Universalâ€™s Islands of Adventure is one of two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort â€” the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained; you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. OVERVIEW Universalâ€™s Islands of Adventure features some of the most thrilling and 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 Port of Entry Opened in 1999 with Academy Award-winning producer/director Steven Spielberg as creative consultant Size: 101 acres NEW ADDITIONS The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the most spectacular themed environment ever created â€“ and the only place in the world where the adventures of Harry Potter come to life. The 20-acre area includes the village of Hogsmeade featuring Zonkoâ€™s joke shop, Honeydukes, the Three Broomsticks, the Hogâ€™s Head pub, the Owlery and Owl Post, Ollivanders and Dervish and Banges. Just beyond Hogsmeade is Filchâ€™s Emporium of Confiscated Goods and three attractions that place guests right in the middle of Harryâ€™s world: Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff and, located within Hogwarts castle, Harry Potter and theForbidden Journey. ANNUAL EVENTS Mardi Gras - February - April Each spring, Universal Studios Florida celebrates the spirit of the Big Easy with the biggest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans which showcases top-name artists and bands, a parade filled with elaborate floats and more. Halloween Horror Nights - October Universal Orlando Resort brings your worst nightmares to life during its annual event, Halloween Horror Nights. For select nights every fall, Universal Studios Florida becomes home to all-new haunted houses, inescapable scarezones, hundreds of frightening scareactors and live shows. Holiday Events - December Universal Orlando transforms into a seasonal spectacular every December, featuring special holiday-themed entertainment including the Macy's Holiday Parade and Grinchmas, special decorations, food and more. FUN FACTS The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the only place where guests can see the Hogwarts Founders; they havenâ€™t appeared in any of the Harry Potter films. The Hogwarts Express train, located at the front of Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is an exact replica of the one from the Harry Potter films. The thrilling 85-foot plunge at the end of Jurassic Park River Adventure is the longest water descent ever built. For the first time in theme park history, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man combines moving, motion-based platform ride vehicles, 3-D film and live action in one revolutionary ride. Dr. Seuss never drew straight lines in his illustrations; everything was curved, slanted or â€œwonky.â€ Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Landing.