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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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Most magical place alive

A brilliant atmosphere, you really feel magical! The greatest attractions are Ollivanders and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. I recommend getting there as early as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A brilliant atmosphere, you really feel magical! The greatest attractions are Ollivanders and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. I recommend getting there as early as possible in order to beat the queue's. Overall, a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful place!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit but were frustrated that Escape from Gringotts was shut down for long periods both days we were at Universal. Especially given the ticket prices, the fact that we could not experience one of the two Harry Potter rides was a big disappointment. The re-creation of Diagon Alley is well done, and so is the train ride.

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Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fulfilled all the desires of my inner HP nerd (and my son's too!) I did like Universal's better but both combined are the ultimate experience. The Hogwart's Express was awesome, the Butterbeer (frozen or ice cream) was delicious, the interactive wands are totally worth it so the kids can do "spells" around both Harry Potter parks. All in all, it... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing. You must visit, even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan. The buildings and stores are fascinating. It's a totally different atmosphere. Takes you into the magical world. Love the costumes of the staff.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You are stepping right into Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, Hogwart's. All of your favorites are there. The Hogwart's Express that takes you from one park to another is fabulous. I paid extra for the Express option and found it to be totally worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went in April 2014. The quality of the 'set' is amazing and the experience is a must for all Harry Potter fans. The only downside is that is is so so busy, but then that's to be expected, especially at that time of year. Go on the ride in the castle it is so much fun, even for someone... More 

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Cordele, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have not read or watched any of the Harry Potter stories, but it was a pretty neat place to visit. I was traveling with a huge Harry Potter fan and I could see the looks in her eyes and all the fans that were there that they were mystified and amazed with how Orlando had captured his story. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the precision of the harry potter world is incredible ! line ups r long but worth it ! bring a packsac with water bottles, water bottles r 5 $ each ! familly of 4 wanting water regularly will brake the bank !

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You HAVE to see Diagon Alley, it cannot get more real than this. The crew, setup, performances, cosplayers enhances your experience. Make sure you go to see Olivander's Wand selection scene. Its right next to the Olivander's shop. Now if you are seriously thinking of buying a wand I would recommend buying a digital wand as it will enable you... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The ride simulator is the best ride in islands of adventure. Do not miss this ride. Sooo worth seeing. Loved it all. It's amazing for all ages. You need at least 3 days at the 2 universal parks.

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