Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. On this attraction you will walk through much of the Hogwarts school.  When you board your ride vehicle, you and other riders will soar above Hogwarts and encounter magical creatures and characters.

Ride Information  Ride Restrictions  Location  Fun Facts  Tips

Ride Information

Opening Day: June 18, 2010

Type of Ride: 3D/4D Motion Simulation

Age Recommendation: Teens & Adults

Duration of Ride: 6 Minutes

Typical Wait Time: 60-90 Minutes

Single Rider Line: Yes

Express PassYes

Child Swap: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Ride Photo: No

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Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements48″(121.9cm)

Wheelchair Restrictions: In order to board the ride vehicle riders must be able to transfer from wheelchair/ECV. If help is needed to walk across the platform please see an attraction attendant for alternate boarding accommodations.

Loose Items: Any loose items such as backpacks, cameras, etc. in the lockers provided.


Attractions Nearby: Flight of the Hippogriff

Dining: Hogs Head Pub | Three Broomsticks

Shopping: Olivanders | Honeydukes

Did You Know?

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey included more Dementors when it was first designed. J.K. Rowling and the ride’s designers did away with that amount in fear of it being too scary.
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a tour of the Hogwarts castle. As muggles (non magical creatures) this is rare. In the Harry Potter movie the Hogwarts castle is located in Northern Britain and clocked by a spell which muggles only see a sign stating, “Danger, Do Not Enter. Unsafe.”

The Mouse For Less Tips

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is now accepting Universal Express Pass. This attraction is one of Universal Orlando Resort‘s most popular, so this may be a good one to sacrifice one of your passes.
  • If you are not opposed to riding without your party, the single rider line (while a little hidden) is available. Your wait will be cut down significantly.
  • When you enter the attractions line there are two lines to choose from. If you need to use the provided lockers for storage you will be lead to the outdoor line, just know this could be a bit of a longer wait. If you’d rather go to the line that skips lockers you can leave your belongings with someone who does not want to ride.