In 1998, Scholastic Corporation released the first book of the Harry Potter series, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, in the U.S. The popular books are currently the #1 best-selling series of all time with distributions equaling over 500 million. Since then we have been entranced by The Wizarding World and all it entails.
Where to begin?
Begin the enchanting journey of Universal Studios and follow the life and events of Harry Potter. Meander through Diagon Alley and purchase magical supplies in preparation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
‘Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts’ is a 3D steel roller coaster experience. Explore the underground vaults with Harry and the gang while fighting off villains and monsters. Observe the goblins hard at work in the grand marble hallway while walking through the queue and then travel deep in the caverns beneath the bank to board the thrilling ride! Gringotts is easy to find under the giant fire-breathing dragon.
A spot to eat
Arriving at Hogsmeade
Ready your wand and begin practicing spells as you step off the train! Study the map in your wand box to locate areas around the village where it is possible to create magic and stir up a little mischief with your interactive wand. Expelliarmus!
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Hogwarts is home to an amazing robocoaster called ‘Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey’.The queue winds through intriguing rooms such as the dungeon, the greenhouse, and the Gryffindor common room.
The seats of the ride are held above the track by a robotic arm and pivot while riders watch a wraparound projection screen. The ride does NOT go upside down. In the Room of Requirement, Hermione uses floo powder to set off the journey with Harry and Ron. Fly through the castle, grounds, and forbidden forest. Wingardium leviOsa!
The Three Broomsticks serves fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and the ‘Great Feast Platter’. Step next door for a non-alcoholic butterbeer or pumpkin juice at the Hogs Head Pub.
Last minute school supplies
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a magical place where guests feel the enchantment of the books and movies. Mischief Managed!
“Of course it happened inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, and the Deathly Hallows
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