US or IOA for 5 year old boy???

Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by Joby91467, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. Joby91467

    Joby91467 Earning My Ears

    Jun 27, 2002
    We have a five year old boy (and a 1 year old girl), and we're going to Orlando in October. I've read a few travel books and even a few emails from this forum, but I'm still undecided. The 5 year old is 42 inches tall and on a scale of 1-10, he's probably a 6 as far as fearlessness (10 being not afraid of anything).

    Should I take him to US or IOA or skip both in favor of something else?

    I know we're going to Magic Kingdom, Sea World, Animal Kindgom, and probably the nighttime laser show at Epcot.

    We'll be there for 7 days.

    Any advice would be great. Thanks.

    Becky (
  2. CPM

    CPM <font color=blue>Stands up in the Spider-Man ride

    Dec 12, 1999
    I have a five year old that's 42", I think there is plenty for him to do. Really the only things they can't go on are Dueling Dragons, Hulk, Dr. Doom and Ripsaw Falls.
  3. IowaGirl

    IowaGirl Mouseketeer

    May 17, 2002
    IOA was my 5 year old son's favorite park. Universal was second. I was worried about him enjoying himself at the theme parks because he's kind of a weanie, but he did great. His favorite ride was MIB alien attack, and we rode that 15 times over 3 days.

    He rode all of the rides except for the ones he didn't meet height requirements. Loved Jaws, Back to the Future, all of it. He pulls out the map of IOA everyday since we have been back (May 2002) and talks a bout each ride. I didn't take him to Twister (too intense, the ten year old did not like it)
    Dr. Suess area is awesome as well as Woody Woodpecker kid zone, have kids waer bathing suits to these two parks, they will get wet, and then you won't hafve to change them!
  4. nhrenee

    nhrenee <font color=royalblue>Oh, meow!!<br><img src=http:

    Aug 29, 1999
    We took our daughter when she was 5 and she had a blast at both parks. Be prepared to spend alot of time in the play areas both IOA/Universal offer, especially Woody Woodpecker kidzone at Universal. Bring bathing suits and a towel! We spent hours there!

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