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Harry Potter Universal Orlando: 30 Must-See Attractions and Tips

Calling all Harry Potter Fans!

Are you a die-hard Harry Potter fan planning a visit to Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando? You’re in for a magical treat! From thrilling rides to enchanting experiences, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando offers endless wonders. To make your trip truly enchanting, we’ve compiled a list of 30 must-not-miss Harry Potter attractions. So, grab your wand and let’s explore the wizarding world like never before!

Hogwarts

30 Tips to Make Your Wizarding World Experience Truly Magical

  1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey: Board this breathtaking ride at Hogwarts Castle for a 4D adventure. Tip: Use the Universal Express Pass to skip long lines.
  2. Butterbeer: Sip on the iconic wizarding beverage at the Three Broomsticks. Tip: Try it hot, cold, or frozen for a different taste experience.Butterbeer
  3. Ollivander’s Wand Shop: Witness the magic of wand selection and maybe even buy your very own interactive wand. Tip: Look for hidden spell locations throughout the park.
  4. Diagon Alley: Step into the bustling shopping district of wizards and witches. Tip: Don’t forget to check out Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes for some fun surprises.
  5. The Knight Bus: Have a chat with the shrunken head at this unique photo opportunity. Tip: Ask about their favorite magical creature.Knightbus
  6. Escape from Gringotts: Join Harry, Ron, and Hermione on a thrilling bank heist. Tip: Single rider line can save you time if you don’t mind splitting up.
  7. Hogwarts Express: Take the train between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, experiencing different scenes each way. Tip: The experience changes with each journey!Hogwarts Express
  8. Hogsmeade: Stroll through this charming village and visit Honeydukes for magical sweets. Tip: Try the Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.
  9. The Hogwarts Castle: Explore the corridors and classrooms while waiting in line for the Forbidden Journey ride. Tip: Look for the talking portraits.
  10. Triwizard Spirit Rally: Be part of this energetic performance featuring Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students. Tip: Get there early for the best view.
  11. Magical Menagerie: Visit this pet store and meet some magical creatures. Tip: Keep an eye out for Crookshanks and Hedwig plushies.
  12. Leaky Cauldron: Enjoy authentic British fare in this cozy pub. Tip: Try the Fish and Chips or Bangers and Mash.Leaky Cauldron
  13. The Tales of Beedle the Bard: Watch puppetry and storytelling in this live show. Tip: Get there a bit early for the best seats.
  14. Hogwarts Choir: Listen to the enchanting melodies of the Hogwarts Frog Choir. Tip: Capture the magical moment with a video.
  15. The Owl Post: Send a postcard with a genuine Hogsmeade postmark. Tip: Buy stamps and postcards inside the shop.
  16. Wizarding World Merchandise: Shop for unique Potter-themed merchandise throughout the park. Tip: Don’t miss the interactive wands and robes.Jamie in WW
  17. Weasley’s Flying Ford Anglia: Snap a pic with the enchanted car from “Chamber of Secrets.” Tip: Look for the hidden garden gnomes.
  18. Knockturn Alley: Explore the darker side of magic and visit Borgin and Burkes. Tip: Keep an eye out for the Vanishing Cabinet.
  19. Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees: Enjoy the live performance by the famous wizarding singer. Tip: Check the show’s schedule in advance.
  20. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure: Brave the twists and turns of this family-friendly roller coaster. Tip: Get a virtual queue pass early in the morning.Hagrid's Motorbike
  21. Chocolate Frogs: Collect Wizarding World trading cards inside these sweet treats. Tip: Trade with fellow Potter fans to complete your collection.
  22. Kreacher at 12 Grimmauld Place: Spot Kreacher the house-elf peeking out from behind the curtains. Tip: He might share some secrets.
  23. Interactive Wand Spots: Cast spells at various locations throughout the park. Tip: Practice your wand skills at quieter times to avoid crowds.
  24. Beauxbatons and Durmstrang Entrance: Watch these magical schools make their grand entrances. Tip: Check the showtimes to catch them in action.
  25. Dumbledore’s Army: Join this interactive show and learn some defensive spells. Tip: Volunteer to participate and earn a certificate.
  26. Gringotts Money Exchange: Exchange Muggle currency for Wizarding Bank Notes and receive a unique souvenir. Tip: The goblins can be a bit grumpy, so don’t take it personally.Harry Potter World
  27. The Leaky Cauldron’s Secret Entrance: Find this hidden entrance to the Diagon Alley area. Tip: Look for the wall with the cauldron sign.
  28. The Fountain of Fair Fortune: Make a wish at this magical fountain. Tip: Throw a coin and see what fortune awaits.
  29. Frog Choir Amphitheater: Take a break and listen to the frogs croak out magical tunes. Tip: It’s a great spot to rest your feet.
  30. The Tales of Beedle the Bard Shop: Browse through magical books and collectibles. Tip: Look for the original tales, like “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”

Hogwarts Castle at Twilight

Ready to Plan?

Now that you have all the best tips for making the most of your wizarding adventure, are you ready to plan your next vacation to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Contact your favorite Love of the Magic Vacations Travel Advisor or email hello@LOTMV.com to start planning today! 

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