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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 #7 of 113 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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have visited Universal many times before, and the space devoted to Harry Potter always felt "tight". Not any more. The new section within the original Universal Studios that contains Diagon Alley is simply superb. The detailing is first class, and the interaction now between folks with wands and items on the street and in the shop windows is well... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved the Forbidden Journey ride when it opened and still do. We were looking forward to experiencing Escape From Gringotts. We were a bit disappointed - not as good as Forbidden Journey in our view and the queues were (understandably) enormous and it broke down for nearly 2 hours whilst we were in line. Diagon Alley is superb... More

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

what I liked every thing what I did not like you cannot ride on the new train if you do not have tickets for the two parks

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Best day ever, the whole section of Harry Potter was true to the book and so fascinating. The rides were all brilliant and we didn't have a long wait time for any. If you are a Potter fan then definitely purchase a Universal PARK TO PARK ticket so you can go on the Hogwarts express, there is no other way... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

this spot is just plain amazing. so much fun, authentic to movie and book. employees totally in to it and acting out the entire day. food and drink are awesome...great experience for harry potter fans and non fans alike.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Riding the Hogwarts Express was fun and an excellent way of quick travel between the two parks: Universal Island & Universal Studios.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Okay first of all i am a disney college program and i dnt have a car so i need public transportation to get there. In Sea world and other attraction the lynx leave you very near the park but in universal they leave you outside property and in the other street, so you have to cross the street and then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One of the best parts of my trip! I simply loved the Harry Potter cities - Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. The express train was very fun too! Perfect and a must go!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I think everyone in Florida is clammering to go to the new Harry Potter-Diagon Alley section at Universal Studios because when I went at opening time to the castle at IoA, there was only a 30 minute wait time for the Forbidden Journey. Less than 5 minute wait time for the Flight of the Hippogriff. Score! By the time we... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Even if you are not a Harry Potter fan you will like this. The castle is amazing just make sure you put bags, etc. in ;the free lockers or you will have to get out of line and store your things but they let someone in your party save your spot for you. The shops and street scene are great.... More

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