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Islands of Adventure Preview Center
Universal Studios Florida
Area New York
Attraction type Walk Through Attraction
Theme Islands of Adventure
Opening date 1997
Closing date 1999
Ride duration Unlimited minutes
Universal Express No
Replaced The Screen Test Home Video Adventure (1991 - 1996)

The Islands of Adventure Preview Center was an attraction formerly located at Universal Studios Florida. It was meant to give guests a preview of Universal Studios Florida's neighboring park, Islands of Adventure. It opened 2 years before the 'Islands' park opened, and closed shortly after the grand opening of Islands of Adventure.

Summary

The attraction was located in the Paradise Theater building located in the New York section of Universal Studios Florida, next to the Kongfrontation attraction. In the attraction, guests would walk through various rooms themed to the various "Islands" in the new park, the first of which was themed to Dr. Seuss, and included various pieces of concept art and maquettes for the attractions and characters that would be part of Seuss Landing. The next room was themed to 'The Lost Continent' area. The following room was themed to the 'Jurassic Park' island and featured a velociraptor paddock, dinosaur egg incubator, and also gave guests a preview of this area's attractions. The next room, was themed to 'Toon Lagoon', and had previews of the areas attractions. Following, was a room themed to 'Marvel Super Hero Island' and included Marvel Comics characters, and previews of this areas attractions. The final room stated when the 'Islands' park would open, and showed guests Universal's future plans for the 'Islands' park and expansion of Universal Orlando Resort.

Trivia

  • A tank used to advertise the Incredible Hulk Coaster attraction was later moved into that attraction, and later repainted and put in the queue of Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You!.
  • A Jurassic Park display, similar to the one seen in the attraction, was set up in the park's The Boneyard attraction for a short time as The Jurassic Park Visitor Center.

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