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Universal Zodiac: A Guide to IOA for Each Astrological Sign

March 19, 2024
Universal's Islands of Adventure

Have you ever wondered, “What would a Virgo do at Universal Islands of Adventure?” What about Leos or Capricorns? Well, we’ve got you. Here’s a special guide featuring the best attractions, food options and photo ops for each zodiac sign so you can enjoy an epic day at the theme park.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

A group of teens on the Incredible Hulk Coaster

Must-Do Attraction: The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Your Favorite Food Item: Jumbo Pepperoni Slice – Café 4

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Flexing those muscles in front of the Hulk!

I like to describe Aries folks as lizards turned dinosaurs — similar to anyone we know? So, what better ride to describe you than The Incredible Hulk Coaster — zero to one hundred, am I right? You too are bold, passionate and driven! After you get off the attraction, satisfy a jumbo appetite with a jumbo pepperoni or cheese slice of pizza, the perfect “snack” for a Hulk.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Skull Island: Reign of Kong signage with skulls.

Photo Credit: @travelwithleahferguson

Must-Do Attraction: Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Your Favorite Food Item:  Turkey Leg – food carts around the theme parks

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Leaning back against any wall, eating that turkey leg

Oh Taurus… you are stubborn like Kong and can most likely be found eating.  You are known for your tenacious, down-to-earth, and steadfast nature. Some might argue that you’re lazy, but I’d claim that your priorities are in check; so I guess who’s to say?!  Hop on a jungle expedition perfect for your Kong-like nature — facing your fears, preferably while seated.

If seeing your ole’ furry bestie fighting dinos gave you an appetite, go ahead and satisfy that craving by getting that food moment you’ve been waiting for. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

A Caucasian woman dressed in a Hufflepuff outfit pointing her wand in front of the Hogwarts Express.

Photo Credit: @thegrandarlin

Must-Do Attraction: The Hogwarts Express

Your Favorite Food Item: A delicious Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Snapping two photos — one in front of Hogsmeade Station AND one in front of King’s Cross Station.

You know what, Geminis are the most adaptable, fun, and witty people in the zodiac family! Add some excitement by hopping aboard the Hogwarts Express and capture a magical moment at both. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter  — Hogsmeade Did you know there is a variety of different Butterbeer options? Be sure to  get your favorite Butterbeer as you embark on a spellbinding adventure throughout the wizarding world.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Group of people riding Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges.

Must-Do Attraction: Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

Your Favorite Food Item: Dole Whip Pineapple Sorbet – Wimpy’s

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Say cheese! with a Dole Whip

This attraction is family-friendly, fun, and will leave you borderline soaked like you just swam in the ocean. Sounds like you, huh? Nurturing, compassionate, and protective! Finish out with a taste of the ocean, a sweet Dole Whip Pineapple Sorbet while you dry off. *Crab walks away*

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Two Caucasian women and a brown man smiling and riding the VelociCoaster.

Must-Do Attraction: Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Your Favorite Food Item: Prehistoric Raptor Wings – Thunder Falls Terrace

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: A brave pose in front of VelociCoaster

Leos, you know I had to choose our center-of-attention attraction for the center-of-attention zodiac. Just kidding! You light up the room when you enter it, and you are vibrant, charismatic, and ambitious —  just like the thrills of our VelociCoaster. Snap a pic showing your might in front of the track and then grab a T-Rex sipper to finish off your adventure.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

A family inside a yellow Stormforce Accelatron vehicle with the door closed, with purple lining and metal bars on the outside. There is a metal steering wheel on the inside that all the family members are holding onto, spinning their vehicle. From left to right: an older man in a blue polo with a hard-to-decipher logo on the left chest; a kid in a blue T-shirt with long hair, blowing in the wind of the spinning ride; a boy in a white T-shirt with an Islands of Adventure logo in the center; a girl in a light-green shirt with darker dots, her mouth wide open; a woman with short hair and a thick, hoop earring in her visible left ear, wearing an orange shirt and looking directly at the girl next to her. The rest of the background is blurred.

Must-Do Attraction: Storm Force Accelatron

Your Favorite Food Item: Ice Cream Float – Chill Ice Cream

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Marvel Character Meet and Greet

Virgos, you love to be in control, and we love you for it! You’re hardworking, reliable, and the perfect candidate to be in charge for a spin on Storm Force Accelatron. Grab onto the wheel of the ride with the same steady hand and focused energy that you use to grab onto the wheel of life! After leading your group through a raucous good time, reward yourself with an Ice Cream Float; on the way over you can point out all the little details your sharp, Virgo eye catches throughout Marvel Super Hero Island.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

A group of people smiling and riding the Flight of the Hippogriff.

Must-Do Attraction: Flight of Hippogriff

Your Favorite Food Item: Pumpkin Fizz – Three Broomsticks

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Wand at the ready in Hogsmeade

The peacemakers, the kindred spirits, the charmers! How you all just glide through environments like butterflies is beyond me, but it’s truly magical. Grab a pumpkin fizz to match the zest you add to life, and be sure to hop on Flight of Hippogriff, where you can embark on this majestic creature — it feels fitting to a majestic being like yourself. As the sign of peacemakers, throw up a peace sign in Hogsmeade, you flirty hippies!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Jurassic Park Churro

Must-Do Attraction: Jurassic Park River Adventure

Your Favorite Food Item: Dulce de Leche Churro — Natural Selections

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Getting soaked by a wave of water in the Thunder Falls Terrace splash zone.

You know the T.rex that surprises you at the end of the Jurassic Park River Adventure? Well, he’s obviously a Scorpio. Let me elaborate: Scorpios are known for their mystery, protectiveness and enigmatic nature — the calm before the storm. (Or should I say, the calming river adventure that turns into an 85-foot drop and a roaring T.rex?) Enjoy a churro from Natural Selections or a signature key lime cheesecake from Thunder Falls Terrace before getting a picture under the splash of water from when the raft plunges.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

A Hispanic woman, brown man, and Caucasian man posing for a photo.

Must-Do Attraction: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

Your Favorite Food Item: Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich — Captain America Diner

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Web slinging pose in Marvel Super Hero Island

Who’s more down for an adventure than a Sagittarius? Known for your outspoken, ambitious, and magnetic nature, you are perfectly fit to hop on an adventure of a lifetime with Spider-Man and friends. Fuel your spirit on some ramen to prepare for some more wandering. Shoot your best web slinging pose in front of the building in Marvel Super Hero Island to showcase where this Sagittarius is on their journey! You never know where a Sag could be swinging to next…

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Casting spells with Hogwarts Castle in the background

Picture Credit: @ sara-lorena

Must-Do Attraction: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Your Favorite Food Item: Chocolate Frog – Honeydukes

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Showcasing  your wand next to Hogwarts castle.

True royalty if I must say so myself. Capricorns are known for your perseverance, success-driven mindset, and practical nature. Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way through familiar corridors. Soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter and his friends on a thrilling journey. Take a well-earned break at Honeydukes and pick up a chocolate frog while you relax before your next adventure Complete the moment by taking a photo in front of Hogwarts castle in your favorite house gear to be sure to capture the very essence of Capricorn’s academic aesthetic.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

A black woman holding a tin of green eggs and ham tater tots.

Must-Do Attraction: Caro-Seuss-el

Your Favorite Food Item: Green Eggs & Ham Tots – Green Eggs & Ham Cafe

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Taking a picture in front of the Truffula Trees

You are creative, fun, and weird, so embrace it! What better place is there to let it out then on the Caro-Seuss-el? After you’ve made yourself dizzy on the ride, be sure to grab a bite on over at the Green Eggs & Ham Cafe, where green eggs are not unorthodox, and you can be in your element. Finish up by snapping a pic underneath the Truffula Trees — all the colors and swirls truly make for the perfect Aquarius photo op.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

One Fish Two Fish attraction signage with a blue and red fish alongside.

Must-Do Attraction: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Your Favorite Food Item: Moose Juice – Moose Juice, Goose Juice

The Photo Op You Can’t Miss: Make a “fish face” beneath the one that shoots out water

Fish… straightforward enough? First of all, this ride is cool just like you — sensitive, imaginative and artistic! And because you’re fun (with an ounce of mischief), I know your favorite thing to do when riding with family and friends is to purposefully aim your fish vehicle into the waterspouts to get them wet! That’s the little daredevil inside of you that not many people see *manic laughter.* After your ride, grab a refreshing Moose Juice. Be sure to snap a picture underneath the waterspout with the both of you soaking wet to commemorate the moment!

Did I miss anything! Let us know in the comments below your sign + favorite thing in Islands of Adventure!

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