WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER - HOGSMEADE

September 25, 2020
Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Witches, wizards, and muggles get their chance to step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood! Located inside Universal Studios Hollywood, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a fully-immersive experience. Spend a day exploring Hogwarts™ castle, take a stroll around Hogsmeade™, and sip on delicious Butterbeer™. Here are all the magical things you can experience when you visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Attractions

The Wizarding World offers thrills and family-friendly fun all in one place, with two main attractions in the area.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Inside the Hogwarts castle

This is a ride you won’t mind standing in line for. The main queue for this ride weaves you through Hogwarts castle, where you can travel through the famous rooms within Hogwarts. See the Room for Requirement, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, Dumbledore’s Office, and the Gryffindor™ common room. You’ll also see various trinkets from the series scattered throughout the castle, like the Sorting Hat and pictures that interact with you hanging on the walls.

Then, soar around Hogwarts with Harry, Ron, and Hermione while riding your broomstick. You will explore the grounds around Hogwarts and make your way into the forbidden forest, where adventure lurks around every corner. Be on the lookout for intense encounters with the characters and creatures from the Harry Potter series.

Flight of the Hippogriff™

Learn the basics of proper Hippogriff etiquette from Hagrid. Then, hop on board as you fly around Hagrid’s house and gardens. This is a family-friendly ride and Universal Studio Hollywood’s only outdoor roller coaster.

Dining

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter offers a variety of dining options, and the ability to quench your thirst with plenty of Butterbeer™!

The Three Broomsticks™

Butterbeer Tank on Hogsmeade

The restaurant is one of the two table-service dining locations at Universal Studios Hollywood. This cozy, snow-capped inn is the first place where Harry Potter™ tried Butterbeer™ and is a popular eatery for witches and wizards alike. Cast iron chandeliers and ancient wizarding artifacts round up the decor inside. The restaurant serves traditional British fare like Shepards Pie and its signature dish called “The Great Feast.” The feast includes a two-course meal featuring roasted chicken, spare ribs, corn on the cob, potatoes, and fresh vegetables that feeds four people.

Hog’s Head™

A stuffed hog known for snorting at guests who order at the bar is the icon for this quick-service tavern located in the back of The Three Broomsticks. It’s a quick pick to get your Butterbeer™ fix along with Pumpkin Juice™, Gillywater, beer, wine, and spirits. They also offer specialty drinks as well, like their exclusive Hogs Head™ brew.

There are also a few snack vendors located throughout the land and several Butterbeer™ carts, so you’re never far from getting this delicious wizarding drink.

Entertainment

Dive into the world of Harry Potter even more in-depth with these entertainment options throughout the day in the wizarding world.

Hogwarts castle projection shows

Hogwarts castle projection shows

Watch as Hogwarts takes on a life of its own with two projection shows that happen intermittently throughout the evening. The projection shows highlight the different Hogwarts houses and dare imagine what would happen if Death Eaters took over Hogwarts, all set to John Williams’ musical score from the movie series.

Frog Choir

Enjoy as representatives of the Hogwarts houses perform an a capella medley of wizarding tunes along with their bass-singing frogs.

Triwizard Spirit Rally

Help students from the three wizarding schools, Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang, cheer on their competitors in the Triwizard Tournament as they display what their schools are known for.

Wands at Ollivanders

Ollivanders™

This is a shop and a show, all-in-one! Before entering this wand store, watch a wand choosing ceremony with the store’s owner. Will the wand choose you? Then, get your interactive wand in the store so that you can perform spells of your own and make magic around Hogsmeade.

Shopping

From Zonko’s Joke Shop to Dervish and Banges™, anything a Harry Potter fan could ever want is in Hogsmeade. We’ve rounded up a detailed review of the best shopping for Harry Potter fans here.

Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood, CA

Immersive yourself in the world of Harry Potter and get a hotel room close by so you are never far away from the action! The Hollywood Hotel in the heart of Los Angeles is only 20 minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood. Staying at our hotel makes a great couple’s honeymoon trip. See our Universal Studios Hollywood packages for two and book your room today!

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