Islands of Adventure Preview Center

Islands of Adventure Preview Center

infobox Universal ride
name=Islands of Adventure Preview Center
logo=IOAPC Logo.jpg
park=Universal Studios Florida
land=New York
theme=Islands of Adventure
opened=1997
closed=2001
type=Walk Through Attraction
duration=Unlimited
custom_label_2=Previous Attractions
custom_value_2=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 the park's neighboring park, Islands of Adventure. It opened a year before the 'Islands' park opened, and was closed 4 years later.

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The attraction was located in a building themed after a theatre titled "Paradise Theater". In the attraction, guests would walk through various rooms, the first of which was themed to Dr. Seuss creations, and included an animated figure of The Cat in the Hat riding a machine from the book atop guests' heads. This area also gave guests a preview of 'Seuss Landing's attractions. The next room was themed to 'The Lost Continent' area, and showed guests models from that island and other themeing. The following room, was themed to the 'Jurassic Park' island and featured a T-Rex dinosaur on display in front of a wall, 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 character insignia, and previews of this areas attractions, including a scale model of the Incredible Hulk Coaster attraction. 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 .
*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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