All this week, News 4 This Morning is looking at theme parks of the tri-states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Some still open, others defunct.
Universal Studios Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort, is a theme park based around the movies of Universal Studios. Located in Orlando, the park opened in 1990. Currently, the park offers rides and attractions based on movies like The Terminator, Twister, The Simpsons, E.T. & many more. The most recent attraction was the Daigon Alley location based on Harry Potter, which opened this year. The park has attracted millions of visitors over the years, which also features holiday-based events, parades, and more.
Six Flags Atlantis opened in 1982 in Hollywood, Florida. Unlike some other Six Flags parks across the country, Atlantis was a mainly water-themed park. The park included a water slide, wave pool and other water rides along with an arcade. In 1989, the park was no longer Six Flags themed, but after 1992's landfall of Hurricane Andrew, the park closed for good. Currently, a shopping center sits at the park's former location.