Another genre-busting creation, this indoor ride is among the most advanced anywhere: part roller coaster, part motion simulator amid dominating 3D high-def screens. At times your respect for its razor’s-edge complexity will overshadow the purity of the thrills, and the dialogue sounds muddy, but it’s still unmissable. The queue lingers in the sumptuous, echoing lobby of Gringotts Bank, where 10 robotic goblins pause long enough from their clerical duties to sneer at you, and you’re taken by “lift” deep underground to begin a minecart-like race through the vaults. Almost immediately, nasty lightning bolts from Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) put your course awry, sending you careening into the slithering presence of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Can Bill Weasley and friends save you in time? (What do you think?) There are some mild spins and drops in the dark, but you wear 3D glasses the whole time and they don’t fall off, so it’s not that rough, and it’s less scary and height-restrictive than the Forbidden Journey ride at Hogsmeade.

Strategy: Take the test seat out front seriously; if you don’t fit, you shouldn’t ride. Locker use for small items is mandatory; short ones, to the right of the main door, are free. Express doesn’t help you jump much of the line, but there’s a single-rider queue that moves quickly and bypasses the pre-show. Front rows (1 and 4) are best for seeing the screens, the view from the left side of the fourth row can be obscured, and the middle two seats are the best overall. Virtual line option.