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Universal Studios, Orlando - Islands of Adventure Fact Sheet

Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure News & Rumo' started by Wendy, Jan 3, 2012.

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    Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort — the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained; you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created.

    OVERVIEW

    • Universal’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 – 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 Zonko’s joke shop, Honeydukes, the Three Broomsticks, the Hog’s Head pub, the Owlery and Owl Post, Ollivanders and Dervish and Banges.

    • Just beyond Hogsmeade is Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods and three attractions that place guests right in the middle of Harry’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 haven’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 “wonky.” Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Landing.
     

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