The Best of Both Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter
For all of the “Potterheads” who grew up with the Harry Potter characters in the movies and the books, visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ truly is a dream come true. With two unique parks, whether you’re a fan or not, Universal Orlando did an exceptional job capturing the magic of Harry Potter.
Two Parks Equal Too Much Fun
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando Resorts features multi-dimensional thrill rides, magical experiences, and shops filled with collectible items.
Diagon Alley (Universal Studios) and Hogsmeade (Islands of Adventure) are the locations from the books that have their own worlds for visitors to explore. Visitors can also enjoy Hogwarts Express, which connects both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
Travel Tip: Only Park-to-Park admission tickets will allow visitors to experience the magic and excitement of BOTH The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ lands (Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™) PLUS the Hogwarts™ Express*!
Diagon Alley ™
Enter Diagon Alley™ and walk through the streets of London where visitors will discover the wizarding world’s most popular establishments. As the visitor walks around Diagon Alley, they’ll notice plenty of shops to wander through, including a three-story extravaganza that is Ollivander’s Wand Shop and Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes; high quality places to eat such as Leaky Cauldron (they make their bread fresh daily and import food from the UK for an authentic taste); and Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor where they offer bizarre but delicious ice cream flavors, breakfast pastries, and a nice variety of English tea.
Don’t forget about the fire-breathing dragon ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and get a glimpse of the villains Voldemort™ and Bellatrix.
Walk through Hogsmeade’s British town with gray block buildings standing on cobblestones; the village’s roof with curvy chimneys is dominated by snow, and butterbeer is sold from a barrel-shaped truck. As he or she gazes around the Englishtown, he or she may walk past the gargoyles that are guarding the home of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Hogwarts Castle is THE popular ride where visitors can hop on the Forbidden Journey groundbreaking ride and soar above the castle with Harry Potter™.
Here visitors can dine in at Three Broomsticks ™ (outside dining is available in the back where he or she can overlook the park’s lagoon and non-Potter parts of Island of Adventure), satisfy their sweet tooth at Honeydukes™ Candy Shop, and enjoy souvenir shops all throughout town.
With a Park-to-Park admission ticket only, this may be a highlight of the visitor’s experience. Once he or she is onboard the Hogwarts™ Express, they may be in for a pleasant surprise as they look out the window and find themselves traveling through the streets of London then arriving into Hogsmeade shortly after.
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