Quick Guide: Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando Resort

by Carrie McLaren with 2 comments

As mom to two girls under the ages of six years old — one of our first stops when visiting Universal Orlando Resort is Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure.

From kid-friendly rides, shopping, tons of great eats — and even meet and greet with storybook characters, Seuss Landing allows everyone to relieve favorite stories from their childhood.

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Fun Rides for the Young and Not-So-Young

The Caro-Seuss-el is such an imaginative spot. Instead of the typical animals you’d find on a carousel, here you’ll find bright and colorful Dr. Seuss characters. Maggie’s favorite character is the Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz from the ABC’s book – we think we found him too.

The One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish ride is a lot like the elephant ride you’ll find at that “other” place – except this one has water involved. Pro Tip: Listen to the song as you ride to hear whether you should move your fish up or down – mess up and you might get splashed.

Seuss Landing Rides at Islands of Adventure

The If I Ran the Zoo play area is a great place to have some hands-on fun.  There’s even a water play area – perfect for a hot day at the park.  Pro Tip: 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 story 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. Pro Tip: Plan ahead, or take advantage of the child swap feature, as this ride has a height restriction of 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.”  Maggie really loved this ride, she even cheered when we took off at the station. Pro Tip: There is a height limit for this ride – 34 inches.

Seuss Trolley Train Collage at Islands of Adventure

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

Good Eats in Seuss Landing

You’ll find spaghetti and meatballs, sandwiches, pizza and even fried chicken at the Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, it’s where we ate and loved the circus theme. Each time the train would come through – both my girls would wave and cheer. I loved the Seuss characters “performing” throughout the building.

Circus McGurkus Cafe

For the adventurous – you’ll want to check out the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe. You can actually order a real Green Eggs and Ham sandwich. I was told they color the eggs with spinach powder.. so maybe it’s a little healthy too?

And no worries, you can also order hamburgers and cheeseburgers here too. Pro Tip: It is a counter-service/walk-up window with outdoor seating. So be prepared to sit outside.

Green Eggs and Ham Restaurant - Islands of Adventure

 Shopping, Shopping and More Shopping 

A mom could spend days just in the Seuss themed shops in Seuss Landing.  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 – we even picked up the girls “Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts”.

Seuss Landing Shopping

And don’t miss the candy shop – Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers. It is the “gift shop” and the end of the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride.

I promise you’ll get hungry just stepping inside the store.  The creativity is off the charts in this shop and filled with such sweet flavors.

Seuss Landing Characters

We had so much fun exploring Seuss Landing. Between the rides, food and great shopping – it’s a preschooler’s dream!  (And mine too!) I felt like such a big kid reliving my favorite Dr. Seuss stories and seeing them through the eyes of my children.

Have you been to Seuss Landing?

What’s your favorite thing to see/do?

** Universal Orlando Resort sponsored travel, accommodations and activities for myself and my family during our stay at the resort. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **

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  • Leah | Five for the Road


    We are visiting for the first time as a family in a month and I can’t wait. My husband and I visited 11 years ago and loved it!! I can’t wait to show the kids Seuss Landing!

    • Carrie McLaren


      How exciting, Leah! I hope you all have a great time. Seuss Landing is such a special place, be sure to save time for the bookstore – tons of great Seuss books!

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