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Harry Potter rollercoaster in Hollywood making 'unusually high' number of people vomit

The ride is almost exactly the same as the one in Orlando

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 01 March 2016 11:08 GMT

Universal Studios’ new Harry Potter-themed Hollywood park - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - is just two months away from opening, yet the studio has hit a slight bump in the road: one of the rides is making people throw up.

The rollercoaster, which is a replica of the one running at Universal in Orlando, takes thrill seekers on a 3D broom ride around Hogwarts, with Harry, Ron and Dumbledore all making appearances.

However, according to a report by TMZ, engineers have been ‘baffled’ by the ride's effect on their test subjects - i.e. employees and their families - as an unusually high number of them have been sick after going on the magical adventure.

Universal are apparently working hard to fix the mysterious problem with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Watch a point of view perspective of the not-so-nauseating Orlando version below.

One of the reasons for an increased number of people vomiting after the new ride may be the introduction of 3D glasses to the simulation, whereas - as you can see - the Orlando version does not require the glasses. Universal has yet to comment on the situation.

In recent Harry Potter news, JK Rowling announced that the eighth story in the saga - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - will soon be available in book form.

The adaptation of the stage play will be available from the 31 July, while Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit cinemas 18 November.

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