8 Fun Facts About Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

by siera

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Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a great area for families with little ones and those who are still young at heart. This colorful, whimsical area can draw you in to relive some of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Whether you are a huge fan of Seuss Landing or are just planning to check it out someday, these eight fun facts should help!

1. Zax ByPass

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Just past the entrance of Seuss Landing, two stubborn Zax refuse to move out of each other’s intended path. They have been standing off since before anyone can remember, so naturally the world was built around them. Follow their tracks in the cement throughout the island for additional Seuss bonuses.

2. Dr. Seuss Sighting

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The main man himself made an appearance in a picture perfect spot. Dr. Seuss is located on Mulberry Street, behind the police motorcycle photo opportunity.

There are three men on the wall in the background, and Dr. Seuss is on the far left. I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve taken here and had no idea he was in the background. Sneaky, sneaky.

3. No Straight Lines

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Dr. Seuss’s illustrations were known for their curved or slanted lines. With that as inspiration, the designers at Universal Creative curved every single line they could in Seuss Landing.

4. Sneetch Beach

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From the book The Sneetches and Other Stories, Sneetch Beach is located near the waterfront of Seuss Landing. At this quiet area, you’ll be able to spot the yellow long-necked characters taking a dip in the water.

Need a reminder of the story? Jump on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride and you’ll be caught up in no time.

5. Twisted Palm Trees

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While exploring, you might notice that something is up with the palm trees—they’re bent or twisted in funky, unnatural ways.

These trees were specially brought in from the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida when building the land. Thank you, Mother Nature, for your contribution to Seuss Landing!

6. The Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendus

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There’s more than meets the eye at this circus. Stop in to grab a quick bite to eat, and marvel the fearless characters hanging from the ceiling. The tent was inspired from the mind of Morris McGurk in If I Ran the Circus. Every once and a while, make sure to wave at those passing above on the Trolley Train Ride.

7. Perfect Photo Op

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Another legendary photo opportunity is located just behind The Cat, Hat, and Things Store. The famous egg from Horton and the Egg is always looking for some volunteers to keep it warm.

Go ahead and take a seat on the egg for Maisie the Lazy Bird. I’ll make sure to let you know if hatches anytime soon.

8. The Lorax’s House

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No trip to Seuss Landing is complete without visiting the Lorax. Swing by his household to listen through the pipes about the story of the endangered Truffula trees. If you wander past his house, you’ll approach a healthy grove of trees. I know that makes the Lorax very happy.

I hope these fun facts give you a new thing one or two to check out on your next trip, because a whole adventurous storybook world waits for you. Visit for yourself and be prepared for Seuss Landing to blow your mind, because this silly and creative land is truly one-of-a-kind.

What’s your favorite part of Seuss Landing? Let me know in the comments below.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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