Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando

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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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  • We love the Hulk roller coaster is sensational! The simulators are also very good as Spider man, Shrek, Transformers and the new King Kong!
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  • Perfectly restored universe. 3D waaou attractions. We love Hogwarts, spiderman... avoid the world lost... no Attention for stout people, some attractions are not adapted so we wait for nothing... except cuts queues to compensate. Good plan... line single for single people, it really makes a lot of time
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  • I'm simply blown away by this place! Guaranteed fun for the whole family. The toys are amazing. Just perfect!
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  • Hulk ride was amazing....as was mummy... Kong was nice although it seemed forever to get on the ride... singles line should move faster.... thunder river was a blast... each restroom was clean and smelled clean too. Our family really enjoyed the visit.... maybe get an iron man ride where we can get into the suit and fly??
  • Nice park and not over crowded. Some great rides here. Incredible Hulk roller coaster ride was great, as is the Rock'It coaster. Harry Potter stuff was fantastic! Mummy ride was killer, best ride at the park. The worst ride was KONG by far. Food was good, drinks too. Clean and friendly.
  • I grew up in south Florida and have been to this park at least 12 times as a child and teenage. As an adult I moved to Tallahassee, FL and started buying seasonal 2 park passes to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. As of today I have lost count with how many times I have been to these parks, but if I had to guess it's about 40 times. I have been to many different theme parks in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina and Islands of Adventure always sticks out as my favorite. I don't buy year round passes to any other park. Even when I moved to South Carolina I still continued to buy the year round two park pass and pay out of state price just so I could make the drive to Florida and go to the parks. I currently live in South Carolina and I have no intention on moving back to Florida but I do vacation here at Islands of Adventure every chance I get with my seasonal pass. I am here right now just for a weekend visit. All the rides are great! My favorites are the Hulk, Spiderman, and Jurassic Park: River Adventure. The food is plentiful and delicious! The staff is always very friendly and knowledgeable. This is really just a great place to relax and have fun. I have since got my mom and sister involved and they are buying seasonal passes now too so my whole family can join in on the fun.
  • Amazing rides, great food locations, smells, sounds, atmosphere all great! Facilities were clean. Cat in the hat train queue was lengthy and the ride was the worst!! My then 6 year old said it was the worst ride she had ever been on. Experience overall with staff was ok. The majority were nice and friendly but one woman was abrupt, impatient, rude and a choice word I cannot use in this forum. As a single mum I had to carry a backpack plus extra items for my daughter, and this didn't help when I was trying to get seated on the pterodactyl (I think that's the name) fliers. My strap got caught and she lost the plot at me, yelling at me and forced the strap down on my wrist. Now I know the ride is fast and automatic but there's an override for health and safety purposes! Not glad I had the experience with her but glad it happened to me and not my child! She was already gone when our flight ended.. I'd say approx one minute later. However, one gent at the hire desk was amazing. So helpful, cheery, entertaining for my daughter, caring, and overall just a lovely person.
  • I went here more than ten years ago and it still remains one of my favorite theme parks I've visited. It looks like it's only gotten better since! Can't wait to go back sometime. Edit: Finally got to go back last November when the crowds were light. Loved it! My favorite theme park I've been to.
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