, PETopia Dome, Clifford's Encounter
Garfield's Play Fair: Garfield’s Cool about Cats, Garfield/Odie Coaster, Nermal's Cutest Coaster, Pooky Spiral

Desertlands:
Outback: The Crocodile Hunter: Steve Irwin's Tribute, Thylacine, The Uluru Experience
Wild West: Rattlesnake Spin, Fievel’s Playland, Buffalo Run
Sahara: Camel Farm, SaharAracade, The Mummy's Temple

Discovery Lagoon: TBA

Former: TBA

Universal Parks & Resorts
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Real parks and resorts: Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay (opens 2017)), Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore

Fanon parks and resorts: Universal Studios Georgia, Universal Studios Philadelphia, Universal Resort Louisiana (Universal Studios Louisiana, Universal Metazoa), Universal Studios Mexico, Universal Studios Denver, Universal Studios Yorktown, Universal Resort Albuquerque (TBA), TBA

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