Destinations & Experiences

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Breaks New Attendance Records

One of the most spectacularly themed environments ever created, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films come to life at Universal Orlando Resort.

Since opening on June 18, 2010, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" has become a global phenomenon — capturing the imaginations of millions of people all around the world and shattering resort attendance records.

Since the attraction’s premiere, Universal Orlando has seen record-breaking attendance. The attraction’s popularity has helped Universal Orlando outpace growth faster than any other theme park on the continent. And visitor interest has not slowed since the attraction's debut. Millions of guests have visited the resort and been enthralled by the adventure "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" brings to life.

Visitors to "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" are swept into the excitement of the books and movies that have captured hearts and minds. With multiple attractions, including rides, shopping and dining, they get to experience life like Harry, Hermione and Ron.

Considered to be the most exhilarating theme park ride ever created, "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey," the marquee attraction within "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," reached one million riders faster than any other attraction in Universal history. This adventure combines a powerful storyline with groundbreaking new technology to immerse guests in the experience of soaring over Hogwarts, narrowly escaping a dragon attack, getting pulled into a Quidditch match and much more.

Universal Orlando Resort, part of the Universal Parks and Resorts family, is home to some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions based on pop culture’s most compelling films and stories. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is now its astoundingly popular centerpiece.

In December 2011, Warner Bros. and Universal Parks and Resorts announced their plans to bring "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" to Universal Studios Hollywood.