Tag Archives: Islands of Adventure

TPU Exclusive: Jurassic World Coaster Track Arrives in Orlando

Ground clearing and excavation has been going at a rapid pace inside Islands of Adventure around Jurassic Park’s Discovery Center. Even though it hasn’t been announced, a pretty intense coaster is headed to the park soon. While you can’t see any track for the new ride within the park just yet, we managed to find

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Is Universal Orlando’s Hagrid’s Magical Creature Adventure Already Needing A Redesign?

Theme Park University reader John writes in today’s question. “What information do you have about the Hagrid Coaster being delayed and perhaps needing (eventual) significant redesign? Orlando Weekly had a short article that test rides showed intolerable roughness. And, test rides causing premature track wear. They guessed that’s why soft openings have not occurred. I

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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Officially Opens on June 13, 2019 at Islands of Adventure

FINALLY, we have an official date, name, and confirmation of the new coaster opening at Islands of Adventure this summer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure was just announced as opening June 13, 2019! Now we have talked quite a bit about this ride here at Theme Park University.

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Will Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Hurt Orlando Theme Parks in Early 2019?

Without question, the buzz around the 2019 opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the biggest theme park project since the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure in 2010. While it is going to be a huge boost for Walt Disney World, it’s also going to be good for

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Digging Into Islands of Adventure’s New Roller Coaster Headed to Jurassic Park in 2020

This week the interwebs have been a buzzing with pretty solid rumors of a new coaster opening in the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure. While we certainly have acknowledged that a coaster is coming to Jurassic Park here at Theme Park University, we haven’t gone into detail as to what’s coming… until now!

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Did Universal Orlando Make Another “Epic” Mistake With The New Harry Potter Roller Coaster Artwork?

By now, you’ve probably seen the new teaser poster floating around the internet today of the new Harry Potter Coaster. Opening in 2019, the new roller coaster is taking the place of Dragon’s Challenge at Islands of Adventure. For months, we have written several articles about this new coaster. It will be themed to Hagrid.

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Nintendo’s Zelda Slated to Replace Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure

Nintendo fans will be thrilled to learn that one of the brand’s most popular games is supposedly slated for its own land at Islands of Adventure. The new area would take over the entire Lost Continent. It would stretch from Seuss Landing all the way to Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We’ve

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Why is Universal Closing The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad? Your Questions Answered

Since Theme Park University broke the news about an original attraction at Islands of Adventure was closing, we have gotten dozens of questions and comments. Indeed, as we originally reported, the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad is closing on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Universal Orlando has since confirmed the show would be coming to an end.

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BREAKING: Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Closing at Islands of Adventure Sep 15 2018

According to several sources within Universal Orlando, the plug has been pulled on the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show at Islands of Adventure. An original attraction that opened with the park in 1999, this marks one of Orlando’s longest running stunt shows and one of the longest in theme park history. According to sources,

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Could Fourth Universal Orlando Park Be Named “Universal’s Fantastic Worlds”?

There has been an awful lot of online chatter about Universal Orlando’s yet-to-be-announced new major theme park being secretly built across the street from its current location, but recently a new interesting detail has emerged. According to recent documents filed by Universal City Studios with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, “Fantastic Worlds” has

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