The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - New Attraction at Universal Studios

vacation home rentals orlando floridaDisney isn’t the only attraction in Orlando, Florida. You’ll also find Universal Studios where you can ride and explore your favorite movies. They create all sorts of attractions from the studio’s biggest hits.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a fantastic experience for anyone who’s a fan of the series or genre. Recently they have expanded the section with Diagon Alley. Here are some ways you can enjoy your day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Afterwards, relax at a vacation rental home in Orlando, Florida.

1. Explore the movie-quality sets.

Universal Studios consulted with J.K. Rowling and the people who built the movie sets to make the design look similar, although a bit bigger. They worked to make every detail perfect, including life-like moving pictures.

2. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Explore the classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, then fly high above as you join Harry and his fellow students a thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with magical creatures! This attraction uses groundbreaking technology to create a one-of-a-kind ride experience.

3. Ride the Hogwarts Express.

If you visited the park in the past, you may have taken a photo with the signature Harry Potter train. Now, however, you can ride the train from “London” to Hogsmeade and see Harry’s world from a new perspective.

4. Eat and drink British fare.

At the Leaky Cauldron, you can dine like they do in Hogsmeade. Eat traditional British food at a heavy wooden table by lamplight and drink traditional Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice. You’re certain to meet many delightful witches and wizards alongside you!

5. Photo opportunity!

Just like in the movies, Gringotts (the Goblin-run bank) is protected by a fire-breathing dragon. The dragon breathes real fire every fifteen minutes. If you time it right, you can catch an awesome photo.

6. Escape the goblins.

While you’re at Gringotts, hang out with the animatronic goblins (if you ring their bells, they look right at you!). Ride the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride and flee the bank just like they do in the movie.

7. Shop at Ollivander’s.

You can pick up your personalized wand and any magical accessories you may need at Ollivander’s Wand Shop. You can even buy an interactive wand for true magic!

8. Ride the Dragon Challenge.

Mount one of two “dragons” (roller coaster cars) that twist and loop across the sky. The dragons are separate coasters that intertwine. They might be a bit tough on kids, though. Younger rides might prefer the Flight of Hippogriff.

9. Watch the Triwizard Spirit Rally.

Cheer on as students from Hogwarts and other magical schools perform the Triwizard Tournament’s opening ceremonies.

10. Visit Zonko’s Joke Shop.

As one of the most famous shops in the Wizarding World, Zonko’s has everything you need for jokes, pranks and games.

11. Enjoy a toad chorus.

Yep, that’s right. Listen as a group of students convince their trained toads to sing for you. This one’s too odd to pass up!

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