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Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and attractions

10) The gift shop sells magical items, Quidditch supplies and Hogwarts clothing based on the Potter books. (Universal Studios)
9) The train that transports students from London to Hogwarts serves as a backdrop for visitors’ photos at the entrance to Hogsmeade village. (Universal Studios)
8) The kiddie coaster features a back story involving Hogwarts’ Care of Magical Creatures professor Hagrid teaching young wizards to fly on the magical creature. (Shown: “Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe and James Phelps on the Hippogriff coaster.) (Universal Studios)
Riders on the Flight of the Hippogriff kiddie coaster pass a re-creation of Hagrid’s home. (Universal Studios)
7) The joke store sells tricks and toys featured in the Potter books, including Extendable Ears, Boxing Telescopes and Sneakoscopes. (Shown: “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in Zonko’s.) (Universal Studios)
6) The sweet shop sells candy featured in the Potter books, including Chocolate Frogs, exploding bonbons and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans. (Shown: “iCarly” star Jennette McCurdy in Honeydukes.) (Universal Studios)
5) The choreographed show in Hogsmeade village features acrobatic demonstrations by students of the Durmstrang Institute and a ribbon dance by the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. (Universal Studios)
4) The non-alcoholic beverage, which comes in regular and frozen forms, can be found in the Hog’s Head Pub and at outdoor carts in Hogsmeade village. (Universal Studios)
Based on the pub in the Potter books, the bar attached to the Three Broomsticks restaurant serves domestic and imported beers as well as Butterbeer. (Shown: “Harry Potter” stars Emma Watson, James and Oliver Phelps and Matthew Lewis in Hog’s Head Pub.) (Universal Studios)
Based on the inn from the Potter books, the restaurant serves butterbeer, pumpkin juice, strawberry-peanut butter ice cream and chocolate cauldron cakes in addition to standard dining fare. (Universal Studios)
3) The dueling roller coaster features two intertwining and overlapping tracks, with one side named Hungarian Horntail and the other Chinese Fireball after dragon breeds in the Potter books. (Universal Studios)
2) Visitors are admitted in groups of 20 to the wand shop, where “the wand chooses the wizard.” (Universal Studios)
1) The unique robotic arm ride system takes visitors on a tour of Hogwarts Castle and the surrounding grounds, where they encounter the Whomping Willow, dementors and a Quidditch match. (Universal Studios)
Prior to boarding the Forbidden Journey ride, visitors walk through the castle, including the portrait gallery where paintings of the four Hogwarts founders magically come to life. (Universal Studios)
The gift shop at the exit to the Forbidden Journey ride sells Hogwarts souvenirs and replica props from the Potter films. (Universal Studios)