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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one...
There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: Transformers The Ride-3D. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.
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In heaven!

I am a massive Harry Potter fan and have in fact visited the attraction twice, both times I think I am in heaven. The first time that I visited it was around Christmas time and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

I am a massive Harry Potter fan and have in fact visited the attraction twice, both times I think I am in heaven. The first time that I visited it was around Christmas time and everywhere was so nicely decorated you literally think you've fallen out of reality and into the book/film. The attractions in the area are brilliant. I... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

It's a living experience into Harry Potter's world! Almost magical. The scenary is so perfectly staged that you become a character also. You can spend hours hip-hopping from one Universal Studio to another, without leaving the Harry Potter theme. Lovely!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The new ride is good. The train ride Is great. Make sure you ride it bioth ways, it is different each way. You do have to buy the two parks passes to ride the train My huaband liked the first Harry Potter ride better. You must have a butter beer. It cost 6.00, my husband I shared one and it... More 

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Alton, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of the books or movies, this is a MUST SEE! Every detail from the butter beer & chocolate frogs to the wands and everything Hogwarts is AMAZING!

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Burton, MI.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Loved the whole atmosphere. Food and service were excellent. The place was very family friendly. Would definitely recommend it!

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Otley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We have tried to see this part of Universal for FOUR years now but still not managed it. The whole area is too compact, far too busy and you just get swept along with the crowds. We have managed to get a glimpse at a few prices though for items such as wands (mass produced plastic) and cloaks - take... More 

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BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

So, i think i might be the only person ever to visit the New Harry Potter world at Universal Studios and NOT think it's the most amazing thing i have ever seen... Don't get me wrong, the detail is amazing, the accuracy of book to world is bang on. however, that said, we rushed to get to the Gringott's bank... More 

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Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I loved the setup of Diagon Alley and the stores and such. I only had 4 hours to spend there so I definitely need to go back. The butter beer was a nice and different taste. I really enjoyed the train ride from one side to the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A must do in Universal Studios! Be warned the swag is expensive! A robe is $110.00 and wands are $35-45. Even the Butter Beer was $11 for a souvenir cup :( Lines can be long in the afternoon so try to get there early.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Nothing was overlooked in this amazing recreation of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley. It truly blew my whole family away.

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