For the Love of Dr. Seuss: Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando

This place is a kid’s dream according to my 6 year old. And after just finishing a week celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at school she says she only wishes Universal could expand Seuss Landing to include even more rides celebrating all of Dr. Seuss’s books since she loved it so much.

Dr. Seuss did write over 60 books – what an imagination! Here’s the full list of Dr. Seuss’s books.

It’s no secret that kids love amusement park rides. So  mixing rides with the wacky world of  Dr. Seuss was a recipe that created unlimited joy for Kenzie & Kyle during their time playing in Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.

This area of Universal Islands of Adventure is IDEAL for little kids as the rides are fun, bright, colorful, and of course simple enough that no one will be scared or afraid of anything. 6 year old Kenzie loved it and kept asking to ride every single ride over and over again. Which we did plenty of times thanks to the help of our VIP guide Eliza!

We also welcomed the fact that it was far less crowded in this area compared to the heavy crowds milling about in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Seuss Landing is complete with 4 kiddie amusement rides:

There were 4 rides in Seuss Landing – a Carosel, a train, a Cat in the Hat ride and a One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish ride – which also offered a chance for a cool down with some splish splashing fountains that my kids adored.

We all rode the carousel!

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish attraction was beyond a hit. Almost like a Dumbo ride at Disney but far better as riders have the chance to get wet too!

And this ride was the perfect way to cool off in the afternoon with the splashing action. (Note: The splashing could have been limited or practically be avoided if you listened to the instructions from the fish but of course our kids were thrilled to try to get wet instead!)

Here we are getting a bit sprinkled on while riding the fish. Kyle could have gone on this 100 times in a row!

Lots of great photo opportunities with everything themed to Dr. Seuss books!

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Very very exciting!

The kids also loved when we hopped over to the Universal Studios side of the theme park. This side of things seemed super empty. I think this is because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is so popular that tons of people are just buying tickets to the Islands of Adventure. This is great news for visitors as it means less crowds which we loved. Barely any lines at all for our  character meet and greets which there are many opportunties to do at Universal Studios – Shrex, Barney, and so many more!

We met the Lorax here – another Dr. Seuss favorite in our house.

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Getting up close to the Lorax to give him some love!

We also met Curious George!

The kids favorite attraction in the Universal Studio side of the park was the E.T. ride – we rode it two times in a row they loved it so much. My parents and Mike and I also really enjoyed this ride too.

And we really liked just taking in the scenery of Universal studios and all the various city back drops from San Francisco to New York City. A perfect place to take a walk and soak it all in while the kids had down time relaxing in the buggy after all their Seuss rides and character greetings.

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And a huge gigantic Thank You to Eliza our VIP tour guide who was beyond knowledgable, thoughtful and fun. She was absolutely perfect and made our day run so smoothly while also giving us all kinds of inside information on the parks operations and attractions.

We love her and hope someday to come back and visit with her as our guide. She rocks!

Disclosure: Thanks to Universal Orlando for providing my family and I complimentary park passes and a VIP guided tour through their theme parks. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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