Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando

Hosting more than 8 million guests each year, Universal's Islands of Adventure ranks among the world's top theme parks. It features several distinctly themed areas, each with an eye toward adventure. You can explore a world of superheroes and cartoon characters on the park's roller coaster and train rides, or choose from a range of interactive live shows. As you journey through the islands, look out for Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and a slew of characters straight out of Dr. Seuss' imagination. The park includes several rest areas where you can sit down for a quiet meal or pick up a few souvenirs. Save money and time by booking your park experience well in advance. There's an on-site hotel. To visit Universal's Islands of Adventure and other attractions in Orlando, use our Orlando itinerary planner.
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  • The best attractions are Harry Potter and the forbidden journey and the motorbike ride. The roller coaster Hulk is excellent but do not waste your time in the elevetor. If you wan to get wet go to...  more »
  • We would like to thank two of the wonderful Team Members at IOA for - well - being wonderful! Josh at Guest Services and Josie in The Lost Continent section of the park. Both were super kind...  more »
  • The park is definitely in need of a little love. A lot of the rides are very dated and need a refresh. There is dust on many of the static displays which lends to an unkept look. Poor ET—definitely...  more »
  • Oh my my! This is a wonderful place be it the ambience to different adventures! Love the rides! They are so worth it that the wait time doesn’t even bore you! Hulk is my favorite! For vegetarians, it is advisable to carry food with you since you wouldn’t find anything satisfying! A general recommendation to everyone- we never spent time going to restaurant since everything is so busy. We carried snacks and had quick bites during wait time. That way we saved plenty of time. Also, a good option is to go for single riders and cover many rides. This way you can also go for rides you like 2-3 times. Place is well maintained. They justify every penny they charge for entry!
  • I had the best experience in my life. Thanks to the incredible fantastic handsome Captain America (the best one I’ve seen so far). That guy was so nice to everyone. He was greeting and talking nicely to every single person taking pictures with him. I’m in love. Thanks, handsome!! ♥️
  • Amazing place! Personally, I like Islands of Adventure better than the other park due to it having more rides. There are so many attractions and rides to enjoy that it is nonstop fun. There is a decent amount of quality food, entertainment, and shops to choose from in between. I love everything about this park! If you are only going to one park, choose this one.
  • Loved, loved , loved!! We did 1 day both parks, and honestly was not enough time. Worth the money for the fast pass, otherwise you are waiting so long. When we go again we would do 2 days with park hopper pass. You could spend an entire day exploring the world of Harry Potter alone!! Rides were better than Disney parks! Cost is insane!!!!! BUT WORTH IT!!!!
  • Had an amazing time here. If you want to go through the whole park I recommend going as soon as it opens and follow the direction of the map. Lines for the rides are generally fast so no real need for fast pass. Be on alert for when the Hogwarts show happens as that is absolutely amazing and is a must see! Have fun!

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