U.S. News Travel, November 10, 2016 || The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of many themed worlds within Universal Orlando Resort. The experience is split into two sections, located in adjacent parks: Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. If you only have time or budget for one section, you’ll have a difficult choice. Diagon Alley is full of colorful shops, interactive experiences and a detailed array of characters from the wizarding world. Meanwhile, Hogsmeade is (a tad) quieter, and comes with a magical view of Hogwarts Castle. Both sections have exciting attractions and themed food and drink options.
For the ultimate Harry Potter experience, don’t choose one destination – visit both Orlando parks on a Park-to-Park ticket ($165), which also includes access to the Hogwarts Express that runs between the two. If you’re ready to embark on an epic trip, here’s the best way for wizards, witches and muggles alike to spend a day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.