One of the main reasons I was only too happy to return to Florida for a summer holiday was to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Growing up I was part of the Harry Potter generation, reading the books, awaiting the arrival of the next in the series and almost passing out with excitement at the production of a film series. I was (and still am) a big fan of Harry Potter. Albeit I'm slightly less obsessed than my former 12 year old self but I still love to watch the films at Christmas and I always feel a sense of nostalgia and happiness.
As the ride is split into two parks you have to have a ticket for Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure but most people buy a combo ticket anyway. You can also catch the Hogwarts Express to take you from one side of the park to the other which I thought was really cool! Everything is so thought through with an immense amount of detail, I really felt like I was strolling through Hogsmeade. Aside from the actors rather questionable 'British' accents but hey.
I can't even imagine how busy this place is in the peak of summer but for any Harry Potter fan I would truly recommend trying to take a visit here. It's a once in a lifetime experience and one that I'm really glad I've done.