TOP > Attractions > Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
*Golden Ticket Awards, "Best Dark Ride" Award 2013, 17th Annual Thea Award "Outstanding Achievement Award" (for Future Attraction), Theme Park Insider 2010 "Best New Attraction" Award awarded to this attraction located at Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA."

*Content may be changed without notice.

You can experience the magic like never before…

An upgraded version of the beloved adventure ride brings the thrill of a new dimension.

After receiving the honor of the world’s number one ride for five consecutive years, the exhilarating experience that immerses you in the wizarding world has been upgraded!
With ultra-realistic images, you can go beyond reality without 3D glasses.
With even more powerful magic effects, you’ll feel the dragon’s heat and the Dementor’s chill as they encounter you!
Experience the reality and the thrill of a new dimension in the wizarding world that unfolds 360 degrees around you as you join Harry and friends on an unforgettable sensory adventure!
Guest experience : Approx. 5 minutes
Area : The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™


Walk through the winged boar gates and enter Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Explore the familiar passageways of the castle and feel the excitement of the upcoming Quidditch™ match being discussed amongst everyone - students and portraits alike! As you enter the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, meet Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ who have just come up with a plan on how to get you to the Quidditch Pitch for the match instead of sitting in on a boring lecture from Professor Binns – you just need to meet Hermione in the Room of Requirement to board an enchanted bench. With the help of a little Floo Powder™, you are ready to soar high above the Hogwarts castle grounds with Harry Potter and friends on an incredibly thrilling adventure that is sure to be unforgettable.

Experience the fine details with your naked eye with realism that goes beyond 3D!

Experience the fine details with your naked eye with realism that goes beyond 3D!

With the implementation of recent technological enhancements, images become shockingly clear, and smooth, and the feeling of dimension and depth impactful. Experience realism that goes beyond 3D as you find yourself exploring the castle grounds without the need for 3D glasses.

  • *Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Enhanced special effects intensity the sensation of magic!

Enhanced special effects intensity the sensation of magic!

You can experience the magic that Harry Potter™ encounters in the story not only visually, but with your whole body. This time, the special effects have been enhanced even more. The dragon’s fire will become hot air as it strikes you, and the Dementor’s sinister chill will engulf your whole body as you find yourself wrapped up in this thrilling experience.

  • *Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Go on an adventure through the wizarding world with Harry Potter™!

Go on an adventure through the wizarding world with Harry Potter!

As your feet dangle in the air, the ride's movements are synchronized with the visuals to give you a complete 360 degree experience. Whether you’re having a close call with the Whomping Willow™, or focused on chasing the Golden Snitch™ in a Quidditch™ game, you’ll feel it in your whole body as you partake on this thrilling adventure!

  • *Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Hogwarts™ Castle Walk

Hogwarts™ Castle Walk

You can walk through Hogwarts™ castle without riding the ride attraction.

Fully enjoy the world of Harry Potter™ including “Moving Portrait Corridor” and “The Portrait of the Fat Lady” like Harry Potter™ and his friends did!

  • *Please ask crew members about the operation hours.

Ride and height requirements for all Attractions

Height Requirement
You must be at least 122 cm tall.
Guests using wheelchairs
>> more
Attraction Requirements

Guest experience: Approx. 5 minutes
Capacity: 4 persons

◆Special Effects
"Fog, smoke, strobes, water, soap bubbles, loud noises, pitch black
scents, Rapid acceleration, abrupt stopsturning、sudden upturns, abrupt falls, This ride simulates dramatic aerobatics.
*Persons with conditions aggravated by these special effects cannot use this attraction."

◆For Your Safety
In an emergency situation you may need to climb up and down the stairs or walk a long distance through a narrow passage by yourself (*) or with your supervising companion. Also, in such a circumstance you may need to wait for a long period of time inside the vehicle.
*'By yourself' means you are able to walk without assistance of others.

◆Guests requiring supervising companions
- Guests with mental disabilities
- Guests with impaired vision
- Guests experiencing difficulty using stairs or getting in/off the vehicle

◆Guests who should not use the attraction
(1) heart conditions
(2) back, neck, or similar conditions, spinal diseases,
(3) expectant mothers
(4) motion sickness, dizziness,
(5) acrophobia (fear of heights)
(6) claustrophobia
(7) Guests suffering from lack of sleep or poor physical condition
(8) Recent surgery
(9) Guests unable to maintain the proper posture
(10) a physical build not compatible with the seats
(11) unable to secure the body by the safety bar

◆The following guests can use the attraction.
- Guests who can get in/off the vehicle with or without the support of their supervising companions
- Guests who can hold on to the safety bar and remain seated upright at all times
- Guests who can endure the violent movements of roller coasters
- Guests with impaired vision are assisted with reconfirmation of instructions by the crew.
*For those guests with impaired vision, a crew member will explain the attraction experience in details.
* Guests with hearing impairment will be assisted by a crew member explaining the attraction experience in details.

・For your safety, please sit back in the seat with your back firmly against the backrest during the ride.
・You will be asked to leave the park if you disturb or offend other guests.
・No smoking in the facility
・Please do not bring your belongings into the vehicle.
・Please stow all loose articles (caps, hats, glasses, cameras, wallets, keys, etc.) in the lockers or with an accompanied non-rider.

Universal Express Pass

The Universal Express Pass shortens your waiting time for designated popular attractions!

Child Switch

The Child Switch system enables guests with children/companions who do not meet an attraction’s height or other requirements to take turns and enjoy the attraction without waiting in line again. For details, please ask a crew member at the attraction.