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Dawn
08-07-2012, 07:52 AM
Exactly what sort of "ride" is this?:unsure:

Britchick
08-07-2012, 08:32 AM
You sit in a row of seats on a robotic arm and it moves you in all directions through scenes from the film

Dawn
08-07-2012, 09:18 AM
So kind of like Soarin' ?

Trying to guage if it's something Nanny Lesley would go on. She liked Soarin'.

Is there a chicken exit so she can walk through the rooms and duck out of the ride.:unsure:

Britchick
08-07-2012, 09:32 AM
No it's very gairy, some people have had motion sickness

Wendy
08-07-2012, 10:19 AM
Oh that's a no no for me then :lol:

Britchick
08-07-2012, 10:46 AM
Keith would love it though (let's see if he really does see everything :tongue:)

Wendy
08-07-2012, 10:59 AM
Keith would love it though (let's see if he really does see everything :tongue:)

Why is there a vampire in it :wink: :D

Tink
08-07-2012, 01:03 PM
I thought it was like a roller coaster? :unsure: I know so little about Universal. :redface:

I thought I'd heard that Harry Potter had been built over and around an existing coaster?

Britchick
08-07-2012, 02:19 PM
No Wendy.. Now that would make a good ride Mmmm

It may be a coaster track Tink but I know it's a robotic arm that throws you around

Dizneyblonde
08-07-2012, 02:23 PM
Can't wait to do this in 5 weeks!

Britchick
08-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Can't wait to do this in 5 weeks!

Have you done it before T?

Wendy
08-07-2012, 02:31 PM
Can't wait to do this in 5 weeks!

You are braver than me :lol:

montymouse
08-07-2012, 03:30 PM
Excellent, excellent ride. We managed it twice at Easter and it is the best ride in Orlando (for originality and effects and also so real)! A bit scary for under 7s and my Mum would definitely not do this one! Don't want to say too much as could easily spoil it! Just watch the board for ride times, we managed to only queue 10 mins even though park was heaving. Did see time of 3 hours wait.

Kate
08-07-2012, 03:42 PM
I didnt go on this ride as both me and dd were poorly that day and couldnt face the queue. DH went on it though and said it was good - he's up in the loft at the moment trying to fix a new ladder, but when he emerges at some point tonight i will ask him what it was like!
There is a chicken exit though, the queue goes all the way through hogwarts so its worth doing that :yes:

i bet theres a video on youtube somewhere that some naughty person has filmed! :lol:

Dawn
08-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Aaah good to know there's a chicken exit. It sounds too gairy for Nanny but she'd love to see all the "stuff" :thumbsup:

Dizneyblonde
08-07-2012, 05:30 PM
It'll be a first for us as it was being built when we were last there in 2009.
A week onsite at RPR should mean we get to ride a few times though,if you can drag me away from the Minions at US!

Johnie
08-07-2012, 07:14 PM
The other ride is built over the former dueling dragons coaster. The Forbidden Journey is different. They do have a castle tour that you can do without riding the ride.

Wendy
08-07-2012, 07:27 PM
The other ride is built over the former dueling dragons coaster. The Forbidden Journey is different. They do have a castle tour that you can do without riding the ride.

Oooh that's good to know, thank you Johnie :)

Johnie
08-07-2012, 10:50 PM
You're welcome. There is a special hallway with all of the talking portraits. The ride line did not go in there when I took the tour. I'm not sure if that is always the case. There is also a single rider line :-)

Sam
14-07-2012, 11:40 AM
I have to say this is one of my favorite rides. I don't do roller coasters but I went on this one three times and my dad suffers from back problems but it didn't affect him at all with jarring around. Honestly I don't think its that bad I'm a big sissy when it comes to the rides. Big Thunder Mountain was about as bad as it gets for me. I know I'm pathetic, my dh says I'm a big girls blouse. Of course rides affect people in different ways but I would say give this a go.

I really enjoyed the whole of experience of the castle with the queue going through it. My advice though is to perhaps leave it to the end of the day. We went straight there as soon as the park opened, which is what we were advised, and we still had to queue an hour. The next day we went there after the studios closed and got to on it with just 5 mins, then, when we got off we walked back round again and got straight back on. This was about 30 mins before the park was due to close.

Wendy
14-07-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the tip Sam, I still think I'm too much of a coward :lol:

Sam
14-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Oh Wendy trust me when I say this is not that bad. It's a standing joke in our house that I freak out on the kids roller coaster in Shamu Harbour in Seaworld. My 6 year old is braver than me. Although there's a lot of twisting around but the effects are brilliant and you really feel like you're riding a broom stick with harry potter.

Faythstar
07-12-2012, 07:30 PM
If you go in expecting a coaster, you will be disappointed. (I was not expecting a coaster--I hate them--so I was more than happy!)

It's part motion-simulator, part dark ride, all controlled by a robotic arm. Parts of it are similar to Soarin' or the Simpsons ride at Universal, in that you are moving in correlation to a huge screen in front of you, but then it switches up and you're moving through actual rooms. To me, that was part of what made it so exciting and interesting, not knowing what effect was coming at you next.

It is definitely not a coaster itself (that would be the Dragon Challenge - big coaster and Flight of the Hippogriff - baby coaster). But if you are sensitive to motion sickness, you might want to rethink. Or just walk through the castle! I've heard you can do that without riding. :)