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Is Islands of adventure in america a good park? If it is can it take up a day as it doesn't look like it has thay many rides?
Are there any better parks to go to in florida if you could only go to 1?
Thanks.
 

Snoo

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IoA is a great park, well themed, and can provide quite a days worth experience. Plus the fact Universal is right next door is always a plus.

If you are looking to ride some coasters, Busch Gardens Tampa is just down the road, featuring probably the best in Florida.
 

elmerfudd

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Islands of Adventure is the best florida themepark by miles. You can get that done in a Day, you might even be able to fit both the studios and the islands in 1 day as I did that on the final day of my holiday although it was abit of a rush. But i would recommend Islands of adventure, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens tampa (Although SnooSnoo mentioned its just down the road, its about a 1 and a half hour drive from kissimmee to tampa so bare that in mind) and i would also recommend sea world and Disneys hollywood studios.
 

gavin

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Never been, but I think you should make a fresh topic for every coaster/ride there, just to be on the safe side, as I'm sure opinions here will drastically affect your travel plans.
 

madhjsp

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They're both fantastic parks.
IoA is smaller with better theming, but you can easily spend a day there without getting bored, especially if you go to Universal Studios Florida next door.
BGA is a bit larger and has more (and probably overall better) coasters and rides. It's also very well-themed, and about half the park is basically a huge safari park and zoo.

From a coaster stand point, I'd recommend BGA, but either way, you can't lose.
 

Funky Monk

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I prefer it to Universal Studio's by far. You should definately do it if you're in Orlando. I don't know how you can say it doesn't have many rides though.

I can't really compare it to Busch Gardens, only went like 5 or 6 years ago before I got into coasters.

But you should definately go to Islands of Adventure. It depends when you're going, but you might be there after the harry potter land opens?
 
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Anonymous

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It's a great park but It depends on what day you go. I went with my friends on an empty day and we rode everything in the park at least 4 times by the evening.
 
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Anonymous

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i would go to IoA anyday hulk and dueling dragons are rides u cant miss i prefferd dueling more than hulk but thats just my opinion and universal is there to tthats has the mummy which is a not to miss indoor ride
 

elmerfudd

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You dont go to Florida and NOT go to IoA.
Its amazing, seriously. I prefer it to the studios because, well.. 1 word. Spiderman.
But yeah, Studios is still amazing.
 
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