As part of a major expansion to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened in 1999, providing fertile ground for massive themed lands and ambitious new rides that one theme park simply could not hold. Today, guests can “Live the Adventure” among the resurrected dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, the pop-culture icons of Marvel Super Hero Island, and the heroic magicians of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter contains Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, an incredibly popular ride housed in a real-life replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Jurassic Park River Adventure and Jurassic Park Pteranodon Flyers rides offer prehistoric creature thrills through water and air, respectively. The Incredible Hulk high-speed roller coaster reaches 65 miles an hour, mixing the Hulk's signature roars with the excited screams of riders. Designed for younger children and based on the popular works of Dr. Seuss, Seuss Landing features The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride, a pair of rides based on The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and a stage show entitled Oh, The Stories You'll Hear.
Single-day admission is $86 for children, $92 for adults. Two- to four-day passes range from $115.99 to $150.99, depending on the package length and age of each guest. Park-To-Park Admission is also available for both Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks from $122 to $167.99, depending on the package length (one-to-five days) and age of each guest.
Best time to visit
Summers offer extended park hours, as well as the Summer Concert Series, which features many well-known musical performers live on The Universal Music Plaza Stage.
Near by POI
Universal Studios Florida, the Islands’ “parent” park features plenty of hands-on movie magic and attractions like The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Transformers: The Ride, and Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone. Universal Citywalk Orlando is an entertainment and retail complex with many themed restaurants and shops, including NASCAR Sports Grille, Hard Rock Café, an AMC Theatre with IMAX, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Hard Rock Hotel Orlando features a white sand beach pool, musical memorabilia, family-friendly Kid Suites, and plenty of modern amenities