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Harry Potter Theme Park - Tips for Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Hogwarts Castle, at the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.

Hogwarts Castle, at the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando.

Photo © Teresa Plowright.
See: Diagon Alley to Open at Universal Studios Florida in July 2014.

Harry Potter fans have loved the immersive theming of  the Wizarding World of Harry Potter since it opened in 2010 in the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando.

Hogwarts Castle towers over Hogsmeade village, and inside the castle is the "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" ride. Guests can also ride the Dragon Challenge dual roller coaster and the small-but-fun "Flight of the Hippograff". They can buy chocolate frogs in Honeydukes, or robes in Dervish and Banges...

And they'll have plenty of company. The Harry Potter theme park is extremely popular. On the next pages are tips for visiting, including strategies to beat the crowds.

Which leads to Tip # 1: Get to the Harry Potter Theme Park Early...

-Check prices for hotels and resorts near Universal Orlando.

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