Tales of Beedle the Bard Comes to Life at Universal Studios Diagon Alley!

Did you know that you can now enjoy the lovely Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal Studios Florida?

This Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition highlights the cautionary stories told by the 15th century wizard named Beedle the Bard.

Just think of it as similar to the Brother’s Grimm tales told in Europe.

Universal Orlando Resort Diagon Alley Dragon in Harry Potter World. Keep reading to get the full guide on Tales of Beedle the Bard and the Three Brothers at Universal Harry Potter World.
Diagon Alley in Universal Studios

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History on Tales of Beedle the Bard in the Harry Potter Novels

The first mentioning of Beedle the Bard came in the Deathly Hallows book as Hermoine had to explain to Harry Potter the legendary Tales of the Three Brothers which would eventually help the trio’s epic quest.

J.K. Rowling: The Tales of Beedle the Bard : A Wizarding Classic From the World of Harry Potter (Hardcover); 2008 Edition
  • Hardcover Book
  • J. K. Rowling (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/16/2024 (Publication Date) – J.K. Rowling (Publisher)

Because of the popularity of this addition to the Potter universe, J.K. Rowling ended up releasing the official book properly titled, Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Tales of Beedle the Bard Puppets at Universal Studios Florida in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley.

Even through all the new hype surrounding this magical resource, little was still known about the fictional author Beedle the Bard.

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Based on his stories, you can still pull out a little bit of his beliefs and character. Since all good writers leave of trail of themselves in their writings.

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Stories in the Beedle the Bard Book

  1. The Wizard and the Hopping Pot: a story of a wizard who helps heals Muggles through his “cooking pot”
  2. Fountain of Fair Fortune: once a year, a lucky person is picked to bath in the magical waters
  3. The Warlock’s Hairy Heart: a warlock uses Dark Magic to protect his heart from falling in love
  4. Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump: a king wants to be the only person to know magic in his land
  5. Tale of the Three Brothers: a story of three powerful wizards who come face-to-face with death

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When did Tales of Beedle the Bard open at Universal Studios Diagon Alley?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard show officially opened in July of 2014 at the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Tales of Beedle the Bard Puppets at Universal Studios Florida in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley.
Tale of the Three Brothers: Diagon Alley

It has two live shows that you can enjoy on the Carkitt Market stage in this section of the park.

Universal Orlando Resort Harry Potter World with NikkyJ watching Celestina Warbeck at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Harry Potter World Carkitt Market

How long is the Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal Studios?

The show lasts about 10 to 15 minutes and is filled with opulent puppetry created by Emmy-award-winning designer Michael Curry.

Diagon Alley Tale of the Three Brothers for Tales from Beedle the Bard in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Tale of the Three Brothers: Diagon Alley Grand Opening Day July 2014

There are only two tales from the Beedle the Bard book that were brought to life in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

They are The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Tale of the Three Brothers.

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Is Express Pass needed for Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal?

An Express Pass is not needed for this show as it is an open area for standing inside of Diagon Alley.

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What to Expect on Your Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Trip

Now that you know what to expect from the Tales of Beedle the Bard show at Universal Studios, let’s go over a few of the most common questions.

Tales of Beedle the Bard Puppets at Universal Studios Florida in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Which Park is Harry Potter World Located in Orlando?

Harry Potter World in Orlando is divided into two sections:

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade – Located in Islands of Adventure
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley – Located in Universal Studios Florida

Is there a separate ticket for Harry Potter world?

You do not need a separate ticket for Diagon Alley since it is included in park admission.

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If you want to visit Hogsmeade, you will need a 2-park, 1-day ticket since that portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located in Islands of Adventure.

Is there Butterbeer in Diagon Alley?

Absolutely!

And you must try EVERY type of Butterbeer!

Butterbeer Ice cream in Diagon Alley in Wizarding World of Harry Potter

In case you’re a Muggle, Butterbeer is a drink mentioned several times in the Harry Potter books. 

Hot cold and ice cream butter beer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Orlando Resort Trip Report with Rebecca
Trying ALL the Butterbeer!

It is the drink of choice for many of the adolescents throughout the famous Wizarding story.

Plus, it’s a staple drink and a must have beverage whenever you visit Universal Studios.

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What are the Diagon Alley Hours?

Diagon Alley inside Universal Studios Florida is opened 365 days a year 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the regular season and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m in the peak season.

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Hours may change based on the busyness of the park. 

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My Final Thoughts on Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal Studios

This is a must-see show at Universal Studios Florida!

Especially if you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise. Universal Creative definitely put something special together that brings the magic of J.K. Rowling’s world right to you!

You can usually catch the show once an hour until the closing of the park.

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Have you ever watched this show at Universal Studios before? If so, let us know if you like it in the comments section below.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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My name is Nikky. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, USA Today 10Best Contributor, and a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related!

Traveling alone to the parks has changed my life and I want to show how you can create your own solo theme park memories.

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(Original Article Date: September 14, 2014/Updated February 22, 2024)

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