Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando

4.6
#2 of 1,036 in Theme Parks in United States
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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Hosting more than 8 million guests each year, Universal's Islands of Adventure ranks among the world's top theme parks. It features several distinctly themed areas, each with an eye toward adventure. You can explore a world of superheroes and cartoon characters on the park's roller coaster and train rides, or choose from a range of interactive live shows. As you journey through the islands, look out for Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and a slew of characters straight out of Dr. Seuss' imagination. The park includes several rest areas where you can sit down for a quiet meal or pick up a few souvenirs. Save money and time by booking your park experience well in advance. There's an on-site hotel. To visit Universal's Islands of Adventure and other attractions in Orlando, use our Orlando itinerary planner.
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Universal's Islands of Adventure reviews

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  • I love that you can see this entire park in one day. Not as draining as the “other” theme parks in Orlando. Harry Potter stuff is fabulous as well as other attractions for the entire family. 
    I love that you can see this entire park in one day. Not as draining as the “other” theme parks in Orlando. Harry Potter stuff is fabulous as well as other attractions for the entire family.  more »
  • See my review for universal studies as part of a 1 day 2 park pass. This covers also this attraction as well. 
    See my review for universal studies as part of a 1 day 2 park pass. This covers also this attraction as well.  more »
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  • Great time! The wife, kids (13-20), and myself all enjoyed ourselves. Great rides. Some of the wait times were an hour, or more..... so expect staying in one park if you have a 3 park bundle. The food is pricey, but good. The main reason for not being five stars are the extra ways they make money. "Unlimited refill cup" isn't like it sounds. It's only for 24 hours from purchase (but you can put water..... and some places will refill just for having the cup). And the lockers.... some charge extra after 30 minutes. So if your way time to get on the ride is 65, you're charged more.
  • Very expensive but a very special place. Myself and my daughter loved every minutes of it. A few tips for those thinking of traveling: 1. Bring your own food and snacks to the park with you. At the time of writing, a 500ml bottle of water was $5.50 2. If you know in advance you will be getting photos within the park (3 or more), consider purchasing the photo pass 3. If your budget permits, purchase Express pass tickets before you travel. I purchased 2, 5 day express pass tickets (which included entry to the park) for $760 each. You will save a lot of time accessing rides using these 4. Purchase a neck fan. You won't regret it 5. If you suffer from chafing, get yourself some cycle shorts before you go. These were a game changer 😂 I'm sure there is more but these would be my go too if I was to travel there again.

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