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“must go place for Harry's fans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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US$ 63.99*
and up
Blue Man Group Show at Universal Orlando Resort
Ranked #1 of 419 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“must go place for Harry's fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

this place is amazing! just like a dream come true for harry potter's fans. feel like you're in a harry's world. there's 2 sections which is hogwarts castle and hogsmeade.
the hogwarts castle is huge and looks so real with the special effects. must try the ride inside the castle. u won't regret it! feels like you're following harry's journey by riding a broomstick. thrilling yet fun! but my suggestion, if u visit island of adventure, do this thing first coz otherwise, u're gonna wait 1.5 hours for the very long line and you have to pay for the locker charge.
hogsmeade village is very interesting. everything about harry potter things, u can find those there. magic wand, food stuff. they make the shop very similar with the book description.
try the butterbeer. they have like a small kiosks in hogsmeade area but usually is packed of people and very long line. if u don't wanna wait, just go to Hog's Head restaurant next to the entrance. less waiting, same price.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“TOO CROWDED”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

too crowded and long lines for everything You need to spend the whole day in lines to visit this area. Great reproductions of the movie and book though

Visited April 2012
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Cork
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“Magic (Pardon the pun)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

I generally am afraid of heights so rollercoasters are a no go!
But i got so caught up in the Harry Potter experience i graduated from the smaller, Flight of the Hippogrif (excuse my spelling) to the dualling Dragons, it is the most authentic experience you could wish for.

Don't forget to try thr butter beer, but sup slowly, or the dreaded brain freeze will set in

Visited November 2011
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Pacific City, Oregon
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“Transported to Hogwarts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

It's a fun time and they did a great job of replicating the Harry Potter experience

Visited April 2012
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“Harry did NOT disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The entire world of Harry Potter was everything I expected and more. The rides were intense, the food was yummy and the wand experience at Ollivander's was exceptional. I think the only bad side was in the wand shop. We waited 45 minutes with 3 kids who wanted to have a wand choose them. We were shuffled into the shop with 25 other people and the performance began. My son was chosen to select a wand to see if he could perform magic with it. After several different ones, my son waved the wand above his head and the lights flickered. Doors opened and closed and winds swirled around us. The wand chose him! After agreeing to buy the wand, we were ushered out. Only one child was allowed to have the experience!! A lot of disappointed people left Ollivanders. It's not fair really.

Visited April 2012
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