Universal Island of Adventure

14 July 2023
Posted in Travel
14 July 2023 300 Fathers

I started to write an elaborate blog post comparing Disney Parks and Universal Parks but forget all of that LOL. If you want thrill rides, go to Universal. If you want the immersive experiences and are a fan of Disney (and have young children), the Disney theme parks are for you. Pricing for both works out to be about the same so it’s going to come down to how you want to craft your family’s experience. 

My family recently traveled to Orlando, Florida and we visited Universal Island of Adventure. I have to say that VelociCoaster is the best roller coaster that I have ever experienced. It was our first ride of the day and it set the tone for the rest of the day.

Top 5 Thrill Rides at Universal Island of Adventure

  1. Jurassic World VelociCoaster
  2. The Incredible Hulk Coaster
  3. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
  4. Skull Island: Reign of Kong (dark ride, indoors)
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man (dark ride, indoors)

Below are some photos from the day.

Let’s first talk about peoples commitment to Harry Potter in 90+ degree weather!

The entranceway to the VelociCoaster Ride!

The early bird gets the worm! Walking straight to the ride.

Entering the Harry Potter part of Island of Adventure

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures

Entrance to Skull Island Reign of KONG

We still made our way to Disney Springs at the end of the day to visit Gideon’s Bakehouse

This Red Velvet cake is amazing! But the Key Lime cake (not pictured) was even BETTER!!!


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