This is where it goes down. And up. And down again. To those who say “Yay adventure” Islands of Adventure is for you! Superheroes. Magical creatures. A school of witchcraft and wizardry. Even dinosaurs (turns out, not so extinct). Take a ride, multiple rides. Some will drench you. Some will just mess up your hair. Some will make your head spin (figuratively speaking). All of them will say: Every island is a new reality.
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- Wake up early and be at the park at least 30 minutes prior to opening.
- Islands of Adventure tends to be a VERY wet park. Three of its biggest attractions (Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, and Jurassic Park River Adventure) have a habit of soaking you to the bone. For this reason, we suggest that you consider bringing a change of clothes, or at least a pair of dry socks for everyone, with you to the park.
- In the early morning, hit all your “must see” attractions before the crowds come. Then hit the shows and less crowded attractions that are on your to-do list. When the lines dwindle in the evening, revisit your favorite rides again.
- The Wizarding World is by far the most popular section of the park. Many guests like to take advantage of the early access days to make Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure the first stop in the morning.
- Universal offers a “skip the line” system called Universal Express Pass. You will receive a pass that allows each passholder to skip the lines once at all participating attractions. Each pass is valid for one person, and for one admission to each participating attraction. You can expect an up-to-15-minute wait to in any line for an attraction that offers Express Pass access. In addition to Universal Express Pass, also offered is Universal Express Unlimited. Working similarly to the Express Pass explained above, this option allows for the shorter lines an unlimited number of times at participating attractions.
Marvel’s Superhero Island
Incredible Hulk Coaster – a high-speed steel roller coaster which has a top speed of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) with multiple inversions.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – a 3-D simulator ride set in New York as Spider-man defeats a gang of super villains from taking the statue of liberty
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall – a pair of S&S Power Space Shot attractions themed after the Fantastic Four. Riders experience up to 4 Gs during the launch
Storm Force Accelatron – a teacups ride themed after X-Men.
Meet Spider-Man and the Marvel Superheroes – a meet and greet attraction where guests can meet superheroes including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops and Rogue, Spider-Man and Captain America.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
Hogwarts Express – If you have a park-to-park ticket you can depart Hogsmeade village in Islands of Adventure onboard the Hogwarts Express. A Hogwarts™ Prefect will guide you to your seating compartment and once you’re on your way get ready to encounter familiar characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. But be sure to keep your wits about you — because mischief could materialize at any moment! You’ll enjoy scenic views of the British countryside from the train window before arriving at your destination: King’s Cross Station in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, located inside Universal Studios Florida.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – the section’s signature attraction, this “robocoaster” is located inside Hogwarts Castle and takes guests through scenes inspired by the Potter books and films.
Hogwarts Express – If you have a park-to-park ticket you can depart Hogsmeade village in Islands of Adventure onboard the Hogwarts Express. A Hogwarts™ Prefect will guide you to your seating compartment and once you’re on your way get ready to encounter familiar characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. But be sure to keep your your wits about you — because mischief could materialize at any moment! You’ll enjoy scenic views of the British countryside from the train window before arriving at your destination: King’s Cross Station in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, located inside Universal Studios Florida.
Hagrid’s Magical Motorbike Adventure – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a roller coaster adventure that allows you to hop on Hagrid’s famous motorbike and fly off through the Dark Forrest on a journey that will bring you face to face with some of the Wizarding World’s most famous creatures. EXPRESS PASS IS NOT VALID AVAILABE AT THIS ATTRACTION. VIRTUAL QUEUE MAY BE AVAILABLE.
Flight of the Hippogriff – a junior roller coaster located next to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Ollivanders – an interactive experience based on the Harry Potter location Ollivanders. Not a ride, just a simple show inside a VERY small room. Slow moving line due to the small number of people that can fit inside the room. Skip if line is long or come back on a second day first thing at park opening.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls – a traditional log flume combined with roller coaster track based on the old cartoon & movie Dudley Do-Right. *BE PREPARED TO GET WET ON THIS ATTRACTION.
Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – a river rafting water ride themed after the 1960s television series Popeye the Sailor. The 7-minute ride follows Popeye in his never-ending quest to save Olive Oyl, the damsel in distress, from his enemy Bluto. Riders board large circular rafts from a rotating platform. The ride contains many river rapid elements including rapids, waterfalls and other water hazards including interactions with Me Ship, the Olive. *BE PREPARED TO GET WET ON THIS ATTRACTION.
Me Ship, the Olive – a kids’ playground built around and in Popeye’s ship. The three levels of the ship all contain a variety of interactive elements including cannons and hoses, which can further soak riders on Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges. *BE PREPARED TO GET WET AT THIS ATTRACTION.
Jurassic World VelociCoaster – a high-speed steel roller coaster that features a double launch, a peak of 155 ft (43 m), a top 70 mph (113 km/h), intense g-turns, and multiple twists and inversions.
Jurassic Park River Adventure – a log flume ride that is based on Steven Spielberg’s hit film Jurassic Park. Riders board their boat which heads through the park after the dinosaurs have broken free from their enclosures. *BE PREPARED TO GET WET ON THIS ATTRACTION.
Pteranodon Flyers – a steel suspended mini coaster located within Camp Jurassic. Pteranodon Flyers features three, two-seater cars suspended on a track. The cars are pulled up a hill and then travel a circuit around Camp Jurassic at low speed before returning to the station. Due to the low capacity of the ride, the line moves EXTREMELY SLOW and only those who are between 36 and 56 inches (91 and 140 cm) or those with a child of that height may ride.
Camp Jurassic – a children’s play area centered around an imported 50-foot (15 m) tall Banyan tree. It features a variety of play elements including slides, nets, water cannons and fountains. Pteranodon Flyers’ queue is located within Camp Jurassic.
The Jurassic Park Discovery Center – a large, interactive, dinosaur-themed museum based upon the Visitor Center from the film. The museum features large, full-sized dinosaur skeletons on display, as well as various games and activities for children. There is also a short show in which a dinosaur egg hatches over a span of five minutes and a Velociraptor is born.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong – Embark on a treacherous journey in a Kong-sized expedition truck that uses projection screens and special effects to take you into the dark heart of the jungle where prehistoric predators and fearsome creatures attack your vehicle from all sides. An ape of unimaginable size hurls himself between you and certain doom. Is he your hero or the ultimate foe? With each primal roar, each chest-pounding thud, one thundering truth becomes clear: This is his home, his kingdom. And only he reigns.
The Lost Continent
The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad – a live-action stunt show located in the ancient Arabia section.
Poseidon’s Fury – an indoor special-effects show located in the mythological Greece section.
The Mystic Fountain – a fountain that entertains and interacts with guests.
Caro-Seuss-el – a carousel themed on the many stories of Dr. Seuss.
The Cat In The Hat – a dark ride that takes guests through the Dr. Seuss story of the same name.
If I Ran the Zoo – an interactive play zone for kids
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – a spinning ride with a musical riddle that will help riders escape water-spitting fish.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride – a twin-tracked tour above and around Seuss Landing. Riders board “trolley trains” on two separate tracks, each with four separate audio tracks based on Seuss stories which play throughout the ride.
Oh, The Stories You’ll Hear – a stage show based on the Dr. Seuss books and characters.