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Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

Theme Park at Universal Orlando

Universal’s Islands of Adventure® - more commonly referred to as just ‘Islands of Adventure – is one of the most popular and highest-rated theme parks in the Florida area, and has received international awards for its range of roller coasters and attractions.

Part of the wider 'Universal Orlando® Resort megaplex', you only need to buy one ticket for entrance into Islands of Adventure ($105 per day), while the ‘park-to-park’ ticket ($155 per day) gains access into both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida (which focuses less on the roller coasters and more on the interactive simulators) located just next door.

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Attractions at Islands of Adventure

The list of family-friendly attractions at this huge park are enough to last a few days (thankfully multi-day passes are also available where you save more for each extra day you buy).

Separated into seven different zones – or ‘islands’ – these include the huge popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-Hogsmeade™, Marvel Superhero Island®, The Lost Continent®, Port of Entry®, Toon Lagoon®, Jurassic Park®, and Seuss Landing™.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ - Islands of Adventure's most popular zone features a fun range of Harry-Potter themed locations such as Hogwarts™ Castle and the Forbidden Forest. Jump into JK Rowling’s world of wizardry with an adventure through the signature ‘Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™’ or fly like a mythical creature on either one of the thrilling ‘Dragon Challenge™’ or ‘Flight of the Hippogriff™’ rollercoasters.

Marvel Super Hero Island® – readers of the Marvel book comics will know exactly what’s in store here: Marvel themed 'rides, attractions and life-sized characters such as ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®' 3-D simulator, among many more. 

The Lost Continent®– enter a world of ancient myths and legends, with individual attractions including Sinbad's Bazaar, the Lost City and two different live action shows ‘The Eight Voyage of Sinbad®’ and ‘Poseidon’s Fury®’. 

Port of Entry®– this zone does what its title says… it is literally the first point of entry at Islands of Adventure when you walk in the door. At its center you find the towering ‘Pharos Lighthouse’, which sends a beam of light out of the night sky to attract visitors. Other than this, Port of Entry is more about the shops, restaurants, and services rather than the rides.

Toon Lagoon®– for some adrenalin action with a splash, head to this water-themed zone for a selection of rides for both the kids and adults. Three main attractions here include ‘Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls®’ (log flume), ‘Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®’ (river rafts) and finally ‘Me Ship, the Olive®’, a Popeye’s Ship-themed playground for younger children. 

Jurassic Park®– for a trip back in time… some 16 million years back in time, Jurassic Park offers a host of different rides themed around the famous dinosaur movies. Look out for the water ride here, as well as ‘Pteranodon Flyers®’ where two or three-seater cars make their way around a suspended track. 

Seuss Landing®– this fun zone is more for the younger children, with the range of rides here more on the gentle side of things compared to some of the other coasters at Islands of Adventure. The rides are themed around the works of author Dr. Seuss, including ‘The Cat in the Hat™’, ‘Caro-Seuss-el™’ and the entertaining ‘Oh, The Stories You’ll Hear!®’ stage show.

Islands of Adventure: Good to Know

Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando is simply a must for anybody visiting Florida for its theme parks, with enough roller coasters, rides, shows, shops and restaurants to last a good few days. Do remember you’ll need to buy a ‘park-to-park’ ticket if you want access into the other half of Orlando Florida® – to make the most of both parks, setting aside a day per park is advisable, with multi-day, all-inclusive passes starting at $98 per day (for two days).

Universal Orlando® Resort is open 365 days per year, with opening times varying between 09:00-20:30/22:00 depending on the time of year. Parking is available onsite ($17 per day) while certain shuttle services run to many of the park’s nearby hotels.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15)

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15)

© 2015 MARVEL. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2015 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Jurassic Park ® Universal Studios/Amblin. All Popeye characters TM & © 2015 KFS, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc. Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends TM & © Ward Prods. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
  • Tel: +1 407-363-8000
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