Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey best ride that doesn’t go upside down
The Orlando Informer has created a list, ranking the five best rides in Orlando that don’t go upside down. Coming in at No. 1 was Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey!
It never comes as a surprise to see the Forbidden Journey ranked No. 1 on any list because this ride is simply so much more than just a ride. Even standing in line is a thrill, as the path snakes its way through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Guests get to stroll through greenhouses and classrooms and come face-to-face with Chief Warlock and Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards himself, Albus Dumbledore!
Once visitors climb aboard the ride, they are taken on a magical journey where they will participate in a game of Quidditch, evade rogue Dementors in the Dark Forest, and soar over the crenelated towers of the school, all while chasing an escaped Hungarian Horntail!
Exiting through the gift shop is even an exciting experience on this ride since this is no ordinary gift shop but Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods, where guests can purchase items commandeered from Hogwarts students by the cantankerous caretaker during his many years of service to the school.
In their ranking, the Orlando Informer describes the ride, calling it
…absolutely, hands down, without question the most spectacular ride in any theme park anywhere on the globe.
Other rides that made the list include Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and more. Check out the complete list here.
Surprisingly, one ride that did not make the list was Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, which opened in the new Diagon Alley attraction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the summer of 2014. On this hair-raising ride through the underground passageways of Gringotts Bank, guests must thwart the Dark Lord himself, so perhaps those who created this ranking were simply afraid of incurring his wrath and therefore, excluded the ride from their list.
Do you think Escape from Gringotts should have been included in this ranking? What other Potter-themed rides do you think should have made the cut?