Description And Comments
This is Islands of Adventure's biggest blunder. Engineered to accommodate only 170 persons per hour, the ride dangles you on a swing below a track that passes over a small part of Jurassic Park. We recommend skipping this one. Why? Because the Jurassic period will probably end before you reach the front of the line! And your reward for all that waiting? A 1-minute-and-15-second ride.
We're amazed the ride still exists, given its low capacity and long lines; rumors of its demise have run rampant for years, but none (unfortunately) have panned out. We don't think Pteranodon Flyers is worth the wait, and Universal Express isn't valid on the attraction. If your children insist on riding, and abject bribery fails, get in line as quickly as possible after opening, or just before the park closes.
In 2016, IOA installed kiosks outside Camp Jurassic that dispense timed return tickets for Pteranadon Flyers, similar to those used for Wizarding World entry during peak season. When in use, you must retrieve a return ticket to ride; the total wait time before your turn ride arrives won't be much shorter than under the old system, but at least your kids can play in the caves instead of stewing in the standby line.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Pteranodon Flyers when you visit on a day with a given Universal's 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. Adults and older children over 56" in height must accompanying a child meeting the 36" to 56" height requirement.
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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
In the first or last 30 minutes of the day, or (better yet) not at all.
Let us know.