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The following list shows attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent). Click on the header links to sort!

Universal's Islands of Adventure Attractions
Name Pre-
school
Grade
School
Teens Young
Adults
Over
30
Seniors Our
Rating
If I Ran the Zoo
Seuss Landing
4 4 0 0 0 0 2.5
Play Area
When To Go: Anytime
The Mystic Fountain
The Lost Continent
3 3.5 3 2 2 2 2.5
Interactive fountain
When To Go: Anytime
Me Ship, The Olive
Toon Lagoon
5 4.5 2 2 2.5 2 2.5
Interactive playground
When To Go: Anytime.
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show
The Lost Continent
2 3.5 3 3 2.5 2.5 2.5
Theater stunt show
When To Go: Any time on the daily entertainment schedule.
Storm Force Accelatron
Marvel Super Hero Island
5 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 2.5
Covered spinning ride
When To Go: During the first or last hours the park is open.
Frog Choir
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3 3 3
Short singing show
When To Go: Anytime
Camp Jurassic
Jurassic Park
5 4.5 1 2 3 2 3.5
Interactive play area
When To Go: Anytime
Jurassic Park Discovery Center
Jurassic Park
3 4 3 3 3 3 2.5
Interactive natural history exhibit
When To Go: Anytime
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Seuss Landing
5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3 3 3
Wet version of Dumbo the Flying Elephant
When To Go: Before 10 a.m.
Oh! The Stories You'll Hear!
Seuss Landing
4.5 3 2 1 3 2.5 3
Character-filled storytelling show
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Pteranodon Flyers
Jurassic Park
3.5 4 4 3.5 3 4 2
Kiddie suspended coaster
When To Go: In the first or last 30 minutes of the day, or (better yet) not at all.
The Cat in the Hat
Seuss Landing
5 3.5 2.6 3.7 3 4.3 3.5
Indoor cartoon dark ride
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!
Seuss Landing
5 3.5 2.4 4.1 3.3 4.2 3.5
Elevated train
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Flight of the Hippogriff
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
4 4.2 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.3 3
Kiddie roller coaster
When To Go: First 90 minutes the park is open or after 4 p.m.
Triwizard Spirit Rally
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
4 4 4 5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Martial arts and dancing demonstrations.
When To Go: Anytime
Caro-Seuss-el
Seuss Landing
5 4 3 3 3.5 4 3
Merry-go-round
When To Go: Anytime.
Doctor Doom's Fearfall
Marvel Super Hero Island
1 4.5 4.5 4 3.5 2 3
Tower launch and free-fall ride
When To Go: During the first hour of the day, or in the last two hours before closing
Ollivanders
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
4 4 4 4 3.5 3.5 4
Combination wizarding demonstration and shopping op.
When To Go: In the first or last 30 minutes of the day.
Poseidon's Fury
The Lost Continent
1 3.6 3.1 4.3 3.5 4.7 3.5
High-tech theater attraction
When To Go: After experiencing all the rides.
Raptor Encounter
Jurassic Park
2 4 4 3.5 3.5 3 3.5
Dinosaur Experience
When To Go: Check park map or attraction for appearance times
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 4.5
Indoor/outdoor truck safari with 3-D effects
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges
Toon Lagoon
1.5 5 4.5 4 4 4 4
Whitewater rapids raft ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Jurassic Park
2.7 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.2 4
Indoor-outdoor adventure river-raft ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Toon Lagoon
1.5 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.2 4 3.5
Flume ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Marvel Super Hero Island
1.5 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.4 5
Indoor adventure 3-D simulator ride
When To Go: During the first 40 minutes the park is open.
Hogwarts Express - Hogsmeade Station
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
3.5 4.3 4.1 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.5
Transportation attraction with Special Effects
When To Go: Immediately after park opening until early afternoon.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Marvel Super Hero Island
1 4.5 5 5 4.5 2 4.5
Roller coaster
When To Go: During the first 40 minutes the park is open.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
1.3 4.1 4.7 4.7 4.6 3 5
Motion-simulator dark ride
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing.
Dragon Challenge
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
1 4.3 4.9 4.7 4.7 4 4
Twin suspended looping roller coasters.
When To Go: After Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff

The following list shows Islands of Adventure attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent).

If I Ran the Zoo
Seuss Landing
Play Area
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 0
Young Adults: 0
Over 30: 0
Seniors: 0
When To Go: Anytime
The Mystic Fountain
The Lost Continent
Interactive fountain
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 2
Over 30: 2
Seniors: 2
When To Go: Anytime
Me Ship, The Olive
Toon Lagoon
Interactive playground
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 2
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: Anytime.
Theater stunt show
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 2
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 2.5
When To Go: Any time on the daily entertainment schedule.
Storm Force Accelatron
Marvel Super Hero Island
Covered spinning ride
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors:
When To Go: During the first or last hours the park is open.
Frog Choir
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Short singing show
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Anytime
Camp Jurassic
Jurassic Park
Interactive play area
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 1
Young Adults: 2
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 2
When To Go: Anytime
Interactive natural history exhibit
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 3
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Anytime
Wet version of Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 2.5
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Before 10 a.m.
Character-filled storytelling show
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 1
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 2.5
When To Go: Scheduled showtimes.
Pteranodon Flyers
Jurassic Park
Kiddie suspended coaster
Unofficial Guide: 2
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 4
When To Go: In the first or last 30 minutes of the day, or (better yet) not at all.
The Cat in the Hat
Seuss Landing
Indoor cartoon dark ride
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 2.6
Young Adults: 3.7
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 4.3
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Elevated train
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 2.4
Young Adults: 4.1
Over 30: 3.3
Seniors: 4.2
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Flight of the Hippogriff
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Kiddie roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4.2
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 3.8
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3.3
When To Go: First 90 minutes the park is open or after 4 p.m.
Triwizard Spirit Rally
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Martial arts and dancing demonstrations.
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 5
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3.5
When To Go: Anytime
Caro-Seuss-el
Seuss Landing
Merry-go-round
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Anytime.
Doctor Doom's Fearfall
Marvel Super Hero Island
Tower launch and free-fall ride
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 1
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: During the first hour of the day, or in the last two hours before closing
Ollivanders
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Combination wizarding demonstration and shopping op.
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3.5
When To Go: In the first or last 30 minutes of the day.
Poseidon's Fury
The Lost Continent
High-tech theater attraction
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 1
Grade Schoolers: 3.6
Teens: 3.1
Young Adults: 4.3
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 4.7
When To Go: After experiencing all the rides.
Raptor Encounter
Jurassic Park
Dinosaur Experience
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 2
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Check park map or attraction for appearance times
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Indoor/outdoor truck safari with 3-D effects
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 2.5
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing
Whitewater rapids raft ride
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 1.5
Grade Schoolers: 5
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Indoor-outdoor adventure river-raft ride
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 2.7
Grade Schoolers: 3.9
Teens: 4.3
Young Adults: 4.2
Over 30: 4.1
Seniors: 3.2
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Flume ride
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 1.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.6
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 4.9
Over 30: 4.2
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Marvel Super Hero Island
Indoor adventure 3-D simulator ride
Unofficial Guide: 5
Preschoolers: 1.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.3
Teens: 4.7
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.4
Seniors: 3.4
When To Go: During the first 40 minutes the park is open.
Hogwarts Express - Hogsmeade Station
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Transportation attraction with Special Effects
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.3
Teens: 4.1
Young Adults: 4.9
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 4.9
When To Go: Immediately after park opening until early afternoon.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Marvel Super Hero Island
Roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 1
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 5
Young Adults: 5
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: During the first 40 minutes the park is open.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Motion-simulator dark ride
Unofficial Guide: 5
Preschoolers: 1.3
Grade Schoolers: 4.1
Teens: 4.7
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.6
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Immediately after park opening or just before closing.
Dragon Challenge
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
Twin suspended looping roller coasters.
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 1
Grade Schoolers: 4.3
Teens: 4.9
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.7
Seniors: 4
When To Go: After Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff

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