Universal Orlando - Harry Potter World

(6 Reviews)

Sammy Chandhok

Madison, WI
Bucket List and Adventure Travel Specialist

I have different types of both domestic and international travel experiences, including but not limited to adventure, small group, cruising, and all-inclusive. 

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Hogwarts at Night

If you are as big of a Harry Potter fan as I am, the Universal Parks in Orlando are a must! In February 2022, my mom surprised me with a trip to Universal for my birthday - I was so excited!

Universal Endless Summer Resort, Dockside Inn and Suites had everything we wanted: elevators, breakfast options, a coffee shop in the lobby, and – best of all – a swimming pool to relax in after walking around the parks all day.

The 2-Park passes allowed us to take the Hogwarts Express between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Walking around Diagon Alley (Universal Studios) was an experience in itself. Visiting all the shops, experiencing the Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and sitting in the common area to listen to stories and concerts from the Wizarding World was a magical highlight. Nocturne Alley was spooky to walk through, I felt like it was real! Make sure to watch the light show on Hogwarts!

I love roller coasters, so the Express Pass was definitely worth it! Because of it, I was able to go on some rides multiple times. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorcycle Adventure was my favorite ride!! It’s exhilarating and even waiting in line is like traveling through the Hogwarts campus to Hagrid’s hut. 

Universal Studios is set up like you’re traveling city to city. Los Angeles, London, and more! There are performances and concerts both on the street and inside buildings, characters you can meet and take pictures with, and lots of yummy food options!! Islands of Adventure is like a big loop as you travel between movie settings. The Jurassic Park area was so cool! I loved the water ride with the Jurassic World theme.

It was a great two days and I was able to see plenty of both parks in the two days.

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