Harry Potter fanatics know that that Universal Orlando® is the place to be in Central Florida to get your fix. With both Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios® dedicating sections of their park to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, you’ll find plenty of magical opportunities on your next vacation. Here are some of our favorite, do-not-miss ultimate fan experiences.
You can find master wand-maker Ollivanders’™ shop in Island of Adventures’ Hogsmeade™. Fans of the series can find their personal wands here, and if you purchase an interactive wand, you can cast spells at specific spots throughout both Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™ in Universal Studios!
No trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is complete without at least one cup of creamy, sweet Butterbeer. You can find vendors selling it in several places around Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™. It’s the perfect refreshing drink for a Harry Potter fan looking to cool off under the hot Florida sun.
Harry Potter devotees know that every Hogwarts™ student’s school year starts with a trip aboard the Hogwarts™ Express. Regularly leaving from King’s Cross Station or Hogsmeade™ Station, visitors who purchase a Park-to-Park ticket will be able to get the full magical experience of riding the same train as Harry, Ron and Hermione back and forth between Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios®.
Over at Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios®, take a wrong turn and you might end up down Knockturn Alley where rather unsavory witches and wizards roam dark corners. Visit the infamous Borgin and Burkes to view a wide collection of Dark Arts objects and sinister memorabilia.
Finally, you’ll definitely want to visit Gringotts™ bank while you’re in Diagon Alley™ and marvel at the massive fire-breathing dragon that sits atop the bank. Head inside for a thrilling, multi-dimensional 3D journey through the bowels of the bank on the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ ride. Make it out alive and treat yourself to a treat from Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour right across from the bank’s entrance.
There’s so much to see and experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ that is sure to satisfy any true fan. You can find other tips and guides to Universal Orlando® on the blog.tickets2you.com.