Universal Islands of Adventure — Complete waste of money!
We were astounded at the cost of tickets for our family amounting to $400 but decided to pay it anyhow since we wanted to do at least 1 theme park while in FL recently. The park was a complete ripoff. Long lines (each ride had a minimum of 25 minutes but more common were the 1 hour to 90 minute waits). No mention of the fast pass was made online that we could see, but this was the only way to actually enjoy the park. We were not about to fork over another $40 per ticket to get those so we stood in various lines for long periods of time to get a 90 second to 5 minute ride. This park is not worth the money or your time. Later that evening we were speaking to other families in the hot tub at the hotel we stayed at (a much better value than the park), and they all had similar complaints. Many voiced the opinion that Disney was a much better value and did a better job doling out fast passes to regular ticket holders. We have the same opinion.
Years ago, we went to Universal in CA and enjoyed it a lot. We risked the Islands of Adventure park and paid for it dearly, completely wasting the last day of an otherwise wonderful FL experience!
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure - Orlando FL