I am going to keep this short, because you all have already read plenty of trip reports.
So yesterday I went, and I went by myself. I didn't want to be influenced, or swayed one way or another. I wanted to take it all in by myself.
Being a person who couldn't care about the Harry Potter one way or another... I neither like nor dislike the movies, and I haven't read the books. So I personally have no real emotional investment into this attraction...THAT BEING SAID....
I was speechless when I walked into Hogsmede, and I could not wait to explore more.
When I approached Hogwarts, I was even more taken back. I was just in awe. I couldn't believe that this place physically existed.
The wait time for the Forbidden journey was 75 minutes. I got in line, and initially the queue was outside, and just ok... Then we entered Hogwarts...
I will say this. If all I got to experience was the QUEUE... I would have been happy. I was mesmerized by everything. I was like a 10 year old boy. I would not stop looking, and being excited by everything.
Then the ride. This is the SINGLE BEST EXPERIENCE in Orlando. It is top notch, and cannot be given enough superlatives. When it ended I felt it was a 75 mins of my life well spent, and I would gladly spend another 75 minutes that way.