If you’re like me, you love the Harry Potter series and secretly wish you had an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. For all you “Potterheads” out there, Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter will make all your wildest dreams come true!
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From the very moment you pass over the bridge and through the arches into Hogsmeade, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world.
With the iconic Hogwarts castle standing proudly in the background and about a dozen little shops tucked around every corner, the entire land brings J.K. Rowling’s books and movies to life.
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Of course, no theme park land is complete without food!
All throughout Hogsmeade, you’ll find an array of different foods and beverages that offer something for everyone.
When I visited, I ate at Three Broomsticks, a replica of the restaurant featured in the Harry Potter books and films.
The signature meal at this restaurant (and the meal that I recommend the most!) is the “Great Feast,” a two-course meal featuring garden salad, rotisserie chicken, spareribs, roast potatoes, mixed vegetables, and corn on the cob.
Harry Potter’s Butterbeer
To drink, we had the famous Butterbeer, a beverage similar in taste to cream soda with Butterscotch topping. It’s alcohol-free, and you see lots of kids drinking it!
Butterbeer is deliciously sweet, and I can’t recommend it highly enough! My sister loved Butterbeer, too!
Of course, you can’t forget dessert! At Honeydukes Confectionery, you’ll find an array of candy and sweets.
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Once your stomach’s full, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Hogsmeade.
Ollivander’s Wand Shop
If you want to try your hand at witchcraft and wizardry, head on over to Ollivander’s Wand Shop, where a shopkeeper will help you pick out your very own wand!
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Wands Are Everywhere!
The shop really is a sight to behold—there were so many wands, I thought they were going to fall right out of the shelves!
Hogwarts Frog Choir
There are also plenty of live stage shows that occur throughout the day.
We managed to catch a performance from the Hogwarts Frog Choir, an a cappella group that performed various songs for the audience.
Overall, we had an absolute blast at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Whether you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan or a newcomer to the series, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. The next time you book a trip at Universal Orlando, make sure you stop by and check out everything there is to offer.
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