Universal Reportedly Made Changes To The Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Ride
Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling attractions and epic lands, but perhaps the most magical of these is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Wizarding World at Universal Orlando comprises two distinct lands in both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. you can ride Harry Potter and the Gringotts Escape in Diagon Alley, then take the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and The Flight of the Hippogriff are two of the attractions guests can experience at the parks, but there’s also the iconic Harry Potter and travel prohibited.
The attraction, which takes place inside Hogwarts castle, opened in 2014, but many guests began to notice that it needed an update. A guest recently noticed vomiting and damage to a display at the attraction, and another annual pass holder said they recently noticed technological changes to the ride.
“The CG at some points along the ride seems to have been altered over the years and for worse there are three notable ones for me, the dragon spawns, especially just before the bridge section appears to have been altered and looks like a much less realistic one, as well as at the end where the dragon shoots fire from the top of the tall tower,” user U/loyalsandpipers said in a recent Reddit thread. “Second, the Golden Snitch, when he flies past our face and Harry says “Golden Snitch! Follow me!” The snitch looks much worse, almost as if it was changed and added after the ride was completed. And finally, some of the dementors seem to have been changed as well.
Many Universal fans called for a massive renovation of the ride to update the technology and make some changes to get the animatronics back up and running. At this point, there is no scheduled closure for renovations on the attraction.
Universal, however, is in the midst of a lengthy revamp on Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida. The attraction closed in January and is expected to reopen in late summer 2022.
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Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Then don’t forget all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, ET Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and more next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major universal parks news, Epic Universe, the largest universal park in the world, is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by 2025.
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If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to start your vacation! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then have dinner and drinks at CityWalk. Want to dive? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you’re in the movies! And who could forget the magical world of “Harry Potter”! Universal is also building its biggest theme park, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the movies?