Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort — the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained; you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created.
Islands of Adventure Overview
Universal’s Islands of Adventure features some of the most thrilling and innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry.
Opened in 1999 with Academy Award-winning producer/director Steven Spielberg as creative consultant
Size: 101 acres
Featured at Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the most spectacular themed environment ever created – where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter films live on.
The 20-acre area includes the village of Hogsmeade featuring Zonko’s joke shop, Honeydukes, the Three Broomsticks, the Hog’s Head pub, the Owlery and Owl Post, Ollivanders and Dervish and Banges.
Just beyond Hogsmeade is Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods and three attractions that place guests right in the middle of Harry’s world: Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff and, located within Hogwarts castle, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man — One of the world’s most popular theme park experiences now features stunning, all-new enhancements, including a new highly- sophisticated Infitec 3-D projection system, a rockin’ new music score and all-new 3-D Spider-Vision glasses.
Annual Events at Islands of Adventure
Grinchmas — December
Just in time for the holiday season, enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch.
Islands of Adventure Fun Facts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the only place where guests can see the Hogwarts Founders; they haven’t appeared in any of the Harry Potter films.
The Hogwarts Express train, located at the front of Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is an exact replica of the one from the Harry Potter films.
The thrilling 85-foot plunge at the end of Jurassic Park River Adventure is the longest water descent ever built.
In the newly-enhanced The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction, legendary comic book icon and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in the film animation.
Dr. Seuss never drew straight lines in his illustrations; everything was curved, slanted or “wonky.” Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Landing.
Islands of Adventure Dining
Features more than 10 dining locations, including:
Three Broomsticks – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Features traditional British fare and drinks from the Harry Potter series, including Cauldron Cakes, Butterbeer and pumpkin juice.
Mythos – The Lost Continent Features fresh, contemporary cuisine, a full bar — including wine selection — and family favorites like fresh salads, pizzas and burgers.
Confisco Grille — Port of Entry features tastes from around the world, including Italian, Mexican, Asian, Greek and American inspired dishes.
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