The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – oh, the anticipation!

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We’ve heard of “too big to fail”, now we have “too big to ride”!

Well, how depressing! Imagine that you’re a real Harry Potter fanatic and you have scrimped and saved and finally landed in Orlando. You make tracks toward Universal Islands of Adventure and head straight for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter section. As you’re standing in the queue for your much-anticipated first ride on the new attraction Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, you can barely contain your excitement. Finally, it’s you’re turn to climb aboard the vehicle. You have a seat and pull down on the restraints. All this time, all this waiting, all this anticipation, only to find… you’re too big to ride!

A guest to whom this happened recently was featured in Orlando Attractions Magazine (link below). Well, he didn’t have to scrimp and save and fly, since he’s a local – but he did have the “too big to ride” experience. His name is Banks Lee and he seems to have taken it in stride. In fact, the incident has fueled his motivation to lose some weight. He’s blogging his odyssey toward fitting in the seat – I’m headed over there now to leave a comment with an encouraging word or two. Won’t you do the same?

Banks Lee and the Three Clicks

Good luck, Mr. Lee!

Are you too big to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey? | Orlando Attractions Magazine Blog.

NBC’s sneak peek at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

In the event that you missed it, and even if you didn’t miss it and you just want to see it again – here’s a video that aired just a few nights ago on NBC, which shows how The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was conceived, architected and constructed. There’s a sneak peak of some unique footage that was shot specifically for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey using new technology developed specifically for this attraction. It’s 21 minutes long – NO COMMERCIALS! – so go grab a cup of coffee while the video buffers and then settle in for a treat.

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Theme Park Insider reader reviews “Forbidden Journey” attraction

I recently read a reader review of the attraction in question over at Theme Park Insider. The writer describes the ride without going into too much detail, so I’ve still got a sense of anticipation about it and I can hardly wait for my October trip to see one of my favorite characters – THE SORTING HAT! This writer says that the whole family agreed – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey surpasses even Spiderman as the best ride of all time!

Reader review of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando | Theme Park Insider

One thought on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – oh, the anticipation!”

  1. I say good for him – take a negative, work at it, and turn it into a positive! I’ll be going to visit the Banks Lee site in just a moment!

    I’ll have to save the other for later – I have not seen it yet and I’ll want to devote the necessary time to see it in it’s entirety.

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