Universal’s Islands of Adventure 1-Day Touring Plan

Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this 1-day touring plan to help you get the most out of your trip to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This plan highlights the rides and attractions you should experience, the shows recommended for you to watch, and the restaurants you should try during your trip to the park. This touring plan assumes you are visiting from park opening to park closing and that you have not purchased a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions.

Entering Universal’s Islands of Adventure
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles 15 minutes prior to park opening, especially on busy days. You can view the crowd level during your visit by using our FREE Universal Orlando crowd calendar. You may grab a guide map once you have entered the park to help locate the park’s activities.

1. Ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Attraction details: This is a 3D-based ride. Guests must be at least 36 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for older audiences.

2. Ride Jurassic Park River Adventure
Attraction details: This is a water raft ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for families.

3. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Attraction details: This is a motion base dark ride; it simulates dramatic aerobatics. Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

4. Ride Dragon Challenge
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 54 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

5. Eat lunch at Three Broomsticks
Restaurant details: Three Broomsticks (located next to Honeydukes) serves fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, turkey legs, rotisserie chicken, and more.

6. Watch Poseidon’s Fury
Show details: This is a live action guided tour. This show is recommended for families.

7. Ride The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
Attraction details: This is an elevated train ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

8. Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

9. Eat dinner at Café 4 or Confisco Grille
Restaurant details: Café 4 (located near the main entrance of Marvel Super Hero Island) offers pizza, pasta, subs, and more. Confisco Grille (located near the lagoon of the Port of Entry) sells sandwiches, burgers, soups, fajitas, pasta, and more.

10. Ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 54 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

11. Ride Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
Attraction details: This is a launch-based ride. Guests must at least 52 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

For full information about rides and attractions, click here.
For full information about shows, click here.

If you have spare time, we highly recommend experiencing the rides, attractions, and shows not listed in this touring plan.

Please note: It is not guaranteed that you’ll experience all attractions and watch all shows listed by following this touring plan. We recommend skipping any attraction/show that you may not be interested in. You may be required to adjust this touring plan’s dining schedule depending upon wait times during your visit.

Rides and attractions for thrill seekers:
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Dragon Challenge
Rides, attractions, and shows for young children:
  • Storm Force Accelatron
  • Me Ship, The Olive
  • Pteranodon Flyers
  • Camp Jurassic
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
  • Caro-Seuss-el
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • The Cat In The Hat
  • If I Ran the Zoo