Below is our collection of photos that capture the interior of Hogwarts Castle which is also the ride queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions.
NOTE: Guests may take a castle tour only if they do not intend to ride, and depart just before the boarding area for the ride. However, the castle tour does not include these portions of the ride queue: Herbology classroom, the Mirror of Erised, Hogwarts Architect Statue, House Points Hourglass and Entrance to Headmaster’s Office.
We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20-21, 2014 and September 5-6, 2014. Below is our collection of photos that captured all aspects of our visits. Universal Studios contains Diagon Alley, the London Embankment and the rides Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and the Hogwarts Express (from King’s Cross to Hogsmeade). Islands of Adventure contains Hogsmeade village, Hogwarts Castle and the rides Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, Dragon Challenge and the Hogwarts Express (from Hogsmeade to King’s Cross). During our January trip, we captured some photos of the London Embankment and Diagon Alley which were still under construction. Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions.
We have created several themed galleries which can be accessed directly by using the links below:
We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014. We rode the amazing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at least five times during our two-day visit, and obtained souvenir ride photos for three of our ‘journeys’. TIP: photos are captured at the point in the ride where your enchanted bench swirls through Aragog’s lair, as animatronic spiders descend upon you – by the fifth journey, Antony knew exactly when to pose – as you can see in the third photo below: