Updated: Feb 20
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 about the Top 10 things you shouldn't overlook at the 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?
Before you plan your next trip, make sure you also read about the Top 10 things you shouldn't overlook at the Universal Orlando Resort.
Lissa Ryan is a Senior Travel Advisor with Kingdom Destinations specializing in luxurious family vacations. Lissa helps busy parents who want to create travel memories with their families through luxury travel experiences, but are too busy or overwhelmed with all the effort and research that is required to plan that perfect vacation.