March 28, 2018

Islands of Adventure

Welcome to part 1 of our trip report from Islands of Adventure

The Adventure Begins, and boy does it.  This park has a great entrance.

Exotic facades draw you further into the park.

Where exactly are you in the world?  You are everywhere and nowhere at the same time.

I really like the windmill.

Turning right you head into Seuss Landing.

The main fixture of this area is the Caro-Seuss-El which features imaginative creatures from the mind of Dr. Seuss, himself.

There is also a dark ride in the area that features a retelling of the classing story, The Cat in the Hat.

You board a cart and it takes you past the many scenes from the book.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a spinner ride where you are able to pilot your own fish.  Be careful to listen to the song though or you might end up wet.

We are now leaving Seuss Landing and heading into our next land.

The Lost Continent.

Mythos is the highest ranked restaurant in the park and always has a line.

Poseidon's Fury is a walk through show attraction with some neat visuals.

The next land we'll visit is Jurassic Park.

This is the Jurassic Park Discovery Center, which was featured in the original movie.

Entering the main foyer area you are greeted by some large skeleton displays.

A real neat presentation is featured in the nursery area.

Every so often a baby dinosaur will "hatch" for onlookers.

There are also other exhibits here like DNA Sequencing.

Outside the Discovery Center there are several photo opportunities to take advantage of with real props from the movies.

The main attraction in this area is the River Adventure.

The River Adventure takes you past several dinosaur exhibits before being knocked off course and into a restricted area where you are attacked by Raptors and a T-Rex before a large splash down.

Speaking of Raptors, they now have an experience where you can interact with on at the Raptor Encounter.

Camp Jurassic is a play and activity area for the younger guests featuring tree houses and rope climbs with bridges and other things to climb on.

Also in the area is the Pteradon Flyers which unfortunately is reserved for younger guests and a responsible parent.