Stories Come Alive at Seuss Landing in Islands of Adventure

By: Carrie McLaren

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March 2, 2014 marked what would have been beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday.

His stories live on for families each day at Seuss Landing in Universal’s Islands of Adventure park. As the mom of two toddlers, my family and I spent a lot of time in this area of the park – it was fun introducing my girls to some of my favorite childhood stories and, of course, experiencing their favorite Dr. Seuss stories coming to life, too.

Here are some of my favorite spots:

The ‘If I Ran the Zoo’ play area is a great place to have some hands-on fun. There’s a water play area, too – perfect for a hot day at the park. Might want to bring a change of clothes or even a bathing suit for this section – it’s super fun!

The Cat in the Hat’ ride takes you inside the pages of this classic story. You’ll hear the tale and see the mischief created all while Mother is out of the house. It spins, turns and puts you in the middle of the action (There's a height restriction – 48 inches.)

The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride perched above Seuss Landing offers a great way to see the sights. As you travel through the land, you hear the beloved tales – “Dr. Seuss’s ABCs” and “The Sneetches and Other Stories.” My oldest daughter really loved this ride, she even cheered when we took off at the station. (Note: there;s a height limit for this ride, 34 inches.)

This ride even takes you high above the middle of The Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendouswhich leads me to tell you about the food in Seuss Landing!

You’ll find spaghetti and meatballs, sandwiches, pizza and fried chicken at the Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous. It’s where we ate and we loved the circus theme! Each time the train would come through, both my girls would wave and cheer. 

For the adventurous – don’t miss the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe! You can order a real Green Eggs and Ham sandwich! And no worries, you can also order hamburgers and cheeseburgers here, too.

If you’re looking for something special to remember your trip – this is the place! In need of a hard to find Dr. Seuss book? Check out the All The Books You Can Read store. (Tons of books!) The Mulberry Street Store is the superstore for all things Seuss – with many unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else.

To  follow along with our family adventures, check out the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider Facebook page and find me on Twitter at @VFFamilyInsider.

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