When you visit a theme park, there is so much to do and see — and lots of frogs in the pond, so to speak! Knowing the optimal time to visit each ride, show or character can save you hours of time waiting in line! Our pre-set park plans are best for families who like following a schedule but don’t want to do all the planning themselves — they just want to hop to it!
Families who want more flexibility than a park plan, don’t want to arrive ahead of park opening and want to decide which rides they experience, should use our general map.
Did you know you can create your own custom park plan using our Orlando Planning App? If you want a little more flexibility, you can modify our pre-set plans to fit your family’s needs!
We’ve created this one-day park plan for Universal's Islands of Adventure so you can experience the most popular attractions with the lowest waits. This plan assumes you are not staying on-site at a Universal Orlando Resort™ on-site hotel, and you are entering the park ahead of official opening and finishing in the evening. Normally we would recommend riding a ride as popular as Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM at park opening, but if you are not staying on-site and therefore do not have one-hour Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, you will find lower waits in the evening. Because the HogwartsTM Express: HogsmeadeTM Station requires a Park-to-Park ticket, we have not included it in this one-day plan.
*If you are staying at a Universal Orlando Resort™ on-site hotel, we recommend taking advantage of Early Park Admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM - HogsmeadeTM™ when crowds are at their absolute lowest, with the option to revisit it in the evening.