The Wizarding World of Harry Potter spans two theme parks within Universal Orlando Resort, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. The first phase, in Islands of Adventure, opened in 2010 and the second phase, in Universal Studios Florida, opened in 2014. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, is the main attraction. It is part of a recreation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and takes riders on a journey through Harry Potter’s wizarding world. There are many other attractions here as well, such as Dragon Challenge, which is a pair of inverted roller coasters, and Flight of the Hippogriff, a more family-oriented roller coaster.
Throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter there are many shops that let you experience what it is like to be a wizard. You can have a wand choose you at Ollivanders, get some candy at Honeydukes, learn some jokes and tricks at Zonko’s Joke Shop, and get a meal at the Three Broomsticks, where you can get a glass of the famous Butterbeer.
Fanatics and casual fans alike all love The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Filled with awe inspiring animatronics that bring Diagon Alley to life, replicas of the famous places in the series, and fun filled rides, you will really feel like you are in Harry Potter’s wizarding world. For those who live up north, escaping to the wizard world is a great place to head to get out the cold and into a magical place!
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