There are only two Rides in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood and With the Forbidden Journey a fairly intense thrill ride there is only one ride for younger kids. The worry is this is just a token coaster to appease the parents rather than a worthwhile addition, Find out if that’s the case in our Flight of the Hippogriff Review.
- Location – Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Upper Lot, Universal Studios Hollywood
- Type – Family Roller Coaster
- Duration – 1
- Height Restriction – 39 in (99cm)
- Average Queue time – 20 mins – 30 Mins
- Single Rider – No
- Additional Info –
The Queue line is fairly un-extraordinary and simply a regular pen style queue that meanders around the base of the ride. There are a few interesting Harry Potter themed scenes and objects located around the queue to keep interest such as Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch, Hagrid’s Motorcycle, and sidecar and of Course, Hagrid’s Hut. The Queue gives excellent views of the ride with the Castle in the background so you should be well versed on what is in store.
It is almost completely outside which gives little shade if the day is particularly hot. Fortunately queues are not often too horrific so you should only be here for a short time.
In the Loading
The Lift hill is very gentle and
Really it is a fairly fun few seconds on par with most mine train rides, but shorter, and the view from the top is “almost” worth it in its own. The Queue is interesting in its recreation of Hagrid’s home but it’s a tough sell on a busy day. If queues are light and you have done everything else, or if your little ones really are struggling for things to do give it a go. But we don’t suggest making a B-line for it.
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