Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure
About the biggest and best surprise to Universal Studios is this second
theme park... a "double identity" often said to not just be a theme park
but, "an experience park." This park is considered by some to be the
best themed theme park in the world (yes, including it's
well-known rival, Disney).
Univeral Studios, Islands of Adventure, is "like having five theme parks
in one." The park is made up of five differently themed islands where
you not only ride the adventure, but you live it. From Marvel Superhero
Island, to the Lost Continent, to Suess Landing, to Toon Lagoon...
Universal offers a different ride experience for young and old.
Rides and Pastimes...
The Incredible Hulk
No, this wasn't done in response to the movie, but perhaps the other way
around. This Marvel Superhero coaster is one mean ride. Using Linear
Induction Technology, this ride accelerates up a lift and immediately in
to the ride with a zero-gravity heartline inversion a mere 100 feet off
the ground. The hulk will definitely surprise you.
The world's first inverted dual-track, near-miss rollercoasters. These
two unique rides, Dragon Ice and Dragon Fire, soar 125 feet above the
park. Both coasters pass within twelve inches of one another at
fifty-five miles an hour.
The Adventures of Spiderman
While not really a rollercoaster, this takes the old "Back to the
Future" ride (which they also created history in its creation) and takes
it to the next level. This ride combines motion with 3D images to give
you total immersion in to a comic book.
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