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.


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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.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Book on Amazon

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

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.

The Tales Mentioned in the 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

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

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
Tale of the Three Brothers: Diagon Alley

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.

Is Express Pass needed for this show?

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

Read: 19 Incredible Things to Do at Diagon Alley Universal (Definitive Guide)

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.

Diagon Alley Grand Opening Tips Carkitt Market
Diagon Alley Carkitt Market at Universal Studios

Which Park is Harry Potter World Located in Orlando?

Harry Potter World in Orlando (and yes I did use that term…this is a Muggles’ guide ), 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.

If you want to visit Hogsmeade, you will need a ticket to Islands of Adventure since that portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located there.

Is there Butterbeer in Diagon Alley?


And you must try EVERY type of Butterbeer!

Butterbeer Universal Studios Recipe with hot butterbeer and Hogwarts castle in the background.

In case you’re a Muggle, Butterbeer is a drink mentioned several times in the Harry Potter books. It is the drink of choice for many of the adolescents throughout the famous Wizarding story.

It’s a staple drink and a must have beverage whenever you visit Universal Studios.

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.

Hours may change based on the busyness of the park. 

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Final Thoughts on Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal Studios

This is a must see Universal Studios experience!

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.

Tales of Beedle the Bard at Universal Studios
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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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(Original Article Date: September 14, 2014/Updated June 6, 2020)

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