Terminator 2: 3-D in Universal Studios Florida - permanently closed

Terminator 2: 3-D entrance in Universal Studios Florida.

Terminator 2: 3-D entrance in Universal Studios Florida.

Important Info

Terminator 2: 3-D is no longer operating in Universal Studios Florida. The last show was held on October 8, 2017. This attraction closed to make way for a new attraction that will open in 2019. Details on the new attraction have not been announced yet.

Type of Show

Action show 

Show Length

20 minutes

Show Location

Terminator 2: 3-D was located in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida (USF) near Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show.

Terminator 2: 3-D Show Description

Terminator 2: 3-D was a live action show that combined special effects and a 3-D Terminator film directed by James Cameron. Guests entered the show building under the premise of taking a tour of Cyberdyne Systems. They listened to a live presentation about Cyberdyne and then watched a short video. In the video, Sarah and John Connor (played by Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong) said that the building should be evacuated because they are about to blow it up to destroy Skynet.

Guests were then ushered through a door and into a large theater (about 700 seats) where the actual show took place. The show combined live actors on stage with 4-D effects and a 3-D film that served as a short sequel to the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The main T-2 cast (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong) battled it out on screen. 

The seats moved in synch with the on screen action, making guests feel like they were a part of the show. The action played out at breakneck speed, and not surprisingly, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character managed to the save the day.

Terminator 2: 3-D Show History

Planning for Terminator 2: 3-D, originally called T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, began in the early 1990s. At the time, the $24 million film was the most expensive movie (per minute) ever made. The show/film made its debut in Universal Studios Florida in April of 1996. In November of 2015, the pre-show and the actual show got a few much-needed tech upgrades. Terminator 2: 3-D closed on October 8, 2017.