Wizarding World of Harry Potter
In June 2010, Universal Studios opened their newest attraction...The Wizzarding World of Harry Potter
And the verdict? Well it does not disappoint. People of all ages are raving about the details that the creators put into this new area. It's being hailed as the best theme park addition in history. Many people thought Islands of Adventure needed some new life breathed into it. It was number 16, after all, on the list of most popular Orlando theme parks. Sixteen?! That is not something the folks at Universal can be proud of. Harry Potter fans are coming in droves to enter this new attraction. On opening day, crowds gathered outside for hours in advance just to be among the first to experience Harry Potter's World in person.
All of the buildings they put into this park are very good replicas of the ones you have seen in the movies. You really feel like you are in the wand store where Harry and his special wand found each other. What an experience!
Even though the crowds are usually thick and the lines are long, don't get discouraged. If you are a Harry Potter fan, even a casual fan, you will think it is worth the wait. And there are only three major rides in this section of Islands of Adventure, so if it makes you feel better, you only have to suffer the really long lines three times. The lines to pay inside the retail stores are also long, but not as bad. But Universal has done their best to make the waiting experience as entertaining as possible. There is really a lot to see while moving through the lines.
Here is a great page about the top attractions at Harry Potter Theme Park.