Universal's Islands of Adventure - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Universal's Islands of Adventure
This is a world-renowned theme park filled with incredible rides and attractions. Spend the day zooming through the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island, exploring the mythical lands of The Lost Continent, and soaring high on some of the most thrilling roller coasters. Families will also get to experience two amazing water rides - Jurassic Park River Adventure and Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges. visitors can enjoy live interactive shows like Poseidon’s Fury or visit shops and restaurants.
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Attractions Near Universal's Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World VelociCoaster
0.12km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
Jurassic World VelociCoaster is a thrilling roller coaster experience located in Universal's Islands of Adventure - part of Universal Orlando Resort in Orange County, Florida. This incredibly fast and high-intensity ride features four extreme launches, the world’s first upside down “Zero G Stall” and an 80-degree drop at a maximum speed of 70 mph. The incredible journey takes riders on a series of tight curves and drops that travel over 2,500 feet at top speeds from start to finish.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
0.21km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
The Incredible Hulk Coaster is one of the most beloved theme park attractions in the world. This iconic thrill ride stands out for its spinning, looping coaster track with seven intense inversions and for the launch that propels riders from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat. The Hulk also ascends 110 feet into the sky before diving at a 65-degree angle and putting riders through 5Gs (five times the force of gravity) as they careen around sharp turns.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
0.24km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is an epic ride for any Harry Potter fan. Riders seated on Hagrid-inspired motorbikes soar around the enchanted Forbidden Forest, taking in sights of Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Cornish Pixies, and the mysterious planet centaurs in immersive 360° storytelling. Thrill-seekers even get to outrun a Manticore while they twist and bank through twists and turns that take guests of all ages up to 50 feet in the air before plunging them down backward.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
0.28km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
This is an incredible experience for all. Visitors enter the magial world of Hogwarts castle through a medieval gate where they board flying benches to embark on an unforgettable journey with Harry, Hermione and Ron as their guides. From a dizzying trio of dragons to a fierce spider, guests can feel their every hair stand as they make their way through the enchanting enclosed ride. Along the way, guests are treated to a daring free fall adventure ending with a face off against Lord Voldemort.
Flight of the Hippogriff™
0.3km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
Flight of the Hippogriff™ at Universal's Islands of Adventure is an exciting family-friendly roller coaster. With a maximum speed of nearly 50 mph, riders will be delighted to soar through the air on a magical Hippogriff creature. Incredible views can be seen of Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade village throughout the ride and you'll even spot Hagrid's Hut tucked away in the Forbidden Forest! Prepare for a thrilling experience as you journey up a tall tower before freefalling to the bottom.
Universal Orlando Resort
0.41km from Universal's Islands of Adventure
One of the most visited resorts in the world, with an annual attendance of 21 million in 2017. Universal Orlando is the flagship resort of Universal Parks & Resorts. Universal Orlando consists of two theme parks, a water park, a night-time entertainment complex, six Loews Hotels, and an upcoming park, Epic Universe.
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Named for the fruit that constituted the county's main commodity crop. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres (320 km2) were planted in citrus in Orange County. The dark-green foliage of orange trees filled the county, as did the scent of the orange blossoms when in bloom. Fewer commercial orange groves remained by the end of the twentieth century.