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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, December 16, 2019 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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 16:44

This is the weekly rumor and refurbishment update for Orlando-area theme parks for the week of November 2, 2013.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 22:12

Today, we'll take a look at some of the animatronic figures you can find at Disney and Universal Parks without being on a ride...

Image - Flickr, photographingtravis
Monday, August 20, 2018 04:48

We are at a crossroads for Universal, and the company must decide if it truly wants to take on Disney or if it is happy being a distant but very proud second place. If they are as ambitious as they claim to be, here are five reasons why they should wind up to take another swing at the Mousy King.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 07:00

Here, we've collected a countdown of the 10 most immersive theme park lands we know

Image - Flickr, tcwmatt
Sunday, May 27, 2018 06:10

Picture yourself sitting down to enjoy the greatest meal of your life. You most likely didn’t picture yourself ordering a steak for an appetizer, a steak for an entree, and a steak for dessert, right?

Mickey and Friends
Saturday, March 24, 2018 05:06

Let’s get one thing out of the way—theme park crowds are a pain.

Captain Phasma and her Stormtrooper Batallion at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Saturday, February 03, 2018 04:18

Geek culture has changed the landscape of Walt Disney World forever. How exactly did this shift happen?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 04:19

Increasingly, Universal’s formula is feeling a little stale... And we've got some suggestions. We’re determined to offer up four kinds of rides that we think are absolutely essential to Universal’s growth… ride genres Disney has, in many cases, mastered; attractions that elevate the experience to a new level. In so many places, Universal is so close. But growth comes from stepping into the unknown…

Dragon above Diagon Alley
Monday, September 25, 2017 05:08

There is no question that sends Florida theme park fans into a passionate debate faster than, “Which is better-- Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort?”

Saturday, July 29, 2017 06:14

While you may think it might be a little awkward for Disney and Universal to essentially share custody of Marvel characters, this situation actually benefits both parties.

Characters in Flight Balloon
Sunday, June 25, 2017 08:01

It’s that dreaded time of year again: the blackout months.

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