5 Attractions To Skip at Islands of Adventure

Dudley Do Right Ripsaw Falls at Islands of Adventure
Dudley Do Right - Photo by Steps to Magic

Spending time at Universal Orlando Resort is full of incredibly immersive experiences, especially at Islands of Adventure. From Marvel to Harry Potter, there are dozens of attractions to consider for your day…but are they all great?

This is why we have decided to share with you the 5 attractions to skip. Does this mean that they are bad? Absolutely not! The list is filled with attractions that we would suggest that you do during very specific times, like rain storms or if there’s no line.

StepsToMagic.com is all about the insider tips, tricks and plans to make your experience within the Orlando area as epic as possible. If we were to say that everything is amazing, then we would have NO credibility.

5 Attractions To Skip at Islands of Adventure

Flight of the Hippogriff

It’s a long wait for a re-themed kiddy coaster.

The time spent reading the official description of the attraction is actually longer than the ride itself. I’ve seen folks wait for 60+ minutes for this, and it’s shocking because there’s really no story and no thrill…you can see everything from the sidewalk.

Just skip it. There’s more exciting Harry Potter experiences in the Wizarding World…including a Butterbeer or picking out a wand at Olivanders.


Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

I put together a list of the attractions that you will get soaked on, and Ripsaw Falls is a highlight IF you’re wanting to walk around in wet shoes for the rest of the day.

Personally, I spend more time on the bridge with the squirt guns because it’s a blast!


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Storm Force Accelatron

It’s a spinning tea cup attraction, so if you like that – game on!

If you’re like me and have just finished a butterbeer or snack…you probably should skip this one.

I do enjoy the atmosphere around the area, as you’re right beside the Incredible Hulk Coaster!

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

Part of Cartoon Lagoon, this is a solid water attraction that will 100% soak you from head to toe.

Why is it skipable? Simple – theming and characters that no one really cares about anymore.

In fact, feel free to search “Popeye” and “Bluto” on the Popeye Fandom page…I’ll wait for ya!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

So far, this list has brought you a number of classic theme park attraction styles. From the teacups (Storm Force) to the water raft (Popeye), this is a Dumbo-esc spinner ride with the addition of H2O.

Out of all the highly themed experiences in Seuss Landing, this may be the one that you can skip without missing too much. Instead, go and stand in line for a character meet & greet with the Grinch or head over to Hogsmeade!


Honourable Mentions

  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
  • Pteranodon Flyers

Did we get it right? What attractions would you add to the list?

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!
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