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 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.
The growing popularity of Universal Orlando Resort skyrocketed mainly due to the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010. Universal has continued to add to the popular franchise and also across their other IPs.
Due to the increase in attendance Universal has changed the pick-up and drop-off location at Universal Orlando Resort so that it has its own dedicated area. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 22, guest and team member pick-up/drop-off, as well as rideshare transportation programs such as Uber and Lyft, will be re-located to the 5th floor of the Jurassic Park section of the North parking garage in CityWalk. Vehicles will be able to access this location through a dedicated lane in Universal Orlando’s standard parking garage entrance (parking fee will not be required).