Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure®


1000 Universal Studios Plz
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-363-8000

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Daily 9am-6pm Hours May Vary Seasonally

Type:
Family Friendly, Theme Parks, Water


10BEST Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Not that it was in any danger of becoming irrelevant, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place amid the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Best Theme Parks: Not that it was in much danger before, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place atop the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Attractions near the Convention Center: Not that it was in any danger of becoming irrelevant, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place amid the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (new-and-improved with mind-blowing upgrades in 2012), debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Water Parks: This massive theme park is a never-ending hodgepodge of fun rides and entertaining exhibits in five exciting sections. Each of the non-studio park's islands features a different theme: Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and Marvel Super Hero Island. Hop one of Islands's water rides at the peak of the day to beat the heat since you are sure to get soaked! A great place to bring the entire family for a day of fun and adventure. Afterwards, head over to CityWalk for an upscale (Emeril's) or casual (Margaritaville) meal before calling it a day.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Best Attractions & Activities: "Visiting from out of town? Consider staying at an on-site property for early park admission to combat line fatigue."

Best Theme Parks: "Though tops all around, if your time and/or money budget allows for only one Universal park to delight the preschool set, you might opt for Universal Studios instead."

Attractions near the Convention Center: "Here during rainy season? Don't be off-put. Stick out the storm or come afterwards and sail through ride lines after the weather-weary have fled."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Harry Potter, the Transformers, the Minions, the Simpsons: Universal's Islands of Adventure connects you with all your favorite characters.

Recommended as Best Theme Parks Because: The heady amalgam of a park where you can combine Hogwarts and butterbeer with Dr. Seuss and Spiderman make Islands of Adventure tough to beat.

Best for Attractions near the Convention Center Because: All the Universal parks offer discounted "after 2 p.m." tickets for conventioneers. Planners or attendees can make requests via www.uomeetingsandevents.com.

Local Expert Says:

Water Parks: "Be sure to wear clothing that is comfortable when wet, or bring a change of clothes with you. The Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls rides were designed to soak."

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Best Attractions & Activities: Not that it was in any danger of becoming irrelevant, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place amid the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Best Theme Parks: Not that it was in much danger before, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place atop the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Attractions near the Convention Center: Not that it was in any danger of becoming irrelevant, but the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more or less cemented Islands of Adventures' place amid the list of must-visits for Orlando-bound theme park enthusiasts, adding Harry Potter enthusiasts to their vast marketing segment with aplomb. Of course, each of the park's "islands" -- Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and The Lost Continent -- has unique appeal in the form of cutting-edge rides and interactive attractions. Between Dragon Challenge, the truly astonishing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (new-and-improved with mind-blowing upgrades in 2012), debating which ride rules supreme is best slated for some after-park drinks at nearby Universal CityWalk after thoughtful research in the field.

Water Parks: This massive theme park is a never-ending hodgepodge of fun rides and entertaining exhibits in five exciting sections. Each of the non-studio park's islands features a different theme: Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and Marvel Super Hero Island. Hop one of Islands's water rides at the peak of the day to beat the heat since you are sure to get soaked! A great place to bring the entire family for a day of fun and adventure. Afterwards, head over to CityWalk for an upscale (Emeril's) or casual (Margaritaville) meal before calling it a day.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Water Parks: "Be sure to wear clothing that is comfortable when wet, or bring a change of clothes with you. The Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls rides were designed to soak."

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