Thrill Park

Universal's Islands of Adventure is a $2.5 billion triumph of drama and design. Get set for a wild ride, Disney

In the pre-show line for the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, visitors to Universal's Islands of Adventure learn that the Sinister Syndicate has hijacked the Statue of Liberty. Who can save her, and give the customers a six-minute jolt that will be worth every bit of the $42 they've paid for a day at Orlando's newest theme park? Only Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.

On this stunning, pummeling ride, visitors are strapped into a "scoop" (cab) that twists and lurches in the dark while 3-D images of destruction explode from 25 large movie screens to the accompaniment of cunning fire and water effects....

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