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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Harry Potter theme park too scary for some little kids



Mom_hogwarts1 I know a lot of us adults are as excited as the kids are about entering the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when it soon opens this week to us muggles at Universal's Islands of Adventure. But I think the Traveling Mamas blog makes a good point that this is not a place for toddlers, and that's okay since it's a fabulous treat for Potter fans. But they caution, "Because many people think of a theme park as a family outing, I think it needs to be said: There are no kiddie rides in the Wizarding World"

You have to be 48 inches tall to go on its signature ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and there are some intense images even in the shops that would scare a 3 year old. Also, there are small spaces everywhere and I expect the place will be quite cramped, so it would be a nightmare to try to push a stroller through the crowd.

Let one parent take the little ones to nearby Seuss Landing while the older kids or adults immerse themselves in this awesome world.

-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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[Last modified: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:25pm]


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