It seems that Harry Potter at the Forbidden Journey is always under-going changes on the audio/visual side of things. It was the first version state-side to be in 3D. Though it was said that the 3D element took away from the practical side of the attraction and was removed and converted to 2D. Now Universal is going deeper into the technical side of things bringing us the most exciting improvement to date.
The announcement was made this morning that the video based portion of the attraction will be upgraded to crystal clear 4K Ultra HD resolution at 120 frame a second (previously 60).
The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” takes a technological bow with the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second and designed to offer guests an even more immersive glimpse into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
This progressive enhancement replaces the earlier 3D film component of the ride to create a seamless integration between the ride’s elaborate sets and its spellbinding media. The attraction’s storyline remains the same.
Originally projected at 60 frames-per-second, the new ride media now displays at four times the frame rate offering superior clarity and remarkably sharper images than previously shown, with imagery that is stunningly ultra-realistic.
Hailed by press across the globe as a tour-de-force, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” has enjoyed a vast array of critical acclaim, such as:
“The combination of the stunningly detailed queue and the state-of-the-art ride make Forbidden Journey the best dark ride in the world.”
“All roads lead to Hogwarts castle, home to possibly the most immersive, amazing and utterly convincing dark-ride and queue ever invented.
The detail at every turn is exquisite.”
This upgrade should provide an even more seamless integration with the rides wonderful practical sets.
Take a walk through the queue of this classic attraction!