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19 awesome things to do when visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

What to do in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Not sure where to go or what to do as a fledgling witch or wizard in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™? Take a look at our cheat sheet to make sure you have a truly magical time during your visit:


  1. Stand outside 12 Grimmauld Place and keep an eye out for Kreacher.
  2. Enjoy a traditional taste of home with cottage pie, fish & chips, and bangers & mash at Three Broomsticks™ or Leaky Cauldron™. 
  3. Marvel at the multitude of jokes, gags, and gifts at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.


  1. Trade your Muggle money for Gringotts™ bank notes.
  2. Enjoy scoops of soft serve ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour.
  3. Face off with You-Know-Who on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
  4. Catch live performances throughout the day in Carkitt Market.


  1. Try all 20 flavours of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans.
  2. Have a chat with with the Knight Bus Conductor and Dre Head.
  3. Travel on the Hogwarts Express™.


  1. Enjoy the Great Feast at Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade™.
  2. Try tasty sweets at Honeydukes™ or Sugarplum’s Sweetshop.
  3. Keep your ears open to the cries of Moaning Myrtle.
  4. Mail letters with a special Hogsmeade™ postmark from the Owl Post.
  5. Make your way through the corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


  1. Fly above Hogwarts on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™.
  2. Try a Butterbeer™ treat.
  3. See a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™.
  4. Repeat.

There you have it! A foolproof way to get the most out of your visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. If you fancy putting this list into practice, check out our holidays to Universal Orlando Resort™ to make the magic happen. Oh, and don't forget to pick up your park tickets too!


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01 Jan 2018 | Virgin Holidays