Islands of Adventure is the 2nd of the two Universal Orlando Parks. This park is much more ride oriented. Especially when you think of traditional theme park rides like roller coasters. In holding with it's sister park as well as the Disney Parks Islands of Adventures is divided into 5 areas.

Marvel Super Hero Island
This area is based on comic book hero's. This is also the area where you will find my favorite ride in Orlando The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman!

  • The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is a 3D high tech thrill ride. You are in a roller coaster type car but you are traveling indoors through a city. A city in search of a hero. A city in search of Spiderman. The coolest part of the whole ride is when Spiderman appears to swing through the air and land right on the front of your car. This is a must do ride!

  • Incredible Hulk Coaster. This big green monster of a roller coaster is not for the feint of heart. This is a high speed coaster that will send you blasting through the air at Hulk like speeds. This is one of the favorites of my kids and my wife.

  • Dr. Doom's Fearfall. Have you ever been to Space Camp and rode the Space Shot? That's pretty much what you get with Dr. Doom's Fearfall. You set in a seat type car and are strapped in and then you are catapulted 150 ft into the air! Just like being blasted into space by a rocket.

Toon Lagoon. Prepare to get wet when you enter this area. Here you will experiece cartoon characters you know and love from years past.

  • Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls! This is a log flume ride that is lots of fun. Did I say you would get wet?

  • Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges. This is river rapid type ride with Bluto, Popeye and Olivie Oyle. Oh yeah, you will get wet!

  • Me Ship, The Olive Oyle. This is really more for the kids. A big ship with water guns and squirting devices.

Jurassic Park Warning, warning, warning....way cool ride in this area. It can also be a little scary for the little ones.

  • Jurassic Park River Adventure. A river ride through the Jungles of Jurassic park. Be prepared to get a little thrill on this ride. Again, the younger kids might get scared on this ride. If you are lucky enough to get a front seat in this ride you will likely get wet. But don't turn down the front's the best one on the ride!

  • Jurassic Park Discovery Center. A place to learn about dinosaurs.

The Lost Continent This area is the land of ancient myths and legends. This area is also home to a great roller coaster.

  • Dueling Dragon Roller Coaster. Fire and Ice. Blue or Red. This big dragon shaped roller coaster is a thrill a minute. And folks, they really do duel. At one point you like you are heading right into the opposing coaster. This is also a big favorite of most park goers.

  • The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad. This is a show and a good one. Lots of stunts and breathtaking scenes.

  • Poseidon's Fury. This another show/experience. This is ok, but if the line is too long skip it.

Seuss Landing We all know Dr. Seuss and this is his domain at Islands of Adventure. This is really an area for small kids and I haven't spent much time here but the rides are as follows:

  • The High In the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride. A nice gently trolley/train ride that goes above the Seuss Landing.

  • The Cat In the Hat. Ride a couch through the story of the Cat in the Hat and meet that crazy cat!

  • Caro-Seuss-el. A merry go round.

  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Guide your fish through an obstacle course made of fountains.

  • If I Ran the Zoo. An interactive play area full of strange creatures.

We have already talked about admission to Universal Orlando so there is no need to cover that again. The dining inside Islands of Adventure is pretty typical of park fare. Mostly fast foods, ice cream, and cold drinks. These are the things you need to get you through your day at the park. There really isn't a must do on the dining menu at Universal Islands of Adventure.

I will have one last post on Universal Orlando and that will be to discuss the City Walk area (think downtown Disney).

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