- Universal Orlando In Florida
- A Brief Introduction Of Islands Of Adventure
- Best Times Of Visiting Islands Of Adventure
- The Lists Of Licensed Properties Of Islands Of Adventures
- The Background Of Islands Of Adventure
- Preview Center of Islands of Adventure
- The Opening Of Islands Of Adventure
- Universal Studios Escape
- The Lists Of Islands At Islands Of Adventure
- 1. Port Of Entry
- Port Of Entry Popularity
- Restaurants In Port Of Entry In Islands Of Adventure
- 2. Marvel Super Hero Island
- Marvel Super Hero Island Theme
- The Rides Of Marvel Super Hero Island
- 3. Toon Lagoon
- The Rides In Toon Lagoon Island
- Restaurants And Shopping Centers At Toon Lagoon
- 4. Skull Islands
- Skull Islands Theme
- Revenge of the Mummy
- The Rides Of Skull Island: Reign Of Kong
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong
- Restaurants And Shopping Centers In Skull Island: Reign of Kong
- 5. Jurassic Park
- Theme of Jurassic Park
- The Rides Of Jurassic Park
- Jurassic Park River Adventure
- Pteranodon Flyers
- Camp Jurassic
- Restaurants And Shopping Centers Of Jurassic Park
- 6. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade
- The Most Popular Attraction In Hogsmeade
- The Rides And Shows In Hogsmeade
- Flight of the Hippogriff
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- Hogwarts Express – Hogsmeade Station
- Unnamed Wizarding World Coaster Experience
- Frog Choir
- Restaurants And Shopping Centers Of Hogsmeade
- 7. The Lost Continent
- a. Merlinwood
- b. Sindbad’s Bazaar
- c. The Lost City
- The Rides Of Lost Continent
- The Shows Of Lost Continent
- Poseidon’s Fury
- The Eighth Voyage Of Sindbad
- The Mystic Fountain
- The Restaurants And Shops Of Lost Continent
- 8. Seuss Landing
- The Rides, Shows And Play Areas Of Seuss Landing
- Restaurants And Shops In Seuss Landing
Universal Orlando In Florida
So as you know so far, Universal Orlando is located in Orlando, Florida and it is the best place for experiencing fun.
In the year 2017, statistics have been shown that Universal Orlando became the most popular resort with twenty-one million attendances in a year. As we talked before, this beautiful place consists of different theme parks. But in this essay, we going to talk about a specific place of Universal Orlando, islands of adventure.
A Brief Introduction Of Islands Of Adventure
Islands of Adventure is a theme park that is based in Orlando, Florida. Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s original name is a little bit different than the most known name of it, the original name is Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
This part of the park opened on the 28th of May in the year 1999 I the same time as CityWalk’s opening. CityWalk designed in a way that turns the Universal Orlando into its Resort version, in fact, City walk played an expansion role.
Finally, in the year 2013, Universal Orlando resort announced its formal motto as Vacation Like You Mean It.
In fact, islands of adventure are displayed for the visitors by the tour of discovery. This means that attendances go on a tour in which they can visit different islands of this park. At first, this park just has 6 islands but after some time in the year 2010, they added The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a seventh island in the park but of course, this themed island added as a franchise.
As most of you know, Universal Orlando was found in the year 1990, and since then this project was the biggest investment of Universal authorities. As a result of this expansion, the number of attendance was increased considerably. So finally in the year 2013, this park (islands of adventure) hosted almost 8.1 million visitors and as a result, it ranked 7th domestically and 11th internationally.
After a few years, on the 13th of July in the year 2016, the 8th island was opened and it themed as the King Kong.
Best Times Of Visiting Islands Of Adventure
If you are interested in the working hours of the park we gather a list of the dates and opening hours for you. So this park always opens at 9:00 a.m. and the closing hours are different and not stable. Also, the islands of adventure are open all the days of a year. But of course, there is a great time for you to visit this place. You can go and attend the place from the 8th of September to the 15th of November.
And also there is a peak time of the year as well and it begins from:
- 20th of June to 7th of September
- 3rd of January to 1st of March or 30th of April
The Lists Of Licensed Properties Of Islands Of Adventures
Universal Studios Florida which is just near the Islands of Adventure, restricted itself just to the Universal’s own library but Islands of Adventure contrary to Universal Studios Florida doesn’t limit itself and get a license of some other characters of competitor studios. The characters that they get the license of are the characters that don’t have theme parks, whether attractions or lands. So some of these attractions include:
- Dr. Seuss properties (Dr. Seuss Enterprises)
- Harry Potter book and film franchise (J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment)
- Popeye (King Features Syndicate and E.C. Segar)
- Pre-2009 Marvel Comics (Marvel Entertainment)
The Background Of Islands Of Adventure
The interesting fact about the islands of adventure is going back to its first planning days. Because at first the authorities of Universal Orlando decided to build the place as a shopping center or it’s better we call it shopping mall. They even choose a name to that mall as Galleria Orlando. This plan first came up in the year 1985, but in the year 1990, the whole plan canceled.
A. Preview Center of Islands of Adventure
Probably when you see the title of this part of an essay a few questions popped up in your mind, what is the preview center? What they do there? Why it does not exist anymore? And so on! So keep calm my friends because I’m going to explain it to you in order to make your curiosity go away.
After Universal Orlando begin to construct the Islands of Adventure theme park after a while once again authorities decided to open a Preview Center two years before the real opening of islands of adventure in order to give the curious guests a quick look at some of the Islands of Adventure’s themes and attractions. However, this place is known as the Islands of Adventure Preview Center and it is located near Universal Studios Florida.
However, this place was based in the Paradise Theater building which is placed in the New York part of Universal Studios Florida, just near to the Kongfrontation attraction. So, in this place or it’s better, we call it attraction, there are various rooms in which visitors walk around and pass rooms one by one to see the new theme park islands. Eventually, guests arrived at a final room of the attraction and then they can see the progress of the Islands of Adventure park that how Universal Orlando going to be in the future.
As I mentioned before this place closed soon after the opening of Original Theme Park. And the space they used for building the Preview Center is now used for the locker room and as a waiting line space for Revenge of the Mummy attraction.
B. The Opening Of Islands Of Adventure
The opening of the Islands of Adventure was on the 27th of March in the year 1999 and it was a quite soft opening. What do I mean by soft opening? I would explain it now.
I called it soft opening because at the opening times the prices were discounted because at the time workers carry out technical practices and because they didn’t finish all of the attractions and almost every ride and attractions were in their finishing touches part. And because of these Universal Orlando announced to its visitors that attractions might open and close during the day without any announcement and even it is possible that some other attractions not open at all. Actually, at first, they wanted to open the park in mid-May but there were some delays in the opening plans. Finally, Islands of adventure opened on 28yh of May in the year 1999.
As I said before, Universal make a big investment by building new theme park as Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and of course, the resort hotels so Universal Orlando try to overtake its real rival, Walt Disney World in attendance. Whatever, the resort named Universal Studios Escape since Second Theme Park, new resorts, and entertainment sections were added to Universal Orlando. But unfortunately, this new name of the Universal Orlando makes its guests bewildered, they suppose that Islands of Adventure was just a new space which is added to the Universal Studios Florida theme park. Unfortunately, the increase in the number of attendance was just the opposite of Universal Orlando’s expectations. So Universal Orlando changed their method and marketing ways and clarify everybody that Islands of Adventure was a new theme park and it isn’t a part of Universal Studios Florida. They explain that islands of adventures have its new and unique rides, attractions, places and …
Universal Studios Escape
Because of all these modifications, the name of Universal Studios Escape changed into Universal Orlando Resort. Surprisingly after the September 11 attacks which are happened in the United States, Universal Orlando was the only resort in Orlando in which attendance was increased significantly.
The Lists Of Islands At Islands Of Adventure
Of course, we discussed a lot about the containing parts of the Islands of Adventures Park and So far, you learned that Islands of Adventure Park contained eight different islands with different facilities. Most of these islands based on the intellectual properties which have their own license and just two islands of this park based on Universal Studio’s story and works. These attractions placed in the Islands of Adventure in the clockwise order when you enter the park.
1. Port Of Entry
When you pass through the entry gates of Islands of Adventure the first place you would see and enter is the Port of Entry. This part of the park is acting as a memorial of the old cities all around the world. The buildings in this island designed and build just like the old, damaged and shabby and at the same time a little bit outsider looks of the port cities. Also, most of these buildings, constructed in the Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean architectural styles.
Warning: On this island, you cannot find any rides.
Restaurants In Port Of Entry In Islands Of Adventure
Cinnabon: I this dining you can find different things to eat and enjoy the menu include:
- Cinnabon coffee
- and the freshly baked cinnamon rolls with the ooey-gooey cream cheese topping that Cinnabon is famous for
- Caramel Pecanbons
- ice cream cones
- And other beverages.
Confisco Grille: In this restaurant, you can find the biggest menu with different types of foods on the menu from American, Italian, Greek, and Mexican to Asian. You can eat your lunch or dinner at this restaurant. This restaurant provides a bar to its customers so you can head to this area of the restaurant for a drink. This bar named Backwater Bar and also it is a full-service bar. So this bar provides facilities for its guests such as:
- And indoor and outdoor seating.
Croissant Moon Bakery: This restaurant is open for both breakfast, lunch and dinner so this is a perfect place for you to get whatever you want to eat. The menu of this restaurant contains:
- morning coffee
- And other grab and go breakfast items.
- and funnel cakes
Starbucks Coffee: This is the most expensive place to get your coffee from in this theme park, but if you have a powerful desire to drink your favorite or usual Starbucks drink then go ahead and enjoy your coffee. Also, you can find tea and pastries from here along with the coffees as well.
2. Marvel Super Hero Island
Researches have been shown that people’s tendency to choose the right way when they reach crossings is higher than the left way. And it’s the main reason for locating the Marvel Super Hero Island on the left side when you exit from Port of Entry. The designers of this place wanted to build a thrilling pass for both adults and their disobedient children. And with a close look at this very attention of people they succeed. So far you understand is how much this area of the island is exciting. This island is very colorful and this is another reason for its popularity.
The most interesting thing to me is the buildings of this place. This place’s main street is designed in a way to looks like an urban area, the building’s facade is different and it is odd enough. The signposts are very simple just like the building’s name. For example, buildings named simply as Bank, Restaurant, Five and Dime and …
But some other things are over-exaggerated such as lines, shapes, and colors. For example, some of the colors of the buildings changes and it depended on the changing of lights or the place of your standing area.
Marvel Super Hero Island Theme
Marvel Super Hero Island focused its attention on the characters of Marvel comic book such as:
- the Hulk
- Fantastic Four
- Captain America
- And Dr. Doom
By the characters of Marvel comic book, I mean those characters of the classic version, not the ones that created new and has been seen recently in the movies. There is a famous artist named Adam Kubert, he is the one who created the Marvel characters and graphics. So all graphics which are displayed on the island. This artist created art for almost every big and well known comic books but he has come to fame through his own arts at Marvel Comics. Also Howard Drossin.wh composed the music that plays in the Marvel Super Hero Island.
The Rides Of Marvel Super Hero Island
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
The storyline of this ride is about a villain and an evil doctor named Doctor Victor Von Doom. In this ride, compressed air is one of the essential elements to send you up in the air and hanging you in the air.
Storm Force Accelatron
This ride’s storyline is based on X-Men Superhero Storm. So this ride is a spinner in its kind. You seat in a spinning cup but with one major difference of other spinner cups. In this one, you can control your speed as well to go faster.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
This ride winning some awards because of the great storyline and the feeling of excitement that gives to a person. The storyline is about Spiderman who wants to combat evil forces.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
This ride storyline is based on Incredible Hulk from Marvel Comics which is a roller coaster. in this roller, coaster riders experience high speeds meaning with several loops and drops of the tracks.
Restaurants And Shopping Centers In Marvel Super Hero Island
Café 4: This café is located at Fantastic 4 headquarters, this restaurant is open for dinner and lunch, and also it is a quick-service restaurant which serves pizza, spaghetti, fettuccine, and meatball subs
Captain America Diner: So as the name reveals. This restaurant is serving American menu, so you can find:
- chicken sandwiches
- French fries
- onions rings
- and milkshakes
Chill Ice Cream: The obvious sign of this ice cream shop is the bigIceman on the roof. So you can buy different sweets from there such as
- And other ice cream treats made from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Comic Book Shop: From this shop, you can buy Marvel Comic books, some novels and other same types of things.
Kingpin’s Arcade: When you exit from Dr. Dooms fear fall you can see this arcade as well. Tokens are spent in this place in order to play in this area.
Marvel Alterniverse Store: You can buy the merchandise of Super Man from this shop. Also, Spider-Man sometimes stops by there.
Oakley: From this shop, you can access to sunglasses and some other accessories.
Spider-Man Shop: Just like Marvel Alterniverse Store this shop sells the merchandise related to Spiderman.
3. Toon Lagoon
This island is based on the King Features Syndicate and Jay Ward’s characters. So the rides of this island all water-based attractions.
The Rides In Toon Lagoon Island
I gather a list of Toon Lagoon Island for you:
- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
- Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
- Me Ship, The Olive:
All of these rides are water-based attractions so prepare yourself to become wet. You would experience water-based roller coaster, sailing and go through waterfalls.
Restaurants And Shopping Centers At Toon Lagoon
Cathy’s Ice Cream: This ice cream shop is based on the Cathy comic stories so your ice creams and milkshakes also based on Ben and Jerry.
Comic Strip Café: This restaurant is much more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. So you can find different foods from burgers, pizza, hot dogs to fish and spaghetti and even Asian foods.
Toon Extra: This is a kind of shop that catches all kinds of persons and it’s located under the Viking ship. So you can buy all the merchandise which is related to the Toon Lagoon characters.
Secret Life of Pets: So in this shop, you can find clothes and merchandise related to The Secret Life of Pets movie.
4. Skull Islands
If you look at Universal Orlando’s official map of Islands of Adventure, then you can see that Skull Island: Reign of Kong is among the name of islands. However, this island is a very small one compared with other islands. This island is too small that only one attraction and ride is located in it. The ride on this island named Skull Island: Reign of Kong. And don’t worry of course you can find one small restaurant (food cart) and a small kiosk of merchandise shop.
Skull Islands Theme
This island was based on the giant and enormous ape with the name of Kong. This Kong character since the early 1930s has been seen in various and many books, movies and even in video games.
In the year 1933, the first movie of King Kong was released. This movie’s plot is about Kong which takes capture from the place he lived at. He lived on an island that looks like a skull in the Indian Ocean. Kong prohibits some other prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs with plesiosaurs and pterosaurs breeds. In this movie, the characters don’t mention the island by its name but they referring to Skull Mountain which means they use the term to explain a rocky hill which is located in the middle of the island. The movie of Kong: Skull Island in the year 2017 was also filmed in Skull Island.
Kong’s appearance in Skull Island: Reign of Kong I Universal is not his first appearance, because Kong is the main character, the star of an attraction with the name of King Kong Encounter which was located in Studio Tour in Hollywood. This great attraction, unfortunately after twenty years of servicing catch fire and destroyed by it. And since that attraction was so popular and had its huge fans, they didn’t replace it with other theme attraction but they just change the storyline to King Kong: 360 3-D.
Revenge of the Mummy
Kong also has another attraction in Universal Studios Florida which is known as Kongfrontation but after a few years, they remove this ride to replace it with a new attraction which is called Revenge of the Mummy.
The Skull Island: Reign of Kong had both soft opening and official opening in the Islands of Adventure. The soft opening was in June of the year 2016, and the official opening was in July of the year 2016.
The Rides Of Skull Island: Reign Of Kong
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
This ride is just like going back to the history and comes face to face with prehistorically creatures and animal while you seat in the vehicle which looks like jeep.
Restaurants And Shopping Centers In Skull Island: Reign of Kong
The Mess Tent: This is one of other quick service restaurants in the area. So you can buy variety of drinks from soda, water to juices. You can also buy some snacks and hotdogs.
Kong Merchandise Kiosk: Almost after riding every attraction in the way of exist you can see a merchandise shop which is related to the ride. But in Skull Island: Reign of Kong you cannot see a merchandise shop; however, there is a little kiosk which sells shot glasses, key chains, mugs, t-shirts and other small things.
5. Jurassic Park
The space that used for Jurassic Park is 21 acre and because of this fact, it becomes the biggest islands in the Islands of Adventure. All the designs of this place based on the first 2 movies of Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park and The Lost World). It is true that every guest who watched the movies before and then walks into this island is feeling that they fall into real Jurassic Park world that they see in movies.
Theme of Jurassic Park
In order to make this place glorious as much as they can and also to make this island as a tropical place, Universal put or planting Thousands of trees and tens of thousands of shrubs, bushes, and flowers. The full-size replica of Jurassic Park Discovery Center from the first film was made by the designers of this place
Camp Jurassic dominated almost all parts of the island. The environment of this place has caves, amber mines, waterfalls, and other components. All of these elements make you feel that you are in an Isla Nublar. So this feeling is not specific to a particular place, everywhere you go you can experience the same feeling.
the best thing is about this place is the music composed by John Williams that plays all around the island. This music makes your strange feeling is even higher than before. The sounds that you hear on the island are the same sound from the Jurassic Park movie so it is not strange if it is sounds familiar to you.
You can hear different music in the Harry Potter movies and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which are composed of John Williams as well.
At the time of opening the Islands of Adventure, this island particularly becomes very crowded and it was the most visited one. But in the year 2010 after the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this crowd steps down.
The reason for the people’s new energy to the franchise is because of releasing a new movie of Jurassic park called Jurassic World. So this fact helped Jurassic Park in this theme park become popular.
The Rides Of Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park River Adventure
This ride is a kind of raft ride in the river which is very peaceful and calm then it is passed through the gated of Jurassic Park but suddenly T. Rex attacked you and you drop into the water.
This ride is based in Camp Jurassic and the type of this ride is an aerial roller coaster. By riding this roller coaster, you can have an amazing view of Jurassic Park
Camp Jurassic is more of a play area than ride also it is the largest and most updated play area in this park. In this place, visitors can visit different places such as:
- rope bridges
- And an enormous caldera (volcanic crater) which is located in the center of the play area.
Jurassic Park Discovery Center: As I said before this is a full-sized replica of the Discovery Center. I this place you can learn about different dinosaur breeds.
Restaurants And Shopping Centers Of Jurassic Park
Pizza Predattoria: This restaurant is an outdoor food counter which serves in both lunch and dinner times. Also, the menu contains:
- Caesar salads
- meatballs subs
The Burger Digs: This is an indoor restaurant that serves lunch and dinner and located in Jurassic Park Discovery Center. The menu contains:
- veggie burgers
- chicken sandwiches
- French fries
- onion rings
- And milkshakes
The Watering Hole:
This is an outdoor counter with a different menu which it serves:
- frozen drinks
- and soda
- Nathan’s hot dogs
- and chips
Thunder Falls Terrace:
This restaurant is the best one in this place which serves:
- rotisserie chicken platters
- rib platters
- smoked turkey legs
- And salads.
Dinostore: In this shop which is located in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center, you can find all the stuff related to the dinosaur such as sculptures, art, books, and fossil replicas
6. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade
In the year 2007, Universal with the cooperation of Warner Bros. and JK Rowling start a program. They wanted to add The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as the next island to Islands of Adventure. They dedicated 20 acres of space to construction of this new island so than in the year 2010 this island officially opened. So this island contains different places such as:
- Hogsmeade Village
- a British Wizarding settlement
- and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- A British school of magic
The production designer of Harry Potter films who is named Stuart Craig was very helpful to design and create this island. His intention was to create a place to looks like exactly the movie version and because of that, the result was glorious.
So if you are one of the visitors you are going to feel that you are in the village in real. The village is filled with witches, wizards, and magical creatures. The shops and restaurants you see in this place are the same names as the books and movies. Some of these shops have some interactive elements for example if you wave your wand in the correct way you can move things or other things.
The Most Popular Attraction In Hogsmeade
The popular place of this island is Hogwarts Castle. Visitors can explore this place or even ride the Forbidden Journey ride which is located in the castle. This castle is full of different kinds of stuff which only the fans of the Harry Potter movie will know them such as the Mirror of Erised and moving portraits to Dumbledore’s office and the Gryffindor Common Room.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in this theme park was renamed to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley is added to the Universal Studios Florida
The Rides And Shows In Hogsmeade
Flight of the Hippogriff
This is a roller coaster in which you can enjoy a great view of Hogwarts Castle and Hagrid’s Hut.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
In this ride guests going to seat on the enchanted seats and experience an exciting ride with all the 4D effects.
Hogwarts Express – Hogsmeade Station
This train is transporting guests from the Islands of Adventure to King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida.
Unnamed Wizarding World Coaster Experience
This new ride is another rollercoaster of this island but it is not finished yet and under construction. It is replaced with Dragon Challenge which is known as Dueling Dragons. Universal Orlando announced that this new ride has a new theme with a news story that makes you excited.
This is an outdoor show in which four students of Hogwarts that perform Harry Potter themed songs.
Restaurants And Shopping Centers Of Hogsmeade
Butterbeer Cart: This restaurant is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and sells different types of Butterbeer with Pumpkin Juice, Gillywater, and other beverages.
Three Broomsticks: This is a counter service which is the best in the area. This place serves both breakfasts, lunch, and dinner by Three Broomsticks. The menu contains:
- rotisserie chicken
- fish and chips
- Cornish pasties
- And shepherd’s pie.
Hog’s Head: This restaurant is located near the Three Broomsticks. In this place, you can find both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Dervish and Banges: In this shop, you can find different merchandises such as:
- Hogwarts robes
- Quidditch equipment (Bludgers, Quaffles, etc.),
- And other Wizarding supplies.
Filch’s Confiscated Goods: The exit of The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride leads to this shop. This store sells all types of Wizarding World stuffs.
Ollivanders: This shop is a wand shop which is very famous in the Hogsmeade area.
Owl Post: This shop sells quite different pieces of stuff such as:
7. The Lost Continent
In addition to Port of Entry, the only island in this theme park which is not related to the book, movie, TV show, comic strip, or …
This beautiful island is somehow exotic and it is full of legend, heroes, and different kinds of adventures. At the time of opening Islands of Adventure, this island Cleave into three parts:
This part of the island is related to the middle ages lands which is based on King Arthur. So this attraction contains of two rides but other attractions or rides removed I order to replace with the Harry Potter attraction. But the Sindbad’s Bazaar and The Lost City are remaining the same.
b. Sindbad’s Bazaar
As the name reveals this part of the island has the Middle Eastern method in architecture and also music. William Kidd composed music for both Port of Entry and the Lost Continent. He composed this music with help of ancient Middle Eastern, Indian, and Greek instruments.
You can hear different sounds all over the area that means it is depend on the place that you standing.
c. The Lost City
This part of the island consists of two attractions:
- Poseidon’s Fury: it is a show that the characters perform their roles in the collapsed and crumbling Greek temple.
- Mythos: this is a restaurant which is very popular in the United States.
The Rides Of Lost Continent
You cannot find any ride in this place.
The Shows Of Lost Continent
This show is the longest lasted show in the islands of Adventure, in this show they get help from special-effects which makes you to walk along the temple to see more of it.
The Eighth Voyage Of Sindbad
This show is take place in a cave like set, stunts, fireworks and some other special effects. The story of this show is about good forces vs. evil ones.
The Mystic Fountain
This amazing attraction is based near The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad amphitheater. When you talk to this fountain it will talk back and make you wet by spraying water.
The Restaurants And Shops Of Lost Continent
Mythos Restaurant: This restaurant is located in a giant rock which carved by ancient Gods. This restaurants façade has waterfall. It is a full-service restaurant and serves Mediterranean, American, and Asian foods
Doc Sugrue’s Desert Kebab House: This restaurant is actually a quick service food counter types which is serves:
- and beef kabobs
- Snacks like yogurt and hummus
Fire Eater’s Grill: It is a service counter type of a restaurant with the foods like chicken fingers, spicy chicken fingers, salads, and gyros.
Shop of Wonders: Actually this is a boutique which sells art and jewelry.
The Coin Mint: From this shop you can buy a coin with whatever design you wanted on it.
The Pearl Factory: This shop sells both loose pearls in oysters and gems and pearls is the jewelry boxes
Treasure of Poseidon: This shop sells apparel, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories with the cooperation of Poseidon’s Fury show.
8. Seuss Landing
This island of Islands of Adventure is the last one which is used an 11-acre space. This island is based on Theodor Seuss Geisel’s characters. You know him as Dr. Seuss. This island is full of different stories and each ride or attraction possesses one, from The Cat in the Hat ride to the Green Eggs and Ham Café.
When you enter this island the strange Seussian decoration or design will catch your attention. You can see that all of the buildings or signs and different pieces of stuff have curved, twisting lines. Also, the colors are so eye-catching so every way you go you cannot trivialize them.
This island is interesting and odd from the beginning to the end. For example, all of the trees of this place are bend by hurricane winds. As you can guess the trees aren’t the only odd items of the island. The best thing about the island is recycled materials.
The music in this place composed of Tony Humecke and Chip Smith so pay attention to the music that plays all around the island because these great composers use fourteen vignettes to represent Seuss characters.
The Rides, Shows And Play Areas Of Seuss Landing
Caro-Seuss-el: This ride is a carousel type and it is an interactive carousel that has Seuss-themed mounts and music.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: This is a spinner ride but with one special option. In this ride, you can move your fish shaped vehicle up and down to avoid become wet.
The Cat in the Hat: As you can see from the name this ride is based on the same story. The riding type is a dark ride and during the ride, you can see different scenes of The Cat in the Hat story
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride: This is a train ride based on Seuss themed, this train has an excellent view of the island and the audio starts to tell one of two stories.
Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear: This is an outdoor show in which characters like Lorax, Cat in the Hat, Sam I Am, and other Seuss characters tell different stories and they sing and …
If I Ran The Zoo: This is an outdoor play area based on the If I Ran The Zoo book full of maze and animals from Gerald McGrew’s imaginary zoo.
Restaurants And Shops In Seuss Landing
Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendulous: Guests can dine under a circus tent in this Seuss Landing restaurant. Menu options include pizza, spaghetti, chicken, burgers, and other kid-friendly food.
Green Eggs and Ham Café: The décor and designs of the restaurant are quite interesting. The restaurant color is green and the form of it like a ham with a giant fork stuck in it. In this restaurant, you can eat green eggs and ham sandwiches, chicken and cheeseburgers.
Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop: This is an ice cream shop and the menu contain:
- And Dippin’ Dots.
All The Books You Can Read: From this shop, you can access all the different Seuss books with DVDs, toys, as well as apparel.
Cats, Hats, and Things: This shop is full of The Cat In The Hat merchandise so this is a perfect spot to buy your children the best things you want.