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Universal's Islands of Adventure

9 a.m. – Closing Times Vary
Park Hours are subject to change.

Due to increased demand while Universal Orlando Resort limits attendance as part of their enhanced procedures, parks may reach capacity more quickly at times throughout the year and entry to the parks may be limited or unavailable for the day of visit at times throughout the year. For theme park hours or to check capacity, please call 1-407-817-8317.

For the most up-to-date information on Universal Orlando Resort safety guidelines, please visit: New Safety Guidelines. Same Fun.

Adventurers, explorers, book-lovers and thrill-seekers will be awed by the unbelievable experiences that await at Universal’s Islands of Adventure — a world where heroes, myths and legends become real at Universal Orlando Resort!

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Explore both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as you board the Hogwarts™ Express from King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and arrive at Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (A Park-to-Park ticket is required for travel on The Hogwarts™ Express. Additional restrictions apply.)

Half The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort is home to Hogwarts™ castle and Hogsmeade™ village. On select nights, watch in awe as a dazzling spectacle of music and lights are cast against the majestic backdrop of the castle during The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle show. 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 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™.

Learn more: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ : Tips for the Best Experience

The park’s newest thrill is a never-before-seen species of coaster: Jurassic World VelociCoaster, based on the blockbuster movie franchise! Spanning more than 4,700 feet of track, it will be Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster, featuring a story that expands what you’ve seen on the big screen.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster also boasts a series of intense maneuvers that will catapult you up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air, including two pulse-pounding launches; a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree barrel roll; a zero-gravity inverted stall; and going airborne during the towering “Top Hat,” propelling you 155 feet in the air before an 80-degree drop. Brave the hunt!

Not enough action for you? Barrel down Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a white-knuckle river journey through the famous dinosaur land culminates in a pitch-black, 85-foot drop. Then, 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.

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.

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!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite Universal Orlando Resort theme parks and other venues for their current status.

  • Base Tickets

    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.

    Park to Park Tickets

    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 Universal's Islands of Adventure. Jumping onboard Hogwarts™ Express (magical train transport between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Hogsmeade™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™) is only possible with a park-to-park ticket. Additional restrictions apply.

    Universal Express Pass

    When you add Universal Express access to your theme park admission, you get to skip the regular lines at most of your favorite rides and fit way more fun into your day. Separate theme park admission required.

    Participating attractions and rides include (subject to change without notice):

    • The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man®
    • Caro-Seuss-el™
    • 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®
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure Hipogriff ride

    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™ — Hogsmeade™, Marvel Super Hero Island®, Toon Lagoon™, Jurassic Park™, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing™ and Port of Entry. Unless otherwise noted, experiences at Universal Studios Resort are suitable for all ages and heights.

    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: 40 inches (102 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) 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 (122 cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion.

    The Cat in the Hat™

    Universal's Islands of Adventure Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat ride

    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: 36 inches (92 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) 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: 52 inches (132 cm)

    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 sawmill. 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: 44 inches (112 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

    The newest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ invites you to fly beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle and deep into the Forbidden Forest. Featuring state-of-the-art coaster technology and an engaging storyline, this freewheeling thrill ride will bring you closer than ever to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

    Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

    The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!

    There are twin tracks on this trolley ride, offering two 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: 36 inches (92 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

    The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure

    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: 54 inches (137 cm)

    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: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    An artist rendering of VelociCoaster roller coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

    Jurassic World VelociCoaster

    Get ready for a new species of roller coaster. Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster, an exhilarating new experience that will thrill you down to your DNA. Get a close look at the Velociraptors–hear their snarls, feel their breath, and come face-to-face like never before. Then board your vehicle for a high-speed sprint through the park’s Velociraptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators before twisting and soaring high above the land and water. Two intense launches. Four inversions. It’s the new top of the roller coaster food chain. Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Now open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort.

    Height restrictions: 51 inches (130 cm).

    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 (122 cm) 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: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    Pteranodon Flyers

    Take off on a flying swing under the wings of a giant Pteranodon! The ride provides awesome views of Camp Jurassic while you take flight on a breezy adventure with a prehistoric creature.

    Height restrictions: 36 inches (92 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    Skull Island: Reign of Kong™

    Universal's Islands of Adventure Kong Battle rendering

    Embark on a 1930s-style expedition to Skull Island inspired by Peter Jackson’s King Kong movie. 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: 36 inches (92 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

    In Hogsmeade™ you’ll find Hogwarts™ castle, where you can experience the unforgettably thrilling adventure, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™ and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. 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 robe, grab your wand, and get tips for the best experience.

  • Some Nighttime shows such as Universal’s Cinematic Celebration will not be available at this time.

    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 tales jump off the pages and onto the stage.

    Poseidon’s Fury®

    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 thrust into 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 highly anticipated Triwizard Tournament.

  • Guests will still have the opportunity to see some of their favorite characters during their visit. Guests will be positioned in a designated spot that is 6 feet away from the characters for a photo opp. Guests will not be able to make physical contact with characters at this time.

    Universal's Islands of Adventure Spiderman and Captain American posing with a family

    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 Marvel® 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 relax 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 ambience. It’s a kid-centric menu featuring alphabet soup, mac & cheese, personal pizzas and more.

    Confisco Grille

    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.

    Mythos Restaurant

    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 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.

  • Universal's Islands of Adventure father and son posing in front of the Jurassic Park sign

    Stop and play at these cleverly crafted play areas that are bound to add to the fun.

    Camp Jurassic

    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 a 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.

  • Commemorate your travels and interactions with Marvel® 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 Universal's 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, plus 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-themed 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.

    Marvel Alterniverse®

    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 Resort 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.

  • Don’t miss out on all the fun at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure at a discounted price. Purchase discount tickets today.

  • Live the Adventure, Red Carpet Style

    Feel like a celebrity on this specialized guided tour. You’ll be personally escorted through Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

    • 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-plus dining venues
    • Complimentary breakfast and lunch on the day of your tour

    VIP Experience

    Enjoy a personally guided tour, backstage access and priority front-of-the-line access to all rides and attractions.

    Please note separate theme park admissions are required for all VIP tours.