Universal’s Islands of Adventure 2-Day Touring Plan

Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this 2-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 and that you have not purchased a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions.

Day One
Entering Universal’s Islands of Adventure
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at 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 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.

2. 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.

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. Visit Ollivanders
Attraction details: This is an interactive magical experience. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

5. Watch a live performance in Hogsmeade
Show details: Hogsmeade features about two live shows – Triwizard Spirit Rally (stunt show) and Frog Choir (live musical performance).

6. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

7. 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.

8. Visit the Jurassic Park Discovery Center
Attraction details: This is an interactive play area. This attraction is most recommended for families with young children.

9. Ride Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
Attraction details: This is a water flume ride. Guests must be at least 44 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

10. Ride Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
Attraction details: This is a water raft ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

11. Eat dinner at Café 4 or Mythos Restaurant
Restaurant details: Café 4 (located near the main entrance of Marvel Super Hero Island) offers pizza, pasta, subs, and more. Mythos Restaurant (located adjacent to Poseidon’s Fury) serves sandwiches, pizza, pasta, seafood, and more.

Day Two
Entering Universal’s Islands of Adventure
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at park opening, especially on busy days. You can view the crowd level during your visit by using our FREE Universal Orlando crowd calendar.

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Eat lunch at The Burger Digs or Thunder Falls Terrace
Restaurant details: The Burger Digs (located in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center) sells burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, and more. Thunder Falls Terrace (located near Skull Island: Reign of Kong) serves ribs, wraps, rotisserie chicken, turkey legs, soups, and more.

7. Ride Flight of the Hippogriff
Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 36 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families with young children.

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

9. Ride The Cat In The Hat
Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly ride. This attraction is most recommended for families with young children.

10. Re-ride your most beloved attractions and/or watch a live show you have not yet seen

11. Eat dinner at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous or Confisco Grille
Restaurant details: Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous (located near One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) sells chicken, pasta, pizza, burgers, and more. Confisco Grille (located near the lagoon of the Port of Entry) offers sandwiches, burgers, soups, fajitas, pasta, and more.

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

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. Because of scheduled show times, you may be required to adjust this touring plan to accommodate their timetable. You may also 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