Our pick for Theme Park Attraction in Orlando 2013From printed page to silver screen, you've shared his every adventure. Now, you can experience the excitement for yourself at the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Here you can pass through the towering Hogwarts castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. Visit the shops of Hogsmeade and sample fare from the wizarding world's best-known establishments, including the Three Broomsticks and the Hog's Head. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides including Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a state-of-the-art attraction that brings the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before imagined.
The executives at Universal and Warner Brothers have figured out how this whole muggle/Potter thing works. They build epic theme parks with near screen accuracy on some of the attractions and we as fans rush to Florida (and someday SoCal) to immerse ourselves in the world we love. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade and Hogwarts have been one of the greatest experiments in amusement park history, causing hundreds of thousands of Potter fans to hop around the globe to get in on the Gryffindor goodness.
Breaking In Is Impossible. Breaking Out Is A Little Harder. Enter Gringotts™ bank beneath the massive fire-breathing dragon at the far end of Diagon Alley™. Inside, walk through the bank's grand marble lobby and see goblins hard at work. Then, get ready to take a journey through cavernous passageways that lead deep underground as you climb aboard this mind-blowing, multi-dimensional thrill ride.
You'll face the bank's stringent security measures while navigating perilous subterranean vaults. Along the way you'll encounter Harry, Ron, and Hermione. But you'll have to evade the wrath of malicious villains Voldemort™ and Bellatrix, as well as trolls and other creatures that stand between you and a safe return to Diagon Alley™.
With a Park-to-Park admission ticket, you can board and ride the Hogwarts™ Express from either King's Cross Station in London at Universal Studios Florida™ and travel to Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal's Islands of Adventure™, or ride the other way around for a different experience. Onboard, you'll see characters and creatures featured in the films.
From the thrill of walking through Platform 9 ¾™ to watching the British countryside pass by your window, we can assure you—this is not your everyday train ride. Additional restrictions apply.
To ride the Hogwarts™ Express to Hogsmeade™, head to London in Universal Studios Florida™. Enter King's Cross Station and walk straight through a solid brick wall onto Platform 9 ¾™. There, a Hogwarts™ station staffmember will be waiting to lead you to your passenger compartment aboard the train.
As you wind your way through the urban outskirts of London into the British countryside, keep watch outside your window. You never know who—or what—you might see flying, swooping, or lurking outside the train before alighting at Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal's Islands of Adventure™ theme park, located next door to Universal Studios Florida™.