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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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Great Personification of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade

I loved the spirit of this themed area of Universal. It did really feel like you had walked from the station in London into Harry's World. I think no one does theme parks better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I loved the spirit of this themed area of Universal. It did really feel like you had walked from the station in London into Harry's World. I think no one does theme parks better than Disney, but this was very convincing and fun.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Absolutly fantástic! Had such a good time and the new park showcasing Diagon Alley is incredible. Lots to do, lots to shop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The magic wands and the great ride in the bank gringotts lots of twist and turns. The ice cream shop was very busy and had a line stretching outside of the shop because of this we decided to opt out of ice cream on the very hot summer day. Lots of twists and turns just wish for more shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You feel like you've stepped right into the books or movies. There is something for everyone whether its rides, food, shops or just the fantastic scenery. The Night bus is amazing as is the Gringotts ride. Make sure you go straight back for your bag if its in a locker or you will end up getting charged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Once you get in there, it immediately makes you feel like part of Harry Potter's history. All the Wizarding World seems to be reality. It was made of such accuracy that makes any people feel like one of the wizard's apprentice. The buildings, central station,Hogwarts Express, the streets and alleys, Hogsmead, the gardens, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Castle are all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Even though kid stuff, both of the Harry Potter areas were great. Very realistic layout and feel to match the movies.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Anyone who loves Harry Potter will really enjoy all Universal has to offer when it comes to Harry Potter. Even those who have never seen a movie will enjoy it, although they will have a great appreciation if they have seen the movies or read the books. The worlds created by J K Rowling come to life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

These were probably the best attractions, in what we thought was the best park. The detail, 3D imagery and experience was well worth - recommend you 'definitely' get your Fast Pass though !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went in early dec 2013 I think & we dint have to que so went on a few times. Great park much better then Disney Hollywood studios!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As life-long and die-hard HP fans, my husband and I had been looking forward to our trips to Harry Potter world probably the most and had built up massive expectations of the place. It certainly didn't disappoint! The details that the creators have gone to are absolutely mind-blowing, and we had an amazing experience there. The rides are awesome, and... More 

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