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Universal's Islands of Adventure
Ranked #3 of 394 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. Explore a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry. Fly high above the city streets with a famous web slinger. Hide from hungry dinosaurs and hope you're not their next meal. And you can face the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. Let the adventures begin.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

we found that if you went on the single riders lane that you queued for 5 to 10 mins for the rides, you would do this if you didn't care about the photographs which we didn't.

Thank Lucinda5
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Had great fun here, Dragon challenge is a superb ride especially at the front seat and not much of a queue for some reason, yet I found this to be one of the best rides in orlando.. Couldn't get on the Harry Potter ride, 2 hr wait and can't do that. Jurassic park boat ride was good fun and I liked the feel of this area with the music and static dinosaurs. No fast passes unless you pay through the nose - so get in early!

Thank DarthGolf
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

me, my husband, and 3 teenage daughters went in july 2013 and were all very disappointed. there were a few rides and the rest was just like a shopping mall. All they want you to do is spend more money. The harry potter stuff was shut down the day we went. The one show we found was Sinbad and it was very good, that was the only thing we did all day besides walk around. what a waste of money....maybe universal is better but I wouldn't recommend this park to my worst enemy

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Must go. If you are doing both parks then make sure you do Universal first and Islands of adventure second. Keep the water rides for later unless you have a change of clothes. Wear light airy clothes so they can dry if you don't bring a change of clothes.

Thank Brandon C
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Islands of Adventure has always been one of my favorite theme parks due to the variety of attractions. I love how each area of the park has its own unique theme.

This visit was my first time to experience the Harry Potter World, and I was beyond impressed. I was very drawn into the atmosphere and forgot that I was in Florida. The architecture, food, butter beer, workers, shops, and rides all suited the Harry Potter theme perfectly. Caution: It gets very crowded in this area, especially the shops, so I recommend darting straight here when you enter the park. Also, don't waste your time for the wand show beside the wand shop. It is only 7 minutes long, and only one child is chosen to receive a free wand. The Forbidden Journey can be quite frightening and not suited for those with motion sickness. It was my favorite simulator ride by far.

I was disappointed that the Jurassic Park ride was closed, but we rode everything else. Long lines for a Tuesday visit, so I recommend the express pass if you visit during the summer.

Nothing else had changed since my previous visit, but the Harry Potter World was definitely worth the visit. If for nothing else, visit this park to witness the Harry Potter World!

Thank Paige P
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