Celebrating International Harry Potter Day in Orlando 

This May 2, 2024, marks a big event as Potterheads around the globe gather to celebrate International Harry Potter Day.  

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Universal Orlando Resort on International Harry Potter Day.

For fans of J.K. Rowling's beloved series, what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter right here in Orlando, Florida? Spend this international holiday on an unforgettable journey with the right tools. Ollivander has the wand for you and other collectable merch. Don’t forget the iconic rides; this is Universal after all which is known for its themed rollercoasters and rides. Cap the day off with a frothy mug of sweet butterbeer..  

Hop Over to Hogsmeade 

Upon entering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure, you are immediately transported to the streets of Hogsmeade, with its snow-capped roofs and whimsical storefronts.  

The air is alive with excitement as fellow fans clad in Hogwarts robes and scarves eagerly embark on the ride of a lifetime upon Hagrid’s Motorbike. This high-speed coaster is the perfect way to show your love for the magical lore of Fantastic Beasts.  

Of course, no visit to Hogsmeade is complete without indulging in the quintessential wizarding beverage: butterbeer. Whether served cold or warm, this sweet concoction delights the taste buds with its creamy butterscotch flavor.  

From the immersive journey through Hogwarts Castle on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to the adrenaline-pumping Flight of the Hippogriff, each ride offers a unique adventure. Soaring through the wizarding world alongside beloved characters leaves fans spellbound long after the ride comes to an end.  

Diagon Alley Awaits  

For those seeking to channel their inner wizard or witch, a visit to Diagon Alley is a must.  

Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

Here, you can find the famous Olivander’s Wand Shop. Amidst shelves lined with wand boxes of all shapes and sizes, guests can be chosen by their own wand.  

That’s right – the wand chooses you!  

Watching as the wandmaker selects the perfect match, based on the guest's personality and characteristics, is a moment of pure magic. With wand in hand, one can cast spells throughout the park, adding an interactive element to the experience.  

The Magic Continues at Rosen Inn Closest to Universal 

International Harry Potter Day serves as a reminder of the enduring impact of J.K. Rowling's beloved series, uniting fans from around the world in a shared celebration of magic, friendship, and the power of imagination.  

After a day filled with excitement and adventure, there's nothing quite like returning to your quiet guestroom to relax and unwind with a classic Harry Potter book.

Whether it's re-reading a favorite chapter or diving into the magical world for the first time, losing yourself in the pages of J.K. Rowling's creation is a cherished pastime for fans of all ages. 

If you’re visiting from out of town for this annual celebration, be sure to book with Rosen Inn Closest to Universal, where combining affordability and comfortability is one of our many magic tricks.