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Islands of Adventure Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Islands of Adventure are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Monday, May 13, 2019 04:52

But just as good voice acting can define an attraction for decades, a bad voiceover can tear you right out of the immersive worlds Disney and Universal work so hard to build.

Incredible Hulk Coaster - Riders in front row
Saturday, May 04, 2019 05:21

It’s every modern theme park visitor’s worst nightmare: facing an insane theme park line with no smartphone.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 02:41

The log flume is a staple at every self-respecting theme park on the planet. It’s a cheap ride to construct and maintain, and so everybody has one. Which ones are the best, though?

Monday, April 08, 2019 05:03

While many Disney and Universal queues are themed, significantly fewer can truly be said to be interactive – that is, to offer things for guests to actually do

Friday, March 22, 2019 04:04

It may seem odd that Disney would go through the time and expense of having these characters in lines... But that's exactly where they're needed most!

Friday, March 15, 2019 05:15

After the sun sets, Disney and Universal's Parks truly come alive.

Image - Flickr, RollerCoasterPhilosophy
Friday, January 25, 2019 06:12

When thinking about what’s next for Universal, we must also ask ourselves what might go away to make room for the big changes? What follows is an attempt to answer that question.

Sunday, December 23, 2018 06:42

Let's have a Universal/Disney showdown to determine which park has built THE best Marvel ride.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Monday, December 10, 2018 03:56

'Tis the season, and across the country, theme parks are ramping up their offerings and appearances for the most wonderful time of the year.

Image - Flickr, harshlight
Sunday, November 25, 2018 06:51

A good idea never dies at Walt Disney Imagineering, and some of the best ideas in the company’s history have been reworked into some truly classic Disney attractions. Let’s take a look at a handful of those awesome ideas that Disney created, but which wound up in different rides and shows than were their original intent.

Friday, November 16, 2018 07:18

Though no one can reasonably overtake Disney, it sure seems like Walt would step off of these nine attractions feeling inspired and smiling...

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