We recently visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal and took in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

Guests at our Orlando vacation rental homes are about a 30 minute drive from Universal Resort Orlando where with a 2 park bonus ticket you too can visit both parts of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

First we strolled through Hogsmeade village and visited many of the fascinating shops there. My personal favorite being Honeydukes sweet shop. Such fun candy to be had from there!
Then we walked up to Hogwarts Castle to see the school for Wizards and Witches. We didn't have to wait too long in line to ride with Harry Potter on the Forbidden Journey. Great ride - if you are not prone to motion sickness!

As we approached Hogsmeade train station, I was sure I spotted Hagrid. The train ride on the Hogwart's Express was fantastic. It really felt like we were in one of the Harry Potter movies! Well worth the wait to take that ride.

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