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Universal CityWalk

Universal Orlando timeline

Universal Orlando timeline

1990: Universal Studios Florida opens. 1998: Universal buys Wet 'n Wild. 1999: Universal's Islands of Adventure opens, along with the CityWalk entertainment complex and the first hotel, Loews Portofino Bay. 2009: Comcast purchases NBCUniversal, which owns half of Universal Orlando. 2010: First Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal's Islands of Adventure. 2011: Comcast Corp. closes on a deal to acquire the rest of Universal from Blackstone. 2014: Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida. 2016: King Kong attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Sapphire Falls luxury hotel scheduled to open. ...