Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey set for refurbishment

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey set for refurbishment

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey set for refurbishment

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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will close for 18 days, Orlando Informer has learned. The attraction will be closed from December 1 through December 18, 2016.

It will be the first major refurbishment for the attraction. It’s very uncommon for major attractions, outside of the water rides, to go down for extended refurbishments. Most work is completed on these attractions overnight.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The long standing rumor that has resurfaced multiple times is that officials have been considering converting the ride to 3D. The identical ride at Universal’s sister parks in both Hollywood and Japan opened with 3D. The Orlando ride was built with a room for 3D glasses storage.

Update 11/12 4:45 PM: Sources familiar with the matter have told us that this refurbishment will not bring 3D to the attraction.

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Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the Owner & Editor at Orlando Informer, the internationally awarded independent resource for guests visiting Orlando. In this position, he leads the website's overall direction and day-to-day operations, working with a team of writers, editors, developers, and producers.

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