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“Not for younger children”

Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Ranked #2 of 425 things to do 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 Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Thomasville, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not for younger children”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

After visiting Disney World just a few weeks ago, it was apparent that this park is NOT for younger children. Fortunately, we didn't have any with us this time. The rides are a lot more fun for older children and adults, and the wait times aren't nearly as long as those at Disney World, but there are a lot of what I call "dark" themes.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Katrina H
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Better than Disney”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

I loved everything about this park...especially Suess land. I was happy to see more adults than little kids and was pleasantly surprised to go on rides that seemed to utilize modern technology. I did not encounter long wait times and the rides that had lines moved quickly.

1 Thank Maryellen_SC
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Destin, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Halloween horror”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Halloween horror nights was amazing and fun. Great way to start a fun-filled weekend. We loved the night life of universal. Great family fun and what a scary experience.

Visited October 2012
Thank Jackie W
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
324 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Awesome Job”
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We went to Orlando for a weekend and tried both Disney and universal parks. Islands of adventure and Universal deserve an applause for a fantastic experience. From the staff at the ticket counters to the staff throughout the park. Everyone did their best to make us feel welcomed. Keep it up! It's obvious that Universal knows how to keep their employees Happy! And it shows. Kudos

1 Thank Jennifer B
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Bainbridge, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Walking Dead”
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Had an awesome time at Halloween Horror nights on 10-27-2012. The park was crowded but that was expected on the last weekend of Halloween Horror nights. The cast of Universal put on numerous great Haunted Houses but the Walking Dead was my favorite. Another great treat was one of my party is handicapped and at a number of rides, the staff allowed us to go to the express line or to bypass the lines altogether, to that I say THANK YOU SO MUCH!

1 Thank Kirby E
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