Live the Adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park where state-of-the-art technology is uniquely combined with storytelling and adventure. Opened in 1999 this 110-acre theme park features five spectacularly themed islands, all with one-of-a-kind rides, attractions, shows, shops and restaurants, imaginatively themed to each particular island. Academy Award-winning producer/director Steven Spielberg acted as creative consultant for Islands of Adventure ensuring that it is home to some of the most thrilling and technologically advanced rides and attractions ever made.
The first land you come to after entering the park is Marvel Super Hero Island where Marvel's super heroes and villains are forever caught in an epic battle. Here you find the awesome Incredible Hulk coaster which accelerates you from 0-40mph in 2 seconds as you are catapulted 110ft in the air, turned upside down and sent plummeting down a terrifying 105ft drop. With several other twists, turns and drops, this ride really has to be one of the best in Florida.
For those still standing Dr Doom's Fearfall awaits. This diabolical devise catapults riders 185ft in the air before plunging them back down to earth faster than gravity itself. Pass then to the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, probably the ultimate 3-D ride. Joining the Daily Bugle as a cub reporter, you venture out into the streets in search of a story when Spider-Man lands on the hood of your car. He warns you to watch out as the streets can be dangerous. Soon you find yourself battling Dr Octopus and his evil henchmen in an edge of your seat three-dimensional spectacular.
The next land, Toon Lagoon is a delightful land is where everyone's favorite cartoon characters live when they are not in the pages of the Sunday comics. Home to Universal's water rides join Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-Right, on Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls as he rushes to save Nell from the evil clutches of Snidely Whiplash, rocket over the waterfall in this wild and wet flume ride. Land in the middle of Popeye and Bluto's age old conflict as you ride the white water rafts on Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges. A word of caution: when it says you will get wet, you will really get wet. But the rides are worth the soaking, although you may wish to consider taking a change of clothes!
In Jurassic Park you will come face to face to history. Experience the sights and sounds of a prehistoric world. Examine fossilized skeletons and dinosaur eggs in the Discovery Center or soar through the trees on the Pteranoden Flyers. The brave-hearted can ride the Jurassic Park River Adventure, a leisurely raft ride through the backwaters of Jurassic Park allowing the curious to see and be seen by friendly dinosaurs, until something goes terribly wrong, placing guests face-to-face with a gigantic T-Rex.
The mythical Lost Continent is where myths and legends become reality featuring three sections: one based on ancient Greece with temples and crumbling ruins, the second resembling a bustling North African bazaar and the third a medieval English village from the days of King Arthur. Home to the Dueling Dragons, fire and ice opposing coasters that go head to head in a battle that twists, turns and loops across the sky, creating three "near-miss" moments when the cars come within 12 inches of each other.
Water and pyrotechnics come together in a stunning show in Poseidon's Fury but mind you don't get trapped in the ancient temple. For those still wanting more, the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad is an action-packed stunt show for all the family, as Sindbad attempts to rescue the beautiful Princess Amoura from the evil witch Miseria.
The Seuss Landing will fuel the imagination of younger visitors with its magical, mysterious creatures and rides. Ride a moving couch through the pages of Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" meeting the worlds most mischievous feline on The Cat In The Hat. On One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish riders steer their fish through a circular obstacle course of playfully squirting fountains.
Located in – and above – Seuss Landing, is Islands of Adventures latest attraction the High In The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride. Guests board trains created to resemble something straight from a Seuss book. Coasting along tracks rising 20 feet in the air they wind their way through seven specially-created scenes based on Dr. Seuss stories.