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Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, a dark ride in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)

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Posted: July 19, 2014

You're visiting Gringotts Bank to meet with Bill Weasley and tour the underground vaults before, perhaps, opening your own Gringotts account. However, you just happen to be visiting on the same day that Harry, Ron, and Hermoine have disguised themselves to brake into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Before your tour can begin, Bellatrix finds you and attacks, soon to be joined by Voldemort. Will you ever escape from the "safest place on Earth"?

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53 votes, so far

Is it the world's greatest ride? No. Does it capture the magic of the Potterverse while offering a great experience? Absolutely! - Christopher Sturniolo

I give it an 8.5 out of 10. I felt it was a bit too much simulator and too little coaster, but the ride was still beautifully themed (especially the queue) and highly thrilling. Definitely a must ride for all theme park fans. - Quentin Scruggs

Is any ride worth waiting five hours for? The answer in this rides case is a resounding yes. Escape from Gringotts is an absolute must ride for everyone and quite possbily the greatest ride on earth right now. The perfect blend of cutting edge technology and thrill ride gusto, plus the added bonus of a solid story thanks to the amazing queue. 12/10 for Potter fans and 10/10 for everyone else. - Ryan Harris

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