Description And Comments
An elevated roller coaster that takes riders on a brief tour above the landscape around Camp Jurassic. Riders fly in exposed two-person, swinging seats suspended from a steel rail above them, at a height just above the treetops. You'll have incredible views of the Jurassic Park and Toon Lagoon sections of IOA as you swing side to side along the track.
Pteranodon Flyers was a good concept for an attraction. Unfortunately, it's terrible in practice. For one thing, the ride's capacity is under 200 people per hour, roughly the same as a slide at your local water park and far too low for a destination such as IOA. Also, the entire ride takes around 90 seconds, of which maybe 25 is spent going up the lift hill. It's a long run for a short slide.
We're amazed the ride still exists, given its low capacity and long lines. We don't think Pteranodon Flyers is worth the wait, and Universal Express isn't used on the attraction. Ride, if you must, just after completing the headliner attractions or just before the park closes.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Pteranodon Flyers when you visit on a day with a given Islands of Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Pteranodon Flyers Wait Times.
- This attraction may be frightening for children.
- This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 36 inches.
This attraction is designed for children 36" to 56" in height. Guests over 56" in height must be accompanied by a child meeting the 36" height requirement. Children between 36"-56" must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
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Touring Plans with Pteranodon Flyers
|Loading speed||Slower than a hog in quicksand.|
|Wait per 100 people ahead||28 minutes|
When to go
When there's no line.
Let us know.