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10 Diagon Alley activities you must experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

A visit to Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an absolute must for every Potterhead. This immersive land is situated inside Universal Studios Florida and will transform you right into the beloved movies. It is truly a dream come true for all Harry Potter fans and quite an impressive sight to see, even for those guests who are not as familiar with the popular stories.

Check out the 10 Diagon Alley activities you must experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter below! And before you plan your next trip, don't forget to read the Top 10 Must-Do List at Universal Orlando Resort.

Enter King’s Cross Station, pass through the brick wall to Platform 9 3/4 and board the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade.

Visit the purple triple-decker Knight Bus parked on the London embankment for a fun conversation with the driver and the talkative shrunken head.

Experience the heat of the fire-breathing dragon that sits on top of Gringotts bank.

Dine at Leaky Cauldron for delicious traditional British fare and then stop by Sugarplums Sweet Shop for wizarding candies and confections and/or Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour for unique flavors like Butterbeer, Chocolate Chili and Salted Caramel Blondie.

Find a magical creature companion including an assortment of owl plush toys at Magical Menagerie.

Ride Harry Potter and Escape from Gringotts for a journey deep underground the secret vaults while you try to evade Voldemort, Bellatrix, trolls, and other creatures.

Shop like a wizard at Quality Quidditch Supplies for team spirit gear, Scribullous for authentic wizard writing supplies, Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions for house robes and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes for magical jokes, tricks and toys.

Speak with a Gringotts goblin and exchange your Muggle money for Gringotts bank notes which can be used within Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade.

Browse inside Ollivander’s wand shop for your perfect wand and witness a wand selecting its wizard.


Cast various spells throughout Diagon Alley with your interactive wand and map, and be on the lookout for mystery spell locations!

Tell us what you think! What is your favorite activity in Diagon Alley? Did we miss anything?

Did you know that Universal Studios Florida also offers some incredible seasonal experiences throughout the year that the whole family can enjoy? You can learn more when you read about the Top 5 Holiday Activities at the Universal Orlando Resort and A Fun Way to Celebrate Mardi Gras with Kids.

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