Universal’s Islands of Adventure Named Top Amusement Park in the World for the Fifth Year by TripAdvisor Travelers

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Named Top Amusement Park in the World for the Fifth Year by TripAdvisor Travelers

Fifth times the charm!

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The fans have spoken: Universal’s Islands of Adventure has been named the number one amusement park in the world by TripAdvisor travelers for the fifth year in a row! But wait, there’s more… Universal Studios Florida was voted #3 on the worldwide list and the national list.

Universal's Islands of Adventure

It’s truly an epic time to visit our destination, especially Islands of Adventure. But none of this would have been possible without you – our fans – so we’d like to share our sincerest thanks with everyone who’s visited and been a part of our story. Here’s a few awesome reviews Islands of Adventure has received on TripAdvisor:

“This park is incredible.”

“This place has some of the best thrill rides I’ve ever been on…”

“Top hospitality, top food, top everything.”

“The detail put into every attraction is astounding.”

Tell us what you love about Islands of Adventure in the comments below. Stay tuned for updates on all the new additions coming to our destination. We look forward to seeing you in the parks!


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  1. Michael

    Islands of Adventure is top notch. Combination of thrill rides and themed out rides. Love this place.

  2. Morgan

    After moving to Saint Petersburg, Florida 6 years ago, I decided it was time to join the family that is “Universal Annual Pass Holders.” For three years myself and my girlfriend visited multiple times a year to enjoy a day off work while also being a kid again. After last year, I made a “shoot from the hip” decision to pass on the Universal Passes and to join the Disney Passholders. Almost 7 months in to the Disney Pass timeframe, I can tell you that jumping ship to Disney for a year is a regretful decision. Lack of “adult” rides, overcrowded attractions, and a feeling of outdated-ness all lead to a very expensive experience at Disney that doesn’t scratch the itch for a 32 year old male with no kids.

    Universal Studios and Islands iof Adventure scratches that itch.

    Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure is the premier THEME park in the world. People will argue that Cedar Point is superior because of the amount of roller coasters. Although Cedar Point is a top notch Amusement Park, Universal owns the Theme Park realm. The attention to detail (Harry Potter Areas), nostalgia (ET), state of the art attractions (King Kong / Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey / Spider-Man and Transformers), and the mind blowing experience that is Halloween Horror Nights all add up to a park that not only swings for the fences, but knocks it out of the park.

  3. steve emery

    Only been going to Universal for about 6 years but it is an amazing place that we can never get back to fast enough. Went to magic Kingdom one e and madebit about 4 hours before we had to get out of there. 90 minute lines, strollers everywhere, screaming kids and angry parents. Can’t beat universal if your an adult

  4. Paul Roberts

    It’s the best place in the world , truly amazing and magical.

  5. Holly

    Islands of Adventure is truly one of my very favorite places in the whole world (and I have traveled the world!). We visit from Minneapolis regularly, and this year is my 50th birthday and I am choosing to spend it at Universal with a large group of friends who love the park as much as I do. Love Mythos (that tomato soup!), Hogsmeade (The Forbidden Journey!)), Jurassic Park (love the river adventure at night especially!), and the cotton candy at Honk Honkers…the music when we come into the park in the morning never fails to make me smile and feel like I am about to embark on a great adventure for the day….Only wish I could enroll at Hogwarts….

  6. Dyanna D.

    For the 4 days my daughter, grandson and myself are there we are in our own world where only happiness and laughter exits. Forget ALL problems because its OUR “Island of Adventure”!!! CONGRATULATIONS (again) ON BEING VOTED #1.

  7. vilma Otero

    That is tru island of Adventure i love it.
    It beyone of what i expected. Specially HARRY POTTER.

  8. Tom Davis

    It would be nice to enjoy the Universal Parks. Unfortunately, they are not friendly to plus-sized guests. I am plus-sized. Not huge, not enormous, but plus-suzed. I got a 2-Park pass, excited to try all the rides. Disney is very friendly to guests of all sizes, so I didn’t anticipate a problem from their competitor. How wrong I was! There were several rides that I was unable to go on, including the Hogwarts Castle ride and some coasters. If I wore size 5XL or 6XL or something, I’d understand. But I wear between a 2XL and a 3XL. It was humiliating and infuriating! Never again! I’ll stick to Disney, where they welcome ALL guests.

    • Hello Tom, I am so sorry to hear about the experience you described. We have documented your feedback to share with the proper leadership teams. If you would like to provide additional feedback, please contact our Guest Services Department at GuestServices@universalorlando.com or (407) 224-4233, option 4.

  9. Teresa G Harris

    My daughter and I first visited Universal Orlando, for opening day of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and we became converts to the Universal way of having fun. We have returned every year; without fail; for nine years. Of course, we are huge Harry Potter fans but we appreciate the attention to detail of all the areas of the parks. When we arrive at Universal; we feel that we have come home. Congratulations on the No. 1 rating. Ten points to Gryffindor!

  10. Shannon D.

    This was the first real vacation my husband and I took 6 years ago and we have been going back every year since! Can’t get enough of Islands and Studios! Love it! Congratulations Universal!

  11. Maggy

    My dream as a child was to go to universal studio after saving I wasn’t able to join my ex husband and my 3 oldest. After 10 years I remarried and God blessed me with a boy who is know 13 years old and it’s both of our dreams I just want it to be perfect and I’m scared I won’t plan it right I need help about how much do I need for My son and I 3 days the most. Please help

  12. Phil

    Going back to universal studios in November cannot wait taking the grandchildren again last time we where there was two years ago cannot wait to get back

  13. Jenn

    We love both parks so much! Island of Adventure takes it with Hagrid’s. We love that ride so much we could do it everyday! Universal is the place to be!

  14. phyllis

    was there October 15 and 16 and just loved it. Both Parks are immaculate, lots of good food and pleasant employees. Just loved Raptor Encounter.

  15. Carla S Ogden

    Myself and my daughter have fallen in serious like with everything Universal. My daughter was born at Orlando Regional Hospital in 1987 and her heart truly belongs to Florida. We come as many times as we can and Universal is our favorite destination. You can be in the magic and become a part of the magic. We leave reality behind. Hands down the best place to spend your your vacation. You know who is not the greatest place on earth! The mouse is over rated.

  16. Scott

    Great park one of the best, but the food is expensive and sometimes not very warm

  17. Grandma Gloria

    I am taking my grandson to celebrate his birthday on November 25,2019. he is a Harry Potter fan. Hopefully it will be a fun day.

  18. Claudia Marcela García Alba

    Viajamos desde Colombia con mi familia para conocer el parque de Harry Potter y las demás atracciones y claro que valió la pena, que lugar más fantástico. Mi hijo menor se está recuperando de un cáncer y fue maravilloso ver su sonrisa de nuevo…muchas gracias.Esperamos tener la oportunidad de regresar pues es maravilloso.

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