Universal's Islands of Adventure
9:00 a.m. – closing times vary. Open 365 days a year
Great Time to Visit
Sept. 8th – Nov. 15th
Peak Time Frames
June 20th – September 7th, December 20th – January 3rd, March 1st – April 30th
Adventurers, explorers, book-lovers and thrill-seekers will be awed by the unbelievable experiences that await at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort — a world where heroes, myths and legends become real!
Travel to the park by way of Hogwarts™ Express from Universal Studios Florida and you’ll arrive at Hogsmeade™. (A multi-park ticket is required for travel on Hogwarts™ Express. Additional restrictions apply.) Half of Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, it’s home to Hogwarts™ Castle, which hosts a jaw-dropping nighttime light show on select nights. Here, you can enjoy themed shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as feats of wizardry on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™ and the all-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™.
If comic books are more your thing, meet some of your favorite costumed adventurers at Marvel Super Hero Island®. Populated by icons such as Captain America, Wolverine, The Green Goblin and others, it also features heart-pounding attractions like The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall® and Storm Force Accelatron®.
Next, the young and the young-at-heart can step into beloved childhood storybooks at Seuss Landing™. Inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss and designed with younger guests in mind, this area’s attractions are fun for the whole family, including The Cat in the Hat™, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ and Caro-Seuss-el™.
For even more animated adventures, check out Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls® and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®. Just be prepared for a soaking when you climb aboard these fast-paced water rides!
You also stand a good chance of getting wet at Poseidon’s Fury, an innovative walk-through exploration of an ancient Greek temple. And you’ll definitely want to bring a towel for Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a white-knuckle river journey through the famous dinosaur land culminates in a pitch-black, 85-foot drop.
Not enough prehistoric action for you? Run with the undisputed king of the apes at Skull Island: Reign of Kong. And even little ones can have some primeval fun at Pteranodon Flyers.
All this plus live shows, character meet-and-greets, dining and shopping built around some of the greatest legends known to man — and you’ll only find it in Orlando. Use the resources below to plan your visit, and book passage to Universal’s Islands of Adventure!
Learn More: Discount Tickets to Universal’s Islands of Adventure
These starter tickets are designed for visiting either Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay. One park per day. Multi-Day Base Tickets are also available.
Visit two or all three Universal Orlando Resort parks in the same day. Multi-Day Park to Park Admission Tickets are also available.
Travel Tip: When you’re planning your visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, please note that Diagon Alley™ is located in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ is located in Islands of Adventure. Jumping onboard Hogswarts™ Express (magical train transport between the two Harry Potter™ lands) is only possible with a park-to-park ticket. (Additional restrictions apply.)
Universal Express Pass
If you’d like to bypass regular lines and receive express ride access to participating attractions at Universal Orlando Resort theme parks, you’ll want to purchase a Universal Express Pass. Universal Express ride access is actually a separate line with a shorter wait time at each valid attraction. You can purchase these passes at the front gate of either theme park.
Participating attractions and rides (subject to change without notice):
- The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man®
- The Cat in the Hat™
- Doctor Doom’s Fearfall™
- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®
- Flight of the Hippogriff™
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
- The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train!™
- Hogwarts™ Express: Hogsmeade™ Station
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
- Jurassic Park River Adventure™
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™
- Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®
- Poseidon’s Fury™
- Storm Force Accelatron®
Attractions & Ride Guide
There’s an adventure at every turn as you explore the innovative rides and attractions featured at Universal’s Islands of Adventure: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Marvel Super Hero Island®, Toon Lagoon™, Jurassic Park™, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing™, and Port of Entry.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
Match Marvel’s Spider-Man step for step as he slings webs, climbs walls and scales towering buildings, then topples to the sidewalk in a 400-foot virtual drop. Help him stop the evil Sinister Syndicate from taking the Statue of Liberty hostage. Amazing special effects and 3D technology make being in Spider-Man’s shoes an epic adventure.
Height restrictions: At least 40 inches (102cm). Children between 40-48 inches (102-122cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.
Hop on a multi-colored, whimsical creature from Dr. Seuss’ beloved books! You’ll be mixing and mingling with the likes of Elephant Bird, the Mulligatawnies from If I Ran the Zoo™, and more, while Horton the Elephant sits atop of the carousel as the official mascot. All and all, it’s a gentle and wonderfully silly ride!
Height restrictions: Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.
The Cat in the Hat™
Expect plenty of shenanigans when The Cat in the Hat™ and Thing One™ and Thing Two™ conveniently arrive when mom and dad aren’t home. It’s whimsical and wonky fun experiencing this sassy reenactment of Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic storybook.
Height restrictions: At least 36 inches (92cm). Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®
You know it’s going to be an ominous ride when you approach a pair of foreboding, 200-feet high towers. Beware, Doctor Doom is intent on collecting your fear in his latest evil contraption! Jet skyward 185-feet, then be whizzed back faster than the force of gravity.
Height restrictions: At least 52 inches (132cm).
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®
Ride along as Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-Right dashes to save sweet Nell Fenwick from the clutches of Snidely Whiplash, who’s imprisoned Nell in a saw mill. Splash down on your log flume as the adventure unfolds, and expect plenty of action along the way: Ripsaw Falls features a 75-foot drop and an exploding dynamite shack!
Height restrictions: At least 44 inches (112cm). Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
There are twin tracks on this trolley ride that offer different experiences. One track gives you all the Seuss Landing™ scoop, while the other track continues with the Sneetches™ storyline introduced in the queue. Either way, it’s loads of light-hearted fun! You may even get a chance to circle diners from above at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous.
Height restrictions: At least 36 inches (92cm). Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
The Incredible Hulk’s powerful force continues to reign supreme on this epic roller coaster. Brace yourself as you propel upwards of 67 mph while twisting and turning along the track. Swirl upside down and jet through a mind blowing zero gravity roll, and hear the roar and experience the power of Bruce Banner’s alter ego!
Height restrictions. At least 54 inches (137cm).
Jurassic Park River Adventure
As an unsuspecting Jurassic Park tourist, prepare to set off on a fascinating boat ride that quickly goes awry. After you’re nudged off course by a menacing dinosaur, the power shuts down and you end up in the Raptor Containment area, where hungry velociraptors are now on the loose. Things get worse by the minute when your only escape from the jaws of a mighty T-rex is an 85-foot drop into complete darkness!
Height restrictions: At least 42 inches (107cm). Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™
Climb into a colorful, comical fish vehicle and fly up and down and round and round. Inspired by the iconic Dr. Seuss tale, this ride will tickle you pink with fountains that squirt in time to the music.
Height restrictions: Children under 48 inches (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®
Hang on tight as you spin out of control on a whirlwind river rapid ride! Aid Popeye the Sailor Man on a hilarious rescue mission to save Olive from smarmy Bluto. Bring your sense of adventure and a towel!
Height restrictions: At least 42 inches (107cm). Children under 48 (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Take off on a flying swing under the wings of a giant Pteranodon! The flight provides awesome views of Camp Jurassic while you take flight on a breezy ride with a prehistoric creature.
Height restrictions: At least 36 inches (92cm). Children under 48 (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong™
Inspired by Peter Jackson’s King Kong movie, embark on a 1930s-style expedition to Skull Island. Traverse swamps and jungles swarming with prehistoric predators and terrifying creatures. Things get eerie as your crew descends deeper into the heart of the island: King Kong looms in the shadows roaring, ready to protect his domain!
Height restrictions: At least 36 inches (91.4cm). Children 36-48 inches (91-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Hogsmeade™ is where you'll find Hogwarts™ Castle, as well as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. Keep in mind, though, there's much more to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ than what's found within Universal's Islands of Adventure! Put on your cloak, grab your wand, and read all about it here.
Entertainment & Live Shows
The Mystic Fountain
Be sure to make a wish at The Mystic Fountain. It’s home to a legendary Water Spirit — mischievous and very much alive! It breathes, speaks, spouts riddles and tells jokes. Watch out, as he might even shoot water at you if it suits his fancy!
The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle
Experience a dazzling spectacle of music and lights when projections are cast against this majestic castle on select nights. It’s a beautiful way to end your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Oh! The Stories You'll Hear!™
You’re invited to an adorable read-along at this wonderful show. Set on a small stage, it features big performances from some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters: Sam from Green Eggs and Ham; The Cat in the Hat along with Thing One™ and Thing Two™; The Grinch™, and the Lorax. Watch them happily dance and be a part of a truly original story time, where Dr. Seuss’ beloved stories jump off the pages and onto the stage.
Guests are guided down the dimly lit ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon by an expert archeologist from the Global Discovery Group. Suddenly, the tour takes an unsuspecting twist as everyone is thrusted in the midst of a massive battle between Poseidon and Lord Darkenon. Fireballs, shooting lasers and water explosions ensue. Will you escape doom and rise to the surface before the ancient temple comes crashing down?
Triwizard Spirit Rally
Cheer on students from Hogwarts™, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang as they build excitement for the famous Triwizard Tournament.
Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Storm, Green Goblin and Doctor Doom are the Marvel® super heroes you may encounter during your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure also features numerous character zones, including: Classic Comic Book Characters, Dr. Seuss Character Zone, Meet Spider-Man and the Marvel® Super Heroes, Raptor Encounter, and Spider-Man Appearing at the Marvel® Alterniverse Store®. And don’t miss the Marvel® Character Dinner! (Please note that all characters at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are subject to change without notice.)
Whether you prefer to socialize with super heroes or break bread with fellow world explorers, there’s a variety of great dining options. Here are some standouts you won't want to miss.
Captain America Diner®
Expect Marvel super hero décor to be on full display as you enter this super hero diner. Families can sit down and hang out in the ultimate Marvel hero hangout while munching on cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and more. Oh, and they just might cross paths with their favorite super hero.
Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™
Eat under the brightly-colored big top and prepare to be wowed by the circus. Nutty creatures and quirky acrobats performing high above are sure to enhance an already playful ambiance. It’s a kid-centric menu featuring alphabet soup, mac & cheese, personal pizzas, and more.
Imagine hundreds of confiscated items from world travelers and explorers just lying about as if they were props on a movie set, that’s the scene at this cleverly designed eatery featuring food from around the world. Take a break from exploring exotic places. There really is something for every world traveler here: house specialty pad thai, fajitas, salmon Santa Maria, and more.
Jagged rock formations, trickling waterfalls, and carvings of mythical ancient gods await guests at this table service restaurant in the Lost Continent. An eclectic menu offering (think everything from risotto to sushi to beef medallions) coupled with a mystical ambience make this a unique dining experience. The spanakopita dip, a well-loved appetizer, is a special treat.
Stop and play at these cleverly crafted play areas that are bound to add to the fun.
Transform into a junior explorer at Camp Jurassic where kids can explore caves and an echo cavern, as well as wander through a mysterious amber mine. There’s adventure and excitement at every turn. Don’t miss the Thunder Lizard Trail where little ones can make the ground rumble and shake with the roar of a mighty dinosaur.
If I Ran The Zoo™
Find yourself immersed in the pages of Dr. Seuss’ most popular books as you meet exotic and quirky animals like the tizzle topped, tufted Mazurka from the island of Yerka. Smile while your kids hitch a ride from a multi-humped, colorful cow or play a silly game of Tic Tac Joe. Kids love being amateur zookeepers to imaginary, whimsical beasts.
Jurassic Park Discovery Center
Make friends with an enormous, fossilized T-rex, test your dinosaur DNA to discover what kind of dinosaur you would have been, and head over to the nursery to examine dinosaur eggs. Don’t be surprised if you catch a velociraptor hatching! These are just a few of the treats in store for kids at this interactive activity zone.
Me Ship, The Olive®
It’s all hands on deck at this colorful, imaginative play area inspired by Popeye’s famous ship named after his sweetheart, Olive. Three decks of fun await kids as they climb cargo nets, toot horns, crawl through not-so-secret passageways, and whiz down slides. The second deck is famous for its water cannons where little guests can squirt unsuspecting passengers.
Shopping Hot Spots
Commemorate your travels and interactions with super heroes, magical creatures, and wild beasts with wonderful souvenirs that will live on long after you return home.
Cats, Hats & Things™
The Cat in The Hat™ and his mischievous cohorts are showcased in this fun-loving store, jam-packed with all things Dr. Seuss. Head over to the Converse sneaker wall where guests will be able to select Seuss socks and sneakers. Families will love the Thing One™, Thing Two™, and Thing Three™ pajama sets.
Islands of Adventure Trading Co.
Encounter a host of exploration-themed merchandise perfect for everyday adventures. Guests grin at the enormous banner outside of the shop promoting the largest selection of Islands of Adventure souvenirs. There’s definitely a wide selection of wonderful items to satisfy a variety of ages and tastes.
Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe
Candy lovers and dessert lovers may never want to leave this purveyor of sugary confections. Once inside, guests will want to head straight to an enormous glass counter with a tempting display of candy, chocolate and caramel dipped apples and strawberries, brownies, chocolate turtles, and specialty candy.
Jurassic Park Outfitters
Take a break from exploring the jungles of Isla Nublar, and load up on plenty of Jurassic Park® goodies. There’s no shortage of Jurassic theme outer wear, merchandise, memorabilia, and more. Oh, and you might want to pick up a beach towel if you just exited Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Fortify your collection of Marvel super hero stuff with a creative mix of merchandise. Spot Spider-Man signing autographs and striking poses. Discover everything Marvel super hero: apparel, collectibles, mugs, toys, and amazing souvenirs.
Holidays at Universal Orlando™
Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando™ unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season. Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's. And watch the live retelling of Dr.Seuss's classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. Come, stay, and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort. You've never had a holiday like this.
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Live the Adventure, Red Carpet Style
Feel like a celebrity on this specialized guided tour. You’ll be personally escorted through Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or both theme parks.
This experience includes:
- Priority front of the line access
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences
- Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle
- Reserved seating at shows
- Lunch at one of the 50+ dining venues
Please note separate theme park admissions are required for all VIP tours.
Enjoy a guided tour, behind-the-scenes access, and priority front of the line access on a minimum of eight rides and attractions.