Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure

Dr. Seuss books have been an integral part of almost every child’s early reading lessons. His books have been translated into 27 different languages and his illustrations never used straight lines. At Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park, the world of Dr. Seuss is brought to life allowing Seussical experiences for all ages. All over the park you can find Dr. Seuss quotes that remind you of your favorite part of these many amazing stories.

As you enter Universal’s Islands of Adventure, take a stroll to your right and enter this fantastical and amazing world that will bring out the child in you and will enchant your little ones.

Attractions and Rides

The Cat in the Hat – You’ll spin and you’ll swerve this way and that as that red and white hatted cat and his friends Thing One and Thing Two almost bring down the house. With a bump and a thump and an assortment of crashes the mischievious trio make quite a mess of things. You’d better hope they get the house cleaned up before Mother comes home!

Cat in the Hat Ride at Suess Landing Universal Orlando (c) image by Shannon Hurst Lane | TravelingMamas.com

Caro-Seuss-el – You’ll find an array of unusual creatures from the imagination of Dr. Seuss on this one-of-a-kind carousel. You can even animate your characters! For the first time ever in a carousel you can pull back on the reins or push the lever on the neck and your mount’s eyes will blink, ears will wiggle, or head will turn. Plus, look high above and you’ll see Horton the Elephant at the very top of the Caro-Seuss-el™, carefully guarding his dandelion. Guests under 48″ must be accompanied by an adult.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss’ delightful children’s book comes to life in this ride that kids (and parents) will love. Climb aboard One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ and take the controls as you steer your colorful fish up, up, up and down, down, down. As you fly low and fly high, spinning and swooping around and around you’ll pass an array of fountains that squirt in time to a musical rhyme. Pay attention to the words and do what they say if you don’t want to get wet! Guests under 48″ must be accompanied by an adult.

The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride – On this twin-tracked ride you’ll take a gentle journey high above the colorful rides and attractions of Seuss Landing. One track of the trolley even circles around the inside of Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™ letting you wave at the guests dining below. As you wait to board the trolley you’ll follow the wonderful story of the Sneetches™ featuring Sylvester McMonkey McBean™. One track continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other track gives you the ABC’s of Seuss Landing as you pass overhead. It’s great fun for the whole family. Guests must be at least 34″ tall.

If I Ran the Zoo – This interactive play area recounts the story of Gerald McGrew and his quest to create a totally different zoo of strange and unusual animals from the most remote and exotic places around the world. Turn a crank, spin a wheel, and step on pedals to see a menagerie of bizarre creatures appear from behind the hedges… like a tizzle topped tufted Mazurka (found on the African island of Yerka). You can slide down the tunnels of Zomba-ma-tant, or crawl through a cave in Kartoom and try to catch the beast called a Natch. There’s a wet play area where you can trap beasts (or brothers and sisters) in a cage made of water. You can ride a multi-humped cow, or play a game on the belly of Tic Tac Joe. But beware of the Scraggle Foot Mulligatawny, unless you like getting sneezed on.

Character Show

Oh! The Stories You’ll Tell! – Daily shows in Seuss Landing (just to the right of One Fish – Two Fish/Red Fish – Blue Fish), featuring your favorite Seuss characters; Sam (of Green Eggs and Ham fame), The Cat in the Hat with Thing One & Thing Two and The Grinch himself all dancing to musical “tellings” of the good doctor’s best loved story-poems.

Show Times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:00pm (weather permitting)

Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure (c) image by Shannon Hurst Lane | TravelingMamas.com


Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous – This is the best dining option in Seuss Landing for families and is also included in Universal’s Meal Deal. Not only is it fun to see the acrobats twirl from high above, but the food options will make kids happy. The menu features fried chicken, spaghetti, cheeseburgers, pizza, and chicken caesar salad. This restaurant is opening for lunch and dinner counter service.

Green Eggs and Ham Cafe – This seasonally open walk-up window dining option serves Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches, along with hamburgers and cheeseburgers.

Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop – When the weather is hot outside, cool off with an ice cream sundae, a sundae on a stick, or a root beer float. This walk-up window dining option is open seasonally with hours of 11:00am until park closing.

Moose Juice, Goose Juice – Walk up to the window and order regular juice, frozen juice, fruit cups, churros, pretzels, and cookies. This is a great quick snack option inside Seuss Landing that opens at 11:00am daily until park closing.


Cats, Hats, and Things – Pick up a thing or two, bearing the likeness of Thing One™ and Thing Two™ here. This store features The Cat in the Hat™ themed toys, gifts, and t-shirts; plus a wide selection of child and baby apparel.

All The Books You Can Read – Here’s the place to give your child their first Dr. Seuss book… or get that last book to complete their collection! The shop carries the collected books of Dr. Seuss, along with apparel, toys and DVDs.

Snookers and Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers – Take a look and see what sugary confections they’ve cooked up now! It’s an eye-popping array of assorted candies, homemade fudge, caramel apples, cotton candy, and snacks, enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Mulberry Street Store – It’s all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, from The Grinch™ to The Cat in the Hat™, on wearable, usable, playable merchandise: adult, child and baby apparel, character glasses and mugs, toys, souvenirs, novelty hats and wigs.

If you have little ones, loved ones, big ones, or the only one, Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure is a fun and happy place to play. This area makes a fabulous day of play while the bigger kids enjoy the more intense entertainment of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located near the back of Islands of Adventure.

Money Saving Tip: Universal Orlando sells refillable soft drink bottles for $6.95 with refills of $.69. At the time we were at the park, it was buy two get one free. Also, if in the parks all day, Universal sells various meal deal options with $19.99 for all you can eat in one park all day. Restrictions do apply on dining.

Website for more information: www.UniversalOrlando.com

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  1. My daughter bought a grinch drinking glass at the Mulberry Street Store the summer of ’07. She loved it and it had special meaning b/c the whole family was together. Her sister died in ’09. She just broke the glass and I am trying to find another with no success. I know this may not be the kind of comment this site is for but if anyone knows how I can find another glass please email me. I tried e-bay. Thanks!

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