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YMMV / The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  • Author's Saving Throw: While Islands of Adventure's Hogsmeade was definitely well-recieved, there were many complaints. For example, nearly everything was exposed to the sun with very little shading, which can make the Florida heat unbearable in the summer (the fact that all of the rooftops are covered in fake snow can come off as downright comical on a hot day), and how absolutely tight the size is. The Studios park's Diagon Alley covers both these complaints by providing some much-needed shade and substantially more room to breathe.
  • Broken Base:
    • Though Diagon Alley has been unanimously received well, the decision to remove the JAWS ride for it to this day remains a very controversial decision, with many wondering why the area couldn't have gone into the patch of land next to Men in Black: Alien Attack.
    • The fact that the show building for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is clearly visible next to Hogwarts. Is it a serious flaw that hurts the immersion of the area? Or is it just a minor little error in the area's design?
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are the only reasons the Universal Studios parks get any attention at all from some people.


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