Universal Studies

    • Destination: Non-performing Groups


    Students will be able to discover the science behind the thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park, learn about the art of storytelling and the skills of movie making at Universal Studios Florida®, and go “behind the screams” and get an exclusive look at the making of Halloween Horror Nights®.

    Through this educational and extraordinary program, students can witness real life applications of classroom principles and watch learning come to life with live performance assembly programs.

  • Guided Tours:

    Making the Mayhem: Go “behind the screams” and get an exclusive insider’s look at the making of Halloween Horror Nights™. Get all the gory details as you learn about character creation through the different stages of costume build, make-up design, and more. Discover the event’s history and learn how it’s created and marketed every year.

    Behind the Adventure: Students will feel like VIPs during this up to 3-hour tour that includes a few of our most popular attractions. From literature to technology, students will gain a new perspective of the innovation and creativity that goes into developing one of the world’s most popular theme parks.

    Special FX: Students will feel like VIPs during this up to 3-hour tour that includes a few of our most popular attractions. From movie-making magic to the artistry of Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show, students will gain a new understanding of the innovation and creativity that goes into developing one of the world’s most popular theme parks.

    Firsthand Learning Programs:

    Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series: Combining national education standards and real-world critical thinking challenges, Your Classroom in Motion: A STEAM App Series transforms Universal Orlando’s top attractions into creative learning environments, with extraordinary education opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.

    Business Learning Series: Presented by CNBC’S THE PROFIT, featuring Marcus Lemonis, this program consists of 3 targeted learning modules that will allow your group the exclusive opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business.

    Storytelling: In storytelling, the concept of the hero’s journey is as old and treasured as our earliest myths and legends. It’s the basis of moviemaking.

    Food for Thought: Our executive chef team designed this program to take students behind the scenes to learn about careers in the culinary arts and every step of the food flow process including purchasing, receiving, preparation, and delivering food to guests.

    Marketing & Sales: The Marketing and Sales program teaches students about the effective marketing and sales campaigns created to promote Universal Orlando Resort™. Students learn about advertising, group sales, branding, marketing, and promotions. The program describes campaigns and marketing tactics for attractions such as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, special events, and other marketing initiatives throughout the resort.

    Our Weather: Meet with and learn from Orlando’s own WESH 2 meteorologist Amy Sweezey. In this unique live presentation, you’ll see what goes into understanding weather patterns and the impact they can have on theme park guests.

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    Additional programs available.

    Call Straight A Tours at (800) 237-5440 to book a Universal Studies program.

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