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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey / Hogwarts Castle

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
  • Ana F.
    "... trough if taking the single riders line."(24 Tips)
    Dan S.
    "short cut and enter the lockers through the gift shop."(33 Tips)
    Johnathan W.
    "Butter beer is delicious and the shops are fun."(15 Tips)
    Behind The Thrills
    "then walk through the castle tour line"(17 Tips)
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  • Miriam G.
    Miriam Goldman3 weeks ago
    I love this ride! It's like a movie in itself!
  • Shelli L.
    I want to live here. Siriusly.
  • Javier G
    Javier GJune 16
    Yas!!! Once again here!
  • Hailey P.
    The similarity between the movie and Harry Potter world is astonishing! Universal put an unbelievable amount of work into a park that every potter fan will enjoy!
  • Staci S.
    Amazing is an understatement! Waiting in line is half the fun. You truly feel like you're at Hogwarts and apart of the HP gang.
  • Pedro C.
    Awesome ride!!! Would comeback any day!
  • Edgar S.
    Amazing ride!! I loved it !! Great experience!!
  • Jake W.
    Jake WadeApril 11
    Absolutely incredible, you simply have to experience this!
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeMarch 31
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ride in the park
  • Elysia B.
    Elysia BennMarch 14
    The queue is as amazing as the ride!
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria PolakFebruary 26
    Crazy! For all HP fans, is a dream come true!!
  • Dave P.
    Dave PageJanuary 11
    Saying too much would ruin it so come and see for yourself
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoNovember 25, 2016
    One of the best 3D shows
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichardSeptember 25, 2016
    You will probably get motion sickness, but worth it to go at least once
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranSeptember 10, 2016
    Pro tip: the single rider line was 15 minutes.
  • Bruna A.
    Bruna AraújoAugust 25, 2016
    Castelo perfeito do Harry Potter!!!
  • Sandra V.
    Sandra ValenciaAugust 5, 2016
  • Eman A.
    Eman A.June 23, 2016
    Best tour ever😍 but be prepared for a long line you will wait for ages till you reach your turn..
  • Mike C.
    Mike CJune 12, 2016
    Broomstick riding experience mixing video and live elements was well done.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse ShriverApril 27, 2016
    Liked it better than gringots. A very unique ride system.
  • Kayla M.
    Kayla MeintsmaApril 26, 2016
    So much fun! The long wait was worth it
  • Steven G.
    Steven GraystonApril 5, 2016
    Amazing ride. I'm not great with motion sickness and this tested me to the max, but well worth it
  • Junior D.
    Junior DavidMarch 20, 2016
    Take the single rider q. Much faster and its worth the ability to ride it often so you can pick out something new every time you ride.
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FowlerMarch 15, 2016
    Loved the ride!
  • cwh
    cwhFebruary 27, 2016
    not all the Asian girls in line are named Chou, so my Asian wife tells me.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WFebruary 27, 2016
    Best Harry Potter ride!!!
  • James A.
    James AdamsFebruary 23, 2016
    Everything is great there.. loved it
  • Charles K.
    Charles KrausFebruary 6, 2016
    Awesome! Don't forget the butter beer. Our favorite was the frozen.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeeJanuary 30, 2016
    Beautiful experience!
  • Blake
    BlakeJanuary 24, 2016
    The ride was broken when I visited it
  • Bia S.
    Bia SparkJanuary 10, 2016
    Everything is incredible, everybody works with passion and makes the experience awesome!
  • Pablo D.
    Pablo DDJanuary 6, 2016
    Do not take bags or anything that may fall. If too crowded, go to the gift shop and move through the locker area. And then go straight to single rider. You will save easy 40 min of queue.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DouglassJanuary 6, 2016
    Well worth the long wait in line.
  • Johnathan W.
    Johnathan WilliamsDecember 29, 2015
    Butter beer is delicious and the shops are fun. On the other hand, if your shoulders are broad, or your arms large, you'll not ride the main attraction.
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando RamírezDecember 28, 2015
    It's AWESOME!
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiDecember 25, 2015
    Very similar to the Spider-Man Ride at this park. It was a lot of fun, I highly recommend doing it!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BulgerDecember 15, 2015
  • Jami H.
    Jami HeffnerDecember 4, 2015
    If you want to take your time walking through and take pictures. Ask to do the tour of the castle. You will not be disappointed...
  • Matthias
    MatthiasNovember 25, 2015
    It's unbelievable what they have built around the Harry Potter theme... A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! 😊
  • Ron A.
    Ron ANovember 16, 2015
    Awesome rides!!!!
  • Emy O.
    Emy ONovember 8, 2015
    The train ride was fabulous! I felt like I was going to hogwarts😊 and the town is awesome! Go to leaky cauldron for the best food! I recommend butter beer, and despite the name it has no beer in it
  • Asmaa G.
    Asmaa GendyNovember 3, 2015
    The Hogwarts ride is amazing, butter beer and pumpkin juice are incredibly delicious
  • Vivian S.
    Vivian SchraiberOctober 29, 2015
    A must go, if you like harry!
  • Randy S.
    Randy SakagawaOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    love this ride, if you're an hp fan get in early and walk through the regular line or go to the single rider if the wait time is too long
  • Keyvan R.
    Keyvan Rahmani NazariOctober 15, 2015
    Nice place to go in Orlando
  • Gavin H.
    Gavin HarperOctober 10, 2015
    Although it is a walk, take the normal line at least once. The detail from the books is great as you walk in.
  • Kassandra
    KassandraOctober 5, 2015
    This is honestly my fav of the two Harry Potter rides! I get a little screamy every time!!
  • Teresa T.
    Teresa TisonOctober 2, 2015
    I loved the wizarding experience here and everything Harry Potter! It certainly was one of the most enchanting ways to connect with 10 of my young nephews and nieces as an adult. Don't miss out on it!
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn MooreSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing ride, and actually worth it to go through the regular line!
  • Mariah M.
    Mariah MaggioliSeptember 20, 2015
    No words! So awesome that we went 2 times at the same day
  • Santi C.
    Santi CaamañoSeptember 19, 2015
    Best ride in Orlando (including Disney)... you will really feel you're in the castle, even the line will leave you speechless... it's a MUST DO!
  • Patrycja K.
    Patrycja KolsutSeptember 15, 2015
    Best place on earth! ❤️
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline CarterSeptember 6, 2015
    This ride is SO worth the wait!! I rode it three times in a day. However, if you get to the park at the time it opens and run to the ride you will have little to no wait left!!
  • Leo C.
    Leo CSeptember 4, 2015
    can be a little scary for the kids but great ride! may not be the ride for you if you have motion sickness.
  • Eline D.
    Eline DoesburgAugust 30, 2015
    Worth the waiting!!
  • Hanan M.
    Hanan MalAugust 29, 2015
    A MUST DO!!! AMAZING beyond words!!
  • Bonny P.
    Bonny PoohAugust 21, 2015
    Fantastic representation of the Harry Potter world!
  • Marilyne G.
    Marilyne GosselinJuly 28, 2015
    The ride was splendiferous!!! Also the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang show made me cry... But maybe I'm just a super fan.
  • Kerry-Ann
    Kerry-AnnJuly 24, 2015
    The frozen butter beer!
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea ReynaJune 28, 2015
    Best. Ride. Ever. Enjoy all the wonderful details in line.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FuttermanJune 23, 2015
    This was by far one of the most amazing rides I have ever been on not only was the ride que so detailed but the whole experience makes you feel like your really at Hogwarts with the trio :)
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJune 15, 2015
    My personal favorite for both the view and the ride. It's a must do. The sorting hat is inside, along with other movie related items.
  • Ivar M.
    Ivar MeriloJune 14, 2015
    Great journey through the world of Harry Potter.
  • Steven V.
    Steven VegaJune 12, 2015
    Awesome attraction, it's really worth the wait on line
  • Francis G.
    Francis GulottaMay 24, 2015
    Do a single rider ride and then a tour so you can hear all the paintings and be out in no time.
  • Kunjan P.
    Kunjan PunatarMay 23, 2015
    Best ride across both Universal parks!
  • Rodrigo L.
    Rodrigo LópezMay 10, 2015
    If you have motion sickness you should NOT ride
  • Alexandra G.
    Alexandra GoldsteinApril 13, 2015
    Extraordinary state of the art simulator / coaster mashup. Incredibly detailed queue area in Hogwarts; lines build quickly with no Express option. Child swap area shows snippets of the first film.
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesMarch 29, 2015
    Amazing! >_<
  • Tejasvi P.
    Tejasvi ParupudiMarch 16, 2015
    Going as single riders helped cut down wait time even though the waiting itself was fun due to artifacts in Gryffindor common room.
  • Gabri B.
    Gabri BarbenaMarch 12, 2015
    I loveeeee it
  • Ross B.
    Ross BurnettMarch 9, 2015
    A really amazing area with incredible attention to detail. It gets very busy, and would not recommend the ride to those who suffer with motion sickness.
  • Christina
    ChristinaMarch 8, 2015
    The ride isn't too great. I think waiting in the line is a much better experience, as odd as that may sound. The opportunity to wander through the castle is fascinating, however.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SchrameyerMarch 6, 2015
    This attraction utilizes kuka robotic arms (think automated manufacturing) to provide unparralled movement and immersion. The queue is an experience itself and extremely detailed.
  • Arun N.
    Arun NandiFebruary 24, 2015
    Best attraction amongst both Universal parks
  • Benjie B.
    Benjie Bautista JrFebruary 5, 2015
    Rain and Cold but still fun.! 👍
  • Ouriel A.
    Ouriel AttalJanuary 24, 2015
    Wooooo best attraction
  • Фэ B.
    Фэ BeJanuary 10, 2015
    Amazing attraction in it! You feel like you really travel with harry potter
  • Ale C.
    Ale CantalapiedraJanuary 10, 2015
    You finally get the chance to enter the castle... How awesome you get the chance to enter Hogwarts? Amazing for the witches and wizards... For the muggles not so much.
  • Ron B.
    Ron BroussardJanuary 6, 2015
    The best period! Enjoyed every minute
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerJanuary 6, 2015
    Lots to look at during the wait once you're in the castle. But, arrive immediately at park open for the most reasonable wait time.
  • Azhar R.
    Azhar RonazanJanuary 5, 2015
  • Andy W.
    Andy WeirichJanuary 5, 2015
    Great great great! Best time to visit, right in the early morning when the park has opened.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJanuary 4, 2015
    This is my favorite ride for Harry Potter. Don't do the singles line the first time; go through the whole castle to see classrooms, offices, corridors and more. And the ride is incredibly well done!
  • Joselyn D.
    Joselyn Diaz de JesusJanuary 4, 2015
    If you love harry potter you have to come here is an awsome experience and the ride is super cool
  • Ria U.
    Ria UrbonJanuary 3, 2015
    Harry Potter's wizarding world is so magical! Go there with a few friends and enjoy the magic! Hogsmeade has a great setting! And I loved Diagon ally! I felt like a kid again!
  • Josie R.
    Josie RossDecember 28, 2014
    This ride is awesome if you've read the Harry Potter books or watched the movies! There are small details from all the books as you got through the ride!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GravesDecember 25, 2014
    This one was alright but the wait was crazy!
  • Katherine W.
    Katherine WootenDecember 14, 2014
    Try the "single riders" line.
  • André H.
    André HenriquesDecember 13, 2014
    Amazing place!
  • Natália F.
    Natália FonsecaDecember 2, 2014
    THE BEST! Especially for a fan!
  • Maria Odete M.
    Maria Odete MendesNovember 20, 2014
    D-E-M-A-I-S ! ! !
  • David C.
    David CoxonNovember 12, 2014
    AWESOME ride. The effects are phenomenal. Really well done.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenOctober 27, 2014
    Run here first thing before the line gets too long.
  • Troy F.
    Troy FallinOctober 21, 2014
    An amazing blend between Spiderman and soarin. A must
  • Ruth F.
    Ruth FigueroaOctober 15, 2014
    The forbidden journey ride was awesome
  • Stacey G.
    Stacey GilmartinOctober 12, 2014
    Ride at Diagon Alley closed due to tech difficulty & Hogwarts train has been on 9-3/4 platform for at least an hour due to "technical difficulty". Frustrating.
  • Noelle M.
    Noelle MoellerSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember to put your belongings in a locker before you get in line-ALSO the motion sickness warnings aren't there for shits and giggles-if you're prone just don't do it! Other than that enjoy! ☺️
  • Raspete J.
    Raspete JorgeSeptember 30, 2014
    This is the best ride in the park. The lines, inside the castle, are very realistic
  • Aris G.
    Aris GalatisSeptember 21, 2014
    Most important tip: choose the singles line so that you go faster as there are big queues. The 3D ride itself is unbelievably good; as if you are actually participating in the movie
  • Алексей З.
    Культовое место для поклонников! Супер просто! Впечатлило
  • Halbert V.
    Sem duvida o melhor parque! Muita diversão e local fantástico!
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaJanuary 18
    Melhor atração da Universal ❤️❤️ não deixe de ir!
  • Ale v.
    Ale van BeeckJanuary 1
    Sensacional. Melhor simulador de todos os parques, incluindo Disney. Vale a pena a fila.
  • M. Z.
    M. ZarpellonSeptember 28, 2016
    Essa atração é imperdivel! Filas imensas, não tem fila express. Não vale a pena pegar a single riders pq vc perde detalhes de Hogwarts no percurso da fila. Nesse simulador, vc joga quadribol! 😍
  • Danielli S.
    Danielli SoaresSeptember 25, 2016
    Fantástico 😱❤️
  • Viktoriya K.
    Viktoriya KhakyashevaSeptember 1, 2016
    Второй раз приезжаем в парк и нам везёт. В прошлый раз очередь 10 мин, сейчас 15. Аттракцион отличный, но меня первый раз укачало и последнюю минуту я думала, когда же он закончится😂.
  • プらチナ
    プらチナAugust 20, 2016
  • Bora K.
    Bora KaracaJuly 23, 2016
    Kesinlikle denenmeli fast pass geçmiyor ama beklemeye değer
  • Saúl L.
    Saúl Lugo GodínezJuly 22, 2016
    Algo inimaginable... Simplemente te sientes en el lugar
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SepulvedaJune 5, 2016
    Una de las 3 mejores atracciones de la isla de la aventura en universal estudios. Si no fuera por esta atracción , el otro parque, universal estudios gana lejos.
  • David M.
    David ML 4June 3, 2016
    El mejor simulador, se mueve bastante, siempre hay fila, pero vale la pena.
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra GarciaApril 11, 2016
    La mejor atracción del parque. Vale la pena repetirla para que te fijes en los detalles que no viste la primera vez.
  • Ju
    JuApril 5, 2016
    É perfeito e tem que ir pelo menos 1x... Mas eu fico enjoada toda vez... 😢
  • Şakir Ç.
    Şakir ÇakınMarch 28, 2016
    Muhteşem bir görsel çalışma
  • Lucas J.
    Lucas JerezMarch 21, 2016
    El mejor simulador de todos. Vas bien agarrado, es porque se mueve mucho. Carros de a 4. No importa si vas primero o no porque son independientes. El mejor!!! Fila de locos! Más de una hora.
  • Thaís H.
    Thaís HelaneMarch 21, 2016
    Sem duvidas o melhor simulador do parque. É sempre lotado então vá cedo ou vá no final da tarde. Média de tempo 60 minutos
  • Aline A.
    Aline AlbertoFebruary 18, 2016
    Perfeito em cada detalhe, dá aquela sensação de estar participando do filme do Harry Potter😍
  • Felipe M.
    Felipe MatheusFebruary 6, 2016
    Para quem conhece toda a história irá se encantar com os detalhes.
  • Liliam F.
    Liliam FerreiraJanuary 8, 2016
    Para aqueles que gostam do harry potter não podem deixar de visitar, pois tem várias réplica de cenários do filme. E o simulador é bem legal.
  • Renan F.
    Renan FabbroJanuary 4, 2016
    Incrivelmente fantástico! Vá assim que entrar no parque!
  • Liz R.
    Liz RamosJanuary 4, 2016
    ¡Para sentirse en un juego Quidditch! La tienda tiene TODO: escobas, uniformes y mucho souvenir.
  • Luis C.
    Luis ClementeJanuary 4, 2016
    La mejor parte del ride es sin duda el juego de quidditch.
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo CarvalhoDecember 31, 2015
    Ótimo brinquedo, trás vc ao mundo do Harry Potter.
  • Maria Cecília M.
    Maria Cecília MoreiraDecember 9, 2015
    O melhor simulador de todos!!!!
  • Camila G.
    Camila GevartoskyOctober 23, 2015
    Pra mim o melhor de todos. Nem faz uso de óculos 3D pra te iludir, simplesmente te joga pra dentro do filme. Impressionante.
  • Fred B.
    Fred BarbozaOctober 8, 2015
    Com ambientação perfeita é a melhor atração dos parques da Universal. Fique atento ao sopro do dementador: é possível ver sua alma sendo sugada.
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana CaldevillaOctober 7, 2015
    Parte mais bonita do parque
  • Rania
    RaniaSeptember 30, 2015
    The butter beer😍❤️
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RinaldiSeptember 14, 2015
    Para quem gosta é de pirar!!!!
  • Renan A.
    Renan ArjonaAugust 27, 2015
    Para mí punto de vista el mejor lo vives, sientes además de un castillo que vale la pena conocer, en los lockers tienes una hora y media gratis. Tienes que vivirlo
  • Ирина И.
    Самый крутой аттракцион на оба парка! Если очередь до часа, пасс не нужен. Сама очередь- отдельный аттракцион, идешь по всему замку и успеваешь насмотреться. Сам аттракцион стоит ожидания на все сто!!
  • Valeria A.
    Valeria AcioliJuly 28, 2015
    Melhor brinquedo de Orlando. Unico. Muito bom!
  • 'Arley A.
    Si eres fan no te lo puedes perder por nada del mundo!
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