“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high-fliers who soar to high heights.” – Dr. Seuss’Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Is there a more iconic children’s author than Dr. Seuss? His rhymes are unmistakable, his characters and stories unforgettable. It’s no surprise his words inspired a whole colorful land inUniversal’s Islands of Adventure.
As soon as you enter the whimsical arches ofSeuss Landing, look up and you’ll seeThe High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! winding above it all. Start (or end) your story with a Sneetch-eyed view of the land. It’s anespeciallypicturesque panorama during the holidays when all theWhosdecorate the land forGrinchmas.
FUN FACT: You can see characters from the many Dr. Seuss children’s books throughout the land. See how many of them you can spot from above.
The trolley seems to weave all around Seuss Landing, so the question is: where does it begin? If you’re coming from Port of Entry — the area where you enter Islands of Adventure — walk pastCaro-Seuss-el, thenCircus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, and it’ll be on your right. If you’re coming from The Lost Continent, it’s on your left pastMoose Juice, Goose Juice.
A twirling double-decker sign with the ride name and an illustration of the trolley marks the entrance to the ride. You’ll see towering, twisting tubes of different shapes and colors reminiscent of Sylvester McMonkey McBean’s Star-On Machine (say that three times fast) from Dr. Seuss’ 1961 classicThe Sneetches. You’ll enter through the tunnel marked SNEETCHES IN (see if you can spot the smaller OUT tube near the ride entrance).
As you walk through the queue and up a ramp to the ride platform, you’ll see a retelling of the story of the Sneetches through a series of illustrated panels taken directly from Dr. Seuss’ book. Each panel shows how the Sneetches finally come to learn that “Sneetches are Sneetches and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches”.
PRO TIP: If you tend to like to skip to the end of a book, take advantage ofUniversal Express Unlimitedand skip the regular lines.
这架缓缓移动的电车在苏斯岛梦幻的游乐设施和建筑上空盘旋了几分钟，你还可以欣赏到冒险岛的其他美景。它会加快速度并改变海拔高度，但对于36英寸及以上的孩子不应该太剧烈(48岁以下的孩子需要有一个监督的同伴陪伴)。For really little ones or adults who choose not to ride, there isChild Swapavailable.
你可以在两条不同的轨道上乘坐两辆电车，每辆车有五节车厢，每排两辆。One of the tracks even goes through Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous (that’s my personal favorite since I love to people-watch/Who看)。影片中有几段不同的骑行原声带，灵感都来自苏斯博士富有想象力的故事。一个人在复述关于飞贼的感人故事。另一种是通过一些你最喜欢的苏斯人物和故事来练习abc。还有一个教你重复越来越愚蠢的声音，在“狂热的，超级可靠的，声音一样的全天候语音快车”。
You never know what track you’ll go on or what soundtrack you’ll be experiencing, which means you’ve gotta ride this at least two or three times. Regardless, you’ll want to stow any loose articles like purses or umbrellas at your feet before the ride begins ‘cause it’s a long way down when you’re high in the sky.
FUN FACT:There are rooftop scenes and characters only visible from the ride. See if you can spot the Sneetches on the beaches. There’s even one in the water!
The ride is conveniently right bySnookers and Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers, perfect if you’ve worked up an appetite from your high-flying journey or if you want to snack while you’re in line. There are clear tubes of colorful candy, homemade fudge in a variety of flavors, caramel apples, baked goods, and other delicious treats.
Favorite Pre-Ride Snack:The roasted cinnamon sugar cashews.
Favorite Post-Ride Snack: It’s a tie for me between a brookie (a brownie with a chocolate chip cookie in the middle — aka, two of the best desserts combined into one) at Snookers and Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers and a sundae on a stick from the nearbyHop on Pop Ice Cream Shop.
When you’re done with your treat, look for one of the trash cans labeled with the memorable quote from Dr. Seuss’The Lorax:“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”.
After your sky-high journey with the Sneetches, catch a retelling of some of your Seuss favorites atOh! The Stories You’ll Hear!. See familiar faces including The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, Sam-I-Am from Green Eggs and Ham, The Grinch and Lorax act out their tales. You may even get a chance to meet them after the show. DownloadThe Official Universal Orlando Resort Appto see the latest showtimes and find out when yourfavorite characterswill be around.
If you don’t want your story to end when you leave Islands of Adventure, bring home some of your favorite Seuss stories fromAll the Books You Can Read. And if you want all the Things (including One and Two), head toCats, Hats and Things主题玩具、礼物和t恤。
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride offers one of the best views in all of Universal Orlando Resort. With two ride tracks looping around Seuss Landing, multiple fun soundtracks and so many details to see from above, it’s a new adventure every time you ride.
What is the coolest thing you’ve spotted from The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride? Let us know in the comments below!
Great read Louise, you can’t beat the brownie with a chocolate chip cookie in the middle
A wonderful article to represent a wonderful ride! Nothing beats Who-watching in Circus McGurkus’ tent… except maybe Sneetch-watching from down below!
And away we go! My husband and I brought our children here in the 90s and now we bring our grandchildren. What great memories riding on the train.
My four year old son’s favorite ride! His goal is to ride it 100 times in one day. I think our record is only 12, but he’s still excited to try each time we go!
You can do it! We believe in you!