Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

The Universal Orlando is an amusement park resort located in Orlando, Florida. It features two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, built on 107 acres (43 ha) and 101 acres (41 ha) of land, respectively. Both parks feature several attractions and shows based on movies produced by Universal Pictures. After several delays during construction, Universal Studios Florida opened to the public on June 7, 1990; however, several of the park's major attractions experienced frequent mechanical and technical problems, forcing the rides to close. Eventually, Universal filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Jaws, an attraction that was based on the film. Three years later, Universal announced the construction of a second theme park, Islands of Adventure, that officially opened on May 28, 1999.One of the most popular additions to the resort is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, an incorporation of the Harry Potter franchise. Opened in 2010, part of the Lost Continent area of the Islands of Adventure park was re-themed to Places in Harry Potter. Also, a replica of Hogwarts was constructed, with a dark ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, located inside. In 2014, an area themed after Diagon Alley opened in the former location of Jaws within Universal Studios Florida. This addition included Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, as well the Hogwarts Express based on the Hogwarts Express that allows guests to travel between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley without actually having to exit either park.