A Summary of Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Universal Orlando
Here's an overview of what you can do, see and eat at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. & because they have Diagon Alley (the rest of the parks - Osaka & California only have Hogsmeade and Hogwarts) it's so much more interesting to see more magic come alive because it spans a larger area and more parts of the whole story.
If you do not know already, there are two Universal Orlando Parks -
1. Universal Studio Florida
2. Islands of Adventure
Wizarding World of Harry Potter is spread into the two parks and you take Hogwarts Express to get into the two different parks!
Diagon Alley (Universal Studios Florida)
Since Diagon Alley is in London, you would first see London before going into Diagon Alley. You would also pass by Grimmauld Place.
& Diagon Alley is every bit as magical as I have thought.
There's Gringotts Bank where you can exchange muggle money to galleons.
Stocking up on wands, cauldrons, cloaks and books!
The store that I really love is Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment.
Florean Fortescue's Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream is the best! We came back for ice cream throughout our 3 days in Universal Orlando.
There is also Weasley's Wizard Wheezes at Diagon Alley!
Another interesting hangout is at Globus Mundi
Watch interesting performances at Carkitt Market . There is also a house elf agency..
You would also have to visit Knockturn Alley. It's spooky and creepy.
We had dinner at Leaky Cauldron and wanted to board the Knight Bus. If you stay till the night, Diagon Alley is pretty magical.
To head to Hogwarts or Hogsmeade, you would have to take Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 3/4.
Hogsmeade & Hogwarts (Islands of Adventure)
Hogwarts is always magical and I always look forward to visit the different areas before taking the ride.
Hogsmeade is where you can shop for your goodies such as Zonko's Joke Shop and Honeydukes, Ollivanders.
You can also visit Owl Post to mail out post or have a good meal or butterbeer at Three Broom Sticks.