“It’s real for us, always.” From the books to the movies, we just celebrated twenty magical years since the world was introduced to an average boy named Harry Potter and his journey to realizing the power that lived within him. Now, Universal Orlando Resort™ has brought The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to life.
Step inside a world where magic is real. Journey from the streets of London and King’s Cross Station, to Diagon Alley™, and in Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park you can visit the iconic Hogwarts™ castle and explore Hogsmeade™ village.
Wander through the classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts™, and soar above the castle with Harry Potter™ on the groundbreaking ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. Adventure seekers, thrill riders, and students of Hogwarts™ will equally enjoy this real-life experience.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™
Follow in Harry Potter’s footsteps through the streets of London and enter Diagon Alley™ to find many of the wizarding world’s most famous establishments. You can dine at the Leaky Cauldron™, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™ wand shop, or try unique flavors of ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. Here you can try Earl Grey & Lavender ice cream, or Butterbeer™ flavor to name a few.
Have you been wondering what your wand would be made of? Be you muggle, witch or wizard, you need a wand that suits you and now you can step in to Ollivander’s™ wand shop and participate in your wand weighing. Is your core made of Phoenix feather or Unicorn hair? Perhaps yours is made of sturdier stuff and has a core of Dragon heartstring. Feel the flexibility between your fingers and if you like, take your wand home with you.
Are you ready to experience the thrill ride deep below Gringotts™ bank? The Goblins may be friends or foes, depending on your intentions. Look out for other magical protections as you whizz by the magical bank vaults and be sure to keep an eye out for dragons!
Visit the wizarding village of Hogsmeade™ where you can dine at the Three Broomsticks™, swoop past Hagrid’s hut on Flight of the Hippogriff™, and shop for sweets at Honeydukes™.
While in Hogsmeade™, be sure to try a frothy, toe-tingling Butterbeer™. The Frozen Buterbeer™ option is a refreshing treat on a hot day. As you stroll along, peek into the shop windows and take in all the sights and sounds. There is so much to see and do, pay close attention or you might miss something.
Don’t forget to purchase a Park-to-Park Ticket so you can board the Hogwarts™ Express and travel between both Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida™. Be sure to ride the train both ways!
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