From the printed page to the silver screen, you′ve shared his every adventure. Now, prepare to step into the world′s first fully immersive Harry Potter™ themed experience as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ comes to Universal Orlando® Resort.
Inspired by J.K. Rowling′s compelling stories and characters – and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the magical world of Harry and his friends.
Walk past the Hogwarts Express and enter the streets of Hogsmeade™. Here you can visit the shops, and sample fare from the wizarding world′s best known establishments. The Three Broomsticks and the adjacent Hog′s Head pub will serve delicious Butterbeer™ and refreshing pumpkin juice. Pick up some wizarding supplies at Dervish and Banges, and then be sure to stop at Honeydukes Sweetshop where you′ll find confectionary ranging from Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott′s Every-Flavour Beans™ to Cauldron Cakes and treacle fudge. Enter Zonko′s Joke Shop and purchase an array of tricks and gags, including Extendable Ears and Sneakoscopes. Visit the Owl Post and send a letter with a Hogsmeade™ postmark. Then visit Ollivanders™ wand shop for an incredible interactive experience where a wand chooses you.
You can also experience exciting rides like the Dragon Challenge, twin high-speed roller coasters which include many iconic elements from the Triwizard Tournament. The Flight of the Hippogriff is a smaller, family coaster that takes you on a fun ride through the skies over the Hogwarts™ grounds. Plus, step inside Hogwarts castle itself as you join Harry and his friends on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction that will bring the magic, characters, and stories of Harry PotterTM to life in ways you′ve never before experienced. You′ll explore the castle′s familiar passageways, classrooms, and corridors before you board the world′s most highly anticipated new theme park ride.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be revealed in 2010 at Universal′s Islands of Adventure®, which is one of two theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort. Universal′s Islands of Adventure enables you to step into some of the world′s greatest myths, legends, children′s tales, cartoons, and comic books through innovative rides and attractions. Right next door at Universal Studios Florida® you can jump into the action of your favorite movies and television shows. In addition, Universal Orlando Resort offers live music, dining, dancing, movies and more at the Universal CityWalk® entertainment complex, which also features the world-renowned Blue Man Group. You can stay within walking distance of it all at one of three on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
Theme park tickets are available for one or both parks in single and multi-day increments. Vacation packages are also available – either on-site or at nearby Orlando hotels – many including theme park tickets along with your hotel accommodations. Book through AAA Travel and you can also include add-ons such as airfare, rental car, tickets to other area attractions and more.
The highly anticipated addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in spring 2010 to Universal Orlando Resort′s existing entertainment options makes it a must-see for any family′s Orlando vacation plans. Visit your local AAA Travel Agent to book today.