We figured during this downtime for theme parks we'd share some pics of Islands of Adventure, one of our absolute favorite parks. The park turns 21 today and is officially old to get a drink at Mythos, or Miss Oats as our kids called it during our first visit to the park in 2006.
And that's where we'll start our look back at the park today. Enjoy!! - Gregg
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For the second part, we move over to the Islands of Adventure of today, well, a few years ago, just before Dragon Challenge closed.
The park sure has changed over the years. Check out these amazing pics from Matt.
And lastly, we'll leave you with the future, some pics of the yet unannounced Jurassic Park/World coaster. These were taken just before the parks shut down in early March. Thanks to Nicholas for sharing this pics with us.
We hope you enjoyed this quick look back at IOA. We can't wait to get back to the adventuring soon.
Happy Thursday and welcome to our second photo tour of Universal Orlando Resort. On Tuesday we looked at Universal Studios Florida and today we're going to hop on the Hogwarts Express and take a look at Islands of Adventure.
So much new fun stuff at this park and Matt has captured it all. Enjoy!!
Pictures by Matthew Nelson
Welcome to Islands of Adventure
In a world of RunDisney races (even one held last weekend in Orlando) sometimes you just want to do something a bit different, and less crowded.
So with that in mind Renée took on the Universal Orlando Fun Run last weekend which from the looks of it gave the runners a pretty empty course through the two Universal Orlando parks. Check out all the fun times.
Written by Renée Girard
Why are we at Universal before the sun is up?
I love Disney races but this weekend we're skipping those for something different instead, the UO Fun Run!
The UO Fun Run took us through both theme parks, starting with Universal Studios.
On to Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando where we took a lap around the entire park.
And the finish line was at CityWalk near Hard Rock Cafe.
More from the finish line at the UO Fun Run at Universal Orlando . Great race!
We were greeted by some minions after crossing the finish line.
Really enjoyed starting my day with the UO Fun Run. Thanks Universal Orlando for a great morning!