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Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the partner theme park to Universal Studios Florida and is the home of the beloved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, along with other favourites like Jurassic Park and Seuss Landing. A visit to Universal’s Islands of Adventure is essential for any Universal Orlando in 2023 / 2024!
Universal’s Islands of Adventure caters for all ages but is the home of Thrill Rides in Orlando! With multiple Rollercoasters and drop rides, the big kids will have just as much fun as the little ones! The park’s newest ride is the amazing Jurassic World VelociCoaster that features all-new, one of a kind ride technology including a unique 360-degree barrel roll! On the Jurassic World VelociCoaster you will be treated to an immersive ride experience with footage from the Jurassic World Characters including Owen and Claire!
Marvel Super Hero Island is amazing for comic book fans and features characters like Spiderman, Captain America, Wolverine and iconic rides like The Incredible Hulk Coaster.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to many different rides and attractions:
The Incredible Hulk Coaster in Marvel Super Hero Island:
A fabulous roller coaster that propels you 67 mph, twisting and turning along the iconic green track! The Incredible Hulk Coaster is an original Universal's Islands of Adventure ride and takes you on a journey fit for the Incredible Hulk!
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall in Marvel Super Hero Island:
You know you are in for a thrill when you shoot 200 foot into the air! Doctor Doom’s tower, if you can, be sure to take in the amazing view out over Orlando… that is before you begin hurtling towards the ground!
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man in Marvel Super Hero Island:
Join Spiderman and friends in this epic adventure across New York with this amazing 3D ride technology that is fun to all the family!
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges:
Be sure to hold on tight as you spin around and around on this epic river rapid ride! Make sure you bring a towel for after…or simply let the hot Orlando sun dry you off!
Dudley Do-Right’ Ripsaw Falls:
This amazing log flume ride is one of our favourites at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and will take you down a 75-foot drop in your quest to free damsel Nell Fenwick form the evil Snidely Whiplash!
Skull Island: Reign of Kong:
Begin your journey to Skull Island; a land teeming with prehistoric creatures waiting to pounce! Your 1930s-esque expedition will take you into the heart of Skull Island where one resident in particular is waiting…King Kong!
Located within Camp Jurassic, an epic children nets and playground, the Pteranodon Flyers are an amazing family ride that takes your soaring above Jurassic Park with a prehistoric creature.
Jurassic Park River Adventure:
An icon of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you will journey into Jurassic Park where soon, everything is not as it seems and some of the dinosaurs may have escaped…causing you to veer off down an 85-foot drop!!
Jurassic World VelociCoaster:
Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s newest rollercoaster, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a thrilling ride that takes you speeding through the Velociraptor paddock as you race alongside the dinosaurs before twisting and turning high in the air!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
Fly deep into the Forbidden Forrest as you leave Hogwarts behind on this magical ride with all-new ride technology and an immersive storyline featuring the one and only Hagrid.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
Soar above the grounds of Hogwarts castle as you join Harry, Ron and Hermione on a fantastical adventure! Plus, whilst queuing for this ride you’ll get to experience the amazing insides of Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The Hogwarts Express in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
Guests with a valid Universal Orlando 3-Park Explorer Ticket can hop on the Hogwarts Express and travel with Harry and the gang from Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Kings Cross Station in Universal Studios. This is a fantastical way to travel between the two Universal Orlando Resort theme parks.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish in Seuss Landing:
Board the colourful fish mobile and journey around and around as the music plays and fountains spray! This is a fantastic family ride for all to enjoy.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride in Seuss Landing:
A fun ride for all the family, this train ride will take you above Seuss Landing and on a journey through Whoville as you travel high above the park!
The Cat in the Hat in Seuss Landing:
True to the film, expect naughty mishappenings on The Cat in the Hat ride as you see Thing One and Thing Two running all over the place! This is a fun, family ride that is an icon of Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Caro-Seuss-el in Seuss Landing:
Beloved by little ones, the Caro-Seuss-el is a fabulous ride for children and families to enjoy – it will take you around and around with Characters like Elephant Bird and the Mulligatawnies from If I Ran the Zoo, and more!
You’ll certainly want to enjoy a bite to eat or two as you make your way around Universal’s Islands of Adventure – so here are some of our favourite food-stops to make:
If you are looking for a sit-down, table service restaurant then the award-winning Mythos is the way to go; serving a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and American dishes in a mystical setting, this restaurant is a fabulous choice after a long day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
For a quick bite to eat, maybe some lunch, why not visit The Burger Digs in Jurassic Park; this is a counter service dining hall and is great for when you want to eat nice and quickly before getting back to all your favourite rides!
To keep the children entertained, why not stop for a bite in Circus Mcgurkus Café Stoo-Pendous in Seuss Landing. You will be treated to dinner and a show as acrobats and circus folk perform acts high above you. This restaurant is built for kids with a menu designed specially for them!
For a refreshing drink whilst in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, be sure to try some Butterbeer from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Tickets to Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The best value ticket to book for your Universal Orlando Resort holiday is the 3-Park Explorer Ticket that gives you access to all 3 of Universal’s epic theme parks: Volcano Bay Water Park, Islands of Adventure Theme Park and Universal Studios Florida Theme Park, and also Universal CityWalk – Universal’s shopping, entertainment and dining hub.
When booking your Universal Orlando Holiday with Charter Travel, talk to your specialist Orlando Travel Consultant about booking your Universal Attraction tickets!
Hotels to stay in whilst visiting Universal Orlando
There are a range of Universal Orlando Resort hotels to stay at whilst visiting Orlando. Our website highlights all the important information for each Universal Resort, however, here is a summary of the key benefits of each hotel:
Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Free Universal Express Unlimited (Valid theme park admission required. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay.
- Early Park Admission
Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites, Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites
- Great Value
- Early Park Admission
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal's Aventura Hotel
- Early Park Admission
- Steps away from Universal's Volcano Bay
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
- Early Park Admission
- Complimentary water taxis
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