Walt Disney World and Disneyland aren’t the only parks eexperiencing high attendance this time of year, Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando has had to close its gates for the first time in its existence. This is, of course, largely due to the popularity of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions and themed land. The closure was only for a few hours each day, but still, it’s a sign of how much the park has matured with that wizarding addition.
This puts an exclamation mark on what has already been a pretty spectacular year for Universal Orlando. With NBC/Universal’s acquisition by Comcast conditionally approved, we’ll have to see if the park continues to build on this momentum to truly give Disney a run for its money.