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Opened in 1999, Seuss Landing is part of the Universal Islands of Adventure theme park located in Orlando, Florida.

Seuss Landing was designed more for small children and their families. Containing attractions, shopping, restaurants, and costumed characters, it is one of six "islands" within the heavily-themed Islands of Adventure.

The island's design is based on Dr. Seuss's illustrations. Straight lines are few and far between, and Palm trees (curved from Hurricane Andrew) add to the effect.

Dr. Seuss's wacky mind also influences the background music. Typical instruments are accompanied by more exotic instruments, such as a hard strung with rubber bands. You could say anything, and everything on the island is Seuss-inspired.


You'll see characters around the park or together such as:


Designed for small children, Seuss Landing features five signature attractions (rides) based on Dr. Seuss's books. The headlining attraction is the Cat in the Hat ride, based on the popular book of the same name.


The Cat in the Hat Ride, one of Seuss Landing's most popular rides.

While less popular, Seuss Landing's other rides continue entertaining guests on the island. Similar to Disney World's "Dumbo" attraction, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish allows kids to ride the variety of fish illustrated in the classic book.

The island is further populated by the Caro-Seuss-el, the If I Ran the Zoo playground, and the fifteen-foot-tall High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride.

Restaurants and Etc.[]

Also adorning the island, Seuss Landing is filled with restaurants and shops, all based on Dr. Seuss's books. The four restaurants on the island include the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe, Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop, Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous, and Moose Juice Goose Juice. All restaurants are counter-service.

Similarly, shops take up much of the island. Four unique shops are exclusively located on the island: Mulberry Street Store, Cats, Hats & Things, Dr. Seuss's All the Books You Can Read, and Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers.

Rounding out a trip to Seuss Landing, you can also walk the Street of the Lifted Lorax, visit McElligott's Pool and the Zax Bypass, or stroll Sneetch Beach.

Seasonal Changes[]


Islands of Adventure was rethemed for Halloween Horror Nights, which was held from 2002 to 2005, and Seuss Landing changed along with it.

In 2002's "Islands of Fear" celebration, Seuss Landing became Boo-Ville, a dark and foggy world where the music was played backwards. The first noticeable detail was that no Seuss-related characters were present. This was because Audrey Geisel, widow of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), did not want to see the characters end up as the living dead. However, the description on the map said that every whos were locked up behind doors. Boo-Ville remained the same in 2003.

2004's Halloween Horror Nights XIV, while the island itself wasn't really re-themed, behind Seuss Landing was The Field of Screams, a haunted corn field.

During the final Halloween Horror Nights at Islands of Adventure in 2005, Seuss Landing and Toon Lagoon were uninhabited islands that only had fog and lasers. However, Seuss Landing was renamed North Hollow, and Toon Lagoon was renamed South Hollow.


During the holiday season, the island is transformed into Whoville for "GrinchMas" and made to look much like how the Grinch Stole Christmas. In addition, the Grinch, Max, and many of the residents of Whoville are seen throughout the island more than usual.


The Grinch pictured during Seuss Landing's "Grinchmas"