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Things You Might Not Know about Seuss Landing

September 20, 2017

I was four years old when Seuss Landing (and all of Universal’s Islands of Adventure) opened in 1999, so it feels like I’ve grown up there. I remember being amazed that the wacky books I adored actually came to life.

Fast forward to 2017, and I’m still in awe of the captivating land that remains in place today. With many years of experience, I’m here to share some facts you might not know about the renowned Seuss Landing.

1. Zax ByPass

Zax Bypass at Suess Landing

Just past the entrance of Seuss Landing, two stubborn Zax refuse to move out of each other’s intended path. They have been standing off since before anyone can remember, so naturally the world was built around them. Follow their tracks in the cement throughout the island for additional Seuss bonuses.

2. Dr. Seuss Sighting

Hidden Dr. Suess statue in Suess Landing

The main man himself made an appearance in a picture perfect spot. Dr. Seuss is located on Mulberry Street, behind the police motorcycle photo opportunity.

There are three men on the wall in the background, and Dr. Seuss is on the far left. I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve taken here and had no idea he was in the background. Sneaky, sneaky.

3. No Straight Lines

Trolley passing in Suess Landing

Dr. Seuss’s illustrations were known for their curved or slanted lines. With that as inspiration, the designers at Universal Creative curved every single line they could in Seuss Landing.

4. Sneetch Beach

Sneetch Beach at Suess Landing

From the book The Sneetches and Other Stories, Sneetch Beach is located near the waterfront of Seuss Landing. At this quiet area, you’ll be able to spot the yellow long-necked characters taking a dip in the water.

Need a reminder of the story? Jump on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride and you’ll be caught up in no time.

5. Twisted Palm Trees

Scenery at Suess Landing

While exploring, you might notice that something is up with the palm trees—they’re bent or twisted in funky, unnatural ways.

These trees were specially brought in from the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida when building the land. Thank you, Mother Nature, for your contribution to Seuss Landing!

6. The Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendus

Circus McGurkus Cafe at Suess Landing

There’s more than meets the eye at this circus. Stop in to grab a quick bite to eat, and marvel the fearless characters hanging from the ceiling. The tent was inspired from the mind of Morris McGurk in If I Ran the Circus. Every once and a while, make sure to wave at those passing above on the Trolley Train Ride.

7. Perfect Photo Op

Photo Op in Suess Landing

Another legendary photo opportunity is located just behind The Cat, Hat, and Things Store. The famous egg from Horton and the Egg is always looking for some volunteers to keep it warm.

Go ahead and take a seat on the egg for Maisie the Lazy Bird. I’ll make sure to let you know if hatches anytime soon.

8. The Once-ler’s House

The Lorax in Suess Landing

No trip to Seuss Landing is complete without visiting the Lorax. Swing by the Once-ler’s household to listen through the pipes about the story of the endangered Truffula trees. As you wander past, you’ll approach a healthy grove of trees. I know that makes the Lorax very happy.

I hope my personal experiences have a thing one or two to check out on your next trip, because a whole adventurous storybook world waits for you. Visit for yourself and be prepared for Seuss Landing to blow your mind, because this silly and creative land is truly one-of-a-kind.

What’s your favorite part of Seuss Landing? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Reply Jeff B September 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Uh that’s the Oncelers house! Not the Lorax’s.

  • Reply Michelle September 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I hate to be that person, but I worked in Seuss Landing for a few years, and that is actually the house of the Once-ler’s. He lives in the very top room and tells you the story of when he encountered the Lorax through the Whisper-ma-phones.

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