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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Dark ride
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

Robert Niles

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Published: May 20, 2015

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Japan on July 15, 2014. On May 21, 2015, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey was transformed into 3D format.

Rob McCullough
I am unable to provide an actual score for Forbidden Journey because USJ has not installed "Big Boy" seats. However, as I've ridden the attraction dozens of times at IOA, I feel comfortable giving it the same score I gave the original. I was disappointed that I couldn't ride, because I was very interested in seeing what a difference the new 3-D upgrade has made. I never thought the 2-D film was all that bad, so I hope the upgrade has made it even better. Just wonder how well the glasses stay on based on the motion of the ride.

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