10 Things You Have To Try At Universal Orlando
A trip to Orlando isn't complete without a visit to one of the country's best theme parks. If you're making the trip, be sure to catch these insider experiences at Universal Orlando.
You can purchase wands in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade and cast spells throughout the Wizarding World.
Replay Your Ride
Relive your wild trip on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster with a full-length video of your reaction on the coaster. You even get to pick the soundtrack to your ride.
Watch A Holiday Extravaganza
Visit during holidays, like Christmas and Halloween, for spectacular celebrations, fantastic parades, and incredible special events.
Enjoy Butterbeer, Six Ways
Enjoy Butterbeer in six different variations in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Choices include hot, iced, or regular Butterbeer, Butterbeer fudge, Butterbeer ice cream, and Butterbeer potted cream.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Celebrate 100 years of movie classics at the Cinematic Spectacular nighttime show.
Spend Money Like A Wizard
Exchange Muggle money for Gringotts Bank Notes in Diagon Alley and use your magical currency anywhere in the park.
Which Is Cheaper: Disneyland or Disney World?
Almost all Southerners have taken a trek down to Orlando to experience the 'Happiest Place On Earth'. It's an adventure in and of itself – but a trip to Disney World, especially with children, can be a pricey memory. Our friends at Coinage compared the Southern favorite destination with the California-based Disneyland. Just as you can imagine, the ticket price is steep for both Disney locations. But, surprisingly, a trip for a family of four is around $500 cheaper at one of the two parks, if you're including ParkHopper passes, Disney lodging, and a meal plan. Be sure to check out this insider scoop so that you can plan your next vacation accordingly.
Enjoy chocolate-infused-just-about-anything at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium on Universal Citywalk. You don't need park tickets to get into this section of Universal, so everyone's welcome.
Send Magical Mail
Send your favorite Muggle a letter postmarked from Hogsmeade – really! Be sure to stop in at the Owlery to mail your letter.
Take A Dinosaur Selfie
Get up close and personal with a velociraptor in Jurassic Park’s Raptor Encounter.
Visit Springfield’s Favorite Bar
Live like Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Barney at Moe’s Tavern and enjoy a real-life Flaming Moe, Krusty burger, or Duff beer.