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Review of Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter



 
 

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was very authentic looking and the entire area is extremely impressive to see.  You absolutely feel like you are in a Harry Potter Movie.  It is however small which gives in charm but also makes it extremely crowded.  We went right to this area as soon as the park opened  to try and avoid some of the crowds. It is not really an area for toddlers and I would say you would be safe to make a judgment call by if your child is old enough to read and understand the books they will enjoy this area of the park.  The attractions include:  Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Dragon Challenge and Flight of Hippogriff.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

This is an awesome, intense ride where you will find yourself on a Quidditch match with Harry and friends above Hogwarts where you encounter dangers along the way.  It is located in the Hogwarts castle.  If it is a busy day at the park you may want to consider making this your first stop.  The line can get long but it is filled with special features like talking portraits to keep you amused.

The movement on this ride is fast and your seat
shifts forward and backward so you will hang on for dear life.  The ride switches between high resolution film of the movies and characters to live scenes full of spiders and dragons that get very close to you.  It also features some special effects like air blasts, smoke and and water.  For the most part it is an awesome ride that you will talk about when it is over.  It was one of our favorite rides in the park. Hopefully you can keep your eyes open to see some of it.  The height restriction is 48 inches. 

Dragon Challenge

Dragon Challenge is an awesome high speed roller coaster where you will ride either and an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail as it twists, loops and nearly collides in the sky three times.  You must be at least 54 inches to ride this coaster.  My kids waited in line to get the front seat on this ride and they totally enjoyed it.  

Flight of Hippogriff

This is a family friendly roller coaster where you must be 36 inches to ride.

The shops in Potter World are unique and quite authentic but they are small and crowded so expect lines to get into them.  Be sure to pay attention to all of the detail in this area from the buildings to the items in the store windows as you walk around. 

Dervish and Banges is home to magical items such as Sneakoscopes, Spectrespecs, Omnioculars, Golden Snitches and the Nimbus 2001. 

Stop by Honeydukes for your favorite sweets: Acid Pops, Caudron Cakes, Chocolate Frogs or a bag of Bertie Bott's every Flavour Beans. 

Ollivanders Shop is another place to see for a unique interactive experience. The line will be long but if you wait you can participate in a fun experience where you will see a wand choose a wizard.  You can purchase a customized, pricey wand of your own if desired.

You will find the Owlery, where owls roost and await their next delivery across from the Three Broomsticks.  You can get a letter stamped with a Hogsmeade postmark and buy official Harry Potter World stamps.

Most importantly be sure to get yourself a nice mug of Butterbeer.  There are vendors in the street that sell Butterbeer so it is a minimal wait to get it.  It is really amazing but quite sweet so I would recommend that you share it.

If you plan to eat in this area then visit The Three Broomsticks where you can enjoy English favorites like fish and chips, turkey legs or Sheppard pie.  A Kids menu is also available. The staff is very entertaining and very much in character. At the rear of The Three Broomsticks is Hogs Head pub where you can purchase Butterbeer, Pumpkin juice or alcoholic beverages for the adults.

Lastly, be sure to check out the bathrooms for a ghostly experience.  The one and only Moaning Myrtle will be there to great you.