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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another Vacation Spot I Love: Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. Here you can let your inner geek out because everything is comic book themed! There are 6 "islands" in which each one has it's own theme, modled after the idea of exploration. The 7th one, recently, has been modled into a Harry Potter looking world

There are 7 different "parks" within this one. Here they are.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
-This one has everything from the movies.

-Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
-Dragon Challenge: Intertwined roller coasters
-Flight of the Hippogriff: Jr. coaster

-Ollivanders: interactive ride

-The Owl Post
-Dervish and Banges

-Three Broomsticks
-The Hog's Head Pub

Toon Lagoon
-Geared towards kids and adults.

-Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls: Log flume
-Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges: River rafting water ride! My advice: go on it a million times!! It's so much fun!!!!!!!
-Me Ship, the Olive: kids play area based on Popeye
-Matt Hoffman's Aggro Circus: BMX themed stunt show

-Gasoline Alley
-Betty Boop Store
-Toon Extra
-Cyber Connect Internet Access

-Comic Strip Cafe: offers Italian and Chinese food, burgers and fries, fish and chicken
-Cathy's Ice Cream
-Blondie's: Home of the Dagwood

Port of Entry
-Main entrance area

-Islands of Adventure Trading Company
-Ocean Trader Market
-DeFoto's Expedition Photography
-Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe
-Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe
-Port Provisions

-Confisco Grille
-Croissant Moon Bakery
-Arctic Express

Marvel Super Hero Continent
-Rides inspired by Marvel Comics

-Storm Force Accelatron: Teacups ride themed after X-Men.
-Dr. Doom's Fear Fall: A ride that takes riders to the top of a tower and drops them. Modeled after the Fantastic Four

-The Amzing Adventures of Spider-Man: 3D simulator ride
-The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster: High speed steel roller coaster
-Comic Boom Shop
-Marvel Alterniverse Store
-Spider-Man Shop

-Cafe 4
-Captain America Diner

Jurassic Park
-Discovery based exhibits and rides modeled after the movie

-Triceratops Discovery Trail: Walk through attraction
-Camp Jurassic: Kids play area
-Pteradon Flyers: Steel suspended roller coaster
-River Adventure: Water ride

-Jurassic Outfitters

-Pizza Predattoria
-The Burger Digs
-Thunder Falls Terrace
-The Watering Hole

The Lost Continent
-Geared toward ancient myths and legends

-Eight Voyage of Sinbad: Live action stunt show
-Poseidon's Fury: Indoor special effects show
-The Mystic Fountain: Fountain that interacts with guests

-The Pearl Factory
-Treasures of Poseidon
-Historic Families
-Star Souls-Psychic Reading
-Coat of Arms

-Mythos Restaurant
-The Frozen Desert
-Fire Eater's Grill

Seuss Landing
-Geared towards small kids and is based entirely on the Dr. Seuss stories. In my opinion, this is something little kids need and are gonna love!
-Caro-Seuss-el: Carousel
-The Cat in the Hat: Dark ride that takes people through the story of the same name
-If I Ran the Zoo: interactive play land for kids
-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Musical riddle ride that helps riders escape water spitting fish
-The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride: Twin track tour above Seuss Landing
-Cats, Hats & Things
-All the Books You Can Read
-Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers
-Mulberry Street Stores Trading Co.

-Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous
-Green Eggs and Ham Cafe
-Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop
-Moose Juice, Goose Juice

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