Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Universal’s Islands of Adventure: More Movie Rides in Orlando (Orlando, Florida, Beyond WDW Series 4)

Universal’s Islands of Adventure 
More Movie Rides in Orlando
Orlando, Florida, Beyond WDW Series 4 

We returned to Universal Orlando two days
after our Universal Studios Orlando visit,

…this time to enjoy Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 


It was everybody’s first time here,

…known as the “other” Universal Studios theme park in
Orlando, and we were excited to explore what it has to offer.

We had photos taken at the Port of Entry, 
that had a warm Caribbean port theme,

…lined with stucco- walled buildings,

…that houses several restaurants and souvenir shops.

We immediately turned right to the Seuss Landing Zone.

This is a very colorful zone,

…with attractive pastel- colored buildings,
making this area very attractive to kids.

We lined up at The Cat In The Hat, 

…that takes you to a lively Dr. Seuss' storybook ride.

The kids then lined up at the very colorful ride 
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 

…where you ride at the back of a fish,

…and that turns around several water
spouting fishes that could get you wet.

The kids also enjoyed the carousel called 
Caro-Seuss-el, another very colorful ride.

While The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride,

…gave us a relaxing a leisurely ride,
high up the Seuss Landing, 

… offering us a bird’s eye view
of the extremely attractive zone.

From the Seuss Landing, we
visited The Lost Continent, 

…and queued at the Poseidon’s Fury, 

…it was past noon and we decided to eat lunch at the 
Fire Eater’s Grill that overlooks the Mystic Fountain. 

We skipped The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show,

…as we were all excited to get to the 
Wizarding World of Harry Potter 


…where the Hogsmeade part is located here,

…while the other half the Diagon Alley is
located at the Universal Studios Theme Park.


Some of the popular rides in thiszone are the Dragon Challenge, 
and the Flight of the Hippogriff,  which we both skipped,

…as we immediately lined up at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey 
which is located right inside the Hogswart School of Witchcraft and Wizardy.

The Hogswart School of Witchcraft and Wizardy,
a recreation of a medieval castle is the centerpiece
of Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade 
is a stunning and eye-catching attraction of its own.

The next zone was Jurrasic Park, 

…and we immediately queued at the
 Jurassic Park River Adventure. 

My family loves this ride and we never fail
to try it every time we visit Universal Sudios.

We decided to skip other attractions like Camp Jurassic,
Pteranodon Flyers and the Jurassic Park Discovery Center, 

…and went to admire  Skull  Island, an upcoming new
 attraction in this zone set to open in a few months.



We then headed directly to Toon Lagoon. 

The gaily themed zone makes the guests feel like
 they are transported to a merry world comic strip.

It appears like a water park as most of
the attractions here are water based rides.

We backed out atthe  Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls,
as we know we would all get really soaked in this ride-

…but we could not resist the temptation
of Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges, 

…as this white water rafting- like ride is one of our all
time favorite attractions in any theme park that we visit.
We got soaked, but it was okay as it was fun.

We later headed to Marvel Super Hero Islands,

…and this is where most of the extreme rides are located,

…like the Incredible Hulk Coaster, 
which was off service during our visit,

… the Storm Force Accelatron and Doctor Doom’s Fearfall 
which we found too extreme so we immediately backed out.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man was an extremely
enjoyable ride that we repeatedly queued back on line and we
found no problem doing so as we had express tickets anyway.

The park closes at 7 PM and it was only
6:30 PM but we headed out to the exit,



…as we wanted to go home early and rest.



We dropped by at the Starbucks at Citywalk,

…for a coffee, and to satisfy my son’s craving
for a cookie milk dunking snacks.

The good thing with Islands of Adventure is being a mid- size
theme park, making it more relaxing and less tiring to explore,


…but with awesome attractions comparable
to its bigger and more popular counterparts. 

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