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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 112 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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed offsite, so despite arriving before the park opening, others staying onsite were able to get in an hour earlier and the wait for Gringotts at 0900 was already 2 hours. My preschooler and I explored the area (including souvenir shopping and ice cream) while the other parent and kid went on the ride. (Note: some of the t-shirts... More

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We just came back this week after visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. We enjoyed the movie. The setting they created at Universal is excellent however we felt too high priced and over-rated. We paid close to $150.00 a piece for a one day pass to Universal to view the Harry Potter set-up. We went to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

as a massive harry potter fan, I believed it was almost impossible to live up to the books, but I was wrong. the first glimpse of the castle you get, is the tip of the turrets when you come into the park. the castle, while not lifesize, has wonderful detail and it houses a spectacular ride, harry potter and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Now I have been to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for the past 2 decades or so, typically at least once every two years, sometimes more than twice in one year...its a family thing. I can honestly say that I have never been as immersed in a theme park experience as I was walking through Diagon Alley. It feels... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Honestly, we are huge Disney fans. We love every part of Disney World, and decided this year to visit Universal Studios and IOA instead. Congrats to Universal! By adding Gringott's, Diagon Alley and the train, Universal has managed to capture some of the magic that makes Disney so special. Universal and IOA have always had great rides, but not a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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105 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Let me begin by saying that I am not a Harry Potter fan. This place is impressive. The little town is beautiful. The rides were awesome! They have an express train that connects both parks for those with a combo ticket. A definite must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is not to be missed, especially Diagon alley and the train. We spent ages wandering around both bits

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent adventure. Six hours to complete both parks. Be sure to look a the scenery. There are hidden finds that you may experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Bummer that you have to purchase park to park tickets to both theme parks to see all of Harry Potter + ride the Hogwart's Express. Gringott's was really cool and the goblins on the way to the ride were really authentic looking! Def worth it for HP fans!

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Lavaca, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My Family has always loved Harry Potter. Now that they have a place to go and see all of the things that were in the movies is an absolute joy! My Family enjoyed the Butter Beer! They said to me just the other day, I sure am craving Butter Beer. It was great place to see and take a family.... More

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