Universal Orlando 1-Day Park-to-Park Touring Plan

Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this 1-day park-to-park touring plan to help you get the most out of your trip to both Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. 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 both parks. 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 beginning your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and then heading to Universal Studios Florida via the Hogwarts Express. You should arrive at Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s turnstiles 20 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 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 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.

3. 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 most recommended for older audiences.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Ride the Hogwarts Express
Attraction details: This is a Harry Potter themed transportation system featuring special effects.
The Hogwarts Express provides a different experience when traveling from King’s Cross station (located in Universal Studios Florida) to Hogsmeade station (located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure) and from Hogsmeade station to King’s Cross station. If you’d like to see both experiences, ride the Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade Station to King’s Cross Station and get back on-board for a journey back to Hogsmeade station. Afterward, you can board the train once again and make your final stop at King’s Cross station.

8. Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Attraction details: This is a 3D high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

9. Ride TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
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.

10. Ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 51-79 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

11. Eat dinner at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe
Restaurant details: Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café (located across the street from the Music Plaza) sells rotisserie chicken, pizza, pasta, burgers, hot dogs, lasagna, ribs, and more.

12. Ride Revenge of the Mummy
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

13. Watch Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movies Memories (view park map to see if there is a performance during your visit)
Show details: This is a nighttime show featuring pyrotechnics, waterfall screens, and synchronized effects. This show is recommended for everyone.

For full information about rides and attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, click here.
For full information about rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida, click here.
For full information about shows at Universal Studios Florida, 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.

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

Rides and attractions at Universal's Islands of Adventure 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 at Universal's Islands of Adventure 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
Rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida for thrill seekers:
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Rides, attractions, and shows at Universal Studios Florida for young children:
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • Animal Actors On Location!
  • E.T. Adventure
  • Fievel’s Playland
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
  • A Day in the Park with Barney
  • Curious George Goes To Town
  • Universal’s Superstar Parade