Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universals Island of Adventures in Orlando Florida stats as a gentle glide around the beautiful Jurassic scenery, sail past the enormous Ultrasaurus, see a baby Stegosaurus and its mother and keep a look out for the Dilophosauruses, commonly known as “spitters.”
Suddenly you’re bumped off course and into a restricted section of the park… the Raptor Containment Area. The power to the fences is down. The raptors have broken loose! You ascend into the Environmental Systems Building as chaos unfolds around you. The lights are out. Raptors stalk your every move. And your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a towering T-rex is an 85-foot plunge in total darkness!
Height to ride – 42″
Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.
Height reached – 85 foot drop.
Attraction Tickets Review – Great atmospheric ride that lulls you in to a false sense of security right to the end…
The Flight of the Hippogriff ride at Universals Island of Adventure in Orlando Florida is a family roller coaster found at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Pass by Hagrid’s hut and follow his instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.
Then it’s time to take a “training flight” aboard the Flight of the Hippogriff™, an enchanting family coaster woven from wicker and decorated with fluttering leaves representing feathers. Bow as you approach the ‘real’ Hippogriff, and then you’re spiraling and diving around the pumpkin patch, and swooping past Hagrid’s hut.
Height to ride – 36″
Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.
Height reached – Family ride so not high.
Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for the family and young kids.
Dragon Challenge at Universals Islands of Adventure in Orlando Florida is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and was formally called Duelling Dragons.
Dragon Challenge consists of two roller coasters each consisting of a total different ride.
Height to ride – 54″
Top Speed – 55 mph
Height reached – 125 feet
Attraction Tickets Review – A real treat for the thrill seeker, even though you know your not going to clash with the other coaster, when you flying around at 55 mph you kind of think you will. Great ride, I couldn’t stop queuing.
You know those jumping bean rides for kids that give you a funny feeling in your belly? Well imagine one of those but 150 feet in the air! The initial launch at the beginning of the ride uses more thrust than a 747 jet engine and accelerates faster than the space shuttle. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall has two towers that each stand 200 feet tall.
Height to ride – 52″
Top Speed – Its a drop ride so pretty hard to estimate.
Height reached – 150 feet
Attraction Tickets Review – A heart stopping scream-a-thon. Loved the suspense just before take off. Shame it doesn’t last longer.
The amazing adventures of Spider-man ride is located in the Islands of Adventure part of Universal Orlando, Florida.
The Spider-man ride is a 3D, live special effects extravaganza. Which once sampled will leaving you wanting more.
Ever wanted to be Spider-man? Well this is truly the closest you will ever come. Spider-man was the first ever combination of moving, motion-based ride vehicles, 3-D film and live action.
Height to ride – 40″
Top Speed – Its not about speed its about 3D
Height reached – Not really reached but you do drop a simulated 400 feet
Attraction Tickets Review – When I was told about this ride I imagined those rubbish rocking simulators at poor theme parks, this however is nothing like that. Its a thrill from start to finish, when an explosion takes place you feel the heat, when you “fall” I defy you not to put your hands out to break your fall and when you swing with Spider-man you’re truly a superhero. I loved this ride.
Island’s of Adventure Universal Orlando is an action packed adventure for all those whohave an imagination.
Join the battle of good versus evil above the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island®. Get splash happy with your favorite cartoon characters in the water rides of Toon Lagoon®. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park®. Venture through the mists of time as you experience the epic adventures of The Lost Continent®. And step right into the pages of the children’s books of Dr. Seuss in Seuss Landing™.
Islands of Adventures flag ship attraction is now the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Hulk ride at Island’s of Adventure universal studios transports you from sunny Orlando to the labroatory of Dr Bruce Banner. It is a front facing leg dangling ride of pure pace and power. You accelerate from zero to 40 mph in two seconds flat, with the force equal to that of a jet taking off an aircraft carrier. The world turns upside down as you experience a weightless “zero g” roll.
Height to ride – 56″
Top Speed – 67mph
Height reached – 150ft
Attraction Tickets Review – This was my favourite ride at Island’s of Adventure, the 0 to 40 mph start in the darkly lit tunnel was exhilarating and bursting out in to the bright sunshine gave your senses a bit of a shake before the coaster shakes your body. Highly recommended for the adrenaline junky. Rode it 5 times and it wasn’t enough.