Travel insights from Robyn Ryan, Director of Travel Industry Sales for Universal Orlando Resort

4 Reasons Your Guests Are Excited for The Newly Enhanced The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Vacation Package

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Wizard World of Harry Potter gift box

If your guests are anything like me, you’ve been dreaming of a Harry Potter-themed vacation since they opened their first book. I used to picture myself walking through Platform 9¾ with fellow witches and wizards. Never in my wildest dreams did I actually think I would be able to ride the Hogwarts Express or stand beneath the towering and enchanting Hogwarts castle.

Now, your guests will have the chance to experience all this and more. Universal Orlando Resort has a ‘you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it’ Harry Potter vacation package with all-new exclusive offerings. This vacation package is so incredible that I had to share the news with fellow Potter superfans. In this blog, I’ll walk you through the amazing reasons your guests will need this vacation package in their life. 


1. Special Themed Keepsake Box

This brand-new customized, special themed keepsake box is a must-have collectible for any Potter fan-family. Not only is this exclusive to this vacation package, but when your guests see the special items contained inside, they’ll see why this will kick-off the vacation of their dreams.

What makes this exclusive to this vacation package? 

  • A red, unique special themed keepsake box, exclusive to this vacation package with gold lettering that includes: 
    • A personalized vacation welcome letter 
    • Set of (3) luggage tags, featuring:
      • Harry Potter
      • Ron Weasley 
      • Hermione Granger 
    • Hogwarts Railways Lanyard —one for everyone in the family
    • Travel planning guide that includes: fun facts, information about Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, including each lands’ unique dining options, shops and rides

2. Three Words: Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio

Have you ever dreamed of being a part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? You know, really picture yourself there? Well, Shutterbutton’s at Universal Orlando Resort is making this fantasy a reality. Your guest can wear their favorite Harry Potter-themed outfits, house colors and other wizarding gear, and this magical shop will place you in your favorite Wizarding World sights and scenes!

Why is this so unique?? 

  • Only this vacation package will unlock an exclusive background 
  • Vacation package guest(s) will now receive a complimentary 8” x 10” photo

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Enjoy (12) iconic scenes from Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley 
  • Bring your wizarding world props like wands, merchandise, hats, etc
    • Don’t worry if you don’t have a robe because you’ll be able to borrow robes there
  • (5) guests are allowed per session
  • Reservations are required

3. The Details: Vacation Package & Breakfast 

The Three Broomsticks

So, what exactly is included in this vacation package? It was carefully created by Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations to help guests make the most of immersing themselves in the wizarding world. Take it from me, this curated package offers exclusive experiences and convenience – making it something your guests truly can’t miss on their vacation.

What’s included? 

  • Hotel accommodations at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel
  • Admission to all (3) Universal Orlando theme parks: 
    • Universal Studios Florida
      • In this park, you’ll roam the streets of London before entering Diagon Alley
    • Universal’s Islands of Adventure
      • This park is where you’ll enter the snow-capped village of Hogsmeade and get to experience the awe-inspiring Hogwarts castle
    • Universal’s Volcano Bay 
      • Relax in Waturi Beach and enjoy the towering views of the Krakatau volcano

Fun Fact: With your park-to-park passes, you’re able to ride the Hogwarts Express between the lands at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay (and select attractions) 
    • Get access 1-hour before the park officially opens
  • Breakfast at an iconic eatery from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Special-themed keepsake box with a personalized welcome letter, travel planning guide, luggage tags and lanyards
  • Shutterbutton’s experience that unlocks an exclusive background and a complimentary 8” x 10” photo
  • Access to select venues at Universal’s CityWalk

4. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lands: Everything You Need to Know

Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley images

You probably don’t need convincing as to why your guests will be excited for this vacation package in their life. However, if they need reminding, here’s a list out some must-have whimsical experiences offered at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  • Relish in the picturesque views of Hogsmeade, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure  
    • Head into the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
    • Spiral and dive past Hagrid’s hut on Flight of the Hippogriff 
    • Go on a journey with Harry Potter and his friends on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
    • Explore the familiar corridors and passageways of Hogwarts castle 
    • Board the Hogwarts Express and travel to Diagon Alley 
  • Follow in Harry’s footsteps through Diagon Alley, located at Universal Studios Florida 
    • Guests will witness a wand choose its wizard at Ollivanders 
    • Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts 
    • View unforgettable shows at Carkitt Market 
    • Walk through the brick barrier in King’s Cross Station and onto Platform 9¾ to board the  Hogwarts Express 
    • Savor the delectable taste of Butterbeer

We know your guests will want to spend their entire vacation at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; however, remember that they’ll be able to enjoy other parts of Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. There’s so much to do in our parks that I’m sure they’ll have a blast.

About the Author

Robyn Ryan is the Director of Travel Industry Sales for Universal Orlando Resort. She jokingly tells everyone she's ZEN, because she practices yoga. But like most sales people, the truth is she's more like a type-A personality. No wonder people cannot keep up with her when she's in our parks. She's like a kid running from ride to ride!

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