Florida Tourist Attractions – Islands of Adventure, Orlando

Considered by some to be the best theme park in Orlando, Islands of Adventure has better characters than Magic Kingdom, better attractions than Universal Studios, better food than Holy Land, and better architecture than Gaudi’s cathedral in Spain. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but just wait until you get on that Spider-Man ride.

Island of Adventure is the sister park to Universal Studios Florida, and most of the information, including admission prices, is identical. However, Guest Services (407-224-6350), masquerading as the Open Arms Motel, does not exchange foreign currency. Lost & Found can be reached at (407-224-4245) or by calling them directly.

Some of the rides include:

Marvel superhero island

This is a thrill-seeker’s paradise, with 2 of Florida’s most unforgettable attractions. Heroes and comic book characters patrol this area, so keep an eye out for your favorites.

The amazing adventures of spider man

After the space shuttle, this trip may be the best thing in Florida. Quickly jump on the combination of roller coaster and motion simulator: Spider-Man needs you now! Cutting-edge 3D-rendered supervillains are on the loose (jumping on your car and chasing you with giant electrical plugs), and it’s up to you and your favorite web-slinger to stop them. I don’t want to give too much away, so I know this is a spectacular experience. Must be at least 40 inches tall and children under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

Doctor Doom’s Fall of Fear

This is less scary than it sounds, which is great for timid people but a bummer for adrenaline junkies. You’ll be shot up into the air, which will take your breath away, and then it will drop you, but gently and not far.

Incredible Hulk roller coaster

One of those coasters with a surprise twist, that could turn you into the green Hulk if you just got eaten! Watch out for that first hill, Dr. Baxter!

Storm Force Acelatron

Another barf-o-rama, this one with Walt Disney World’s Mad Tea Party, only in the dark. Good luck keeping your last meal.

lagoon toon

Continuing the theme of superhero comics, old cartoon favorites come to life here with impromptu shows, mid-games, and a seriously soaking water ride. There is something indescribable about seeing Popeye making a move on the streets.

Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls

The confused Canadian Mounted has his hands full keeping logs packed with tourists from hurtling over the edge of, oh no, a massive waterfall! Be warned: you’ll get soaked on this boat ride, which probably has the best design of anything.

Experience it yourself in Florida!

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