Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure is billed as a theme park for the 21st century....and it's certainly a big hit! There are eight islands in total. Younger children and adults will have a fine time and the great news for parents is that the park is very geared toward pre-teens and teens. Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. Explore a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry. Fly high above the city streets with a famous web slinger. Hide from hungry dinosaurs and hope you're not their next meal. And you can face the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. Let the adventures begin.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Tickets

    Universal’s Islands of Adventure Tickets

      New For 2019

      The Wizarding World’s newest coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens this summer.

      Speed through the Forbidden Forest and meet giant spiders, 3 headed dogs and of course the big man himself!

      Our Favorites

      Incredible Hulk Coaster – the not so jolly green giant! (4’6″height restriction)

      The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – WOW! (3’4″height restriction)

      Doctor Doom’s Fearfall – adrenaline time! (4’4″height restriction)

      Caro-Seuss-el – lots of happy kids who don’t want to get off!

      One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – kids just love these flying fish!

      Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – so worth the wait! (Dragon Challenge has 4’6″height restriction, Forbidden Journey 4′ height restriction)

      Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost City – the ‘tunnel’  of water is very clever!

      Skull Island – Reign Of Kong –  Damn that’s a big monkey!

      Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls – a soggy log flume/coaster combo (3’8′height restriction)

      Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges – they said it wasn’t wet, they lied! (3’6″ height restriction)

      Jurassic Park River Adventure – take the plunge! (3’6″ height restriction)

      Jurassic Park Discovery Center – great interactivities for young minds.

      Insider Tips

      Reserve – Save yourself a wait by making Universal dining reservations at the desk as you enter through Universal’s CityWalk – lots of great food options!

      Swap – When you get to the front of the line utilize the ‘child swapping’ facilities – couples with infants or young kids can switch out with each other so both can enjoy the bigger rides.

      Super Soaked – Do the wet rides in Toon Lagoon in the morning so you have the whole afternoon to dry off!

      Front Line – Coaster fanatics note there are separate lines for the front seats of the rollercoasters – a longer wait but a bigger thrill!

      Bizarre Eats – Amaze/amuse kids with an actual Green Eggs and Ham breakfast treat!

       

      Skull Island: Reign of Kong

      Skull Island: Reign of Kong means you’re going to get closer to that big hairy ape than you ever dreamed! It’s a feast for the senses as you face him in the flesh and try to work out if he’s gonna save you or eat you! Brave the dangers of a mysterious island where few dare to venture. On a treacherous journey into the dark heart of the jungle, prehistoric predators and fearsome creatures attack your vehicle from all sides. Your expedition guide fights them back with all her might. But as razor-sharp teeth and grasping talons tear into your vehicle, an ape of unimaginable size—ferocious, yet awe-inspiring—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.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required
      • Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)

      The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

      Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

      The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade is simply superb! Fans of Harry & friends will love the stunning level of detail in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade Village and the signature high tech ride Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey.

      Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey.

      Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor™ common room, the Room of Requirement, and more. Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with an array of magical creatures. This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride.

      Hogwarts Express – Hogsmeade Station

      You can now ride the Hogwarts Express over to Diagon Alley, the other ‘half” of this phenomenal attraction over at Universal Studios which is right next door! Nestled within the charming village of Hogsmeade™ inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, Hogsmeade Station is where you can board and ride the Hogwarts™ Express to King’s Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida™.

      Once on your way, get ready to encounter familiar characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. Be sure to keep your wits about you—mischief could materialise at any moment. When you arrive in London, pop around the corner to find the secret entryway into Diagon Alley™.

      Park-To-Park Ticket Required
      To board and ride the Hogwarts™ Express between the two lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, you’ll need a Park-to-Park admission ticket.

      Flight Of The Hippogriff

      Enter the Care of Magical Creatures grounds and pass by Hagrid’s hut, where you’ll hear Fang barking. As you make your way onto the ride, Hagrid gives instructions on the proper way to approach a Hippogriff. A Hippogriff is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant eagle and the body, hind legs, and tail of a horse. The Flight of the Hippogriff is a family-friendly roller coaster that spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch, and then swoops past Hagrid’s hut.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Thrill
      • Kid Friendly

      Seuss Landing:

      Over at Seuss Landing™, the Cat In The Hat™ is definitely back! Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 45 fanciful children’s books. As you travel through Seuss Landing, you’ll see creatures from many of his stories.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Thrill
      • Kid Friendly

      The Cat In The Hat

      Who hasn’t wished they could disappear into a Dr. Seuss story? Now you can. Grab a seat and swerve this way and that through one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved classics. Each scene has been vividly re-created with colorful characters and crazy motion as you twist from room to room.While the mischief mounts inside the house, The Cat in the Hat™, and Thing One™ and Thing Two™ make quite a mess. There are bumps. And thumps. And things going “crash.” Cautious Mr. Krinklebein reminds us that any minute, Mother will be home. Will you get the house cleaned up in time?

      Caro-Seuss-el

      Kids love the multi-colored Caro-Seuss-el. Not only can you climb aboard a creative cast of Dr. Seuss characters, you can make their eyes blink, ears wiggle and heads turn. Little ones will love this sensationally Seussian twist on the classic carnival ride. And while you’re enjoying the view, look up high to see Horton the Elephant carefully guarding his special dandelion and its microscopic inhabitants. Not only can you climb aboard a creative cast of Dr. Seuss characters, you can make their eyes blink, ears wiggle and heads turn. Little ones will love this sensationally Seussian twist on the classic carnival ride. And while you’re enjoying the view, look up high to see Horton the Elephant carefully guarding his special dandelion and its microscopic inhabitants.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Kid Friendly
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

      There’s lots of squirt action on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish™. Climb inside your very own Dr. Seuss flying fish. It’s equipped with easy-to-use controls that let you maneuver up, up, up and down, down, down as you gently glide around an array of fountains. But these aren’t just any fountains. They’re in Seuss Landing™, after all. They squirt water in time to a musical rhyme. Make sure you pay attention to the words and do what they say or you just might get wet.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Kid Friendly
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train

      Get a whole new perspective on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™, a whimsical jaunt around the island. As you wait to board this slow-moving trolley, you’ll be treated to a retelling of the Sneetches. Then, sit back and relax as you wind your way above the imaginative buildings and rides of Seuss Landing. There are two different tracks your ride might take. One continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other takes you through the ABCs of your other favorite Seuss stories. You might even get to ride inside Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™, where you can wave to everyone below as they grab a meal.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Kid Friendly
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      If I Ran the Zoo

      While the kids entertain themselves in the If I Ran the Zoo™ interactive play area, parents can have a few minutes to themselves for a re-charge!

      Marvel Super Hero Island:

       

      Incredible Hulk Coaster

      Marvel Super Hero Island® is home to the Incredible Hulk Coaster which has been re-imagined and re-engineered for this season – beautifully smooth but still a real shirt buster that literally blasts you into the first ‘weightless’ inverted loop! (For coasterholics there are separate lines for the front row seats!) Step inside a high-security research compound commanded by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. You’ve bravely volunteered to be a test subject for a (potentially life-altering) science experiment based on Dr. Bruce Banner’s research. At the General’s word, your group is blasted with gamma radiation.Suddenly, you feel unstoppable. Before you can blink, you’re catapulted out with the force of a fighter jet. Hulk-like power propels you upside down into a weightless zero-gravity roll, racing faster and faster down the track. Hang on with superhuman strength as this high-speed, red-line rampage smashes its way through the sky.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Thrill
      • Minimum Height 54″ (137.1 cm)

      Doctor Doom’s Fearfall

      Doctor Doom’s Fearfall® is a great place from which to view the park (before plunging 150′ back to earth!) So, you think of yourself as a thrill ride pro? Never fazed, never flustered? This might be your match. Here’s the situation: One of Marvel’s supreme super villains needs to test his latest invention, a machine that sucks fear out of people. His plan? Use the fear he collects as a weapon against the Fantastic Four.

      How, you ask, will he get this fear out of you? By having his henchmen strap you into a seat, blast you 185 feet into the sky and then—without a second to catch your breath—hurl you back down with a face-melting force stronger than gravity itself Not feeling so brave now, are you?

       The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman

      The 3D special effects on The Amazing Adventures of SpidermanSM are so good they almost defy description! Strap on your 3-D glasses and join the world’s most famous web slinger in a high-flying virtual reality ride. The villains of the Sinister Syndicate have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it’s up to Spidey to save the day. You’ll face a cast of Marvel characters as you soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers and battle bad guys left and right. The high-definition 3-D graphics are so vivid, you might catch yourself counting the stitches on Spider-Man’s gloves. Just watch out for the 400-foot freefall.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Motion Simulation
      • 3-D / 4-D Experience
      • Minimum Height 40″ (101.6 cm)
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      Storm Force Accelatron

      The evil Magneto is at it again. He’s plotting to take over the world, and the X-Men are first on his list. But Professor Xavier and Storm have a plan that just might work. If she can harness enough thunder and lightning, she can blast Magneto into oblivion.

      But she needs your help. Board the professor’s power generator and spin the wheel as fast as you can. The faster you go, the more thunder and lightning you’ll create. The fate of the planet is literally in your hands.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Kid Friendly
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      Jurassic Park River Adventure

      Escape (by dropping 85 feet!) this time from an angry T Rex at the Jurassic Park River AdventureSM, a ‘monster’ of a water ride. This scenic water cruise starts out innocently enough. You’re gliding along in your raft, watching a baby stegosaurus and its mother share a moment.When out of nowhere, you’re bumped off course and thrust into the ominous “restricted area” of Jurassic Park™. This is where they keep the other creatures. The dangerous ones. Suddenly, a T. rex stands before you. There’s nowhere to turn. Your only possible escape from his razor sharp teeth is to take the pitch-black plunge before you. Did we mention it’s an 85-foot drop? Hope you brought a towel.

      Pteranodon Flyers

      Smaller or more squeamish riders might prefer a flyover of the Camp Jurassic® kids play area on Pteranodon Flyers® (adults must be accompanied by a child to ride!).

      The Lost Continent:

      Poseidon’s Fury

      Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost CitySM – it’s  a watery battle for the city of Atlantis. With the help of an archeologist guide, you’ll venture through the darkened ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. But once you’ve journeyed far beneath the ocean, you’ll find it’s too late to turn back.Feel the fury as you’re caught in a colossal battle between Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkenon. Fireballs burst, lasers flash, and water erupts around you in this spectacular special effects experience. Will you make it back to the surface before the temple comes crashing down?

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Live-Action Shows
      • Under 48″ (121.9cm): Supervising Companion Required

      The Mystic Fountain

      The Mystic Fountain is a big kid favorites as it converses with them, sings, and squirts water jets!  If it’s your birthday when you visit be sure The Mystic Fountain is informed….

       Toon Lagoon:

      Toon Lagoon® is by far the wettest island so make sure you come prepared. Try visit at the warmest time of the day so you can dry out quicker – or not get a little chilly on a cooler day.

      Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges

      Get set for spectacular splashes and lots of silliness. That blowhard Bluto has made off with Popeye’s best gal, Olive Oyl, and the only way to save her involves an 18-foot octopus and a lot of water. Hold on tight as you brave your way through raging rapids. And keep your eyes peeled for snippets of classic cartoon humor, including a super-sized cephalopod with 10-foot tentacles. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll be really wet and squooshy.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Water Ride
      • Minimum Height 42″ (106.7 cm)

      Dudley Do Right’s Ripsaw Falls

      Part roller coaster, part water flume, this ride combines the fun of the classic cartoons with edge-of-your-seat action. As our story unfolds, Snidely Whiplash has once again kidnapped fair Nell Fenwick, and it’s up to the lovably laughable Royal Canadian Mountie, Dudley Do-Right, to rescue her.As your flume log sloshes its way through twists and turns, keep a lookout for funny puns and visual jokes that were a trademark of the animated series. And once you find yourself approaching that final nail-biting 75-foot drop, get ready to whoosh down the track—underneath the water level—for the biggest splash of your life.

      • Universal Express™ Pass
      • Water Ride
      • Minimum Height 44″ (111.8 cm)

       

      Location & Info

      Location: 1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando FL 32819
      Telephone: (407) 363-8000
      Website: www.universalorlando.com