Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, offers its visitors thrilling rides, impressive attractions, engaging activities, and interactive shows.
With so much to see and do, it’s easy to miss something while wandering through the park.
When planning a day (or more) at Islands of Adventure, it’s useful to know about all the rides and attractions available at the park.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to 19 rides. Of these 19 attractions, five (5) are thrill rides made to get the adrenaline pumping, eight (8) are perfect for young children with an adult companion, three (3) are 3-D immersive experiences, and three (3) more will soak guests through and through. Three (3) kids’ areas also offer guests and their children a place to play, climb, run, and learn.
This article highlights which rides are available at Islands of Adventure and where they’re located and outlines any extra information guests should know before they ride.
What are the Rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?
Universal’s Islands of Adventure contains eight zones or islands within the park: the Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Skull Island, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hogsmeade, the Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing.
Except for the Port of Entry, every island includes thrilling roller coasters, 3-D and 4-D motion simulators, water rides, or all three.
Here is a list of all the rides, attractions, and kids’ play areas at Islands of Adventure:
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
- Storm Force Accelatron
- Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
- Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
- Me Ship, The Olive
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong
- Jurassic Park VelociCoaster
- Jurassic Park River Adventure
- Pteranodon Flyers
- Camp Jurassic
- Flight of the Hippogriff
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
- Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station
- Poseidon’s Fury
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
- The Cat in the Hat
- The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
- If I Ran the Zoo
Most attractions have a minimum height requirement to ride, and some do not allow loose articles (like cellphones or handbags), so free single-use lockers are provided.
Port of Entry
The Port of Entry is the gateway to Islands of Adventure – it’s the first thing guests see when they enter the park.
This island has no rides or attractions, but here visitors can find Guests Services, as well as several restaurants and shops.
At night, the Pharos Lighthouse beams its light around the park so guests can find their way back to the gates.
Marvel Super Hero Island
Marvel Super Hero Island has four (4) rides based on popular comic book characters.
This island is designed to look like the pages of famous Marvel comic books.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster launches guests through high-speed twists and turns, providing thrills at 67 mph (108 km/h).
The minimum height for this rollercoaster is 54” (138 cm), and no loose items are allowed on this ride.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a 4-D attraction where riders wear 3-D glasses and swing along with Spider-Man through the streets of New York City.
Spidey fans must be at least 40” (102 cm) tall to ride, and anyone under 48” (122 cm) will require a Supervising Companion.
Storm Force Accelatron is a ride based on the X-Men character Storm as she battles the evil villain Magneto.
Riders sit in spinning pods, generating thunder and lightning to defeat Magneto by controlling how fast they spin.
There is no minimum height requirement for this ride, but riders under 48” (122 cm) need a Supervising Companion.
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall is a thrilling ride where the villain Doctor Doom from Marvel’s Fantastic Four hurls people into space, then sends them free-falling toward the ground.
This adrenaline-pumping attraction accelerates faster than the space shuttle, so it’s not for the faint of heart.
The minimum height for enemies of Doctor Doom is 52” (132 cm).
The Toon Lagoon has two (2) rides and one (1) interactive playground area.
Both rides are water-based, so guests will get wet, and not just a little bit.
For a small fee, whole-body dryers are available to help soaked guests dry faster.
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a log flume ride based on the world of the classic cartoon character, Dudley Do-Right, a Royal Canadian Mountie.
The 75-foot (23 m) drop at the end ensures that everyone leaves soaked.
The minimum height for this ride is 44” (112 cm), and a Supervising Companion will need to accompany future Mounties under 48” (122 cm).
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is a river raft ride based on the classic cartoon characters Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto.
The raft seats 12 people and splashes through a raging river as Popeye seeks to rescue Olive from Bluto’s clutches.
Rafters must be 42” (107 cm) to enjoy this watery attraction and need a Supervising Companion if they’re under 48” (122 cm).
Me Ship, The Olive is the kids’ play area in Toon Lagoon.
Children can slide, climb up nets, play the piano, and crawl through the narrow passages that criss-cross over the three decks of this playground.
The rafts from Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges float past the Me Ship, so kids (or adults) can surprise the rafters by spraying even more water at them from water cannons.
After enjoying the water rides, guests can check out Toon Lagoon Games and dry off in the sun while playing classic midway games, such as Whack-A-Mole and Hot Shot.
The Skull Island zone has one (1) ride based on the King Kong franchise.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong is a scary and intense 3-D and 4-D ride that is not meant for children.
This exhilarating ride is a motion simulator through the jungle, where riders encounter some fearsome creatures.
Brave riders must be at least 36″ (92 cm) tall and will require a Supervising Companion if they’re under 48” (122 cm).
Jurassic Park has three (3) rides modeled after the Jurassic Park franchise.
Dinosaurs fill the island, lurking around the corners and hiding in the brush.
The Jurassic Park VelociCoaster won multiple awards in 2021 as the newest, fastest, and scariest roller coaster at Islands of Adventure.
This high-speed thrill ride takes people through the Velociraptor paddock and on a hunt with these quick and clever predators.
The minimum height for this ride is 51″ (130 cm).
Jurassic Park River Adventure is the third water ride at Islands of Adventure.
This raft ride transports visitors through the Jurassic Park facility, where they see several different dinosaurs pop up in and around the river before they hit a pitch-black 85-foot (26 m) drop.
T-Rex enthusiasts must measure at least 42″ (107 cm) tall and be accompanied by a Supervising Companion if under 48” (122 cm).
The Pteranodon Flyers takes children on a flight through the treetops above Jurassic Park.
As this ride is for children, flyers must be at least 36″ (92 cm) tall but not more than 56″ (143 cm).
Riders under 48” (122 cm) also require a Supervising Companion.
Camp Jurassic is an interactive kids’ play area in Jurassic Park.
Children climb nets, crawl through caves, and travel across suspension bridges as they explore the prehistoric park and its multiple levels of play.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade has four (4) thrilling rides and one (1) interactive experience.
This magical island contains incredible details, making guests feel like they are in the actual wizarding village.
The Flight of the Hippogriff is a kid-friendly thrill ride that takes guests along the path to Hagrid’s hut, around his pumpkin patch, and past a Hippogriff.
The minimum height to ride is 36″ (92 cm), and, as usual, anyone under 48” (122 cm) requires a Supervising Companion.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a 3-D and 4-D experience.
This motion simulator takes wannabe witches and wizards on a thrilling adventure through and around Hogwarts Castle.
The paintings have much to say as visitors wait in line and travel through the passages and classrooms within the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione also make an appearance, to the delight of Potter fans of all ages.
Loose articles are not permitted on the ride and should be stored in short-term lockers.
Witches, wizards, and muggles alike must be 48″ (122 cm) tall to enter Hogwarts.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a thrilling roller coaster in the form of Hagrid’s motorbike.
Riders fly through the Forbidden Forest, encountering magical creatures along the way.
The minimum height for this ride is 48″ (122 cm).
The Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station is the train connecting Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure with King’s Cross Station at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida.
Riders must have a Park-to-Park ticket to board the train.
While this attraction is appropriate for all ages, travelers under 48” (122 cm) must ride with a Supervising Companion.
The Lost Continent
The Lost Continent combines an Arabian marketplace with Ancient Greece.
It does not have any rides; however, this island does have an interactive walk-through attraction.
Poseidon’s Fury is an action experience with loud noises and special effects.
Guests walk through an ancient temple and witness a battle between gods.
Because the experience is intense, it may not be suitable for children under 7 years old.
Seuss Landing has four (4) rides and an interactive play area.
The rides on this colorful, whimsical island are all based on popular Dr. Seuss books.
Caro-Seuss-el and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish have no minimum height to ride, but guests under 48” (122 cm) must have a Supervising Companion.
The Caro-Seuss-el is a colorful carousel where kids and adults can ride the animals from Dr. Seuss’s books.
Children can control each animal’s movements by making their eyes blink, ears move, and heads turn by pulling on the reins or pushing levers on the neck.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish flies riders through the air in their own flying fish.
Kids can use a lever to raise and lower the fish’s height as it glides.
The height of the fish can reach above 12 feet (3.7 m).
The Cat in the Hat takes guests through the classic story of chaos and cleanup with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, and Thing Two.
This ride has a minimum height requirement of 36″ (92 cm), and a Supervising Companion must accompany riders under 48” (122 cm) tall.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride is a slow-moving train that transports riders into the world of Sneetches.
The train winds above Seuss Landing, giving riders a bird’s eye view of the island.
The minimum height to ride is 36″ (92 cm), and guests under 48” (122 cm) tall must bring along a Supervising Companion.
The interactive play area, If I Ran the Zoo, contains the cherished creatures from this much-loved book.
Kids can run, jump, climb, and ride on the animals and a wet play area offers a place to cool off during the heat of the day.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure boasts 19 one-of-a-kind rides and attractions in addition to three (3) children’s play areas to keep kids entertained during a long day at the park.
Of the 19 rides, there are five (5) action-packed attractions for the bravest of riders, eight (8) geared towards young children, three (3) captivating 3-D/4-D experiences, and three (3) water rides that leave guests drenched and ready for more.
Parkgoers can connect to the free WiFi in the park and organize their visit using the Universal App.
The app allows users to view ride wait times, schedule character meet-and-greets, navigate virtual maps, order food for pick-up, and redeem Express Passes or select park tickets.