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™.
Plus, with a Bonus Ticket you can 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®!
If you’re planning to ride the Hogwarts™ Express#, it’s a good idea to start off at the park where you think you’ll spend the least time, as once you’ve taken the train journey between parks you’ll probably be staying in the second park until closing time (Remember, you'll need a Bonus Ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts™ Express#).
Don’t forget – the train journeys are different depending which way you’re travelling, so next time you visit you can take the train the opposite way!
To make the very most of your time here we recommend splitting your visit into two half days:
This should also give you the opportunity to travel between parks on the Hogwarts™ Express#!
It’s what every Harry Potter fan dreams about – you can actually take a real train journey on a replica of 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 Bonus Ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts™ Express#)
To ride the Hogwarts™ Express you need a ticket that includes admission to both Universal Orlando® theme parks. This is included with all Universal Orlando Tickets booked through FloridaTix
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!
Height Restrictions: You must be at least 48” for this ride
Family roller coaster
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 'real' Hippogriff!
Height Restrictions: You must be at least 36” for this ride
Best for teens
Dragon Challenge™ is actually two intertwining roller coasters, with two different dragons that you can ride!
Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then hold on tight as they twist and loop in an intertwining rollercoaster chase across the sky!
Height Restrictions: You must be at least 54” for this ride
In this cavernous restaurant you can feast on meals like fish and 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.
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 Harry Potter™ favourite – Butterbeer™! They also serve Pumpkin Juice™, as well as a more standard selection of drinks.
Tip: Look out for the large stuffed hog's head behind the bar which is known to snarl at guests!
This is where to shop for your Hogwarts™ supplies and more magical items!
Our favourite buys from Dervish and Banges™:
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.
Tip: This is also where you can purchase a photo of your experience on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™.
Stock up on enchanted goodies at Harry, Ron and Hermione’s favourite sweet shop!
Our favourite sweets to get from Honeydukes:
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!
Send a letter with a special Hogsmeade™ postmark! You can also buy stationery here, and lots of owl stuff!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ is located in Universal's Islands of Adventure®, which is open 365 days a year.
Opening hours normally begin at 9am and closing times vary depending on the season. We recommend to check with the park just before you visit if you require specific times.
Visitors can use the Universal Orlando® Resort parking, which is an under-cover car park with travelators, escalators and lifts.
You are welcome to leave the car park and return the same day without paying again – just make sure you stop at the toll plaza on re-entry and show them your parking ticket.
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
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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 Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.
Guests must remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:
Guests should properly secure or remove all prosthetic limbs before riding the following attractions to prevent hazards or loss due to ride forces:
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.
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:
Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.
Fancy being part of the magic? You can experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ at Universal's Islands of Adventure® by getting your Universal Orlando® Resort tickets right here at exclusive UK prices!
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