14 Things to Experience at Seuss Landing in Universal Orlando

Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando brings the imagination and creativity of Dr. Seuss to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park. Twisty-turned trees, bright colors and all the beloved characters are waiting for you and your family to explore at this Dr. Seuss land at the Universal Orlando Resort.

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Seuss Landing is a themed land inside Islands of Adventure park. Islands of Adventure is one of two parks at the Universal Orlando Resort. The other park is Universal Studios. Each park has its own pros and cons but if you are looking for Dr. Seuss themed fun you need to plan a stop at Seuss Landing.

Seuss Landing: Dr. Seuss Land at Islands of Adventure

entrance to seuss landing
Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Dr. Seuss World in the Middle of Orlando

In 2017 we had our first visit to Universal Orlando Resort as a family. (We stayed at the amazing Cabana Bay Beach Resort!) My kids were tall enough and old enough to experience most of the attractions and I couldn’t wait to show them Seuss Landing.

Every visit I discover new details in Seuss Landing, but we have family favorites that always make our “must-see/must-do” list.

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Seuss Landing Experiences Your Family Must Do

  1. Ride the Caro-Seuss-el™
  2. Say Hello & Meet Your Favorite Seuss Characters
  3. Stroll Through a Truffula Tree Forest
  4. Take a Spin on The Cat in the Hat
  5. Stop to Shop
  6. Try to Stay Dry on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  7. Enjoy a Refreshing Beverage from Moose Juice, Goose Juice
  8. Enjoy a Birds Eye View of Seuss Landing aboard the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
  9. Run Around and Play at the If I Ran The Zoo™ Play Area
  10. Take a Picture Under the Zax by Pass
  11. Have Lunch Inside Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous™
  12. Help Horton the Elephant
  13. Eat at Green Eggs & Ham
  14. Visit during Grinchmas

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Ride the Caro-Seuss-el™

Hop aboard many of the colorful and favorite Seuss characters as you ride this family fun carousel. Children of all ages can ride but those under 48 inches must be supervised by an adult.

There are fun surprises as you ride like Horton the Elephant in the center protecting his egg and animals you can animate by moving their reigns. This is a ride the entire family can enjoy.

seuss landing carousel

Say Hello & Meet Your Favorite Seuss Characters

Our family loves to meet beloved characters when we visit any theme park and a visit to Seuss Landing is not any different. The characters are very accessible and come out at scheduled times through out the day. We have never waited in very long lines to meet the characters and have always had an opportunity to meet everyone we wanted.

Character appearances can change but currently you can meet: the Lorax, Sam I Am, the Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, and Thing 1 & Thing 2. During the holidays you can also meet Grinch is his Santa costume.

lorax at seuss landing

Stroll Through a Truffula Tree Forest

I love the message of the Lorax and you can take a short walk through the trees enjoying little surprises along the path.

seuss landing truffula trees

The Cat in the Hat Ride at Seuss Landing

Board a “couch” and take a ride through the story of The Cat in the Hat. Children must be 36 inches to ride and those under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult. The Cat in the Hat is a fun ride that highlights all your favorite parts of the story.

seuss landing cat and the hat

Stop to Shop

There are a few gift shops through out Seuss Landing. My favorite is All the Books You Can Read. It has a huge assortment of Dr. Seuss themed gifts as well as many of your favorite books.

seuss landing shopping

Try to Stay Dry on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Hop on a fish and ride on this classic spin ride. Be sure to listen if you want to stay dry. The song tells you which way to move your fish(up or down). This will save you from getting wet from the fish that surround the ride.

seuss landing one fish two fish red fish blue fish

Enjoy a Refreshing Beverage from Moose Juice, Goose Juice

This quick stop has snacks and drinks including Moose Juice and Goose Juice. We tried the Moose Juice(Orange flavored) and the Goose Juice(Sour Apple) on our last visit. The votes were split among our family on what was best. The Goose Juice was very sour!

seuss landing moose juice

Enjoy a Birds Eye View of Seuss Landing aboard the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride

This is a slow train ride that goes over and around Seuss Landing. There are two different tracks and you never know which one you will experience. Be sure to look out into the lagoon for Sneetches on the beaches. Children must be 36inches to ride and they do offer Child Swap if needed. The lines for this can get long so be sure to ride it in the morning.

high in the sky trolley seuss landing

Run Around and Play at the If I Ran The Zoo™ Play Area

Let your kids run around and explore the If I Ran the Zoo™ play area where they can discover new characters and some water fun. There is one entrance and one exit to this area. I suggest walking through as a family and then giving your kids time in each area to play.

if i ran the zoo

Take a Picture Under the Zax by Pass

The Zax by Pass is a fun photo-op in Seuss Landing. When you enter Seuss Landing go directly to your left and follow the path. Green Eggs and Ham eatery will be on your right.

This will lead you to the Zax by Pass. You can continue along the path and will exit near Moose Juice, Goose Juice. There are also restrooms located at the end of the path.

Zax by Pass

Have Lunch Inside Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous™

Escape the Florida heat inside the Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous™ for lunch under the circus tent. The menu offers pizza, chicken platters, and spaghetti in this quick service eatery. The kids will enjoy the chance to see the High in the Sky Trolley go through the restaurant and all the fun details inside.

seuss landing circus mcgurkus

Help Horton the Elephant

This is another awesome photo-op located outside the Cat in the Hat gift shop. Sit in the nest that Horton has to keep his egg safe. It is a great place to take a quick family picture! I wrote a post about our favorite photo-ops at Universal Orlando that you can read here.

Horton the Elephant

Eat at Green Eggs & Ham

Greens Eggs & Ham has never been open on our visits until our most recent visit in December 2019. If it is open on your visit I suggest you give it a try. The menu is below and we really enjoyed our lunch. Hopefully they keep this open year round.

green eggs and ham at seuss landing

Visit During Grinchmas

If you can visit Universal during the Christmas holiday make a point to explore Seuss Landing during Christmas. They decorate with all the Grinchy spirit and it is a really fun holiday event. Check out our full review of visiting Universal during Christmas.

Seuss Landing is a fun addition to your day at Islands of Adventure. There is so much to do and see that your family could easily spend the morning exploring. We like to set aside time each visit to slowly explore Seuss Landing and it is a family favorite every visit to Islands of Adventure.

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