The Wizarding World of Harry Potter draws millions of Guests to Universal Orlando Resort each and every year.
Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida are both magically immersive experiences that absolutely stun Guests and make for memories that are unforgettable.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, The Flight of the Hippogriff, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and the Hogwarts Express are all popular attractions for Guests to experience in the Wizarding World, but the original staple attraction for the land is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Located in Hogsmeade inside of Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a dark-ride that mixes animatronics and screen projections to make for a ride unlike any other.
However, since it opened, many Guests have reported motion sickness and discomfort at times when riding the attraction.
In a recent Reddit thread discussing the attraction, a Guest noted that they had even spotted vomit on one of the screens within the ride.
“I’ve seen vomit on the screens once or twice. I was impressed by the distance,” User U/Sochinz said.
Many Universal Orlando fans have called for the ride to be updated, noting certain features on the attraction have not worked– like the Whomping Willows– and the technology, particularly with the screens, has grown outdated.
“Last time i was there there was a hole in the screen and we got stuck on the ride RIGHT where you’re directly in front of the dragon. it was terrifying tbh,” User U/baaaail said.
Universal’s official description of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey reads:
Soar Above Hogwarts™ With Harry Potter™.
Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on a thrilling adventure. Groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) creates a one-of-a-kind ride.
At this time, Universal has not announced refurbishment plans for Forbidden Journey but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t be in the work at some point in the future.
More On Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.
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If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?