Published: June 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM
The size of the area and the crowding makes it immensely unpleasant for me. I agree that the theming for the most part is awesome but it has problems. The castle is too small and the FJ ride is less fun the more I ride it, and I think in part it is because there are so many video sequences on it that it feels like 50% of it is just motion simulator and another good chunk is tacky looking demontors. The line for the wand shop has always been too long for me to go watch a little kid pick up wands. Which leads me to the problem that if they do expand WWHP, then the Hogwarts cant really be expanded even though it could make for a great walk through or indoor theme park section like The Land Pavilion, and Olivanders is in Hogsmeade now so if they build Diagon Alley, it will be misplaced.
I was disappointed to see that there was only one new ride, and in my opinion, a ride that had potential to be awesome like Spider-man, but like I said, it was too much film and too little integrated effects. The ride vehicles are cool, but get tiring after the first few rides. Technology wise, there wasn't anything new in the ride. It is a collection of borrowed technologies put together. There was no new mind blowing effect or element to the ride.