Islands of Adventure

Top choice in Greater Orlando

Good ol' scream-it-from-the-rooftops, no-holds-barred, laugh-out-loud fun, packed with adrenaline rides and marvelous theming. Superheroes zoom by on motorcycles, roller coasters whiz overhead and plenty of rides will get you soaked. Highlights include Marvel Super Hero Island, with the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and the Hulk Coaster; kid-friendly Seuss Landing; and, most famously of all, Hogwarts in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.

Multiday and multipark tickets available.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Greater Orlando attractions

1. CityWalk

0.11 MILES

Across the canal from the theme parks, and open to the public (for free), Universal's pedestrian mall entertainment district has themed restaurants, bars,…

2. Universal Orlando Resort

0.15 MILES

Pedestrian-friendly Universal Orlando Resort has got spunk, spirit and attitude. With fantastic rides, excellent children's attractions and entertaining…

3. Universal Studios

0.15 MILES

Divided geographically by region-specific architecture and ambience and fabulously themed as a Hollywood backlot, Universal Studios' simulation-heavy…

4. Hollywood

0.23 MILES

With glorious 3D film footage, live action stunts and 4D special effects, Terminator 2: 3-D (Express Pass) is complete sensory overload – delicious fun…

5. Production Central

0.24 MILES

Home to two of Universal's most talked-about rides, the incredible 3D simulation Transformers: The Ride 3-D (Express Pass) and the high-thrill coaster…

6. Lost Continent

0.24 MILES

Magic and myth from across the seas and the pages of fantasy books inspire this mystical corner of the park. Here you'll find dragons and unicorns,…

7. New York

0.31 MILES

Revenge of the Mummy (Express Pass) combines roller-coaster speed and twists with in-your-face special effects. Head deep into ancient Egyptian catacombs…

8. Woody Woodpecker's KidZone


Kid-friendly shows and rides, a fantastic water-play area and supercool foam-ball cannons – it rivals Islands of Adventure's Seuss Landing as a Universal…