Vote of the week: What are your expectations for Universal's Harry Potter land?
Written by Robert Niles
With employee previews beginning for Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and with outsiders getting their first look at the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey queue and other Wizarding World sites, I think it's time for a poll on your expectations for the new land.Tweet
'Harry Potter' film actors Robbie Coltrane [Hagrid], Matthew Lewis [Neville], Emma Watson [Hermione], and Oliver [George Weasley] and James Phelps [Fred Weasley] visit The Wizarding World in this publicity photo released by Universal Orlando.
The quality standard for Universal's Islands of Adventure is the park's highly acclaimed Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride, which debuted with the park in 1999. So, naturally, I think it fair to judge Harry Potter against that ride.
To make this somewhat apples-to-apples, let's judge the Wizarding World's signature attraction, the Forbidden Journey queue and ride. Will it be better than Spidey, and set a new standard for the park - and the industry? Do you expect Potter to match, but not exceed, Spidey? Maybe you think that it won't rise to that ride's level.
Or maybe you're hoping to experience Harry Potter with no expectations at all.
That's our vote of the week:
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