Islands Of Adventure
Island's Of Adventure
Adventurers, explorers, book-lovers and thrill-seekers will be awed by the unbelievable experiences that await at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, a world where heroes, myths and legends become real here in Orlando!
You can actually explore both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as you board the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and magically arrive at Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (A multi-park ticket is required for travel on Hogwarts Express. Additional restrictions apply.)
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Island's Of Adventure is home to Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade village. On select nights, watch as a dazzling spectacle of music and lights are cast against the backdrop of the castle. Here, you can enjoy themed shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as the attractions Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
If comic books are your thing, meet some of your favorite adventurers at Marvel Super Hero Island. Populated by Marvel icons such as Captain America, Wolverine, The Green Goblin and others, it also features heart-pounding attractions like The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall and Storm Force Accelatron.
Next, the young and the young-at-heart can step into beloved childhood storybooks at Seuss Landing. Inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss and designed with younger guests in mind, this area’s attractions are fun for the whole family, including The Cat in the Hat, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Caro-Seuss-el.
For even more animated adventures, check out Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges. Just be prepared for a soaking when you climb aboard these fast-paced water rides!
You also stand a good chance of getting wet at Poseidon’s Fury, an innovative walk-through exploration of an ancient Greek temple. And you’ll definitely want to bring a towel for Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a white-knuckle river journey through the famous dinosaur land culminates in a pitch-black, 85-foot drop.
Ready for more? Get ready for a new species of coaster. Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these predators, twisting and soaring above land and water.
Not enough prehistoric action for you? Run with the undisputed king of the apes at Skull Island: Reign of Kong. And even little ones can have some primeval fun at Pteranodon Flyers.
All this plus live shows, character meet-and-greets, dining and shopping built around some of the greatest legends known to man and you’ll only find it all and more in Orlando at Universal’s Islands of Adventure!
Let the adventures begin.
Port Of Entry
Port of Entry is the park's main entrance and is home to shops and Guest Services. also located here is the park's centerpiece, Pharos Lighthouse, each night it sends out a bright beam to lead visitors to and from the park's gates
Marvel's Super Hero Island
Marvel Super Hero Island is based on the superhero characters featured in Marvel Comics.
Attractions here are The Incredible Hulk Coaster, a high speed launched steel roller coaster which has a top speed of 67 miles per hour, Storm Force Accelatron which is a teacups ride themed after X-Men, Doctor Doom's Fearfall is a space shot ride themed on the Fantastic Four and The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man which is a 3-D simulator ride based on the character Spider Man.
Toon Lagoon focuses on water-based rides and features Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls which is a traditional log flume combined with roller coaster track based on the Dudley Do-Right character, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges which is a river rafting water ride themed after Popeye plus Me Ship, The Olive which is a kids' playground built in and around Popeye's ship.
Skull Island is home to Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a thrilling expedition through the primal realm of Kong, see ancient predators and vicious onsters battle before your eyes on this multi sensory, multi dimensional ride.
Jurassic Park is themed to the film series of the same name with the area filled with the attractions and exhibits one would find in the "real" Jurassic Park, including thrill rides and discovery based exhibits.
Jurassic Park features Jurassic Park River Adventure, Triceratops Discovery Trail, Pteranodon Flyers and Camp Jurassic plus Jurassic Park meets Jurassic World with the roller coaster Jurassic World VelociCoaster. A high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddockracing alongside these predators above land and water.
The Wizarding World Of Harry Hogsmeand
Hogsmeade is themed around the Harry Potter universe and features attractions, shops, and restaurants set inside the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village and the iconic Hogwarts Castle.
The main attractions are Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, an attraction that takes guests through scenes inspired by the Potter books and films, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a highly themed coaster while Flight of the Hippogriff is a junior roller coaster.
The Hogwarts Express train ride magically transports visitors between The Wizarding World Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World Diagon Alley in Universal Studios.
The Lost Continment
The Lost Continent is themed to ancient myths and legends, an ancient Arabian marketplace, Sinbad's Bazaar and a Grecian/Atlantis Lost City. The main attractions here is Poseidon's Fury, an indoor special effects show.
Seuss Landing is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The island features several attractions, The Cat in the Hat dark ride that takes guests through the Dr. Seuss story of the same name, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride which is a twin tracked tour abov and around Seuss Landing, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish which is a spinning ride with a musical riddle that will help riders escape water spitting fish, Caro-Seuss-el which is a Seuss themed carousel plus If I Ran the Zoo play zone.
Attractions & Ride Guide
There’s an adventure at every turn as you explore the innovative rides and attractions featured at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Match Marvel’s Spider-Man step for step as he slings webs, climbs walls and scales towering buildings, then topples to the sidewalk in a 400-foot virtual drop. Help him stop the evil Sinister Syndicate from taking the Statue of Liberty hostage. Amazing special effects and 3D technology make this an epic adventure.
Transform into a junior explorer at Camp Jurassic, where kids can explore caves and an echo cavern, as well as wander through a mysterious amber mine. There’s adventure and excitement at every turn. Don’t miss the Thunder Lizard Trail, where you can make the ground shake with the roar of a dinosaur.
Hop on a multi-colored, whimsical creature from Dr. Seuss’ books! You’ll be mixing and mingling with the likes of Elephant Bird, the Mulligatawnies, and more, while Horton the Elephant sits atop of the carousel
as the official mascot. All and all, it’s a gentle and wonderfully silly ride!.
The Cat in the Hat
Expect plenty of shenanigans when The Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two conveniently arrive when mom and dad aren’t home. It’s whimsical and wonky fun experiencing this sassy reenactment of Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic storybook.
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
You know it’s going to be an ominous ride when you approach a pair of foreboding, 200-feet high towers. Beware, Doctor Doom is intent on collecting your fear in his latest evil contraption! Jet skyward 185 feet, then be whizzed back faster than the force of gravity.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Fall
Ride along as Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-Right dashes to save sweet Nell Fenwick from the clutches of Snidely Whiplash, who’s imprisoned Nell in a sawmill. Splash down on your log flume as the adventure unfolds, and expect plenty of action along the way, featuring a 75-foot drop and exploding dynamite shack!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
The newest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter invites you to fly beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle and deep into the Forbidden Forest. Featuring state-of-the-art coaster technology and an engaging storyline, this freewheeling thrill ride will bring you closer than ever to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
There are twin tracks on this trolley ride, offering two different experiences. One track gives you all the Seuss Landing scoop, while the other track continues with the Sneetches storyline introduced in the queue. Either way, it’s loads of fun! You may even circle diners at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous.
If I Ran The Zoo
Find yourself meeting exotic and quirky animals, smile while your kids hitch a ride from a multi-humped, colorful cow or play a silly game of Tic Tac Joe. Kids love being zookeepers to imaginary, whimsical beasts.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
The Incredible Hulk’s powerful force continues to reign supreme on this epic roller coaster. Brace yourself as you propel upwards of 67 mph while twisting and turning along the track. Swirl upside down and jet through a zero-gravity roll, and hear the roar and experience the power of The Incredible Hulk,
Jurassic Park River Adventure
As an unsuspecting Jurassic Park tourist, prepare to set off on a fascinating boat ride that quickly goes awry. After you’re nudged off course by a menacing dinosaur, the power shuts down and you end up in the Raptor Containment area, where hungry velociraptors are now on the loose. Things get worse by the minute when your only escape from the jaws of a mighty T. rex is an 85-foot drop into complete darkness!
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster
Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Board your
vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Climb into a colorful, comical fish vehicle and fly up and down and round and round. Inspired by the iconic Dr. Seuss tale, this ride will tickle you pink with fountains that squirt in time to the music.
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
Hang on tight as you spin out of control on a whirlwind river rapid ride! Aid Popeye the Sailor Man on a hilarious rescue mission to save Olive from smarmy Bluto. Bring your sense of adventure and a towel!
Take off on a flying swing under the wings of a giant Pteranodon! The ride provides awesome views of Camp Jurassic while you take flight on a breezy adventure with a prehistoric creature.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Embark on a 1930s-style expedition to Skull Island inspired by Peter Jackson’s King Kong movie. Traverse swamps and jungles swarming with prehistoric predators and terrifying creatures. Things get eerie as you descend deeper into the heart of the island: King Kong looms in the shadows roaring, protect his domain!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
In Hogsmeade you’ll find Hogwarts castle, where you can experience the unforgettably thrilling adventure, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
Entertainment & Live Shows
The Mystic Fountain
Be sure to make a wish at The Mystic Fountain. It’s home to a legendary Water Spirit - mischievous and very much alive! It breathes, speaks, spouts riddles and tells jokes. Watch out, as he might even shoot water at you if it suits his fancy!
The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
Experience a dazzling spectacle of music and lights when projections are cast against this majestic castle on select nights. It’s a beautiful way to end your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Oh! The Stories You'll Hear!
You’re invited to an adorable read-along at this wonderful show. Set on a small stage, it features big performances from some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters: Sam from Green Eggs and Ham; The Cat in the Hat along with Thing One and Thing Two; The Grinch, and the Lorax. Watch them happily dance and be a part of a truly original story time, where Dr. Seuss’ beloved tales jump off the pages and onto the stage.
Guests are guided down the dimly lit ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon by an expert archeologist from the Global Discovery Group. Suddenly, the tour takes an unsuspecting twist as everyone is thrusted in the midst of a massive battle between Poseidon and Lord Darkenon. Fireballs, shooting lasers and water explosions ensue. Will you escape doom and rise to the surface before the ancient temple crashes down?
Triwizard Spirit Rally
Cheer on students from Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang as they build excitement for the highly anticipated Triwizard Tournament.
Character Meet & Greets
Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Storm, Green Goblin and Doctor Doom are the Marvel Super Heroes you may encounter during your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure also features numerous character zones, including: Classic Comic Book Characters, Dr. Seuss Character Zone, Meet Spider-Man and the Marvel Super Heroes, Raptor Encounter, and Spider-Man Appearing at the Marvel Alterniverse Store. And don’t miss the Marvel Character Dinner! (Please note that all characters at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are subject to change without notice.)
Dining Hot Spots
Whether you prefer to socialize with Marvel Super Heroes or break bread with fellow world explorers, there’s a variety of great dining options. Here are some standouts you won't want to miss.
Here are a few guest favorites:
Captain America Diner
Expect Marvel Super Hero décor to be on full display as you enter this Super Hero diner. Families can sit down and relax in the ultimate Marvel hero hangout while munching on cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and more. Oh, and they just might cross paths with their favorite Super Hero.
Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous
Eat under the brightly colored big top and prepare to be wowed by the circus. Nutty creatures and quirky acrobats performing high above are sure to enhance an already playful ambience. It’s a kid-centric menu featuring alphabet soup, mac & cheese, personal pizzas and more.
Imagine hundreds of confiscated items from world travelers and explorers just lying about as if they were props on a movie set. That’s the scene at this cleverly designed eatery featuring food from around the world. Take a break from exploring exotic places. There really is something for every world traveler here: house specialty pad thai, fajitas, salmon Santa Maria and more.
Jagged rock formations, trickling waterfalls and carvings of mythical ancient gods await guests at this table-service restaurant in the Lost Continent. An eclectic menu offering everything from risotto to sushi to beef medallions, coupled with a mystical ambience, make this a unique dining experience. The spanakopita dip, a well-loved appetizer, is a special treat.
Commemorate your travels and interactions with Marvel Super Heroes, magical creatures and wild beasts with wonderful souvenirs that will live on long after you return home.
Cats, Hats & Things
The Cat in The Hat and his mischievous cohorts are showcased in this fun-loving store, jam-packed with all things Dr. Seuss. Head over to the Converse sneaker wall, where guests will be able to select Seuss socks and sneakers. Families will love the Thing One, Thing Two and Thing Three pajama sets.
Islands of Adventure Trading Co.
Encounter a host of exploration-themed merchandise perfect for everyday adventures. Guests grin at the enormous banner outside of the shop promoting the largest selection of Universal's Islands of Adventure souvenirs. There’s definitely a wide selection of wonderful items to satisfy a variety of ages and tastes.
Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe
Candy-lovers and dessert-lovers may never want to leave this purveyor of sugary confections. Once inside, guests will head straight to an enormous glass counter with a tempting display of candy, chocolate and caramel-dipped apples and strawberries, plus brownies, chocolate turtles and specialty candy.
Jurassic Park Outfitters
Take a break from exploring the jungles of Isla Nublar and load up on plenty of Jurassic Park goodies. There’s no shortage of Jurassic-themed outer wear, merchandise, memorabilia and more. Oh, and you might want to pick up a beach towel if you just exited Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Fortify your collection of Marvel Super Hero stuff with a creative mix of merchandise. Spot Spider-Man signing autographs and striking poses. Discover everything Marvel Super Hero: apparel, collectibles, mugs, toys and amazing souvenirs.
Holidays at Universal's Islands Of Adventure
Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando Resort unwraps a resort-wide celebration.
At Island's Of Adventure experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade is transformed with wondrous spirit. And watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss's classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. Come, stay and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort. You've never had a holiday like this.