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Islands of Adventure was around for more than a decade before hitting it big with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. The most recent addition to IOA is the Hogwarts Express train ride that takes guests from inside IOA to the adjacent Universal Studios Florida park, where there is a recreation of Harry Potter-style London streets.
For a quick look at IOA's history, click here.
See how crowded your next trip will be using the Crowd Calendar! We not only have resort-wide crowd levels, but per-park crowd levels as well.
Our step-by-step touring plans are field-tested for seeing as much as possible with a minimum of time wasted in lines. They're designed to help you avoid crowds and bottlenecks on days of moderate-to-heavy attendance.
Using the same statistical modeling behind our Crowd Calendar, we estimate the wait times for every attraction, and for every day in the next six months.
We have showtimes for every show, parade, and fireworks display as soon as Universal releases them -- and the times are sortable by land, showtime, and shows.
Quickly flip through the attractions in Universal's Islands of Adventure, ranked by Unofficial Guide and easily sortable by age group!
Get a detailed overview of every full service and counter service restaurant, including ratings of quality, value, cost, as well as reader-survey responses. For full service restaurants, we list the setting and atmosphere, house specialities, our dish recommendations, and where to find the menus online.