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Wait times for Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal Orlando: What are the average wait times, relative to the other rides in the park?

From Robert Niles
Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM
We've done this for the four Walt Disney World theme parks; now let's start on Universal Orlando.

Again, I start with the first draft, the adjust according to your feedback. We're looking for relative wait times here - relative to the other rides and shows in the park on any given day.

(And yes, I'm aware that Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, like Toy Story Midway Mania, probably should fall into a longer-than-longer category....)

Thanks. Here goes:

Marvel Super Hero Island
The Incredible Hulk Coaster - Average Longer
Storm Force Accelatron - Shorter
Doctor Doom's Fearfall - Average
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - Longer

Toon Lagoon
Me Ship, The Olive - Shorter
Popeye & Bluto's Blige-Rat Barges - Average
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls - Average Longer

Jurassic Park
Pteranodon Flyers - Longer
Camp Jurassic - Shorter
Jurassic Park River Adventure - Longer Average
Jurassic Park Discovery Center - Shorter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Longer
Flight of the Hippogriff - Shorter
Dragon Challenge - Average Shorter

Lost Continent
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad - Shorter
Poseidon's Fury - Average

Seuss Landing
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride - Longer
Caro-Seuss-el - Shorter
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Average
The Cat in the Hat - Shorter
If I Ran the Zoo - Shorter


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Tim Hillman
Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM
I've always found the wait for the JP River Adventure to be average. Everything else looks to be on the money.

From Skipper Adam
Posted November 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM
I would make Hulk Longer, or Fearfall shorter. Call my crazy, but I think the lines for Dragon Challange are actually shorter, or barely average. I've never seen a long line for it since it reopened.

From Amy Smith
Posted November 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM
Are you not including Ollivander's because it doesn't appear on park maps? If you did it would actually be the longer than long category, not journey.

Everything else looks good.

From Matt Babiak
Posted November 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Agreed. Ollivanders vs. TSMM, which is more worth the 2 hour wait. That's actually not a bad thread idea. Honestly, I hated Ollivanders, but at least I only had to wait 10 minutes for it.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 14, 2011 at 5:56 PM
I just went and all of the rides had a 5 min 10 min and 20 but I went a the crack of mornin and went the rest of the day whoo good for me I'm homeschooled i get to go on week days the day was special my 6 year old sis rode mummy for the first time but she didn't freak out oh andthis happened today the 14th of november sorry just had to archive this

From Skipper Adam
Posted November 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM
Manny. I'm tired of reading about grammar. But Let me say this. I was home schooled too, but my parents, and even myself, would be embarrassed to use such bad grammar. I think you can bring respect to yourself, and to whom ever teaches you if you use good grammar. Make your family proud. Plus, people would respect you more.

I don't want to hate on you, or bash you, but it really is getting frustrating. For our consideration, please try harder. And iPhone or what not is no excuse.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 14, 2011 at 9:36 PM
You know Dom that was not a trip report I talked about the wait times and then I talked about what happened in my day my sister rode mummy I was happy I was in the mood to post about my sisters first time on the ride telling me not to talk about my day is like saying to you riding on the smpsons with your family. P.S thank you skipper for your advise it is awesome to see a home schooler
I will improve on my grammar

From Ashleigh Noad
Posted November 15, 2011 at 7:54 AM
Based on my experiences, I'd change:

Hulk - Longer
Fearfall - Longer
Popeye* - Longer
Dudley* - Longer
JPRA - Average
Dragon Challenge - Shorter

*Having only visited the park during the spring/summer months, I believe my experiences of the water rides could be impacted by this. I think it's difficult to class the water rides in relativity to the others as the weather has such a big impact. I know this is supposed to be general, but I do feel that water rides can't really be compared in terms of average wait time in the way that perhaps a dark ride can.

(JPRA for some reason has always been a short-average wait for me - even in the summer months!)

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 15, 2011 at 8:12 AM
I'm just saying in general dom You are always talking about how Simpsons rules, back to wait times yesterday the ques were not that packed i was suprised the garden room was empty the whole place had no people so yeterday was awesome

From Robert Niles
Posted November 15, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Changes made.

From robert morris
Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
Pteradonon Flyers is by far the longest line at IOA including Forbidden Journey

Dudley Do Right also in the summer will double Forbidden Journey in wait time as well

From Tony Duda
Posted November 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM
If you have Eighth Voyage of Sindbad as an attraction, you should include Ollivander's Wand Shop, and have it as longer.

Agree, Dragon Challenge since reopening has been shorter. It is far longer to walk the queue to the coaster than it is to wait for a seat at the coaster.

From Skipper Adam
Posted November 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM
They could fit another coaster in all the extra queue.

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM
I would change none that's how it is.Really good Robert.And Dom why would you attack Many that was how he felt so that was unnecessary.

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