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Islands of Adventure

Key information

Location:
Orlando, Florida

Opening date: 
May 28, 1999

Operator:
NBC Universal

Official website:
Click here

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 (348 votes)
4 reviews
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Your rating: None (301 votes)
1 review
Incredible Hulk Coaster
Your rating: None (242 votes)
1 review
Hogwarts Express
Your rating: None (29 votes)
0 reviews
Dragon Challenge - Chinese Fireball
Your rating: None (130 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Blondie's: Home of the Dagwood
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Cinnabon
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Green Eggs and Ham Cage
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
Hog's Head Pub
Your rating: None (5 votes)
1 review
Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews

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New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Islands of Adventure.

Latest News:

Universal has implemented a number of massively unpopular security measures in the past six months, all of which have been met with serious resistance...

Universal makes its price hikes official, a new attraction is announced for Legoland, and a mysterious closure hits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter...all in this week's central Florida parks update!

A Comcast executive recently confirmed what might be Universal Orlando's worst-kept secret. We think they should come clean about these three projects too before another executive spoils the surprise.