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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Whether you approve of the Harry Potter books and films or not, the most talked about theme park is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If considering a trip to Universal Studios Orlando, read on to find what to know before you go.

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Universal Studios Florida

The Universal Studios Florida amusement park stands in stark contrast to the controversial addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  Instead, Universal Studios is founded on wholesome attractions that feature ogres, vampires, mummies, and aliens, to name a few. While there isn’t a single blockbuster section prompting early entry as is available at Islands of Adventure, there is so much to do at Universal Studios that you’ll want to arrive early to ensure you get to all the fun. Park Layout The park has six sections based on various, sometimes not so obvious, themes that correspond with the featured attractions.  We’ll take you clockwise around the park in order to hit the ride with the longest wait time first to ensure that the rest of your day is more flexible. Production Central The park...

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Islands of Adventure

While the newest and most popular attraction at Islands of Adventure is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, don’t overlook that this theme park sister to Universal Studios Orlando was plenty good before Harry came to town. Islands of Adventure is so named because of the several themed “islands” that make up the park.  We’ll hit some of the highlights below and as usual have a couple advisories to pass along in the event you want to pass on a couple of attractions.  If you intend to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, plan to arrive early and make that your first set of stops before the crowds are overwhelming.  See our review for additional details on how to make the most of that section of the park. The Islands  Port of Entry Port of Entry is where...

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