Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park has been thrilling millions of visitors for the last eighteen years! The park features some of the most expensive rides in the world! Here are 20 Thrilling Facts about this awesome theme park!

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  • Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure opened on May 28th, 1999.
  • Islands of Adventure took over three years to build!
  • The park covers over 110 acres with a man-made lagoon in the middle of the park.
  • The park cost over one billion dollars to build!
  • Islands of Adventure opened with two thrilling roller coasters. Pteranodon Flyers and The Incredible Hulk!

  • Skull Island Reign of Kong opened on June 6th, 2016 and features a ride system that can run in all different kinds of weather.
  • 15 themed rides are placed on eight different themed islands. (Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Skull Island, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, The Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing.)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade opened on June 18th, 2010.
  • The Pharos Lighthouse (the giant lighthouse at the entrance to Islands of Adventure) reaches a height of 130 feet!
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey uses never before seen technology for the ride system.

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter cost over 265 million dollars to build!
  • $100,000,000 is how much the park spent on The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman attraction.
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is constantly ranked as one of the best water rides in the world!
  • You’ll plunge 85 feet on Jurassic Park River Adventure. (Yes, you will get wet.)
  • You can really eat green eggs and ham while you’re exploring Seuss Landing.

  • Over 9,000,000 people visited the park last year!
  • Mythos is always ranked as the best theme park restaurant in the world! We highly recommend making reservations!
  • Ollivanders is an interactive shopping experience based on the wand shop in the Harry Potter films!
  • Camp Jurassic is an adventure play area that everyone should experience. You’ll find hidden caves and passageways throughout this awesome attraction!
  • Islands of Adventure is always ranked as one of the best theme parks in the world!

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