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Universal's Islands Of Adventure

Universals Islands of Adventure

Get ready to have fun with your favourite childhood heroes, comic book stars and cartoon characters at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, one of the awesome theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort.

Have you always wondered what it would be like to swing through the city with Spider-Man? Or  how you would survive on Skull Island: Reign of KongSM? And make sure you watch out for those hungry dinosaurs when you visit Jurassic Park®!

Universal’s Islands of Adventure® is also home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™, where you can experience just what it’s like to be a wizard at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

About Universal's Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

You'll find magical spells, dark villains and daring heroes at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade™!

Explore Hogwarts castle, eat at the Three Broomsticks™ and come face-to-face with magical creatures as you soar over the castle.

Plus you can travel between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ by riding the Hogwarts™ Express# between Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and King's Cross Station at Universal Studios Florida®! (Remember, you'll need a Bonus Park Ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts Express (additional restrictions apply)).

Find out more about The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade


Skull Island: Reign of Kong (Coming Summer 2016)

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

A fierce new realm is rising to Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Skull Island: Reign of KongSM - a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional, monstrous new ride for your life.

Live the brutal struggle of a 1930s expedition to a mysterious island. As you journey deep into the dark heart of the jungle, your crew is swarmed by unspeakable creatures and attacked by enormous prehistoric predators. Your only hope is the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. As the beasts fight for dominance, you will just fight to survive….

Marvel Super Hero Island

This comic book city is where you’ll see the world’s mightiest super heroes as they face off against their most diabolical arch-enemies!

Our top things to do in Marvel Super Hero Island®:

  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®: A diabolical device created to extract every ounce of fear from your body!
  • Storm Force Accelatron®: Help the X-Men's Super Hero Storm battle the evil Magneto
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®: Swing and soar above the city streets – just like Spidey himself!
Islands of Adventure

Toon Lagoon

This island is home to over 150 life-size sculptures dedicated to your favourite cartoon characters!

Our top things to do in Toon Lagoon®:

  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®: Join Dudley for a crazy flume ride with a “dynamite” ending
  • Me Ship, The Olive®: Kids can explore the fun-packed decks of Popeye’s boat on this 3-level interactive play area!
  • Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®: A hair-raising, white-water raft ride; you’ll wish you’d brought your spinach – and a towel!
Islands of Adventure

Jurassic Park

A creation 65 million years in the making!

Our top things to do in Jurassic Park®:

  • Camp Jurassic®: Kids can explore secret caves and wander through a mysterious mine in this prehistoric playground
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure®: This river raft ride is perfect for a hot day – because you’re guaranteed to get wet!
  • Pteranodon Flyers®: Glide over the treetops and get a bird’s-eye view of earth’s most primitive past
  • Jurassic Park Discovery Center®: See the fossilised remains of a gigantic T. rex, watch a Velociraptor hatching from its egg and more prehistoric miracles!
Jurassic Park

The Lost Continent

Encounter epic adventures on this ancient island populated by mythical gods, mysterious beasts and mystical wizards.

Our top things to do in The Lost Continent®:

  • Make a wish on the Mystic Fountain, but watch out for the mischievous spirit that lives inside it!
  • The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad®: Cheer on the heroes and boo the villains in this incredible swashbuckling stunt show!
  • Poseidon’s Fury®: This show takes you under the sea in an explosion of fire and water with spectacular special effects.
The Lost Continent

Seuss Landing

Kids of all ages (and mums and dads too) love the Dr. Seuss books, and little ones especially won’t want to leave this whimsical, colourful world where they can become part of his best-loved children’s stories!

Our top things to do in Seuss Landing:

  • Go for a whirl on the Caro-Seuss-el™ - a firm favourite with toddlers!
  • Join The Cat in the Hat™ and friends for a crazy spin on his couch!
  • Soar above Seuss Landing™ on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™
  • Steer One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ through fountains that squirt in time to a musical rhyme!
Seuss Landing


Universal's Islands of Adventure Rides

There are so many awesome rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® - so here are just a few of our favourites!

Thrill Rides – Our Top Picks

Doctor Doom’s FearFall®


You'll be strapped into your seat, with menacing Doombots watching your every move. As the countdown reaches zero you’re suddenly rocketed 185ft into the air and then hurled back down, faster than the force of gravity!

Height Requirements: You must be 52” tall to ride Doctor Doom’s FearFall®

Dragon Challenge™

Best for Teens

Dragon Challenge™ at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ is actually two intertwining roller coasters, with two different dragons that you can ride!

Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then hold on tight as they twist and loop in an intertwining rollercoaster chase across the sky.

Height Requirements: You must be at least 54” for this ride

For more Harry Potter™ rides, see the Guide to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and the Guide to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Water Rides – Our Top Picks

Jurassic Park River Adventure®

It's lunchtime... and you're on the menu! This thrilling river raft ride takes you through the jungle of Jurassic Park® to see dinosaurs in their natural habitats.

Chaos unfolds as the lights go out, raptors stalk your every move, and your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a T. rex is an 85-foot plunge into total darkness…..

This is one of the park’s most popular rides - especially on a hot day - but prepare to get very, very wet!

Height Requirements: You must be at least 42” tall to ride. Children between 42"-48" must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

The Jurassic Park River Adventure® is most suitable for older families, teens and adults.

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®

You’ll find it hard to keep the grin off your face on this hilarious journey through the Canadian North Woods, and you won’t be able to stay dry either as you take an incredibly steep plummet down Ripsaw Falls!

Height Requirements: You must be at least 44” tall to ride. Children between 44"-48" must be accompanied by a supervising companion on this ride

Great for Children – Our Top Picks

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®

Best for older kids & teens

Join your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man on a 3-D adventure that takes you swinging and soaring high above the city streets!

Career through the streets, scale skyscrapers and plummet down in a simulated 400-foot freefall – just like in the Spider-Man films!

For comic connoisseurs, there’s even a cameo by the legendary Spider-Man co-creator, Stan Lee.

Height Requirements: Riders must be 40’ tall for this ride. Children between 40"-48" must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® is most suitable for older children, teens and adults. This ride is not suitable for expectant mothers and anyone with neck, back or heart problems.

Universal Orlando Spider Man

The Cat in the Hat

This is one of the most popular family rides at Universal's Islands of Adventure®! Everyone knows the story of “The Cat in the Hat', and this ride recreates it scene for scene – with you in the driving seat (or should that be, couch)!

Height Requirements: Children must be at least 36” tall to ride The Cat in the Hat. Supervising Companion required for children 36”-48” in height. 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Swim low and fly high on board your own colourful fish, past fountains that squirt you with water in time to the music! Make sure you pay attention to the words and do what they say if you don't want to get wet!

Height Requirements: No height restriction, but children under 48" must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Shows & Attractions

Universal's Islands of Adventure Shows & Attractions – Our Top Picks

The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad® Stunt Show

You’ll be watching this show from behind your hands, as the mighty Sindbad and his wisecracking sidekick Kabob perform death-defying stunts and breathtaking feats in an attempt to rescue the beautiful Princess Amoura.

Poseidon’s Fury®

Amidst the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, massive fireballs, lasers and huge explosions of water erupt all around you as you are caught in a colossal battle between ancient titans Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkenon. Will you make it back to dry land?......

Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear!

This daily show at Seuss Landing™ features all the popular Dr. Seuss characters, including The Cat in the Hat™, The Grinch™, the Lorax™ and Sam from Green Eggs and Ham. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to get autographs and photos with the characters!

Tip: On Sundays this will be a Character Meet & Greet, with no shows.

The Mystic Fountain

Inside the Mystic Fountain lives a mischievous Water Spirit, who loves to play games with passers-by - especially children. Throw in a coin and make a wish; it might come true… or you just might get a watery surprise!

Tip: The Mystic Fountain is located in Sindbad’s Bazaar, so you can stop by on your way to “The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad®” stunt show.


Universal's Islands of Adventure Restaurants

You can make online reservations for select restaurants at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® with Here you can also read reviews and choose your dining time.

You’re also welcome to book into select restaurants while you’re at Universal Orlando® Resort - just visit one of the kiosks around the parks or pop into the restaurant itself.

Full Service Restaurants

Confisco Grille®

Serving dishes from around the world, including grilled sandwiches, burgers, soup, salads, fajitas, pasta, and a full bar. The Confisco Grille® serves breakfast and lunch daily.

Mythos Restaurant®

Mythos Restaurant® has been voted the World's Best Theme Park Restaurant for six years in a row – so you know you’re in for something special when you eat here!

Mythos Restaurant® is open for lunch daily, and serves contemporary cuisine including sandwiches, seafood, pizza, pasta and salads.       

Counter Service Restaurants

Croissant Moon Bakery®

Perfect for a breakfast stop before your day of adventure! Enjoy savoury deli sandwiches, paninis, fresh-baked pastries, cheesecakes and more. The Croissant Moon Bakery® is open all day.

Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™

Step into the big top, where bizarre creatures perform and acrobats twirl high overhead as you eat! With fried chicken, spaghetti, pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken caesar salad and more on the menu, this is a great place for kids!

The Burger Digs®

This is where the staff paleontologists of Jurassic Park® take a break from unearthing fossils and dig in to delicious burgers, garden burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and ice cold drinks.

Comic Strip Cafe®

Grab a bite at this fun cafeteria-style food court, where the walls are decorated with your favourite comic strip characters! Open from 11am to just before park closing time, you can enjoy fried chicken, fish & chips, hot dogs, burgers, and even Asian & Italian dishes. 

Captain America Diner®

Where the heroes hang out – this star-spangled diner is a great place for kids! Tuck into an All-American menu of cheeseburgers, sandwiches, chicken fingers, and crispy chicken salads. 

Walk-Up Window Food Stalls

These are just a few of the walk-up windows where you can grab a tasty snack or a drink:

  • Cinnabon® - Classic Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Pecanbon® Rolls, and Cinnabon Stix®
  • Arctic Express - Tasty frozen treats including waffle cone ice cream, sundaes, funnel cakes, and root beer floats. 
  • Green Eggs and Ham Cafe - green eggs and ham sandwiches, hamburgers and cheeseburgers
  • Hop On Pop™ Ice Cream Shop - ice cream sundaes, a sundae on a stick, waffle cones, and root beer floats. 
  • Moose Juice, Goose Juice – juice, frozen juice, fresh fruit cups, churros, pretzels, and cookies. 
  • Doc Sugrue's Desert Kebab House - beef, chicken or vegetarian kebabs and greek salads, plus hummus, greek yogurt, fruit cups, pretzels and churros
  • Fire Eater's Grill - grilled gyros, fiery chicken stingers, chicken fingers, hot dogs and salads. 
  • The Watering HoleSM - hot dogs, wings, chilli, nachos, beer, wine, cocktails and frozen drinks.

Healthy Dining at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Looking for something a bit healthier among the burgers, chips and pizza?

Many restaurants at Universal Orlando® offer healthy side options for the adults’ and children’s meals, including trans-fat-free fries, side salad or fruit. For more info about healthy choices, pick up a theme park guides when you arrive.

Getting Around

Everything’s within walking distance

It’s easy to walk from Universal’s Islands of Adventure® to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal CityWalk®, so don’t worry about needing to get any kind of transport between the parks!

Ride the Hogwarts Express between parks!

If you’re excited about visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, you’ll know all about the Hogwarts Express# that takes you between Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure. You’ll have a different journey experience depending on which way you’re travelling, so we recommend to travel one way on one day, and the opposite way on a different day!

Staying at one of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels?

Guests staying at one of Universal Orlando® Resort’s hotels have a choice of transport to get to the theme parks and to Universal CityWalk®!

It’s easy to walk from the hotels to the theme parks, but each hotel also has the option to take either a water taxi or a bus to Universal CityWalk® (different hotels vary), which is a quick walk to either Universal Orlando® theme park.


Opening Times

Universal's Islands of Adventure® is open 365 days a year.

Opening hours normally begin at 9am and closing times vary depending on the season. We recommend to check with the park just before you visit if you require specific times.


Universal Orlando® Resort has an enclosed parking garage with travelators, escalators and lifts.

You are welcome to leave the car park and return the same day without paying again – just make sure you stop at the toll plaza on re-entry and show them your parking ticket.

Parking Price per day**:

  • Regular Parking $20
  • Preferred Parking $30
  • RV/Bus Parking $22
  • Parking is free if you arrive after 6pm! (except on Halloween Horror Nights event nights)

Parking Garage Address:

6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Use this Geocode for your GPS navigation system:

  • Latitude: 28.47399
  • Longitude: -81.46228

How to get to Universal's Islands of Adventure:

From Orlando International Airport:

  • Take SR-528 West 11 miles to I-4 East
  • Take I-4 East 2 miles to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From I-4 Eastbound (Disney/Lake Buena Vista/Kissimmee):

  • Take I-4 East to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From I-4 Westbound (Downtown Orlando):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 74B
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

What can I bring into Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Universal’s Islands of Adventure® has plenty of eateries offering every kind of cuisine imaginable, there’ll be something to suit every palate and pocket, from fine dining to counter service restaurants and walk-up food windows for a quick bite on-the-go..

Because there are plenty of places to eat and drink at Universal's Islands of Adventure®, bringing your own food is generally discouraged, but there are some items which are allowed into the park:

Acceptable items:

  • Bottled water
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Baby food/baby formula
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep

Prohibited items:

  • Picnic lunches
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Alcohol and glass containers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep
  • Coolers, suitcases, and bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel

Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.


Wheelchair Access:

  • All dining and shopping facilities at Universal Orlando® Resort are wheelchair accessible.
  • All queues are accessible to guests using manual wheelchairs (with the exception of Pteranodon Flyers® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®).
  • On some rides and attractions, guests will be able to remain in their wheelchair. On others you may need to transfer to the ride vehicle seating.
  • ECVs or electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the rides and attractions at Universal Orlando® Resort because of their dramatic movements. Guests will be provided with a standard wheelchair for those rides that can accommodate them.
  • Outdoor stage shows have accessible viewing areas.
  • Specific boarding requirements are listed at each attraction.

Deaf or hard of hearing

American Sign Language interpreting services are available on a daily basis at Universal Studios® and Islands of Adventure at no charge.  Please refer to the guide map for interpreted performances upon arriving at the resort.

Vision Disabilities

Scripts outlining the dialogue in many of the attraction experiences are available in large font and embossed in Braille at the Guest Services lobby at both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

Prosthetic Limbs:

Guests must remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:

  • Dragon Challenge
  • Pteranodon Flyers®

Guests should properly secure or remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:

  • Flight of the Hippogriff™
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure

Any guest with prosthetic arms or hands will be required to ensure the limb is properly attached and able to grasp the ride restraint.  Certain hand, arm, leg, and joint elements may be required to ride safely.


Facilities at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® include:

  • First aid centres
  • Child/baby swap areas
  • Locker rental
  • Restrooms
  • Nursing facilities & restrooms
  • Telephones
  • Kennel boarding
  • Postal services
  • Wheelchair and pushchair rental

The Benefits of Staying at a Universal Orlando Resort On-Site Hotel

Universal Orlando® Resort has 5 on-site hotels. Even if you’re planning to stay off-site for the majority of your holiday, it is worth booking into an on-site hotel for a night or two as on-site guests can enjoy exclusive benefits. Guests of all on-site hotels enjoy:

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary transportation to and from both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with room key
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel.

Guests at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel®, or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel can also enjoy:

  • FREE* Universal Express Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR QUEUES at participating rides and attractions in both theme parks (valid theme park admission required)
  • Priority Seating at select Universal Orlando® restaurants

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#Additional restrictions apply.

†Paid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. Universal Orlando Resort reserves the right to open alternative attractions in the event that a technical problem arises or an attraction opening is delayed. Additional restrictions may apply.

*Paid theme park admission required. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; available for purchase only. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and other select attractions. Not valid at Hogwarts™ Express. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events or at Wet ‘n Wild®. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

**Prices subject to change without notice.

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