The five best attractions at Islands of adventure universal studios.
I have recently been to Orlando and spent a lot of my time there in the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Studios. I have compiled a list of my favourite things to do there and this is it:
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
This ride is the newest ride in the Islands of adventure Park and in my opinion by far the best, in fact I would go as far as to say that it is the best ride I have ever been on. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a ride in which the magic starts before you even get on the ride. The approach to Hogwarts is brilliant and the attention to detail is amazing! As you walk in to the castle there are talking moving pictures hung on the walls just like in the film, they a really well done and don’t look like screens in frames. The ride itself is supposed to be you riding on a broom stick following Harry playing quidditch but a dragon gets in the way and in all turns into a dark adventure. It is a mixture of 3D screens and the movement from the broom put together it gives you a real sense of actually being there. The only problems I can see with this ride is that if you suffer from motion sickness it might not be the ride for you also smaller children might find it quite scary. All in all a great ride!
The premise of this ride is that you are in Bruce Banner’s lab after a failed experiment. The highest point of the ride itself is 110 feet and the maximum speed is 67 mph. At the beginning of the ride instead of the usual slow ride up to the top before a big drop, on the Hulk you get propelled up hill at 40mph which took me by surprise and I found it totally exhilarating! From that point for over 2 minutes there are loops twists, turns and foggy tunnels so your heart doesn’t stop racing until the end.
The Dragon challenge
Now here is a ride with a difference, it is actually two separate roller coasters. When you get to the end of the queue you have to decide which coaster you are going to get on either the Chinese Fireball or the Hungarian Horntail and then the dragons race! You will not be disappointed with whichever of the dragons you choose because they are both high speed great fun coasters with plenty of twists, turns and almost collisions. So pick your dragon and off you go.
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman
This ride has been one of the best rides at the Islands of Adventure Park at Universal Studios for years and there is a very good reason for that. This ride is another 3D adventure in which you really start to believe you are there. Other features like real water and fire really help to make you feel totally immersed in the ride.
The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad Stunt Show
Now when you’re absolutely exhausted from walking round the park all day maybe you should think about having a sit down out of the sun in one of Islands of Adventures many shows. The best of which I would suggest is The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad Stunt show. In the show Sindbad and his sidekick Kabob are trying to rescue Princess Amoura from the evil witch Miseria. It is a funny action packed show that has everything from the stars being set on fire to high dives into the water pools.
And there you have it the five attractions I most enjoyed in The Islands of Adventure Park Universal Studios, if you do visit them I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.