Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Our customers rate this

4.8/5

Based on 15,603 reviews

Have so many things I could recommend here but it’s a great park it is smaller than the main studios park but am a fan of Jurassic park and huge fan of Harry Potter so was amazing to see everything on offer. Pack your patient pants for the queues on Hagrids motorbike adventure and Velocicoaster as times can be high but lots to see and do.

Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 28 Nov, 2022

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Located right next door to Universal Studios Florida and included in the price of your Universal Orlando Explorer Ticket, experience the innovative thrills and unexpected adventures of Universal's Island of Adventure theme park. EExplore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ where you can ride the thrilling roller coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. Plus, a new set of tracks is making its way through the jungles of Jurassic Park. Prepare to experience Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

Our guide to Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure and transport yourself into legendary worlds where superheroes, beasts and magical creatures stand before you. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ where you can enter Hogwarts™ castle and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the castle grounds to discover the rarest magical creatures on the thrilling roller coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. Swing high above the city streets with Spider-Man. Be catapulted up to 67mph on a high-speed roller coaster rampage on The Incredible Hulk Coaster®. Come face-to-face with the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. And feel the rush of the hunt as you speed through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, on the apex predator of roller coasters: Jurassic World VelociCoaster. 

Universal's Islands of Adventure is where the fun really begins!

Tips & Tricks - Universal’s Islands of Adventure

If only one or two of your party want to ride on one of the main attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, such as The Incredible Hulk Coaster® or Dragon Challenge™, use the single rider line. Whilst it’s not guaranteed that two of you will sit together, the wait time will be significantly less.

Rides

Our guide to Universal’s Islands of Adventure

VelociCoaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Minimum Height Required: 130cm

Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the apex predator of roller coasters: Jurassic World VelociCoaster, a new species of roller coaster. Board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water. 

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™

Minimum Height Required: 122cm

For the first time ever, join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Experience Universal’s most highly themed, immersive coaster—only at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Minimum Height Required: 122cm

Make your way through the familiar classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with magical creatures! This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride experience.

Hogwarts™ Express: Hogsmeade™ Station

Hogwarts™ Express: Hogsmeade™ Station

Minimum Height Required: 101.6cm

Nestled within the charming village of Hogsmeade™, this is where you can board and ride the Hogwarts™ Express to King's Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida™. Get ready to encounter characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. When you arrive in London, pop around the corner to find the secret entryway into Diagon Alley™. Universal Explorer Ticket Required.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®

Minimum Height Required: 102cm

Face a cast of Marvel characters as you soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers and battle bad guys left and right. The high-definition 3-D graphics are so vivid, you might catch yourself counting the stitches on Spider-Man's gloves. Just watch out for the 400-foot freefall.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

Minimum Height Required: 137cm

Unleash your inner Hulk! Feel the strength and rush of becoming a super-powered Hulk on this high-speed roller coaster rampage.

Raptor Encounter

Raptor Encounter

Minimum Height Required: 101.6cm

The fear is real at the Raptor Encounter. Not only the most intelligent dinosaur on Isla Nublar, raptors are also one of the most dangerous. Your experience begins at an electrified paddock where Blue is contained. You'll learn some interesting facts about the clever carnivore and try to slowly approach her to snap a photo. But don't make any sudden movements because her dagger-like teeth are just inches away!

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Minimum Height Required: 107cm

Relive the original Jurassic Park on a thrilling river raft adventure. You’ll ride through the jungle and see dinosaurs in their natural habitats.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Minimum Height Required: 92cm

Brave the dangers of a 1930’s expedition that’s caught in a clash between prehistoric predators and fearsome creatures. As ferocious beasts battle, King Kong hurls himself between you and certain doom. But is he friend, or foe? With each primal roar. Each chest pounding thud. One thundering truth comes clear: This is his home, his kingdom. Only he reigns.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®

Minimum Height Required: 107cm

Set sail for uncharted hilarity as you help Popeye the Sailor Man rescue Olive from the clutches of that big blowhard Bluto. Brave white-water rapids as this twisting, turning raft ride makes you wish you'd have brought your spinach... and a towel.

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®

Minimum Height Required: 132cm

All hail Doctor Doom®! The Fantastic Four's arch-nemesis has taken fear to new heights! As a subject of Doctor Doom's monarchy of Latveria you have no choice but to submit to his latest evil experiment – a diabolical device created to extract every ounce of fear from your body so that he can use it against the Fantastic Four™.

Reviews

Average 4.8 out of 5 (15603 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Have so many things I could recommend here but it’s a great park it is smaller than the main studios park but am a fan of Jurassic park and huge fan of Harry Potter so was amazing to see everything on offer. Pack your patient pants for the queues on Hagrids motorbike adventure and Velocicoaster as times can be high but lots to see and do.

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

David reviewed 28 Nov,2022

Fantastic scenery and rides for all ages, well laid out

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Madeline Loughnane reviewed 16 Nov,2022

Awesome, something for everyone

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Sharon Keaveney reviewed 09 Nov,2022

Lovely park spiderman and Harry Potter rides my favourite..the design of the parks are beautiful and decorated for the season .we went at end of halloween and they were putting up christmas decorations then.

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Valerie Fox reviewed 08 Nov,2022

So much to do for all ages, world class attractions

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Craig Guerin reviewed 29 Oct,2022

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Rides & Attractions

What is Universal's Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure is one of the 3 Universal Orlando Resort parks sitting alongside Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Volcano Bay. This park is themed around comic books.

Is Universal Studios better than Islands of Adventure?

Both parks have something to offer guests. They are connected through the Hogwarts Express, which allows guests to easily hop between Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and Hogsmeade/Hogwarts in Islands of Adventure. You will find a variety of different rides in both parks from Jurassic World to Harry Potter, Marvel Superheroes and Minions. There is so much to enjoy making them both great for all ages and preference of ride. As park hopping is so easy at Universal Resorts, we recommend making the most of this feature which is included in all of our UK tickets. You can visit our Universal Orlando Resort ticket page for more information

Is Diagon Alley in Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure?

Diagon Alley is in Universal Studios Florida whilst Hogsmead Village and Hogwarts Castle are in Islands of Adventure. The two are connected via the Hogwarts Express

Is the Wizarding World of Harry potter in Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter sits across both parks. Diagon Alley is in Universal Studios Florida whilst Hogsmead Village and Hogwarts Castle are in Islands of Adventure. The two are connected via the Hogwarts Express

Is Islands of Adventure a water park?

Islands of Adventure is Universal's second theme park with fantastic roller coasters, simulators and shows. It also has a whole area, Toon Lagoon, dedicated to water rides in addition to Jurassic Park River Adventure.

How many roller coasters are there in Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure has four roller coasters: The Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Flight of the Hippogriff, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and the NEW Jurassic World VelociCoaster.

What's new in Islands of Adventure?

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened in June 2019 and Jurassic World VelociCoaster opened in 2021.

Is Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure?

Jurasic Park is one of the eight themed 'Islands' in Universal's Islands of Adventure. These also include: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes Island, Seuss Landing, Toon Lagoon, Port of Entry, Skull Island, and the Lost Continent.

Duration of Visit

How many days do I need for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

We always recommend 2 days per park to see and do everything, particularly if you love Harry Potter and want to explore the Wizarding World in detail. It is also a great idea to get o the parks early as this is when they will be at their quietest. Our 14 day tickets allow you to come and go from all 3 Universal parks as you please, with total flexibility, and also allow you to move between Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios via the Hogwarts Express. If you have limited time or travelling during peak season, we recommend upgrading to a Universal Express Pass ticket.

Location

How do I get from Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure sit side by side. The front gates are 2 minutes walk from each other (passing by the mouth-watering Toothsome Chocolate Emporium) or you can hop on the Hogwarts Express which connects the Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Universal Studios (Diagon Alley) to the one in Islands of Adventure (Hogsmede Village)

How far is Islands of Adventure from Universal Studios?

The two parks sit side by side making hopping between the two parks vary easy either on foot or through the Hogwarts Express ride

Is Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two separate parks and, together with Volcano Bay, part of Universal Orlando Resort

General Information

Is Universal's Islands of Adventure part of Universal?

Universal Orlando Resort had 3 parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay.

Are Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure connected?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two separate parks connected together through the Hogwarts Express ride.

What is the difference between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

Both Universal parks offer something for everyone and will have a mix of roller coasters, simulators, character encounters and shows. Universal Studios offers a greater number of indoor rides whilst Islands of Adventure is home of some fantastic water rides including Jurassic Park.

Is there an Islands of Adventure in California?

The only Universal's Islands of Adventure is in Orlando though some attractions (like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) can be found in other Universal parks around the world.

Opening Information

What time does Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Open?

Park opening times can vary. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

When did Islands of Adventure open?

Islands of Adventure opened in 1999 and continues to create new rides and experiences. Most recently Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened in 2019 and Jurassic World VelociCoaster opened in 2021. 

Is Islands of Adventure open during Halloween Horror Nights?

Islands of Adventure will run normal operating hours during Halloween Horror Nights.

Accessibility

Can I hire a buggy or wheelchair at Universal Orlando Resort?

You can hire electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs directly with Universal at an additional cost

Restrictions

Is smoking allowed at Universal Orlando Resort?

Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas

Ticket Information

How much does Islands of Adventure cost?

The 1 day 1 park Universal tickets can only be purchased in the States, prices vary depending on season and can range between $110 plus tax to $140 plus tax. The 3 Park Explorer ticket is a great way to access all 3 Universal parks offering great flexibility and value for money.

Is Halloween Horror Nights in Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure was home to Halloween Horror Nights in 2002, since then the event has always taken place in Universal Studios.

Fun Facts

Who owns Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure is entirely owned by Universal Parks & Resorts which is part of the Comcast group.