In celebration of Harry Potter’s 38th birthday today, we’re exploring Hogsmeade in full 360 degrees. Use any of the players on this page to step inside the Wizarding World!
A truly immersive experience for magic users and Muggles alike, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” recently celebrated its second anniversary at Universal Studios Hollywood
. Since its debut, fans from around the world have gathered to interact with J.K. Rowling
‘s incredible vision. Unwilling to rest on its laurels, the Wizarding World continues to evolve, growing more expansive, increasingly interactive and, as Moviebill recently learned, even tastier.
Among the treats now available in the park are several new forms of Butterbeer. Previously available in both regular and frozen versions, the popular wizarding beverage has been reinvented as ice cream, fudge and, served in a mason jar, a special potted cream. Hogsmeade’s local tavern, The Three Broomsticks, has also updated its lunch menu with several new options that have made it over from the Orlando version of the park, including the Sunday Roast Sandwich, the Cheese Toastie with Chicken, and the traditional British Ploughsman’s Lunch.
Of course, you might want to just go ahead and ruin your appetite inside the fully stocked Honeydukes sweets shop. There, the sweet toothed will find chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and lots, lots more Fizzing Whizzbees.
Visitors who choose to invest in an interactive wand ($47) are able to activate certain “spells” hidden throughout the park. Among the new additions to the interactive lineup is a door that begins to open with the proper magical encouragement. As you can see below, there were quite a few waiting for their chance to test their spell casting.
Gladrags Wizardwear has a new summer addition, but it’s a bit pricey. A replica of Professor Severus Snape’s cloak is now for sale, although it will run you about $500.
Then, it’s back to Hogwarts for another semester. The Wizarding World won’t be far away in the months to come, though, as Warner Bros. Pictures
is gearing up to release “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in theaters November 16, 2018. In the meantime, aspiring wizards can visit the Wizarding World themselves by clicking here