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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, 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.

Thursday, August 01, 2019 00:33

Believe it or not, half a billion people – that's 7% of the planet! – visited a major theme park in 2018.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 06:42

From cartoon carousels to intergalactic adventures; trippy dark rides to adrenaline-packing thrills, 2019 was another banner year for theme parks across the United States. SeaWorld Parks continue their upswing, Cedar Fair parks continue to break coaster records and try their hands at theming, too, and the war wages on between Disney and Universal... the uncontested winner in this year's battle for tourism dollars? You and I.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 06:33

Here are a few fun facts about Marvel Super Hero Island.

Wooden Wheel chandelier at Three Broomsticks
Monday, July 01, 2019 07:13

There is one area where it feels like Universal still just doesn’t match up to Walt Disney World.

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!

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