This article is your complete guide to Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Orlando resort! Because one of the most popular questions we receive is, is there a Marvel theme park in Florida? And Marvel Super Heroes Island is the closest thing to a Marvel theme park on the east coast. This immersive land can be located at Islands of Adventure park in Universal Orlando and includes four incredibly themed rides based off of some of your favorite Marvel characters, such as Spiderman and the Hulk. Universal also recently announced the re-opening of the very popular Marvel character dining experience for guests to enjoy.
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Let’s start this guide with the most popular question we receive: Is Marvel Super Heroes Island at Universal Studios Florida? And yes, guests might be surprised to discover that Marvel Super Heroes Island is located at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park and was part of the original opening on May 28th, 1999. That’s one of the main reasons why Universal Orlando still has Marvel attractions, as it was included in the original agreement when Universal Orlando built Islands of Adventure before the Walt Disney Company purchased the Marvel franchise. Now it is important to note that Disney has since opened Marvels Avengers campus in Disneyland California, and in our opinion, the Disneyland Avengers Campus is the better of the two lands as it does have the newest technology.
Universal Orlando Marvel Super Heroes Island allows guests to step into their favorite Marvel movie and comic book to enjoy some of the most popular rides and character experiences in all of Orlando! These rides include The Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, and Storm Force Acceleration. Guests can also meet some of their favorite Marvel characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Spider-Man, Storm, Rogue, Captain America, Green Goblin, and Dr. Doom. As noted above, Universal also recently announced the return of the very popular Marvel character dining experience which is one of our favorites in all of Orlando. We also felt like Universal needed to bring at least one of the character dining experiences back as guests have only been able to enjoy the Grinch character meet and greet in recent years.
The Marvel Super Heroes Islands theme park is Located at Universal Islands of Adventure theme park. Guests entering the park will walk straight past the Port of Entry and then turn left to enter Marvel Super Hero Islands.
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Another one of the most popular questions we receive is, what are the Marvel Super Heroes Islands Rides? And in total there are four Marvel rides at Universal Islands of Adventure theme park, which include The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Storm Force Acceleration. It’s important to note that not all four of these rides might be the best fit if visiting Universal Orlando with young children , and if that is the case, we would strongly recommend checking out The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Storm Force Acceleration and many of the character meet and greets throughout Marvel Super Heroes Island.
In our opinion, Marvel Super Heroes Islands has some of the best thrill rides in all of Universal Orlando with The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Doctor Doom’s Fearfall.
We feel like the two best Universal Studios Marvel rides for kids in Marvel Super Heroes Islands are The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Storm Force Acceleration. Of course, it’s important to always check the latest Universal Orlando height requirements going into your trip to make sure you are as prepared as possible!
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This giant green coaster can be seen from practically anywhere in Islands of Adventure. This ride tops the list of rides at Marvel Islands of Adventure that have been here from the start and still attract huge lines.
Who loves it? Anyone who can’t get enough of roller coasters that go upside down.
Height Requirements? Minimum height is 54”. This ride also has safety restraints that may restrict people of certain sizes to ride. Those with a waist size of more than 40” may not be able to ride. And this ride has a zero-tolerance policy for any loose items so guests have to walk through a metal detector before they can ride.
Are you brave enough to shoot up 185 feet in the air only to be plummeted back to Earth without any warning at a speed faster than gravity? Then you’re going to love this ultimate thrill ride at Marvel in Universal Studios.
Who loves it? Thrill-ride junkies!
Height Requirements? Minimum height is 52”. This ride also has safety restraints that may restrict people of certain sizes to ride. Those with a waist size of more than 40” may not be able to ride.
Put on your 3-D glasses for this high-flying virtual reality ride. Guests get to join Spider Man as he soars above the streets chasing bad guys. This is simply one of our favorite Islands of Adventure Marvel rides!
Who loves it? Classic Marvel character fans who don’t get motion sick. This one is a doosie.
Height Requirements? The minimum height is 40” but anyone under 48” will need to have a supervising companion.
Storm Force Acceleration is a teacup-style X-men themed ride located right in the heart of Islands of Adventure park.
Who loves it? Families visiting Universal Orlando with young kids and die hard x-men fans!
Height Requirements? There is no minimum height requirement at this time, however rides who are under 48″ tall must be supervised by a companion to ride.
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Now that you understand which rides and Universal roller coasters can be found within Marvel Super Heroes Island you might be wondering, what is the best way to experience this part of Islands of Adventure with as little wait time as possible? And if you are only really visiting Islands of Adventure for the Marvel rides we always recommend to rope drop and arrive a half hour before the park opens. It’s important to note that during this time there is a good chance that Universal will have the park open for early park admission. However we want to actually do the opposite of what all guests are doing for early park admission, so if they are heading towards the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the VelociCoaster we want to go and line up to get into Marvel Super Heroes Island. This will allow you to be some of the first guests into this side of the park when the park officially opens and from our experience will allow you to get onto at least 2-3 of the Marvel rides within the first hour to hour and a half! For guests who do have early park admission, you can absolutely still go onto one or two of the EPA rides and still make it over to the Marvel area of the park to get on at least one ride with minimal wait.
What is the best order to go on the Marvel Super Heroes Island Rides?
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Another popular question we receive is, which Marvel characters can I meet at Universals Super Heroes Island? And guests will be happy to know that they can meet Wolverine, Cyclops, Spider-Man, Storm, Rogue, Captain America, Green Goblin, and Dr. Doom all within Marvels Super Heroes Islands. For guests who are looking specifically for Spiderman, be sure to keep an eye out for his meet-and-greet located across from Dr. Dooms Fearfall and next to the Captain America Diner. This is also one of the photo opportunities included with the My Universal Photo Pass if you do decide to upgrade for your trip. Guests will also see Wolverine located to the right of the Amazing Adventure of Spiderman ride. In our opinion, one of the biggest obstacles to all of the Universal Orlando character’s meet and greets is that they can sometimes be unpredictable so we highly recommend asking a team member which Marvel characters they plan to have walking around for character meet and greets when you arrive that day.
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As discussed above, Super Hero Island at Universal Studios Florida does have several dining options including a Universal Marvel character dining experience during select nights. The current restaurants found in Marvel Super Heroes Island are Captain America Diner and Cafe 4 which is where the Marvel character dining experience is held for lunch and dinner. It’s also important to note that the only dining experience which requires a reservation at this time is the Marvel Character Dining experience and it does come with a cost of $52.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids ages 3-9.
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Guests will also be happy to know that there are several stores within Marvel Super Heroes Islands which sell Marvel merchandise such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, toys, and other collectibles. The three stores within Marvel Super Heroes Island are the Marvel Boutique, the Spider-Man shop, and the Comic Book shop. As you can imagine, the Spider-Man shop would be the perfect fit for anyone looking to shop for specific Spider-man gear, while we feel like the Marvel Boutique is the perfect store for fans looking to shop for all of the different Marvel character merchandise.
Guests can still enjoy all of their favorite Marvel characters at Islands of Adventure including the Wolverine, Cyclops, Spider-Man, Storm, Rogue, Captain America, Green Goblin, and Dr. Doom. These also include going onto some of the most popular attractions The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Storm Force Acceleration. It is of course important to note there have been some marvel merchandise and the newest Marvel ride Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic rewind arriving at Walt Disney World.
There are currently three theme parks which have at least one Marvel ride and those are Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios, EPCOT at Walt Disney World, and Disney’s California Adventure in Disneyland. It is of course important to note that Disney does own and control the intellectual property for all Marvel characters at this time and we only anticipate to see new Marvel theme parks owned by Disney.
The current list of Marvel rides that can be found in Universal Florida are The Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, and Storm Force Acceleration.
Although there is no Marvel land in Disney World, Disney did recently open up a brand new ride called Guardians of the Galexy Cosmic Rewind which does include the very popular Marvel characters Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guests looking to experience both Star Wars and Marvel will actually have to visit different parks. All of the Star Wars rides and attractions in Florida are currently located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while the one Disney ride that Marvel has is over at Disney’s EPCOT. And as discussed, a majority of the Marvel rides in Florida are located at Islands of Adventure park in Universal Orlando resort.
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