Planning an Orlando trip, Quick Guides, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Ride Describe: Islands of Adventure

Flight of the Hippogriff Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

This Islands of Adventure Ride Describe explains everything important about the rides, including details that could ruin the experience for people who want to be surprised. (If that’s you, go directly to the Ride Guide.) This Ride Describe is ideal, however, for people who want a complete overview before deciding what they should see and […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip, Quick Guides, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Ride Guide: Islands of Adventure

Bluto's Barges Islands of Adventure Universal Orlando

October 2011: Islands of Adventure is a big circle around a lake. At only one point in the entire trip does the path diverge from the circle, and that’s a small offset within Toon Lagoon. The following section assumes you make a left once inside the gates, subdivided by the individual “islands” you encounter. Click here […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip, Quick Guides, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Ride Guides: How to read them

Dragon Challenge Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

October 2011: FAQOrlando Ride Guides provide a snapshot of must-know information for each Orlando park. Rides are organized in a logical, easy-to-find format explained at the beginning of each Ride Guide. They can be accessed via smart phone while inside the parks or printed before arrival. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Ride Guide Disney’s Epcot Ride Guide […] Read more...

Restaurants, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Islands of Adventure dining

Islands of Adventure's Mythos restaurant in Lost Continent at Universal Orlando

From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s famous Three Broomsticks restaurant to upscale dining in a fantasy medieval world, Islands of Adventure has an array of dining options. To read an overview of in-the-park dining and an explanation of Universal’s Meal Deal option, first read the overview: Eating inside Universal Orlando parks. To turn FAQOrlando […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip, Restaurants, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Eating inside Universal Orlando parks

Three Broomsticks restaurant Wizarding World Harry Potter Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando parks – Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure – have four general levels of dining: Full-service restaurants/buffets, fast food, limited food and vendors. While most vacationers opt for fast food because it feels right, a sit-down meal adds a nice break to the day. Alternately, a quick meal from a vendor doesn’t take […] Read more...

Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Universal’s Islands of Adventure

January 2012: If Universal Orlando compares to Disney Hollywood Studios, then Islands of Adventure must be awkwardly compared to the Magic Kingdom. The park has six lands – seven if you count the shops around the entrance – themed to different concepts. And, like the Magic Kingdom, the theme in at least three lands is […] Read more...

Tips: Save money – beat crowds, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Islands of Adventure survival guide

January 2012: People opting for a two-park pass to Universal Studio’s two parks once headed to Universal Studios before Islands of Adventure. That changed, however, when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter debuted. Minus the magical boy’s appeal, however, Islands of Adventure appeals a bit more to younger vacationers. Expect a lot of teens and […] Read more...