Universal's Islands of Adventure®
Universal's Islands of Adventure®
Around every bend is another epic adventure. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where the world's most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children's tales to life. Join the battle of good versus evil above the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island®. Get splash happy with your favorite cartoon characters in the water rides of Toon Lagoon®. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park®. Venture through the mists of time as you experience the epic adventures of The Lost Continent®. And step right into the pages of the children’s books of Dr. Seuss in Seuss Landing™. Islands of Adventure is the stuff legends are made of.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong™
Brave the dangers of a 1930’s expedition that’s caught in a clash between prehistoric predators and fearsome creatures. As ferocious beasts battle, King Kong hurls himself between you and certain doom. But is he friend, or foe? With each primal roar. Each chest pounding thud. One thundering truth comes clear: This is his home, his kingdom. Only he reigns.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
Marvel at the new high-definition animation, high-tech 3-D glasses, upgrades to the audio, lighting and more. The crystal clear graphics are so vivid you might catch yourself counting the stitches on Spider-Man’s glove.
The diabolical villains of the Sinister Syndicate have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it's up to Spidey to save the day. You'll follow right alongside the web-slinger, careening and crashing through the streets, scaling skyscrapers and plummeting to the pavement below in a simulated 400-foot freefall.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
You accelerate from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat, with the force equal to that of a jet taking off an aircraft carrier. The world turns upside down as you experience a weightless "zero g" roll. Then you feel a surge in power as you pick up speed and a menacing roar fills your ears. All you can do is hang on as you experience the rage, power and fury of the Hulk, smashing through the sky and plummeting down to earth on a high-speed roller coaster rampage of destruction.
Doctor Doom's Fearfall®
With menacing Doombots watching your every move, you're strapped into your seat. The tension builds. Suddenly the countdown reaches zero and you are rocketed skyward, 185 feet into the air, then hurled back down faster than the force of gravity itself. Doctor Doom's diabolical device has done its work… he collects the fear from your body and sends you on your way, ready to claim his next victim.
Storm Force Accelatron®
Professor Xavier has enlisted you to help Storm battle the evil Magneto. You must board Professor Xavier's new device, the Accelatron, and use it to help amplify Storm's powers. As you speed faster and faster in this whirling, twirling, spinning power generator, Storm produces thunder and lightning, sending Magneto into a full retreat.
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges®
As you splash and churn your way through the waterways of Sweet Haven you'll sail through a variety of amusing scenes and different ways to get you wet, including a fully-operational barge wash and an Octopus Grotto where you'll encounter an 18-foot tall, 14-foot wide octopus with 10-foot long tentacles. Don't be surprised if you’re completely soaked when it's all over!
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls®
Will Dudley Do-Right and his faithful horse, Horse, reach Nell in time to save the day? Will you be able to keep a straight face as you encounter the hilarious puns and visual jokes that mark your journey? Will you stay dry when you experience the incredibly steep plummet down Ripsaw Falls? Hop in your log for the watery conclusion of this sidesplitting flume ride to find out!
Jurassic Park River Adventure®
Gently glide past an enormous Ultrasaurus. See a baby Stegosaurus and its mother. Watch out for the Dilophosauruses, commonly known as "spitters."
Suddenly you're bumped off course and into a restricted section of the park… the Raptor Containment Area. The power to the fences is down. The raptors have broken loose! You ascend into the Environmental Systems Building as chaos unfolds around you. The lights are out. Raptors stalk your every move. And your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a towering T-rex is an 85-foot plunge in total darkness!
Located in the Camp Jurassic® play area inside Jurassic Park®, the Pteranodon Flyers enable you to glide and soar through the air to get a prehistoric bird's-eye-view of the surrounding area. Note: This attraction is designed for children 36" to 56" in height. Guests over 56" in height must be accompanied by a child meeting the 36" height requirement. Children between 36"-56" must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
Flight of the Hippogriff™
Pass by Hagrid's hut and follow his instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.
Then it's time to take a "training flight" aboard the Flight of the Hippogriff™, an enchanting family coaster woven from wicker and decorated with fluttering leaves representing feathers. Bow as you approach the 'real' Hippogriff, and then you're spiraling and diving around the pumpkin patch, and swooping past Hagrid's hut.
Marvel at the blazing Goblet of Fire™ and the shining Triwizard Cup as you take on the Dragon Challenge™. Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then climb aboard and hold on tight as the two dragons twist and loop in a intertwining roller coaster chase across the sky.
Dragon Challenge is actually two high-speed roller coasters – each "dragon" is a completely different ride.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You'll visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore's office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor™ common room, the Room of Requirement and more.
Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with an array of magical creatures! This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride experience.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™
As you fly low and fly high, spinning and swooping around and around you'll pass an array of fountains that squirt in time to a musical rhyme. Pay attention to the words and do what they say if you don't want to get wet!
The Cat In The Hat™
You'll swerve this way and that as that red and white hatted cat and his friends Thing One and Thing Two almost bring down the house. With a bump and a thump and an assortment of crashes the mischievous trio make quite a mess of things. You'd better hope they get the house cleaned up before Mother comes home!
You'll soon find yourself trapped far beneath the sea with no hope of escape, caught in the middle of a colossal battle between ancient titans Poseidon and the evil Lord Darkenon. Massive fireballs, lasers, and huge explosions of water erupt all around you as you witness the power of this special effects spectacular. Will you make it back to the surface before the temple crashes down around you?
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™
On this twin-tracked ride you'll take a gentle journey high above the colorful rides and attractions of Seuss Landing. One track of the trolley even circles around the inside of Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™ letting you wave at the guests dining below.
As you wait to board the trolley you'll follow the wonderful story of the Sneetches™ featuring Sylvester McMonkey McBean™. One track continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other track gives you the ABC's of Seuss Landing as you pass overhead. It's great fun for the whole family.
You can even animate your characters! For the first time ever in a carousel you can pull back on the reins or push the lever on the neck and your mount's eyes will blink, ears will wiggle, or head will turn. Plus, look high above and you’ll see Horton the Elephant at the very top of the Caro-Seuss-el™, carefully guarding his dandelion.
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad® Stunt Show
The action takes place in a spectacular setting – a mysterious grotto littered with the wrecks of ships lured to their misfortune by the evil sorceress. You'll be on the edge of your seat as you witness exciting battles between the heroes and Miseria's ghoulish minions, explosive pyrotechnics, and eye-popping stunts including a fiery plunge into the water below.
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad® is an open-air amphitheater show in The Lost Continent® at Universal's Islands of Adventure®.
Oh! The Stories You'll Hear!
Daily shows in Seuss Landing™, featuring your favorite Dr. Seuss characters: Sam (of Green Eggs and Ham fame); The Cat in the Hat™ with Thing One™ & Thing Two™; The Grinch™ and the Lorax™—all dancing to musical "tellings" of the good doctor’s best-loved stories.
Be sure to get photos and autograph pages—a surefire delight for kids of all ages.
It's an explosive undersea adventure! Venture through the darkened ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Here you'll find an archeologist from the Global Discovery Group who leads you deeper and deeper into the mysterious temple.
Clamber up and down dinosaur capture nets, play on a variety of themed slides, and negotiate suspension bridges.
Take a walk down Thunder Lizard Trail and make the ground rumble with the roar of dinosaurs.
Join in a water cannon fight in the containment paddock.
Here you can also take wing on the Pteranodon Flyers® for a prehistoric bird's-eye-view of Camp Jurassic® and the surrounding area. Camp Jurassic is 65 million years' worth of fun! (*Please note that Pteranodon Flyers® is designed for children 36 to 56 inches tall. A child meeting this requirement must accompany guests over 56 inches tall).
Jurassic Park Discovery Center®
Marvel at the towering fossilized remains of a massive T-rex and other dinosaurs.
Test your DNA and see what kind of dinosaur you would be...ferocious predator or peaceful herbivore.
Experience how dinosaurs see and hear the world.
Answer dinosaur trivia questions in the hilarious quiz show game You Bet Jurassic®.
Visit the nursery and examine dinosaur eggs.
If you're lucky you might even watch a baby velociraptor hatching.
If I Ran The Zoo™
This interactive play area recounts the story of Gerald McGrew and his quest to create a totally different zoo of strange and unusual animals from the most remote and exotic places around the world.
Turn a crank, spin a wheel, and step on pedals to see a menagerie of bizarre creatures appear from behind the hedges… like a tizzle topped tufted Mazurka (found on the African island of Yerka). You can slide down the tunnels of Zomba-ma-tant, or crawl through a cave in Kartoom and try to catch the beast called a Natch. There’s a wet play area where you can trap beasts (or brothers and sisters) in a cage made of water. You can ride a multi-humped cow, or play a game on the belly of Tic Tac Joe. But beware of the Scraggle Foot Mulligatawny, unless you like getting sneezed on.
Me Ship, The Olive®
This colorful ship is actually an imaginative play area for kids. On its three decks you'll find passageways to crawl through, slides to go down, cargo nets to climb, horns to toot, a bell to ring and more, nestled among the ship's cargo of spinach, spinach and more spinach.
Best of all, on the second deck you'll find water cannons which you can use to squirt unsuspecting passengers of Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges® sailing by below. Whether you're a landlubber or an old salt like Popeye®, it's nautical fun for all ages.