Is the Harry Potter world at Universal Hollywood just an upgrade of the one at Universal Islands of

June 4, 2015, 7:03 AM


We went to Orlando a few years ago and loved it, our favourite park was probably Universal Islands of Adventure and a big reason for that was the Harry Potter world. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in particular was absolutely incredible and one of our favourite ever theme park rides.

We're planning on going back to America this year (West Coast this time!) and noticed that a Harry Potter world is coming Spring 2016.

Is this just an upgraded version of what we've already done? Or will it have new rides, or rides (ie Gringotts) from the newer Harry Potter world at Universal Studios?

It's sad, but if it's going to have new rides (and Gringotts) we might delay our US visit by a year and go somewhere else this year instead :)


Replies (3)

June 4, 2015, 7:27 AM

Delaying your trip for Harry Potter will make no sense either way. It won't be as great as Orlando's version. It will be the same Hogwart's Castle with Hogsmeade. No Diagon Alley.

You can still make the trip for Fast and Furious opening and the new Diamond Celebration at Disneyland. Waiting to come next year is fine too, but Harry Potter is the first phase that you already seen.

Edited: June 4, 2015, 8:52 AM

Yes, Anon's comments are right on. Hollywood's version will be basically the same as Hogsmeade at Orlando except for a few differences. The layout will be the same as Japan's and have the addition of a couple more stores and Forbidden Journey will be in 3D. No Gringott's, Hogwart's Express or Diagon Alley though. You have to go to Orlando to experience those excellent attractions.

June 4, 2015, 8:57 AM

Good to know, thanks guys! I thought it could save us a trip back to Orlando but it seems that isn't the case then :D

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