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!
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)).
If you’re staying on-site you’ll be able to enjoy Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens, so we recommend heading for this section first before the general crowds hit! (valid theme park admission required)
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….
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®:
This island is home to over 150 life-size sculptures dedicated to your favourite cartoon characters!
Our top things to do in Toon Lagoon®:
A creation 65 million years in the making!
Our top things to do in Jurassic Park®:
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®:
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™:
There are so many awesome rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® - so here are just a few of our favourites!
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® operates a Child Swap for guests visiting with small children or babies. One of your group can take their turn on a ride whilst the other one takes care of the little one, then you can swap without having to get back in the queue!
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®
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?......
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.
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.
You can make online reservations for select restaurants at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® with opentable.com. 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.
Fancy taking a break from the theme park while you have your meal? Head to Universal CityWalk®, where you’ll find all kinds of fabulous eateries!
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® 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
These are just a few of the walk-up windows where you can grab a tasty snack or a drink:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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:
Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.
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.
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®.
Guests must remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:
Guests should properly secure or remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:
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:
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:
Guests at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel®, or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel can also enjoy:
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†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.
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