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The Big Debate: What should Universal's next Harry Potter ride be?

Hogwarts Castle at night

In this week's poll, we ask what rides you'd most like to see form part of Universal's new and expanding Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter.

Theme park fans have had a thrilling week with the announcement that a second version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be installed at Universal Studios Hollywood. As if this news wasn't enough, Universal have also confirmed that the existing Potter land at Universal Orlando will be expanded - sending the rumor mill into overdrive as muggles speculate about which of Harry, Hermione and Ron's adventures will be the next to be adapted into a ride or show.

If you listen hard enough you can almost hear Univeral Creative's employees scribbling away on amazing new designs and ideas for an all new Harry Potter attraction. Surely Universal will have to create a major new addition to slot in alongside the amazingly successful Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey, but what will it be? This week's Big Debate therefore asks the question: What should Universal's next Harry Potter ride be?

Endless possibilities

The Harry Potter books and movies offer almost an limitless number of potential themes for a new ride. Here a few ideas that are currently circulating online:

  • The Hogwarts Express - it is every Harry Potter fan's dream to ride the Hogwarts Express train. Imagine being actually able to board the train and experience the mindblowing journey to Hogwarts with your own eyes. "All aboard!"
  • 4-D dark ride through London - some rumors have suggested that a recreation of London as seen in the movies is on the cards. The technology from the recently-installed King Kong 360 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood could be used to enable guests to take a thrilling journey through the area.
  • 4D "magic lesson - Universal has already taken the dark ride to the next level with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Could it now turn its attention to 4-D shows, giving guests the opportunity to take part in a magic lesson at Hogwarts? You'd better have your wits about you, if those spells go wrong you might be in for more than you bargained for!
  • Trip into Gringotts Bank - taking a trip to the lowest vault of Gringotts bank could be a thrilling experience - with rumors that an indoor coaster or high-tech drop tower could take you there.

Vote now!

Surely every theme park and Harry Potter has a view on this one! Let us know what you think the new Harry Potter ride should be by clicking on your choice below. You never know, it may become a reality!

What should Universal's next Harry Potter ride be?

Share your thoughts

Thanks for voting in Theme Park Tourist's Big Debate. Why not let us know why you voted as you did using the comments section below?


There are 2 comments.

I think a ride about Voldemort should be incorporated somewhere! I mean he is the villain of the entire series and his face is no where to be found in any of the existing rides or shows. If it were up to me...I would turn the whole Poseidon's fury area into the Dark Lord's area. Use Poseidon's show and turn it into a similar show that would have an epic wand fight between Voldemort and Harry at the end (similar to what they have now). I would also turn the surrounding shops and restaurant into Dark places. Basically have a jolly Harry Potter part of the park and a dark scary Voldemort part of the park.

Great Idea!

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