The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando

  • Mark Ballas celebrated his wife’s birthday here in April 2017 and shared, “Flying high @universalorlando We laughed so hard we cried, drank enough butter beer that I’m sureised we didn’t throw up on the rides . . . what an EPIC day.”
  • Joe Jonas enjoyed some “WIZARD BREW” and watched a dragon breathe fire when he was here with his band DNCE in March 2017.
  • Holly Madison — a “Ravenclaw for life” — enjoyed her “First Butterbeer of the season,” tried Dippin’ Dots for the first time ever, and was “Ready to Escape from Gringott’s” when she was here in November 2016.
  • “We Peete A Spell On You” is what Holly Robinson Peete captioned a photo of her family in all their wizard glory here in October 2016.
  • In May 2016, Wilmer Valderrama said, “Couldn’t have come to Orlando and not visit” the park, adding that the Hogwarts Castle is “RAD!”
  • Pete Wentz put back a cup of butterbeer when he was at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando in February 2016.
  • Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean was having “so much fun” at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando “Hanging out in diagon alley with my wizard friends” in February 2016.
  • Tori Kelly shared a shot of Gringotts Bank and bit into a big turkey leg when she was here in December 2015. In January 2016, she posted another one of her wielding a wand and saying, “wingardium leviosa!”
  • Andy Grammer “arrived at Diagon Alley” in November 2015 — “a dream come true” — and toasted the occasion with a butter beer (and butter beer mustache!).
  • Holly Madison wore her best wizard wear for “back to school” and “Lunch at Leaky Cauldron” in November 2015.
  • Topher Grace captioned his selfie with the Hogwarts Express, “Who’s coming with me to Hogwarts??” He also tasted a mug of “#butterbeer” when he was here in October 2015.
  • In July 2015, Katy Perry captioned a photo of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with her own silly take on a spell: “Chickenwingguardingthemimosa”!
  • T.I. posed for a July 2015 photo outside of Mr. Mulpepper’s Apothecary on Diagon Alley and described the day as “Me & da am kickin Harry Potter $h!t”
  • “I’m such a Harry potter nerd and there’s no better place to feel like a wizard” is what One Direction‘s Liam Payne said about spending time at Universal Studios Orlando in July 2015.
  • Derek Hough and the Move Live on Tour crew gathered for a fun group shot on Diagon Alley before a show in June 2015.
  • During her March 2015 trip (which she documented with a butterbeer and foam mustache selfie), muggle Tori Kelly mused, “can i live at hogwarts plz.”
  • Mark Ballas bought a butterbeer in January 2015 during his time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — the somewhat foamy popular wizarding beverage gave him a “#BUTTERBEARED.” 
  • Theme park fan Holly Madison got in the spirit for a photo she captioned, “Witches be like . . .” when she explored the grounds in November 2014. She also sipped on some butterbear, “The wizard’s Pumpkin Spice Latte,” and snapped a pic of the famed Platform 9 3/4 during her time at Diagon Alley.
  • T-Boz thought The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando was “Dope!!!” In October 2014, she decided that the Florida park is better than the California one . . . she particularly liked the fire breathing dragon.
  • Derek Hough checked out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando in June 2014.

Stargazer Tip: If you can’t make it out to the park, you can still enjoy a cup of butterbeer by making it at home — here’s a few Universal Orlando-approved butterbeer recipes to try! There is also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood for West Coast muggles.


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