The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Alan
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Incredible
Oct 2020
Harry Potter wizarding world was an easy five out of five from start to finish. The park is Disney esque and everything is perfectly harmonised. Rides were fun, park was clean, staff helpful, food range was good.
Written October 9, 2020
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wdl
Sunnyvale, CA492 contributions
Awesome area, overrated ride
Dec 2019
We haven't been to Universal for a long time so finally we decided to check the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We are a family of 4 (2 teens) and visited Universal the week between Christmas and New Year. Here are our impressions
- the recreation of Hogsmeade is quite impressive, you feel like you are in the movie, not much to do other than shop but it is worth to stroll the area
- the first day we visited Hogsmeaded was the 26th, it was a (very) cold and rainy day, so did the Harry Potter ride in the castle. The wait was only 30 minutes by 9am but it grew longer throughout the day.
- the Harry Potter ride is fine - the reproduction of the castle is nice, but the ride itself felt a bit overrated and somehow outdated (technology wise)
- the second day, the 27th, the rides for Harry Potter had a wait of about 3 hours (the weather was no longer rainy). We decided to go to other Universal attractions, and then watch the show of lights at night. By then, there is a line to get into Hogsmeade - in fact, you can't do much by that time because of the show, so plan your visit before 5pm
- the show of lights is fine and it is worth watching, but it is also ok to skip if the lines are too long
- our teens wanted to try "butter beer." It tastes like vanilla cream soda, or like root beer float without root beer. It's ok.
- souvenir stores are actually nice but you will be able to find the same items in the large store in the exit of the park

So, super cool area, felt like in the movie. The rides and attractions are fine, but lines are long, and I wouldn't mind missing them if the lines are 3 hour long.
Written October 3, 2020
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MichaelLong1963
Colorado Springs, CO337 contributions
A Must Experience for any Harry Potter Fan!
Oct 2019
They did a great job of replicating the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios in Orlando. I wouldn't consider myself a big Harry Potter fan and my family really enjoyed this attraction. The details that you will notice especially for big fans of this character.

When you step into this area you will feel like you stepped into one of the Harry Potter movies. It has everything you would want and can imagine. The Hogwarts Castle is unbelievable! I would recommend riding and checking out every ride and attraction and they also have live performers (check the map for times of the shows). They offer beverages and snacks that you will recognize from the movies.

When you step inside this world expect a lot of people and long lines unfortunately but you won't be disappointed after each experience. The cost into Universal is worth it to a true fan of Harry Potter just to get the full experience of this area alone. Plus you get to check out everything else Universal has to offer (once it opens back up due to the virus).

No better way to experience Harry Potter than visiting the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter." If you go you won't regret it!
Written August 22, 2020
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lilianasmith
Brazil32 contributions
Harry Potter world
Sep 2019
Fantastic place, when you visit make sure you take a lot of money because you are going to want to buy everything !!! It is very tidy and the lines move fast, do not forget your cameras as there are unique spaces for photographs and do not miss the night show!
It is better to buy your ticket online it is cheaper, Super recommended !!!
Written June 17, 2020
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rmrincon
Austin, TX119 contributions
Amazing, but crowded
Jan 2020
This section of Universal Studios was the most crowded section during our time at the park. Understandably so, because it is amazing. But it was frustrating to try to work our way around that area. They do a good job in managing the crowds in the stores, which did help. We got to ride the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride twice because it stopped part-way through. One of our favorite rides at the park. Make sure to try the butterbeer!
Written May 27, 2020
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AmazingGracie17
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Great for Harry Potter Fans
Mar 2020
If you love the Harry Potter books and movies you will really enjoy this part of the universal studios park. Good recreations of the movie scenes, and it's great seeing many of the visitors dressed in the "house" cloaks like the hogwarts students. Great selection of gifts for the fans.
Written April 29, 2020
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BellaFella82
Union City, NJ203 contributions
disappointed
Feb 2020
As a huge Harry Potter fan, this place is a bit disappointing especially after visiting the one in Florida. If you have gone to the Florida one, don't waste your time here.
Written March 31, 2020
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ascot35
Camelford, UK53 contributions
Great Fun
Mar 2020
We did enjoy this visit. The ride is really good. Great if you are a child. We are an older generation and we enjoyed it just as much.
Written March 29, 2020
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Kaylee Olson
Kirkland, WA6 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2019
Late in the evening is when you need to hit this ride because the lines are super short and the rides are super fun i would go there again and again.
Written March 19, 2020
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Jeffrey C
Toronto, Canada78 contributions
Great Experience
Nov 2019
The entire experience from walking up to the ride, the line up and ride itself was amazing. Definitely make sure you make time to enjoy it. Well worth it.
Written March 17, 2020
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