© Islands of Adventure
There are eight “islands” within Islands of Adventure. Each island has a different theme and attractions.
Port of Entry is the first island visitors pass through. Port of Entry is located along the main entrance of Islands of Adventure and has various shops, restaurants, and services. The Open Arms Hotel is the perfect place for visitors to receive information about Islands of Adventure. Another highlight of Port of Entry is the Pharos Lighthouse, which is a completely functioning lighthouse.
Marvel Super Hero Island features various superhero characters from Marvel Comics. Even the buildings and overall structure of the Marvel Super Hero Island environment has a comic book appearance. A combination of comic inspired restaurants and shops, such as Captain America Diner and Marvel Alterniverse Store, are featured within this island. Many of Islands of Adventure’s most popular rides, such as The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, are also featured within this island.
Toon Lagoon is based around King Features Syndicate and Jay Ward, who are two comic strip characters. There are three main water-based attractions within Toon Lagoon:
• Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, a combination of a log flume and roller coaster.
• Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges, a river rafting ride.
• Me Ship the Olive, a playground built within a ship.
Skull Island is the newest island within Islands of Adventure. Skull Island is inspired by Peter Jackson’s King Kong. The King Kong character used to be included within Universal Orlando with the Kongfrontation attraction. But, Konfrontation closed in 2002. Until the emergence of Skull Island, King Kong was excluded from Universal Orlando. The main attraction within Skull Island is the ride, Skull Island:: Reign of Kong, which recently opened in summer 2016.