Real fans of Joanne Rowling are always dreaming about the day when an owl will fly into their window in order to bring them an invitation letter to Hogwarts. The life will change, and they will pass through a series of incredible events and adventures. However, we all know that there’s no magic mail these days, and we can’t go to the magic world forever, but there’s a chance to spend there at least a couple of days, fully immersing into the atmosphere of magic and wizards.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park is a part of Universal Islands of Adventure located in Florida. A park located in Orlando represents the magic world, where the famous boy had to study and learn something new. The territory of 8 hectares offers the Diagon Alley, the train station with steam Hogwarts Express, Hogsmit village with numerous shops and cafes, Hogwarts Castle, a field for Quidditch, the house of Hagrid and many other interesting locations.
Numerous designers and artists participated in the process of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter creation. Those people were involved in the production of the movies controlled by Joanne Rowling. These days the real fans of Harry Potter are sure that the park in the USA is more realistic and close to the original story that the park located in his homeland.
Traveling along the mysterious labyrinths of Hogwarts
The Magic School of Hogwarts is located in the middle of the park. In order to get there, one needs to pass through Hogsmit Village, and the majority of guests wants to go there without taking a look at other places. After reaching the school, one can participate in incredible adventures, fighting with scary monsters and evil wizards, who tried to eliminate Harry Potter.
After going through the gates of Hogwarts, one will enter the magic world of decorations and special effects, which make this place looking incredibly real. You can find a talking hat that assigns future students to different faculties, the living paintings with talking characters from the movie, and even Crying Myrtle.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando allows immersing into the magic world of a school of the famous boy. Here you can walk along the Diagon Alley, and visit all the magic shops, walk through Hogsmit Village, participate in the quest in the mysterious Hogwarts and even fly on a broom! Numerous designers and artists participated in the process of the park creation. Those people were involved in the production of the movies controlled by Joanne Rowling.
Guests of Hogwarts are warmly welcomed by Ron and Hermione. Even though they appear only on special screens, the 3D technology will make you think that they are standing next to you. The students of Gryffindor are able to visit all the halls of the schools, participating in the interactive games, and taking amusement rides.
Hogwarts also hosts the key attraction of the park – it’s a game called “Harry Potter and the forbidden adventure.” In order to participate, you need to have an hour in order to take a quest around the school. You will visit a greenhouse with Mandrake, the office of Dumbledore, mysterious basements and evening the help room. At the end of the quest, all the participants will be able to fly on the brooms. They will enter a room with a giant circular screen and special moving seats, where they can use one of the best simulators in the world.
The school also offers a wide range of different amusement rides and attractions, but we are not going to share all the secrets. Hogwarts is a mysterious place with many adventures, and you need to open all the doors in order to discover them.
Hogsmit Village and Diagon Alley
Before going to the school in order to start a new year, all the students need to visit Diagon Alley in order to buy a broom, a magic stick, and books. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park offers a lot of such shops. For example, one can go to the shop of Ollivander in order to find the most appropriate magic wand, which looks incredibly real. One can direct the wand to the stand, pronounce magic words, and objects will start moving all around, while the dolls will look like real people.
After walking along the Diagon Alley, one can take a ride on Hogwarts Express and reach Hogsmit Village. Here one will find a lot of small houses covered with snow, and visit ‘Three brooms’, ‘Pork’s head’ and ‘Kingdom of sweets’ bars. You can try the famous cream bear and a pumpkin drink made according to the original recipes from the book.
In order to check all the locations in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and enjoy its magic atmosphere, one needs at least a full day. There are so many unique and attractive locations, and your time will pass incredibly fast. In the evening you will want to stay here again and again.
Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, USA
Tickets: from $100