Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Movie 2020 World At Universal Studios, Florida
Have you seen the new Harry Potter world at Universal Studios yet?
It is simply fantastic! It’s well worth the wait and the price. If you are a fan of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Movie 2020, or even if you have just seen one movie or read just one of the seven books, you have to see the new Harry Potter world.
The ride through the Hogwarts Castle is by far the highlight of the entire theme park. In a single word, it’s “Awesome!”. Once you step through the castle doors, the adventure begins. It’s like stepping into the world of Harry Potter itself.
Even though you still have a half hour of waiting in line, once you step inside the doors, the entire maze is set up with fascinating sights, scenes, and presentations all the way up to the actual ride itself. My daughter (who turned 19 while we were there) and I both wished the line would actually move slower through the castle so we have more time to fully absorb all the sights.
As you step through the very realistic castle, you will encounter intriguing specimen jars, clips and holograms on screens that look like real characters from the movies, statues, passageways, the potions room, the mirror that shows you what you want most… it’s all there.
The moving and talking paintings talk about you between themselves as you process through the hallway, and the “fat lady” responsible for opening the doors actually talks to you. The Sorting Hat that decides which house you will join (i.e., Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin) actually moves, talks, and looks just like the one in the movie.
The Hogwarts Castle is located at the very back of the Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park. Before you get to the castle, you have to walk through the entire town of Hogsmead which is like taking a step right into the movies themselves.
Harry Potter World
Immediately after passing through the entry gate to the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Movie 2020 World, you will see the Hogwarts Express train on the right. Then you will pass by the Honeydukes candy store, Zonkos magic tricks shop, the wand shop, the “3 Broomsticks” and the “Hogshead Pub”. And don’t miss the huge, orange Butter Beer tanker in the middle of the street; the butter beer has a wonderful sweet, buttery flavor with a delectable white head added to it.
Honeydukes has hundreds of types of unique candy including the chocolate frogs… although I didn’t see any of them jump out the box and crawl out the window as it did in the first Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Movie 2020. They also have the “every flavor beans” for the brave jelly bean lover. And you should look for the “ear” phones hanging from the ceiling in Zonkos.
Of course, the castle is located past the town on top a huge mountainous rock… just like in the over the top movie… and it’s fascinating just to stand there and observe all the detail in architecture of the castle itself. A great place to see it and take pictures is on the exit ramp from the Dueling Dragons roller coaster. When you see the castle, notice the turret, that has 3-tiered turret coming out of the side of it. Don’t you just wonder what such an architecture would look like from the inside… or how it would be used… in real life?
It’s truly a fascinating twist on theme parks. Every Harry Potter fan should see it!