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Riding out a tornado

Published Sep. 13, 2005

Visitors at Universal Studios Florida experience the Twister attraction, which officially opened Monday after a monthlong delay because of deadly tornadoes in Central Florida. Inspired by the film Twister, the attraction re-creates a five-story tornado. Special effects are created by hundreds of audio speakers, strobe lights, dozens of high-speed 7-foot fans and 1,500 gallons of water.