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

Universal’s Islands of Adventure has just been named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for the fifth year in a row as part of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. Universal Studios Florida has also been named #3 on both the worldwide and national list, meaning two of the top three theme parks worldwide are here at Universal Orlando Resort. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

For nearly 30 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever created traversing spectacularly themed islands, where guests can fly aboard enchanted motorbikes through the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, encounter dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, come face-to-face with the mighty King Kong himself and more. Universal Studios Florida features cutting-edge attractions based on some of the top Hollywood blockbuster films, hit television shows and iconic characters in pop culture, where guests can explore the streets of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, plunge into total darkness while fleeing from an ancient evil on Revenge of the Mummy, face the adrenaline pumping and music thumping coaster rush of Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and more.

Universal Orlando Resort is also home to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park – a South Seas oasis that is the perfect place to get away from it all. With a spectacular 200-foot volcano at its center, this picturesque island escape features a variety of experiences ranging from thrilling to serene. Guests can drop 125 feet on Ko’okiri Body Plunge, wind along a gentle river on Kopiko Wai Winding River, kick back and relax on the sands of Waturi beach and so much more.



Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed

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