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“Potter fans - this is AWESOME!!!!!”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Ranked #1 of 442 things to do in Orlando
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We are super fantastical Harry Potter fans and I am an avid photographer.
This was like a dream come true many fold. Everyone who's seen the photos is going bananas about how amazing this place looks. The experience is something that photographs do not do justice, it has to be seen to be believed. It is amazing.
I loved the sound effects like the squealing mandrake in the shop window. I loved the sound of the washing pots in the window of The Three Broomsticks down the alleyway. Best of all had to be Moaning Myrtle in the ladies bathroom.
The rides are awesome, the butter beer is awesome, the whole place is amazing and it's a photographer's dream.
So so glad we skipped a day at Disney World to visit this place.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am a big Harry Potter fan, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter does not leave me wanting more. The experience is truly something out of the books and movies. The rides are great, as well as the shops. If you get a chance, I would recommend going to the Hogs Head tavern for butter beer as opposed to standing in long lines at the carts. And there is plenty of seating on the back patio as well. Also try the Hogs Head Ale, and don't forget to get the collectible cup as well.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We planned our 2 week holiday to the States around a trip here as we have a die hard 9 year old Harry Potter fan. As everyone has said, it is amazingly authentic. It feels as if you have been transported to Hogsmeade/Hogwarts. We went twice - once very early in the day as we had tickets that let us get in an hour before the gates officially opened, and then once again a few days later in the middle of the day. It was so much busier in the middle of the day so if you can do it, get there earlier. But no matter what, I think any HP fans will love this.
Highlights for us were Ollivanders, Butterbeer and the Three Broomsticks. The Forbidden Journey ride was amazing but our 9 year old was seriously scared by the Dementors - I saw plenty of younger kids though who weren't freaked out by it, so he may just be a sensitive soul!

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The whole Harry Potter section of IoA is really great. It consits of 3 or 4 rides, with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey being the one you want to hit first. It's housed inside Hogwarts Castle so the queue itself is an experience itself. The ride is a moving simulator across different rooms where you are faced with 360° imax movie screens. Great technology, bound to make you dizzy. But you'll enjoy it.

The othe rides are ok, but not very harry potter (the rollercoaster was built before and only renamed).
Explore the surroundings, shops and the whole family will have a great time here.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great ride....but i should have gone on it first as soon as i got into park...i worked my way to it....waiting 2 1/2 hours on line...what a mad house...do NOT bring anything as you cannot carry it and they make you check in lockers...another mad house! But will do it again!

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