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

6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
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Ranked #8 of 116 Activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP), the newest of six islands inside Universal's Islands of Adventure (IOA), is a meticulously conceived and... more »
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit to Universal studios.The attention to detail is unbelievable.Even if you are not a fan .Roller coaster not for the faint hearted .The simulator at the castle well worth waiting an hour for .The kids loved the "Butterbeer" .Great day out .

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Being fans of the books we were looking forward to this park. It did not disappoint. The detail was incredible. The shops were unique and brought to life the story. You must visit if you are a fan. Hogwarts express was a blast but watch out for the 3D Quidditch ride at the school. It will really make you queasy... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip as we had to see the newly opened Diagon Alley and Gringotts. The detail that Universal has put into these parks is absolutely stunning. Frozen butterbeer is awesome. The ONLY downside is the volume of people, but it attests to its popularity,

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The new Harry Potter offering at Universal Orlando is right out of the movies. The rides are terrific, the fire breathing dragon is outrageous and the shops are full of every Harry Potter thing one could ever want.....just bring money. Visitors will need a 2 parks pass to ride the Hogwarts Express as it goes from one park to the... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have loved the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure since it opened a few years ago. However Universal have wisely opened the fabulous Diagon Alley in Universal Studios so that Harry Potter is served up in both parks. For diehards, who need to visit both Potter sections they'll need to buy a two park ticket (... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, absolutely love Harry Potter and this is amazing. The Harry Potter ride was brilliant, and the dragon rides were fab

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Your journey through this part of the park has you looking every which way to see the multitude of sights and sounds associated with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The only downside is that given how new and popular this portion of the park is, the waiting lines are interminable. Universal apparently offers some kind of "fast-pass" option like... More

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Freeport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Stayed at the Royal Pacific to take advantage of early access. However all three days the star attraction Escape from Gringotts had mechanical problems so by the time we were able to ride only once the lines had grown to 90 minute wait time. The ride itself is ok shorter than the forbidden journey. Reminded me of The Mummy a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

loved buying overpriced stamps and postcards to send to envious friends. THE QUIDDITCH RIDE WAS FANTASTIC!! This is a MUST for everyone. the warning signs had me worried. but it was wonderful and I did not get dizzy or anything they warned of.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful experience. We took our son for his 10th birthday. He is a huge Harry Potter fan and really enjoyed everything!

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