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Islands of Adventure Tours

Right next door to Universal Studios® you can experience the innovative thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park. Here students will take a journey through five uniquely themed islands where timeless myths, legends, children’s stories, cartoons, and comic books come to life before your eyes. From The Incredible Hulk Coaster® to the Jurassic Park River Adventure® to the eye-popping, first-of-its-kind 3-D thrill ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, the world’s most cutting-edge rides, shows, and interactive attractions challenge all your senses!

Tour Packages

Single -day or multi-day packages include round-trip transportation by deluxe motor coach, tour escort, all admission fees to attractions, detailed activities and itineraries, all meals, and accommodations at nationally recognized hotels.

Teachers are complimentary based on ratio chosen by school

Make Your Education Extraordinary!

Education becomes an unforgettable experience when you take your students behind the scenes at Universal Orlando® Resort! Take learning to a new level with hands on, inside out, real life, beyond-the-imagination programs in experiential education that excite and inspire your students. Universal Orlando takes students beyond the classroom to bring learning to life with our one of a kind program—Universal Studies!

Students will be able to:

  • Discover the science behind the thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, the world’s most technologically advanced theme park.
  • Learn about the art of storytelling and the skill of movie making at Universal Studios Florida®.
  • Witness real life applications of the classroom principles you’ve been teaching.
  • Apply their knowledge in interesting new ways.
  • Watch learning come to life with live performance assembly programs.

Another option  for you is the online Teacher Resource Guide. This guide provides a challenging and engaging course of study with self-guided activities. It also meets Florida Sunshine State Standards with lessons that prepare students for standardized testing like the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Universal Orlando is proud to team with educators like you to develop programs combining classroom learning with practical application to help you inspire, enlighten, and entertain your students.

Programs Include

School of Rock

Tour the Hard Rock Hotel® and learn what it takes to meet the challenges of daily operation while remaining a profitable business. Find out what goes on behind the scenes while discovering hospitality industry career opportunities.

In this program, students will:

  • Get an up-close look at the Food & Beverage, Catering, Housekeeping, Guest Services and Sales & Marketing departments.
  • Review daily operations from maintenance to coordinating events to revenue management.
  • Feed their inspiration with lunch at The Kitchen restaurant, where they’ll learn from a professional chef about culinary arts and career opportunities.

Special FX

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF MOVIE MAKING AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ® Find out how the arts and sciences are used to create some of the most spectacular special effects in motion picture history—and what it took to re-create those effects in some of Universal Studios’ most popular attractions in this hands-on, interactive tour.

In this program, students will:

  • Uncover secrets of set design and construction at Revenge of the Mummy®.
  • Learn how make-up effects are created at Universal Horror Make-Up Show.
  • Get backstage access to our soundstages and production facilities.
  • Go on location to learn the importance of atmosphere through set design.

Behind the Adventure


Discover how science is involved in creating the world’s most technologically advanced theme park. Find out about real life applications of physics, technology, horticulture and general sciences which were used to design and build this state-of-the-art theme park.

In this program, students will:

  • Marvel at the technology used to make The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® so amazing.
  • Take a look “under the hood” at how The Incredible Hulk Coaster® launched.
  • Learn how we choose and care for the foliage throughout the park.

Why Choose Sonshine Tours?

Here at Sonshine Educational Tours, we take pride in getting to know each of these great destinations intimately, so that we can help you and your group to have such a good time you’ll want to come back to travel with us again and again!

We are able to do this because of the relationships that we have built up over time, and it is our pleasure to use this ability to serve groups of all types and sizes, so if you need more information or to receive a catalog, be sure to click here or above to contact us!

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