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Universal's Islands of Adventure

6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
407-363-8000
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As featured in 3 days in Orlando
Ranked #9 of 191 attractions in Orlando
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The... more » Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
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Westchester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Pros: More adult rides, seemingly inexpensive, Cons: Long, horrible lines, more stores/food vendors than actual rides, express pass system isn't fair. First of all, let me say that I had a good time at Universal and IOA despite the review. In addition, this review is also based on my experience last year going to Disney World for a similar trip... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Park was very crowded but thankfully we stayed onsite and received complimentary express pass! Had a blast because of that. Otherwise, we would not have been able to ride more than a couple of rides. Harry Potter do not miss!!!

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Sheerness
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

They have the best 3D rides of all the parks at Universal, really make you feel your on a rollercoaster without going 100 feet in the air. This park is not as good as the otherside though.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went with my girlfriend in April, 2014 EASTER WEEKEND and we just had a blast! Wizarding World of Harry Potter is just amazing especially if you have followed the movies or books! They give such great detail on everything. Butterbeer was actually good and fun for all the kids there, the forbidden journey must be the most well created... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant theme park - the best by far. Harry Potter rides, Spiderman, Hulk etc excellent. Good queuing systems in place.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Reviewing these kinds of attractions is tricky. The first timers will always have a different perspective to the repeat visitor. I am one of the latter and I believe there has been an improvement, though only slight. There were no new rides since August 2012, but the overall experience was better. It was cleaner, better staffed and slightly more affordable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had fast passes which are so worth getting and absolutely loved the park. The rides are very much more up to date than Disney with something for everyone. The food areas are lovely, staff very friendly and the park very clean, very impressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great rides, lots of fun for all the family. Could run a little smoother with regard to show times so that you could go from one to another.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We love this place and can't get enough! People always tell us that with little kids we should just go to Disney and wait until our kids are older to do Universal and UIoA… we disagree! Not so large you can't walk it easily with a stroller, attractions are fairly close to one another, great visibility for the kids (so... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Some okay rides, didn't like the simluators like Harry Potter or parts of SPiderman - the videoscreen made both my wife and I feel nautious. Favorite ride was probably popeye's or Jurassic water rides.

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