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Islands of Adventure (9)

Key information

Orlando, Florida

Opening date:
28 May, 1999

NBC Universal

Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open 365 days a year.
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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Universal Orlando's second theme park is the company's first not to be based around a movie studio. Instead, it seeks to take visitors into the movies themselves, with 6 themed "islands" located around a lagoon. After passing through the Port of Entry, guests can head to Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Wizarding World has become the focal point of Islands of Adventure, with Hogwarts Castle dominating the park's skyline.

History: Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999, as Universal looked to expand its Orlando resort into a multi-day destination. Adopting a theme of exploration and adventure, the park incorporated high-tech attractions such as the multi-million dollar dark ride The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman. The June 2010 debut of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter helped push attendance levels at the park above neighbouring Universal Studios Florida.

Top Rides and Shows:

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (273 votes)
4 reviews
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (222 votes)
1 review
Incredible Hulk Coaster
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (201 votes)
1 review
Dragon Challenge - Chinese Fireball
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (113 votes)
0 reviews
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (110 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Blondie's: Home of the Dagwood
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Croissant Moon Bakery
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)
0 reviews
Fire Eater's Grill
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
0 reviews
Hog's Head Pub
Your rating: None Average: 5 (5 votes)
1 review

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