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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Neighborhood: Florida Center
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Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-7640
Phone Number: +1 407-363-8000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Fantastic - too bad it's in Universal

I have never been to the Florida theme park thing before, so the only point of reference I have is Disneyland in California, which is great. In comparison, Universal is a genuine... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been to the Florida theme park thing before, so the only point of reference I have is Disneyland in California, which is great. In comparison, Universal is a genuine terrible letdown EXCEPT for Harry Potter. This was great - as a fan of the books (and the movies visually), the Harry Potter sections of Universal were fantastic.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, wow, wow! As soon as I saw the castle I was in awe. The replica is absolutely amazing! Highly recommend the visit. There is a lot to take in and HP fans will love this

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic. Both parts-Universal and Islands of adventure. True to the books. It seems like they thought of everything. Try a butter beer. The hog warts express was fun. The shops (wand shops especially) were a bit crowded, so try to hit this area first during your visit to the park.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

LOVED LOVED LOVED this part of the parks. The best part really. My mom and I entered the park early and ran straight here and rode the ride a couple of times... one of the rides actually broke down while we were on it and we were suspending in the air with a scary thing in front of us lol.... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly the main attraction was closed for refurbishment on our visit to Islands of Adventure. The rest of the attraction was open but this took the vanish off of our visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was fun for our family but we are not die hard Potter fans. We enjoyed two days in the parks so we could see all of it. It was fun to walk through both attractions. They have built an impressive replica of both the London town and Hogwart town. The ride in the castle may make you sick. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area is remarkably decorated to make you feel like you are in the book. Kudos to Universal for excellent sets but the 2 main rides are glorified simulators that only make you want to hurl! And the lines for them are always 1-2 hours at least! Would have much preferred an actual "ride" like the Fire & Ice revamp....too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Harry Potter World in September and it was magical. Everything comes to life. We are mid twenties and we felt like young kids going around. it feels like your in the movies itself. There is lots of shops to go in and have a look around aswell as rides and places to eat of get something like a... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coming from Scotland I can and do, always appreciate the harry potter ride at Universal. This will now be classed as an older ride but I will never missit out on any visit I do to the florida theme parks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow is all I can say! Universal done Harry Potter proud, it was done brilliant! We got to go on the train, go through 93/4 and walked around the castle! It was excellent! There was people of all ages dressed up. You can buy wand and there are interactive activities throughout the world that you can take part in! It... More 

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