The best ride in all of Orlando would have to be The Amazing Adentures of Spider-man. Not only is Spider-man a very cool character the ride combines fantastic technology with a great storyline and real effects. Wile the ride does have 3d it also moves within a large set. We rode it twice in quick succession and found lots more to look at the second time around.
A new area in Islands of Adventure has recently opened known as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The area is very well themed and allows you to taste some of the foods in the books and purchase authentic sovieniors. The main attraction in this area is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. This ride also combines real life action with screen projections. The ride setup is that you are taking a tour of the school, and the theming in the queue is excellent and includes some clever effects like indoor snow and talking portraits.
There is also an area known as Sueuss’ Landing and includes rides, food and shops themed on Dr Sueuss’ books. While it is primarily a kids area, it is still fun for fans, such as myself.