If you love magic and magic, and books about the boy with the lightning scar were read to the core, then you will like this material. Today I’ll tell you about a themed location in Orlando, Florida, based on the Harry Potter universe - Wizarding World of Harry Potter. "World of Harry Potter" is located on the territory of two giant parks - Universal Studio and Isalnd of Adventures, which have a total area of ​​more than 80000 m2. Let's figure out how much tickets cost, when is the best time to go, what to expect, how not to get lost and have time to see everything.

Harry Potter amusement park in Orlando

Tickets to Universal Studio and Island of Adventures

Since attractions in the world of Harry Potter are located in two parks, I recommend immediately taking a general ticket (2-Park - 1-Day Ticket), with which you can visit all locations. Prices for such a ticket start from $174, depending on the season and day of the week (more expensive on weekends, more expensive in summer, more expensive during children's holidays and holidays). Therefore, the recommendation for purchasing tickets is quite logical - buy in advance and, if possible, go on a weekday.

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Don’t forget that if you can’t plan your trip in advance, you can buy tickets to Orlando without any problems. They are sold not only at the entrance ticket office, but also in countless travel agencies.

Tickets to Universal Studio and Isalnd of Adventures

The official opening of the Harry Potter area in Orlando took place in the summer of 2010, but the pressure of tourists and fans does not subside to this day. The creators of the park were able to recreate several truly significant places from the world of Harry Potter. The first part is located in the park Universal Studio - This is the railway station and Kings Cross station, as well as the legendary Diagon Alley.

Universal Studio Harry Potter

Universal Studio Diagon Alley

From the first steps through this amazing place, you are immersed in your beloved universe, from which, perhaps, only the abundance of tourists and other visitors distracts you. Therefore, it is better not to waste time and try to go to the attractions as soon as possible, I recommend leaving shops and benches for later. In the park area Universal Studio: Diagon Alley features one of the coolest attractions - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Keep in mind that this is where the longest queues will be.

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

A special place in this part of the park is occupied by the central street, where Ukrainian iron-bellied dragon sits on the roof of the building Gringotts Bank.

Universal Studio: Diagon Alley

Every 20-30 minutes the dragon roars and releases flames of fire, which looks incredibly exciting. If you remember, in the second part of the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” such a dragon guarded the dungeon and it was there that the escape was made.

Ukrainian iron-bellied dragon

creators Universal Studio nThe dark world of magic was also bypassed - Fierce Lane.

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In this stronghold of dark magic, you can visit the legendary shop "Gorbin and Barkes", where, in addition to souvenirs, there are also various unusual little things.

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Knockturn Alley in Harry Potter

Diagon Alley attracts tourists, they want to take as many pictures as possible and carefully look at all the scenery, but this is only half of the park in the Harry Potter universe!

Of course, when creating the park, they didn’t miss the opportunity to recreate King’s Cross Station with that very platform 9 and 3/4through which all young wizards pass to get on the train to Hogwarts.

platform 9 and 3/4

King's Cross station

Train (Hogwarts Express) is a separate attraction that connects two parts of the park.

Hogwarts Express train

During the trip, London (Muggle) landscapes are replaced by fantastic views of the surrounding village Hogsmeade. It was here that many of the events of the books unfolded, so all the main objects are recreated with great accuracy. And yes, it's always winter!

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To get to Hogwarts Express, you will need a ticket to both parks (this is a trick from the creators), but it is worth it. In addition, choosing only one location from the world of Harry Potter will be unbearably difficult.

Island of Adventures Harry Potter

In part of the park Isalnd of Adventures is home to the village of Hogsmeade and of course Hogwarts Castle itself.

Island of Adventures Harry Potter

Probably, even a person who is not experienced in the Harry Potter universe will not refuse to try the most magical drink - butter beer. The cost is $6.99 per pint.

butterbeer in harry potter park

harry potter park in orlando

But the most important thing is the castle itself. Hogwarts, maybe not as big as in the movies, but a childhood dream “get into the school of wizardry” performs. Inside, by the way, there is one of the themed attractions with 4D.

Hagrid's Magical Motorbike Adventure

In each of the two parts of the park there are many harmoniously integrated shops with souvenirs. Of course, you can also find a magic wand in them, the main attribute of any magician. Price - 25.99$.

where to try butter beer

The only drawback of all the attractions is the queues, but you just need to be prepared and patient for them. Also, don’t forget that parks Universal Studio and Isalnd of Adventures is not only the world of Harry Potter, there are also dozens of other cult universes.

Where is the Harry Potter amusement park?

And finally, some advice:

  • Take a ticket for one day, you will have time to see everything quickly. You can buy it here.
  • To get into both parts of the park, you need a Park-to-Park ticket, look carefully.
  • I recommend eating at the Three Broomsticks and be sure to take pumpkin juice.
  • The park and hotels can be reached by public transport, install the Lynx application.
  • Try to go on a weekday as Orlando will get crowded on weekends.
  • If you want to save money, then I recommend choosing a hotel that has various bonuses - discounts on tickets, transfers and much more. Attentively see all options. And don't forget about travel insurance.

dangerous book in hogsmeade

The Harry Potter amusement park is located in Orlando, on the territory of Universal Studio and Isalnd of Adventures, below is a point with a mark on the map:

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