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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
Phone Number: 4073638000
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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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Forbidden journey is the best

I went on Harry Potter and the forbidden journey with some trepidation - I am not a fan of whizzy rides - but this is absolutely fantastic. The special effects are just so so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went on Harry Potter and the forbidden journey with some trepidation - I am not a fan of whizzy rides - but this is absolutely fantastic. The special effects are just so so clever - if you can just relax and go with it, even the most cautious will really enjoy this. The walk-in is also really really good... More 

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Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Loved it - can't wait for a revisit in September. We visited as an adult couple (40-50) and had a whale of a time. Love the butterbeer (just like cream soda) and also the pumpkin juice. The ride in the castle (sorry bad memory) is fab, sadly the queue was really short! but we were able to stroll through and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing! Even if you aren't a huge Harry Potter fan you'll love it! Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley were the most visited places on our trip to Universal Studios. The attention to detail in everything was fantastic. Will definitely go back!

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying I know absolutely nothing about Harry Potter books/movies. My daughters and boyfriend went here first without us. My 24 year old daughter bought her wand, cast her spells, rode Hogwarts Express and loved it. Later in the day my curiosity got to me so my daughter gave me a quick tour there for about an... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went to both parks at universal studios and visited both parts of Harry potter. Both parts are really cool even if you are not really familiar with the Harry Potter movies or books. It's even more exciting if you know the movies and books so you can recognize the different stores such as the wand store where you can... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

That may sound odd but it's true. It's a great place to catch up on the phenomena but I think it would have been a lot better placed in England. Also the castle etc should be a place you can explore separate to the ride. As there's a lot to take in and standing in a cue for the ride... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is nearly a full day on its own. nestled into Univesal Studios the world of Harry Potters Hogwarts comes into view as you round the corner form dinosar land or the mythical kingdom. The snow covered roof hid a wide variety of shops and stores. Eat in the three Broom sticks for atmosphere and... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing!! Diagon Alley was so realistic, I expected to bump into Hagrid any minute! You could go into the shops, and have the full experience of buying your wand at Ollivanders, or a golden snitch or broomstick in the Quiditch shop. Try the Butterbeer at the Leaky Cauldren, or change some money at Gringotts. It's so wonderful, the dragon... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As a Harry Potter fan I was really looking forward to this experience. I was not disappointed. The two simulation rides, the train ride, Hogsmead, everything was very authentic. This was my "top 3" at Universal.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great the kids loved it. It is well done and mesmorising. Shame about the fake English accents though! But it is a highlight of Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

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