Islands of Adventure Park Plan


Islands of Adventure Park Plan

Journey through legendary worlds of superheroes, magical creatures, dinosaurs, and witchcraft and wizardry at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There’s plenty of things to see and do from amazing rides and attractions to Kids’ play areas and character encounters. Islands of Adventure is also home to some of Orlando’s most popular rides such as Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and The Incredible Hulk Coaster!

Our team members at The Park Prodigy have put together this itinerary for you to get the most out of your day no matter if you have Universal Express passes or not! We have learned that one of the most important aspects to make the most out of your time in the parks is to A) arrive early and B) stay late when possible. We recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of park opening which will allow you to take advantage of lower wait times on some of the most popular attractions.

Islands of Adventure Park Plan With Early Park Admission

Harry Potter Ride Islands of Adventure

This custom Islands of Adventure Itinerary also takes into account that you will have Universal Early Admission which is included with all Park Prodigy tickets! Be sure to check the Universal Orlando website to confirm which day Early Park Admission will be held at Islands of Adventure during your trip!

This park plan should ideally be used during low or moderate crowds at the parks, however it has been optimized to also help families planning during heavily crowded days. The projected wait times below are from an 8/10 crowd level day on our Universal Orlando Calendar. This Islands of Adventure itinerary does NOT include a midday break and we find it to be best suited for families with older children and young teens. Be sure to check out the Universal Orlando height restrictions for all rides if you’re visiting with small children. Please note that this Islands of Adventure Itinerary does not include a trip on the Hogwarts express however guests can simply mix and match which rides work best for you!

Islands of Adventure Attraction Priority List

Attraction Priority List Special Entertainment
Visit within First Hour 1) Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
1) VelociCoaster 2) The Nighttime Lights At Hogwarts Castle (Seasonal)
2) Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
3) Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
4) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
5) The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Visit within First 2 Hours or Last 2 Hours
1) Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
7) Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Islands of Adventure in One Day With Early Park Admission

Toon Lagoon Dudley Do-Right Ride

Hour 1 – Approx 8:00 AM

  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – 35 Minutes

**Walk to Get On Line for the VelociCoaster which will open at 9:00 AM

Hour 2 – Approx 9:00 AM

  • VelociCoaster – 45 Minutes

Hour 3 – Approx 10:00 AM

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – 45 Minutes
  • Flight of the Hippogriff – 20 Minutes

Hour 4 – Approx 11:00 AM

  • The Amazing Spiderman – 45 Minutes

Hour 5 – Approx 12:00 PM

  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong – 35 Minutes

Hour 6 – Approx 1:00 PM

  • Lunch Break – 60 Minutes

Hour 7 – Approx 2:00 PM

  • Jurassic Park River Adventure – 35 Minutes
  • The Cat in the Hat – 15 Minutes

Hour 8- Approx 3:00 PM

  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster – 45 Minutes

Hour 9 – Approx 4:00 PM

  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall – 30 Minutes

Rest of the Day 

  • Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Caro-Seuss-el
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
  • Raptor Encounter