Universal Studios East

Lights! Camera! Action? For weeks there's been confusion about the opening date, but now it's confirmed: Universal Studios Florida's official ribbon-cutting is scheduled for June 7 in Orlando, with sneak previews at discounted ticket prices now through June 6. When the 444-acre park gets into full swing, such characters as E.T., King Kong, the "Jaws" shark and Yogi Bear will be in attendance. Discounted admission prices are $15.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 3 to 11; regular admission will be $30.74 for adults, $24.38 for children 3 to 11. For more information: (407) 363-8000. London in Bloom

"London's Pride: A History of the Capital's Gardens" examines the green spaces of the city, tracing their evolution and offering detailed reconstructions of several historical gardens through models. The exhibition continues through Aug. 12 at the Museum of London. For information: British Tourist Authority, (212) 581-4708 (no area code is needed from Washington; dial 554-7969), or the Museum of London, 011-4471-600-3699. In Short: Berlin Bookings

1/2otel rooms are extremely difficult to find in West Berlin and are expected to remain so for some time. The State Department recommends that travelers have confirmed reservations before setting out for the city. Upgraded to the Concorde

First-class passengers who purchase New York-Paris round-trip tickets on Air France with their American Express card, June 1 through Aug. 31, can travel by Concorde at no extra charge. (Return trips must be taken by Sept. 22.) For more information: 1-800-232-2557.

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"Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns of New York State" gives details on 123 lodgings statewide and is available for $2 from the Bed and Breakfast Association of New York State, P.O. Box 862, Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424, (716) 385-3266. A brochure giving details of about 18 member inns is available from the Arizona Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to AABBI, 3361 N. Campbell Ave., Box 237, Tucson, Ariz. 85719. FAIR WARNINGS

For a list of this year's European festivals and events, send a stamped (45 cents), self-addressed envelope to the European Travel Commission, P.O. Box 1754, New York, N.Y. 10185.

The Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival, June 15-24.

A Meeting of the Worlds, an international music and arts event in Joensuu, Finland, June 19-23.

The Istanbul International Cultural & Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, June 21-July 15.