We do love Wizarding World of Harry Potter in our house! We are certainly a House divided with one Slytherin, two Hufflepuffs, and a Gryffindor. How about you?
No matter the House, we all love Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP) at Universal Orlando Resort. There is so much to do at Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley at WWoHP. Don’t worry, we will help you! We share our Must Do’s at Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Must Do’s at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Let’s all say at once…YUM! You have to get a Butterbeer when visiting Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can get a regular, frozen, or even hot Butterbeer at both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Don’t forget to get that mustache selfie! #selfie
Interactive Wand Spells
We love the interactive wand spells at both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. This is a great activity, without a wait. We will sometimes take the wands and just hit the spells at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is fun for kids of all ages. You do have to purchase a wand to take advantage of the interactive wand spells. You will also get a map with all of the spells, includes some secret spell locations.
One of the shows you do not want to miss is Ollivanders at Diagon Alley. Hunter shares way this is the better location and some tips in the video. This is definitely a must do for the family at Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Gringotts Money Exchange
In Diagon Alley, you may miss the Gringotts Money Exchange, because it just looks like a store front. It is an actual attraction and a must do!
In King’s Cross, you will see the purple triple decker bus. This is the Knight Bus. You will see the driver next to the bus, but there is also a shrunken head inside the bus that will interact with you. This is such a fun pic and video experience. Have those cameras ready!
This is a Must Do at Wizarding World of Harry Potter that a lot of people miss! In King’s Cross, you will see the black building with the door that says 12. Look for the window (above door 12), you will see Kreacher pull open the curtains.
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
As you walk into Diagon Alley, you will see this super fun store on your right. You have to go into this shop. You can purchase all kinds of crazy treats, stuffed plush, insane toys, and more. All of the craziness that only the Weasley brothers can come up with! You can even adopt a Pygmy Puff!
The Hogwarts Express is another Must Do at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can take the train from Hogsmeade to King’s Cross and from King’s Cross to Hogsmeade. The show is different in both directions. Be sure you purchase a Park to Park ticket, so you can ride the Hogwarts Express. You can only ride, when you have this ticket. You can purchase this discount ticket with our friends at Official Ticket Center.
Use the Restrooms!
You have to “use the restroom” when visiting Hogsmeade. You may hear Moaning Myrtle in the restroom. It is hysterical!
Mail from Owl Post
Bring your own postcards or letters with stamps to Hogsmeade at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can then get an Owl Post stamp and mail them from Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This would be such a fun surprise, when you get home.
Nighttime Castle Show
This is still a newer show, but spectacular. You can watch this projection show in the evening (every 20 minutes) from dust to close. Here is a video with this new show.
These are our Must Do’s at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Are you a fan of WWoHP? What is your must do?