This place is like a grown up Magic Kingdom. A circle of different themed areas. The theme music in the Port of Entry gets you so excited to start on your adventure. This is probably the most heavily themed park in the world, with Magic Kingdom coming as a close second. The theming is so deeply extensive in each area; Marvel Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing.
Things you could skip here if you needed to...Flight of the Hippogriff, Sinbad Stunt Show (pretty awful actually) discovery center, storm force acceleration, and the Hulk. Most people love the Hulk...i found it to be too sickening for a rollercoaster and it shook so much you couldn't see.
Things you MUST do. Jurassic Park River Adventure (My favorite ride) Harry Potter, Poseidons Fury, Seuss Trolley Train Ride, Spider-Man, and Ripsaw Falls.
The food here is nothing to write home about. I would suggest eating at the Three Broomsticks, and the Toon cafe. They are the best here.
The only thing I wish this park would do is replace the Lost Continent (it doesn't fit in very well) and put some kind of Nightime spectacular in the huge lake in the middle. So underused!
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