Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
If you are on your way to Orlando's Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure, then you want to check out this list of the Best & Top Ranked rides and shows in the park. So vote for your favorite ride at Universal Studio's in Orlando. Add your comment.
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The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Enter the laboratories of Dr. Bruce Banner and marvel at the towering scientific machinery. As you approach his gamma-ray accelerator warning lights flash and sirens sound – something's gone terribly wrong with the experiment. Your surroundings go rushing by you in a blur as you feel yourself transformed into The Incredible Hulk.
You accelerate from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat, with the force equal to that of a jet taking off an aircraft carrier. The world turns upside down as you experience a weightless "zero g" roll. Then you feel a surge in power as you pick up speed and a menacing roar fills your ears. All you can do is hang on as you experience the rage, power and fury of the Hulk, smashing through the sky and plummeting down to earth on a high-speed roller coaster rampage of destruction.
•The Hulk launches riders upward 150 ft. and reaches top speeds of 67 mph.
•The ride has a total of seven inversions and two subterranean trenches during the 2-minute 15-second ride
Dueling Dragons are the world’s first inverted, dueling roller coasters. You'll soar 125 feet in the air and reach speeds of up to 55 mph on two unique rides (they're two completely different experiences, to experience all the excitement you need to ride them both). The two coasters narrowly pass within inches of each other on three thrilling near-misses.
During the aerial "combat" between dragons - there are three times that guests will come within 18 inches of their opponent. Each dragon's 2-minute and 25-second flight includes several inversions, including a zero-g roll, a Cobra roll, two corkscrews, and two vertical loops.
Adventures of Spider Man
Your spider sense will be tingling! Join your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man™ in an amazing 3-D adventure that has you swinging and soaring high above the city streets. This groundbreaking attraction is one of the most highly acclaimed theme park rides in history.
Years after its opening it's still regarded as the standard in theme park entertainment. 3-D filmed images, live special effects including flames and water, and "roving motion based simulator" vehicles that move throughout the building totally immerse you in the story and make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.
The diabolical villains of the Sinister Syndicate have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it's up to Spidey to save the day. You'll follow right alongside the web-slinger, careening and crashing through the streets, scaling skyscrapers and plummeting to the pavement below in a simulated 400-foot freefall.
•First ever combination of moving, motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D film and live action.
•This simulator ride's set encompasses 1.5 acres including a virtual 400 foot freefall experience.
Gently glide past an enormous Ultrasaurus. See a baby Stegosaurus and its mother. Watch out for the Dilophosauruses, commonly known as "spitters."
Suddenly you're bumped off course and into a restricted section of the park… the Raptor Containment Area. The power to the fences is down. The raptors have broken loose! You ascend into the Environmental Systems Building as chaos unfolds around you. The lights are out. Raptors stalk your every move. And your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a towering T-rex is an 85-foot plunge in total darkness!
•1.5 million gallons of water are used in Jurassic Park River Adventure.
•When built, the ride's 85 foot plunge was the largest theme park water descent ever constructed.
Will Dudley Do-Right and his faithful horse, Horse, reach Nell in time to save the day? Will you be able to keep a straight face as you encounter the hilarious puns and visual jokes that mark your journey? Will you stay dry when you experience the incredibly steep plummet down Ripsaw Falls? Hop in your log for the watery conclusion of this sidesplitting flume ride to find out!
•This is the first flume ride to send riders plummeting below the water level.
•Experience a 75-foot drop beneath an "exploding" dynamite shack!
With menacing Doombots watching your every move, you're strapped into your seat. The tension builds. Suddenly the countdown reaches zero and you are rocketed skyward, 150 feet into the air, then hurled back down faster than the force of gravity itself. Doctor Doom's diabolical device has done its work… he collects the fear from your body and sends you on your way, ready to claim his next victim.
The initial launch at the beginning of the ride uses more thrust than a 747 jet engine and accelerates faster than the space shuttle. Doctor Doom's Fearfall has two towers that each stand 200 feet tall.
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Ba...
As you splash and churn your way through the waterways of Sweet Haven you'll sail through a variety of amusing scenes and different ways to get you wet, including a fully-operational barge wash and an Octopus Grotto where you'll encounter an 18-foot tall, 14-foot wide octopus with 10-foot long tentacles. Don't be surprised if you’re completely soaked when it's all over! You must be at least 42" tall.
Go for a spin with The Cat in the Hat™ as you ride your couch through the pages of Dr. Seuss's, best-loved children's book. This delightful ride takes the story of The Cat in the Hat and re-creates it scene for scene.
You'll spin and you'll swerve this way and that as that red and white hatted cat and his friends Thing One and Thing Two almost bring down the house. With a bump and a thump and an assortment of crashes the mischievious trio make quite a mess of things. You'd better hope they get the house cleaned up before Mother comes home!
Kids of all ages will enjoy this slow, gentle attraction that suspends riders beneath the 10-foot wingspan of a Pteranodon, a flying reptile thought to be one of the ancestors of today's birds.
At least 36"
Located in the Camp Jurassic play area inside Jurassic Park, the Pteranodon Flyers enable you to glide and soar through the air to get a prehistoric bird's-eye-view of the surrounding area.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,...
Dr. Seuss' delightful children's book comes to life in this ride that kids (and parents) will love. Climb aboard One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and take the controls as you steer your colorful fish up, up, up and down, down, down.
As you fly low and fly high, spinning and swooping around and around you'll pass an array of fountains that squirt in time to a musical rhyme. Pay attention to the words and do what they say if you don't want to get wet!
No Height Requirement, but guests under 48" must be accompanied by an adult.
The Wizarding World of Harry ...
You’ll walk past the Hogwarts Express and enter into the streets of Hogsmeade, where you can visit the shops and sample fare from the wizarding world’s best-known establishments. Dine at the Three Broomsticks and enjoy a refreshing Butterbeer or a pint of pumpkin juice at the Hog’s Head pub. Pick up some wizarding supplies at Dervish and Banges. Then be sure to stop at Honeydukes where you’ll find sweets ranging from Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans to Cauldron Cakes and treacle fudge. Enter Zonko’s Joke Shop and purchase an array of tricks and jokes including Extendable Ears and Sneakoscopes. Visit the Owl Post and send a letter with a Hogsmeade postmark. Then visit Ollivanders wand shop for an incredible interactive experience where a wand chooses YOU.
You’ll experience exciting rides like Dragon Challenge, twin roller coasters that engage in a high-speed chase across the sky. The Flight of the Hippogriff is a smaller, family coaster that takes you on a fun ride over the Hogwarts grounds. Join Harry and his friends on a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction that will bring the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways you’ve never before experienced.