Universal Studios Hollywood upgrades Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey’s projection system

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has been upgraded to 4k-HD at 120 frames-per-second. The first change to the attraction’s projection system was noticed back on December 4, 2016 when Inside Universal reported that the 3D effect in the ride had been removed. Shortly after, reports came in that the projections for the ride had received an upgrade, resulting in a clearer and more vibrant image in the ride’s projection’s domes.

According to Universal, the ride “originally projected at 60 frames-per-second,” while the upgraded projectors will display “twice the frame rate offering superior clarity and remarkably sharper images than previously shown, with imagery that is stunningly ultra-realistic.”

With the removal of the 3D effect at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan is now the only iteration of Forbidden Journey that can still be experienced in 3D.

This has been a welcome change to the ride, considering most of the attractions at Universal are in 3D. Stay with Inside Universal for continuing coverage of Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk Hollywood

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Jonathan Green is a managing editor of Inside Universal. He currently resides in Santa Clarita, California, and may be reached at jonathan@insideuniversal.net.

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