Your Wizarding World of Harry Potter Vacation in Orlando
Billed as "theme
park within a theme park", the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
is contained within the Universal Orlando Resort's "Islands
of Adventure" which means no extra ticket to gain admission.
is offering a complete Wizarding World vacation package which
includes on-site hotel accommodations and admission to both Universal
Orlando theme parks (Universal Studios AND Islands of Adventure)
along with VIP treatment like early admission and by-passing
the long lines on featured rides.
For a more affordable option, go to the Universal Studio's website and look for
special off-site package which includes transfers to and from a
partner hotel for less than $1000 for a family of four.
to Universal and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Airport, take SR-528 West 11 miles to I-4 East, then drive 2 miles
to exit 75A and follow the signs to Universal Orlando.
Around The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Wizarding World of Harry Potter map
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thrill rides, theme food restaurants (peppermint Humbugs, anyone?)
more is on the way with up-close visits to the village of Hogsmeade
in the 20-acre Orlando
is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Author JK
Rowling apparently has had input into the design and says, "I don't think fans of the books or films will be disappointed."
At the entrance
of Hogsmeade, watch as smoke billows from the Hogwarts Express
at Hogsmeade station.
Zonko's, a fun romp through a collection of mischievous jokes
and tricks for sale in the shop.
is right next door, offering wizards' favorite treats like Bertie
Bott's Every-Flavour Beans and Chocolate Frogs. For heartier
fare, head over to The Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head pub.
roll? The first ride, Dragon Challenge, features a twin high-speed
roller coaster that helps reenact a Triwizard Tournament. With
kids in tow, you might want to opt for the Flight of the Hippogriff,
a gentler attraction that simulates a Hippogriff training flight
high above Hogwarts castle.
Hogwarts castle, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the
Wizardiing World's star attraction, offering a state-of-the art
thrill ride bringing Harry Potter characters and stories to life
in vivid 3-D.
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