View Full Version : Universal studios VS IOFA
04-13-2002, 05:27 PM
I havent been to universal studios for 13 yrs and going back in June. I am thinking about going to IOFA also but I am not a coaster person so I am not sure if I'll be wasting money. is there more things to do then just thriller rides?
04-13-2002, 11:08 PM
If you're not a coaster person then you WILL be wasting your money going to Islands of Adventure.
04-15-2002, 06:05 PM
totally disagree with Iceman (respectivly of course). their is in actuallity only two rollercoasters at IOA. more if you wish to include such rides as raft or log rides in your list of don't do's.
partial list of non rollercoaster rides
Everything in suesslanding
seventh voyage of sinbad (show)
Possidens furry (effect show)
Triceritops encounter (meet a dinasaur upclose and personal)
Jurrasic park (one big splashdown at the end, but not a "rollercoaster")
Dudly Dorights ripsaw falls (classic log ride)
bilgwater barges (classic raft ride)
spiderman (think startours/bugslife/pirates, gone high tech, I think it the best new ride to come along)
stormforce exceletron (classic tea cups)
there's more. both parks are good for a day, it all comes down to what you want to see more. but neither park relies on rollercoasters. US does have the MIB ride. otherwise you may want to check on what's new since you were last there. my thinking is that a lot of it will be pretty much the same. eitherway have a good time there
04-16-2002, 06:32 AM
Okay, I read the words of Gail's message but didn't use the right semantics in my reply. She asked if there are "more things to do than just thriller rides". My response would be, "Not much."
04-18-2002, 09:29 AM
I think there's planty to do at IOA, like efoxx had stated, besides The Incredible Hulk and Dueling Dragons, there are plenty of other attractions that'll be sure to hold your interest.
Let's say you don't really enjoy thrill rides, IOA is visually a great park and I'd bet my bottom dollar that you'd have no problem finding something that you'll enjoy.
Walk around, enjoy the sights and the sounds, you won't regret it!
04-24-2002, 03:36 AM
I agree with Iceman from the standpoint of attractions at IOA - if you don't like coasters like Dueling Dragons or Hulk, IOA is a half-day experience which would include a couple of rides on Spiderman, Jurassic Park maybe twice, the two water rides and maybe the Poseidon show and Cat in the Hat.
But their are some nicely themed areas which are interesting to see as well as some decent places to eat (including bars), so it all depends on what one wants or expects from a park ..........
Have to agree with efoxx. Our family is not into coasters and we had a great time at IOA last summer, basically doing all the rides listed by efoxx. Of course it all depends what you really like; for instance, both Dudley and Bilgewater WILL get you wet. Much more so then Kali River in AK.
IOA is of course more or less completely new and has a good atmosphere. Spiderman is possibly one of the best rides in Orlando.
For guidance, last August was our first visit to any Universal Park and we managed both comfortably in one day each, but with an early start.
05-14-2002, 01:33 PM
Go on try something new.
We went to both US and IOA in Feb 2000.I had been to US before and while still a great park it wasn't as exciting as trying a brand new park out.Plus US has all old rides and IOA has brand new attractions that are great stuff.