Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Your Complete Guide

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a theme park filled with thrills for adventurers of all ages. This theme park celebrates your favorite superheroes, cinematic moments, and the nostalgia of childhood. This is your complete guide to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Opening in 1999, Islands of Adventure is the second park at the Universal Orlando Resort. The park features themed islands. On most of these islands, there are different attractions, shops, and dining options.

In addition, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade is located here. Plus, hop aboard the Hogwarts Express to travel between the two parks and explore Diagon Alley!

Port of Entry

Islands of Adventures entrance

When you enter the park, this is where your adventure begins! Here, you will find some shops and dining locations. If you plan to use My Universal Photos, this is also where you need to stop to get your account set up. It’s a great stop to make early in the morning as you’re running to those first attractions of the day!

Dining

  • Backwater Bar (Quick Service)
  • Cinnabon (Quick Service)
  • Croissant Moon Bakery (Quick Service)
  • Confisco Grille (Table Service)
  • Starbucks (Quick Service)

Shopping

  • DeFoto’s Expedition Photography
  • Island Market & Export Candy Shoppe
  • Islands of Adventure Trading Company
  • Ocean Trader Market
  • Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe
  • Port Provisions

Marvel Superhero Island

Islands of Adventure Complete Guide

This island features one of the big thrills in the park and some of your favorite Marvel superheroes. Be on the lookout for Captain America, Spider-Man and more but beware of the villains too!

Attractions & Rides

  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
  • Storm Force Accelatron

Dining

  • Cafe 4 (Quick Service)
  • Captain America Diner (Quick Service)
  • Chill Ice Cream (Quick Service)

Shopping

  • Comic Book Shop
  • Marvel Alterniverse Store
  • Spider-Man Shop

 

Toon Lagoon

Islands of Adventure Complete Guide

This land celebrates comics and cartoon classics. It is also the place to be if you are looking to cool down on a water ride!

Attractions & Rides

  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
  • Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

Dining

  • Blondie’s (Quick Service)
  • Cathy’s Ice Cream (Quick Service)
  • Wimpy’s (Quick Service)
  • Comic Strip Cafe (Quick Service)

Shopping

  • Betty Boop Store
  • Gasoline Alley
  • Toon Extra
  • Wossamatta-U

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

This area of the park contains Skull Island: Reign of Kong. This is a small land with no other dining or shopping options.

Jurassic Park

Islands of Adventure Complete Guide - Jurassic Park

This land has grown with the addition of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster and features a few attractions, dining options, and shops. Stop by the Raptor Encounter for some fun interactions with Blue the Velociraptor or one of her friends!

Attractions & Rides

  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster
  • Pteranodon Flyers
  • Raptor Encounter

Dining

  • The Burger Digs (Quick Service)
  • Pizza Predattoria (Quick Service)
  • Thunder Falls Terrace (Quick Service)
  • The Watering Hole (Quick Service)

Shopping

  • Jurassic Outfitters
  • Dinostore

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Islands of Adventure Complete Guide

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is found in both theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you can walk through Hogsmeade and visit Hogwarts Castle. Don’t forget to grab a butterbeer!

Attractions & Rides

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Frog Choir
  • Triwizard Spirit Rally

Dining

  • Butterbeer Cart (Quick Service)
  • Hog’s Head™ (Quick Service)
  • Three Broomsticks™

Shopping

  • Ollivanders Wand Shop
  • Honeydukes™
  • Dervish and Banges
  • Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods
  • Owl Post

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent at Universal's Islands of Adventure

There are no rides or attractions in this area of the park. However, you will find a few shops and dining options.

Dining

  • Doc Sugrue’s Dessert Kebab House (Quick Service)
  • Fire Eater’s Grill (Quick Service)
  • Mythos (Table Service)

Shopping

  • Historic Families – Heraldry
  • Mythical Metals
  • Shop of Wonders
  • Star Souls
  • Treasures of Poseidon

 

Seuss Landing

Seuss Landing is a popular area for little ones at the park. Here, you will find several family-friendly rides, shops, and characters popping up too! During the holiday season, this land becomes even more magical but be on the lookout for Mr. Grinch!

Attractions & Rides

  • Caro-Seuss-el
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
  • Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear!

Dining

  • Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous (Quick Service)
  • Green Eggs and Ham Cafe (Quick Service)
  • Hop on Pop™ Ice Cream Shop
  • Moose Juice, Goose Juice (Quick Service)

Shopping

  • All The Books You Can Read™
  • Cats, Hats & Things™
  • Mulberry Street™ Store
  • Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers

This theme park is the place to be for all adventure seekers. You are sure to find something to explore. With this complete guide, let the adventure begin!

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