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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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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15

Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990. It turns 30 in 2020. It’s time we start looking at some of that park’s attractions with the same reverence afforded to Disney’s classics. Here are eight attractions and areas at the Universal Orlando resort that should be considered classics, just like Disney’s best.

Sunday, November 03, 2019 05:49

Islands of Adventure also accidentally invented the IP-park model that's been often imitated, but will never again be duplicated...

Friday, November 01, 2019 02:22

Will we ever again see an "original" anchor attraction at Disney or Universal parks? Or is the future filled with E-Tickets backed by billion-dollar box office hits and popular intellectual properties alone?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 05:09

A movie can be an awesome way to spend an arrival night, or a great spot to spend a few hours on a rainy day. And, Orlando has enough great movie theaters that it’s actually a pretty solid place, all things considered, to see that movie you’ve been waiting all year for. But, as you likely know from your home town, all movie theaters are not created equal.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 06:10

Universal Resort Orlando arrived long after World Disney World and has often stood in the shadow of the world’s most popular theme park. In recent years, Universal has stood up for itself by challenging its more storied opponent. Universal’s innovations have garnered acclaim, particularly at the new water park that’s staked a claim as the best in Orlando. Here are seven reasons to visit Volcano Bay, Universal’s spectacular water park.

The Landmark

Monday, October 21, 2019 05:01

We’ve collected some of our favorite “something goes horribly wrong” moments to see just how much fun this simple set-up can be when it’s done right.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 05:15

Here are the best rides in the world today.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 07:08

Have you heard the news? Universal Orlando's newest "E-Ticket" attraction, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the first "story coaster" in the world...! Or is it?

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 06:48

DECLASSIFIED DISASTER: Poseidon's Fury: In the lead-up to the opening of Universal's Islands of Adventure, Poseidon's Fury was advertised as one of the park's highlights; a mysterious fusion of Disney-quality storytelling and Universal's special effects expertise. Then, it opened. This is the in-depth story of Universal's only original, IP-free attraction...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 05:33

walkthroughs remain across Disney and Universal parks, from sweet asides to special effects spectaculars. Here are some of our favorites...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 06:52

Take a read through our absolutely unforgettable theme park scents (good and bad!) and just imagine... it's almost like you can smell them right here, right now...!

Saturday, August 03, 2019 05:54

And you're about to see why. Here are the top nine rides at Islands of Adventure.

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