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 six "islands" within the heavily-themed Islands of Adventure.

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

The background music is also influenced by the wacky mind of Dr. Seuss. Normal 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.


Designed for small children, Seuss Landing features five signature attractions (rides) based on Dr. Suess's books. The headlining attraction being 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.

Seuss Landing's other rides, while not as popular, continue to entertain 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.

Further populating the island is 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, these too based on Dr. Seuss's books. The four restaurants of the island include the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe, Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop, Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous, and the Moose Juice Goose Juice. All restaurants are counter-service.

Similarly, shops take up much of the island. Four unique shops are exlusively located in the island: Mulberry Street Store, Cats, Hats & Things, Dr. Suess' 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, or stroll the Sneetch Beach.

Seasonal Changes


During the Holiday season, the island is transformed into Whoville for "GrinchMas", and is made to look much similar to that of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In addition, the Grinch, Max, and many of the residents of Whoville, are seen throughout the island moreso than usual.

The Grinch pictured during Seuss Landing's "Grinchmas"


Islands of Adventure was re-themed for the Halloween Horror Nights, where the event was held during 2002 through 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 character 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, on the description on the map, it said that every whos were locked 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.

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