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“Not much to offer besides Harry Potter”

Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Ranked #2 of 421 things to do in Orlando
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Hong Kong
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31 reviews
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“Not much to offer besides Harry Potter”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

When you enter the park, you can see the vast majority of crowd went straight to Potter. Of course the main reason is Potter area is great - but also because other areas are not as attractive. They are just average and don't offer much special and memorable. If you must choose between IoA and Universal Studios - and you dont have particular interest in Harry Potter - go for Universal Studios!

Visited February 2012
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“Fun, but not worth the money!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We went to Universal Islands of Adventure with a bunch of friends and their parents (30's and 50's) and had a nice day. I think we were expecting more from it though. There are some cool rides and the Harry Potter section was pretty cool, even for us non-Potter fans. But, there were a lot of areas that were really focused on kids and not adults. Plus, Universal just doesn't compare to Disney. They did a nice job, the park was nice, but for $90/person, it's hard to not feel a little let down. Note, do not buy discount tickets from those shacks on I. Drive. Universal now links every ticket stub to your finger print, so that they cannot be resold.

Visited February 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

This park is way more fun then Universal and has way more rides and cool things to do. if you get early admission, be there right at 8am and run to harry potter area, unless you want to be in line waiting for over 90 minutes.

Visited March 2012
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Beccles, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The cutting edge of entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Best theme park out there for upto date with the newest attraction being "the wizarding world of harry potter" however ive not had the fortune to visit this yet but there are many othe attractions to visit including Jurrasic park and dueling dragons.

Visited July 2011
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“Fun times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

A very clean amusement park meant for kids that are a little older. Awesome rides, lots of characters throughout the park!

Visited March 2012
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