OUR HISTORY

In 1982, Universal Studios Florida was conceived as a "working" studio for feature films, TV, and commercial production. The studio would provide added entertainment value to the Universal Studios Florida theme park by allowing guests of the park to become part of studio audiences and spectators while a production was filming in the parks.

Universal Studios Florida Production Group's ("USFPG") sound stage operations opened for business in October 1988, as the first operating division at Universal Studios Florida. The first building was The Producers Building (B22A), which provided production offices for the USFPG staff and outside production companies. Then came stages 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, followed by 18, 19 and B17 (to support Nickelodeon's Florida Network Operations). The last stage added was stage 25, originally housing America's Health Network (Discovery Health) and, currently, the DAVE School.

The facilities at Universal Studios Florida are globally well known within the entertainment business and, since its inception, thousands of high-profile feature films, television shows, commercials, and print productions have utilized its sound stages and backlot.

Some of the higher-profile feature films that have been filmed on USFPG's sound stages include:

  • Parenthood (starring Steve Martin)
  • Oscar (starring Sylvester Stallone)
  • Matinee (starring John Goodman)
  • The Waterboy (starring Adam Sandler)
  • Sharknado 3: Oh, Hell No! (starring Ian Ziering And Tara Reid)

The indie film The House on Haunted Hill (starring Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen) was actually shot inside the Islands of Adventure with the Incredible Hulk ride as one of its sets. 

The first television series to make use of the brand new sound stages was The New Leave It to Beaver and Nickelodeon's Super Sloppy Double Dare. More recently, USFPG played host to OWN's David Makes Man, CNBC's Deal or No Deal, POP's IMPACT Wrestling, and Telemundo's La Voz Kids. Examples of some of the more high-profile TV shows shooting on the backlot include: Wheel of Fortune, Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and American Ninja Warrior.

There have also been hundreds of music videos, print, and television commercials shot in the stages and on the backlot since its inception. One of the most ambitious productions was for the rock band Creed when a portion of the New York backlot was flooded to shoot the music video for their award-winning song "With Arms Wide Open."

FILM PROJECTS

2018

2018

Zero

2015

2015

Sharknado 3
SOS: Mulheres Ao Mar 2

2011

The Renee Project
Tooth Fairy 2

2010

2010

Dead by Friday

2009

Letters to God
Robodoc
Scare Zone?
The Final Destination

2008

Beethoven's Big Break
Burning Bright

2006

Larry the Cable Guy:
Health Inspector

2005

2005

Altered

2000

2000

Held for Ransom

1999

House on Haunted Hill

1998

Hoover
The Waterboy

1995

1992

Matinee

1991

Problem Child

1990

1990

Oscar
Psycho IV

1989

Parenthood

1985

TELEVISION SHOWS

NBC
Academy of Country Awards
America's Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Extra
Fear Factor
iVillage Live!
One Direction: The TV Special
seaQuest 2032
The Biggest Loser
The Car Chasers
The Celebrity Apprentice
The Tonight Show
Today Show

ABC
ABC in Concert
Bad Mom
Coach

CBS
Guiding Light

CNBC
Deal or No Deal

FOX
America's Most Wanted
Family Feud
Pictionary
Powerball
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Wheel of Fortune
World Championship Wrestling

A&E
Big Mike
Finding Hulk Hogan

ANIMAL PLANET
Pet Psychic

B'IC INTERNATIONAL
Game On

BRAVO
Project Runway

DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Home Matters
How Stuff Works

FOX FAMILY CHANNEL
Fox Family-Front Row Center

FOOD NETWORK
Challenge
Food Network Star

GOLF CHANNEL
Big Break
Feherty

HALLMARK CHANNEL
Home and Family
The Good Witch

HGTV
Cousins Undercover
House Hunters

ITV INTERNATIONAL
Good Morning Britain
Saturday Night Takeaway

MTV
Married at First Sight
The Inbetweeners
The Challenge

NAT GEO
The Right Stuff

NETFLIX
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

NICK AT NITE
My Family's Got GUTS

OWN
David Makes Man

PAX
BattleBots IQ
Beat the Clock

POP
IMPACT Wrestling

SYFY
Criss Angel
Exit

SPIKE
Bellator
Ink Master
The Playbook

TBS
Drop The Mic

TELEMUNDO
La Voz Kids - Seasons 2 & 3
¡Suelta la Sopa!
Un Nuevo Día
Yo Soy El Artista

TNN
RollerJam

TRAVEL CHANNEL
Bert The Conqueror
Trip Flip

TRU TV
Forensic Files
Impractical Jokers
Upload with Shaquille O'Neal

UNIVERSAL KIDS
Top Chef Jr.

USA NETWORK
Chrisley Knows Best
WWE

VH1
America's Next Top Model
Barely Famous
Dear Mama
Rock of Love
Suave Says
Top 20 Countdown

WB
The Steve Harvey Show

 

 


COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

AAA
Ameritrade
AT&T
BMW
Bose
Buick
Burdine's
Burger King
Bush's Baked Beans
Captain D'
Chuck E. Cheese
Cleveland Golf
Comcast
Crest
Direct Buy
Dirol
Domino's Pizza
Florida Lottery
Florida's Natural Orange Juice
Ford
Frito Lay
Gatorade
Gillette
Gold Bond
Home Shopping Network
Honda Boats
Howard Johnson's
J. G. Wentworth
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Krystal
Limited Too
Lowe's Home Improvement Store
Mercedes Benz
Mercury Insurance
Muscle Milk
NASCAR
Nike
Party City
Pepsi
Pizza Hut
Powerball
Reebok
Rooms To Go
Serv Pro
Snickers
Starburst
State Farm
Steinmart
Sun Life
TAG Heuer
TK Digital
Toyota
Vicks
J. G. Wentworth
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Krystal
Limited Too
Lowe's Home Improvement Store
Mercedes Benz
Mercury Insurance
Muscle Milk
NASCAR
Nike
Party City
Pepsi
Pizza Hut
Powerball
Reebok
Rooms To Go
Serv Pro
Snickers
Starburst
State Farm
Steinmart
Sun Life
TAG Heuer
TK Digital
Toyota
Vicks
Zara