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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

You'll find magical spells, dark villains and daring heroes at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™, which is located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Venture inside Hogwarts™ castle, eat at the Three Broomsticks™ and come face-to-face with magical creatures as you soar over the castle on the thrilling ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™.

Travel between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter by riding the Hogwarts™ Express# between Hogsmeade Station at Universal's Islands of Adventure and London at Universal Studios Florida!

Top Things to Do at Hogsmeade

Mum and daughter in a candy shop at Hogsmeade
  • Ride the Hogwarts™ Express# between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • Taste Butterbeer™ and Pumpkin Juice™: Head to the Three Broomsticks™ and the Hog's Head™ to sample some iconic wizarding food and drinks!
  • Send a letter from the Owl Post™ and get it stamped with the Hogsmeade™ postmark!
  • Stock up on Hogwarts™ school supplies and magic sweets at the shops in Hogsmeade™ village
  • See a wand choose its wizard at Ollivanders™ wand shop

 Insider Tip

If you’re planning on visiting both parks, it’s a good idea to ride the Hogwarts Express as it’s the best way to stay immersed in the magic as you travel between King's Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

And as the sun begins to set, it’s recommended you make your way back to Hogsmeade to watch The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.

Don’t forget – the train journeys are different depending which way you’re travelling, so make sure you also take the train both ways!

Family drinking at Honeydukes

 Insider Tip: Get Early Park Admission!

If you’re staying at a Universal Orlando on-site hotel you’ll get the added bonus of EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™.

Breeze into the Parks before other guests every morning and enjoy more ride time, more free time and more family time every day of your holiday!

Hogwarts Express at Hogsmeade

The Hogwarts Express#

It’s what every Harry Potter fan dreams about – you can actually take a real train journey on the Hogwarts™ Express!

The Hogwarts™ Express connects the two lands, so when you take the journey you’ll be travelling from one Universal Orlando theme park to the other. Even the departing train stations are true to the Harry Potter books and films, with the train going between Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal's Islands of Adventure and Platform 9¾™ at King's Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida.

Depending on which way you’re travelling, the views out of the windows will be different! You’ll have views of the English countryside and London, as well as some unexpected surprises along the way! (Remember, you'll need a Explorer Ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts™ Express)

Hogwarts Express at Hogsmeade

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

As the stars begin to rise over Hogsmeade, the magic continues as the iconic Hogwarts castle is completely transformed into a stunning spectacle of light and sound!

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle is a breath-taking experience, with state-of-the-art projection mapping, and special effects wrapping Hogwarts castle in celebration of its four houses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

Embrace your Hogwarts pride as each house is honoured in a dazzling display set to enchanting music based on the original scores from the Harry Potter films.

Catch The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle on select nights throughout 2018.

Rides at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

On a roller coaster at Hogsmeade

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  Min Height: 48”/4ft/122cm

This thrilling adventure ride takes you through the familiar classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and flying high over the castle with Harry Potter™ and his friends. You'll visit iconic locations from the movies, and come face-to-face with all kinds of magical creatures!

Flight of the Hippogriff

  Min Height: 36”/3ft/92cm

This family coaster is modelled on the Hippogriff itself - a magnificent, magical creature with the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.

You’ll start off at Hagrid’s hut, before taking a "training flight" as the coaster swoops and spirals around the pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to bow as you approach the Hippogriff!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade Shops

Dervish and Banges

This is where to shop for your Hogwarts™ supplies and more magical items!

Our favourite buys from Dervish and Banges™:

  • Quidditch™ equipment – including Golden Snitches and brooms!
  • Hogwarts™ school uniforms
  • The Monster Book of Monsters
  • Quidditch™ equipment and Hogwarts uniforms including robes, ties, and scarves.
  • Sneakoscopes
  • Spectrespecs

Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods

Take a peek inside this captivating grotto and you’ll see all kinds of weird and wonderful confiscated items from the world of wizards!

You’ll also find movie prop replicas including Death Eater masks, character walking sticks and themed chess sets, as well as Hogwarts™ and Quidditch™ clothing and more.

 Top Tip

This is also where you can purchase a photo of your experience on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™.

Honeydukes

Stock up on enchanted goodies at Harry, Ron and Hermione’s favourite sweet shop!

Our favourite sweets to get from Honeydukes:

  • Acid Pops
  • Exploding Bonbons
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Fizzing Whizzbees
  • Chocolate Frogs™
  • Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans™

Ollivanders

The place where Harry Potter™ was first chosen by his wand!

Make sure you get to see (or even take part in) the wand experience, where a few lucky guests have the opportunity to try out a few spells with various wands until the right wand chooses them!

You can also pick up a replica of the Harry Potter™ film characters' wands, or even a collectors’ wand set – there’s a lot of wands to choose from!

Owl Post

Send a letter with a special Hogsmeade™ postmark! You can also buy stationery here, and lots of owl stuff!

Restaurants at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Three Broomsticks

In this cavernous restaurant you can feast on meals like fish & chips, shepherd's pie, macaroni cheese and their speciality, the "Great Feast Platter"!

And make sure you leave some room for the scrummy desserts, which include apple pie, strawberry and peanut-butter ice-cream and chocolate trifle.

Hog’s Head

Raise a glass in the pub that was used as a secret meeting place for Dumbledore’s Army!

In the Hog’s Head™ you can sample a wizarding world favourite – Butterbeer™! They also serve Pumpkin Juice™, as well as a more standard selection of drinks.

 Insider Tip

Look out for the large stuffed hog's head behind the bar which is known to snarl at guests!

Key Facts for Visitors

Opening Hours

 Opens: 9am
Closes: Depending on season

If you require specific times we recommend to check with the park before you visit.

Parking

You can use the Universal Orlando Resort car park, which is under-cover and has travelators, escalators and lifts for getting around.

Parking Prices:

Car or Motorcycle

  $22

Prime Parking

  $35

RV or Bus

  $25

After 6pm

  FREE*

*Except on Halloween Horror Nights. Pricing is subject to change.

 Parking Tip

You are welcome to leave the car park and return the same day without paying again – just make sure you keep your parking ticket with you as you will need to show it at the toll plaza when you re-enter.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

  • All dining and shopping facilities at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ are wheelchair accessible.
  • All queues are accessible to guests using manual wheelchairs. There are specific boarding requirements and accommodations for those using wheelchairs at each attraction. The attractions at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ have dramatic movements so guests using manual wheelchairs must be able to transfer to the ride vehicle seating with assistance from another member of their party.
  • For guests using Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV’s) or motorized wheelchairs, none of the ride vehicles or attraction queues at Universal Orlando can accommodate these, with the exception of the Hogwarts™ Express. At those rides which can accommodate manual wheelchairs, guests may transfer from their ECV or motorized wheelchair into a manual transfer wheelchair that is provided at each location.

Vision Disabilities

Scripts outlining the dialogue in many of the attraction experiences are available in large font and embossed in Braille at the Guest Services lobby at both Universal Orlando theme parks.

Prosthetic Limbs

Guests should properly secure or remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:

  • Flight of the Hippogriff™
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Any guest with prosthetic arms or hands will be required to ensure the limb is properly attached and able to grasp the ride restraint. Certain hand, arm, leg, and joint elements may be required to ride safely.

Getting there:

 Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Directions:

From I-4 Eastbound (Disney/Lake Buena Vista/Kissimmee):

  • Take I-4 East to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From I-4 Westbound (Downtown Orlando):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 74B
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From Orlando International Airport:

  • Take SR-528 West 11 miles to I-4 East
  • Take I-4 East 2 miles to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

What food can I bring into the Park?

Because there are some great places to eat and drink at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, bringing your own food is generally discouraged. However there are some items that you are allowed to bring with you. Please see below for a full list of acceptable and prohibited items:

Prohibited items

  • Picnics
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers measuring over 8.5" x 6" x 6"
  • Coolers, suitcases or any bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel

Acceptable items

  • Bottled water
  • Baby food & baby formula
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no bigger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep

Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection

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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Gryffindor™, Hufflepuff™, Ravenclaw™, Slytherin™, HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

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*Valid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply.

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