Universal Orlando’s Forbidden Journey Ride Upgraded to 4K-HD

Universal Studios Hollywood isn’t the only Potter park with exciting news for this summer. If you’re planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, get excited, because Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has been updated. The ride’s projection system is now in 4K-HD, which Universal Orlando says has given the ride “superior clarity.”

This was the only change made to the ride. The creatures, locations, and adventure will stay the same.

But what exactly is 4K-HD, and why do we even want it on this ride?

As this article explains, “4K is a digital cinema standard that calls for a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution.”  Basically, it’s a lot more pixels than before. For the Forbidden Journey ride, this means the experience is sharper and more tangible. 4K-HD will create an exciting ride since “the sharper images will further submerge you into the storyline.” 

Universal Orlando’s blog explains it best.

The Golden Snitch feels as if it’s right within your reach. Dementors feel like they’re closer than ever. And the Hungarian Horntail flies straight toward you.

Universal Studios Hollywood made the upgrade to its ride last year, and Universal Studios Japan did earlier this year. Have you been and noticed the difference?

Are you excited about the change to the Universal Orlando ride? Will you be making a side-by-side comparison chart as you ride Forbidden Journey this summer? Let us know!

Gretchen Roesch

Gretchen once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now she uses that Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, she is a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. Gretchen hopes to one day pay off her student loans.