Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Across this theme park’s five islands, experience the magic of Harry Potter™, the danger of Jurassic Park®, the heroics of Marvel superheroes and more.  

As the name suggests, Universal's Islands of Adventure® is a magnet for adventure lovers. Each of its five islands features thrilling rides. This is a favorite destination among visitors to Florida’s Universal Orlando® Resort. From the magical world of Harry Potter™ to prehistoric lands of Jurassic Park®, get ready for an unforgettable experience.

Start your day at the Port of Entry®. Its towering centerpiece, the Lighthouse, beckons visitors night or day. This area has no rides but is a great place for shopping or having a snack.

Find your inner superhero at Marvel Super Hero Island®. Get your blood pumping on The Incredible Hulk Coaster®. Help vanquish villains in 3-D at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® thrill ride. During the daily superhero parade, meet your favorite Marvel characters.

Splash in the water-themed rides of Toon Lagoon®. Tumble down the log flume in Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®. Hop aboard Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges® on a river rafting mission to rescue Olive.

Prehistory meets the present in Jurassic Park Discovery Center®. This island is modeled after the theme park in the original Jurassic Park® film. As you enjoy its roller coasters and water rides, you’ll meet Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs.

If you have read the Harry Potter™ books and anxiously waited for your letter from Hogwarts™, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ makes that dream a reality. Race through Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ or sample a butterbeer in Hogsmeade™ village. From the outside, the hulking stone Hogwarts™ castle looks as if it’s been here for centuries. Inside, its roller coasters, games and other attractions bring the books to life. For speedy admission to the rides, arrive early in the day.

The Lost Continent® brings ancient myths to life. Brave Poseidon’s Fury® and watch The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad® Stunt Show. Children of all ages love Seuss Landing™. Rides, restaurants and live shows recreate the world imagined by Dr. Seuss.

Universal's Islands of Adventure® is open 365 days a year. Take a short drive to Universal Studios’ other theme parks, Wet ‘n Wild® and Universal Studios Florida®.

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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is $90 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal Studios Florida, Universal CityWalk, and Orlando International ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (4,553 reviews)
"Gréât spot, walking distance from universal studios, kind staff, nice pool and hot tub! Thank you!!!"

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $185 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Southwest Orlando, this family-friendly Orlando resort is within a 15-minute walk of Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (4,579 reviews)
"Always clean and neat. They paid attention to Covid19 concerns and needs. When I go to Orlando and Universal, Cabana Bay is the only place I will stay."

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Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
7125 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is $129 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Southwest Orlando, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Orange ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (804 reviews)
"Fast check in, very nice front desk staff. Our room was great we had a kitchenette with mini fridge and cute picnic table, two double beds and an extra bedroom with a queen size bed. It was perfect for my group of friends to go to Halloween horror nights! The food court has great choices for breakfast, ..."

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Rosen Inn International
Rosen Inn International
3 out of 5
7600 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $54 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $185 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is $90 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
7125 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is $129 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
4 out of 5
6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $242 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
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Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive
3.5 out of 5
5905 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $74 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $69 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center
Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort
4 out of 5
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $389 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Universal's Aventura Hotel
Universal's Aventura Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6725 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $185 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Universal's Aventura Hotel
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