Lights-On! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal

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Universal Forbidden Journey

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If you are a theme park fan, you know the excitement of a “lights-on” moment while riding an attraction — meaning that you were riding an attraction, the attraction stopped, and the lights came on, revealing a detailed look at the inner workings of the ride.

One TikToker has a unique video of a lights-on experience while riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at a Universal Studios Hollywood.

Related: See What Peter Pan’s Flight Looks Like With the Lights On

Harry Potter
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It is no surprise that Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey features a complex ride system — after all, the attraction is attempting to make the riders believe in magic!

Thanks to a TikTok from user MaadThemeParkUpdates, we can see a look at the ride system during a lights-on stop of the ride. The caption reads:

WE GOT STUCK ON THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY! ?? LIGHTS ON RIDE #universalstudios#universal #harrypotter#forbiddenjourney#rollercoaster


WE GOT STUCK ON THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY! ?? LIGHTS ON RIDE #universalstudios #universal #harrypotter #forbiddenjourney #rollercoaster

♬ original sound – MaadThemeParkUpdates

It is so neat to see these little glimpses at the inner workings of some of our favorite theme park attractions. It might not be the ideal experience while riding an attraction for the first time — and mishaps can happen, as these attractions are constantly running daily and trying to give as many Guests the opportunity to ride them as possible. But for some theme park fans, getting stuck and having a lights-on moment while riding an attraction can be dream come true!

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While this light-on moment happened at Universal Studios Hollywood, all of the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction are identical and run on the same ride system.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Here is how Universal describes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,

Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor™ common room, the Room of Requirement, and more.

Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure. This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride.

Harry Potter and the forbidden journey
Credit: Universal

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