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15 Best Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tips and Experiences to Having the MOST Magical Day Ever!

Are you looking for the best tips for your trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

Well, look no further!

Get ready to step into the enchanting realm of magic and wonder at Universal Orlando Resort!

Navigating the corridors of Hogwarts, sipping butterbeer in Hogsmeade, and braving the thrills of Diagon Alley are just a few of the extraordinary experiences that await.

To ensure you make the most of your magical adventure, I’ve conjured up a guide featuring 15 essential tips and tricks.

From unlocking the secrets of wand selection to grabbing magical treats, these insights will help you weave your way through the wizarding wonders and create spellbinding memories in this extraordinary theme park.

So grab your broomstick and prepare to embark on a journey where the magic is real and the possibilities are endless.

Accio tips!

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Top 10 BEST Movies to Watch for Your Universal Studios Trip

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering: What are the best movies to watch before going to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

You’ve booked the Universal Hotel and bought your park tickets.

Now you got your ThemeParkHipster guide downloaded and researched everything there is to know about the food, rides and more.

Heck you even splurged on an Express Pass!

Now there is really only one thing left to do.

Enter the movies…

Universal Orlando Resort is known for allowing its guests to step into some of its most famous and popular films and franchises through its attractions.

If you are a first time visitor, you would want to get a feel for what you’re about to step into, look no further than the movies.

Today, I will be exploring some of the films that one could watch as they get ready to head to Universal Orlando Resort!

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7 BEST Photo Spots in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter that are Instagram-worthy!

Are you looking for the best places to get your Wizarding World of Harry Potter photos?

Today, I am here to help out my fellow Instagram girlies and fellows.

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who hadn’t been to Universal Orlando Resort in several years.

We were discussing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the best places to take cute photos, so here I am today!

As a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder (UOAP), I am going to treat you to some of my favorite places to get those magical shots in the most picturesque areas around both Universal Orlando theme parks.

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Top 10 BEST Souvenirs from Harry Potter World at Universal You’ll Love in 2024

Are you looking for the best Harry Potter souvenirs for the people in your life who are huge fans of the franchise?

For those, whether it be a first time visit or a hundredth, it is nothing short of being magical when you go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal.

There is something hidden in every corner or in plain sight.

You will see familiar things from the Harry Potter books, films and experiences.

This will not only put you in the middle of your favorite stories but will leave you with truly jaw-dropping and inspiring memories that will make you go “I still don’t know how they did that!”

Even returning from a recent visit, I have learned three new things about a place I thought I knew everything about.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is filled with so many unique items that would be perfect to bring back home to those who didn’t have the chance to experience it.

Obviously, you gotta bring your friends with you next time and a special gift from the Harry’s world just might convince them.

Today, I will be sharing ten of the best Harry Potter gifts you can bring home to someone from this magical place.

Hopefully, next time, they will come along to see the world for themselves!

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2024 Complete Guide to Parking at Universal Orlando Resort: FREE Options, Prices, Hotels, and more!

Are you trying to figure out the BEST way to park at Universal Orlando for your trip?

Admittedly, no one really talks about a really important factor when it comes to visiting the Universal Orlando Resort.

Normally, guests are either staying on property or at a good neighbor hotel nearby, so it’s not a concern.

If you are local or renting a car to get around the Orlando area, then this becomes a bigger concern because it’s not as cut and dry as one would think.

It can even get confusing and frustrating when you don’t know everything but of course, now you have me!

I have all the tea you need to prepare for parking at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk and the hotels.

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The 10 Best Universal Orlando Snacks ALL Under $10 You MUST Try!

Ready for your Universal Orlando Snacks challenge?

Have you ever heard of a “lady who lunches?”

We need to start recognizing those ladies who snack, in my personal opinion!

So many people talk and gush about the snacks at Walt Disney World, but I feel it’s high time that Universal starts getting some love when it comes to their snacks.

All throughout their resort, there are sweet, savory, tangy and delicious snacks that deserve…

… I mean demand the public’s attention!

Not only do the Universal Orlando snacks deliver, but ALL of these that I mention are affordable at just under $10!

You simply cannot deny that at this point you are intrigued by the prospect.

Today, I ask you to be open minded and read on as I share Universal Orlando snacks that I believe you simply HAVE to try!

Please keep in mind that the prices are constantly changing and I’ll do my best to keep them up-to-date.

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Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Universal: The Good, the Bad, and the Scary!

Are you too scared to ride Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Don’t be…

Hidden in an alley within the Marvel Superhero Island, lies a supervillain concocted attraction.

Most people don’t even realize that it is an opening day attraction, making its debut with Islands of Adventure on May 28, 1999.

But the question is why is it so overlooked?

It could possibly be due to the fact that it’s a bit hidden away and its next to the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman ride, a popular superhero.

Today, I will dive into the history and why you should give it a bit more love on your next visit to Islands of Adventure.

So, let’s dive into the mind of Victor Von Doom!

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11 AMAZING Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hidden Secrets and Gems You Have to Know!

Before you head to the charming Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you need to know what hidden secrets you must uncover!

There is truly nothing more magical than seeing someone step into the world that they have only read about in books.

Generations have grown up with Harry Potter and his journey and Universal was able to truly bring it to life for all walks of life to enjoy.

There are so many wonderfully magical things you can find in Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Every visit has something special for you to experience and will make you go, “Wow! Was this always there?”

Today, your favorite Ravenclaw will be sharing some of the hidden gems and secrets to look out for during your trip into Harry’s magical world.

If you listen well, I will even share some tips too!

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2024 Universal CityWalk Orlando EPIC Guide: Photos, Restaurants, Parking and more!

Are you planning a trip to Universal CityWalk Orlando and you don’t know where to start?

Well, look no further!

I have everything you must know for your EPIC vacation.

Many theme park travelers have been curious to learn more about what Universal Orlando has to offer for us.

Ask and I shall deliver, starting with a place that you have to pass through in order to get to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.

Universal CityWalk Orlando is perfect for all varieties of families, but especially for adults and solo travelers.

CityWalk boasts a range of shopping as well as quick service and full-service restaurants, including the first Voodoo Doughnut eatery on the east coast.

Entertainment options features karaoke bars and dance clubs.

If you can’t spend time in any of the Universal theme parks, you can easily enjoy a fun afternoon or party all night long at CityWalk.

It’s not called the Epicenter of Awesome by Universal for nothing.

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Hulk vs VelociCoaster at Universal: Who Wins in This Head-to-Head Battle?

You may be wondering: Hulk vs VelociCoaster, which is better at Islands of Adventure?

Universal Orlando Resort truly has some great attractions under their belt that keeps us coming back again and again for the chase of thrills and adrenaline.

Today we are chatting about two of their juggernaut coasters, Hulk vs VelociCoaster located in Islands of Adventure, in this article.

Marvel has been a staple in theme parks for years now.

Even so much that one of the first stops for Islands of Adventure for guests is Marvel Superhero Island.

You’ll find some familiar heroes here along with their various attractions, with the main draw being Hulk. Similar to a Jurassic Park over across the lagoon.

The land is immersive and has so many wonderful things to do and see.

However, when you see the rush of guests at your early park entry first thing in the morning, chances are they are going straight to VelociCoaster.

But out of these two coasters, Hulk vs VelociCoaster, what makes them stand out among the rest?

And which of the two coasters are the best?

Let’s buckle up, pull the yellow rope and get started on the battle of Hulk and VelociCoaster.

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