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Summer Brings New Additions to Universal Studios Hollywoods Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Summer Brings New Additions to Universal Studios Hollywoods Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Summer Brings New Additions to Universal Studios Hollywoods Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Be transported to Hogsmeade village at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer with 2 new wand magic experiences, authentic costume replicas, new lunchtime menu items Three Broomsticks and the popular return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.” starting June 24, 2018.

 Spell casting at one of the Magic windows within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Spell casting at one of the Magic windows within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This summer fine tune your wand and spell skills with the additional of 2 new spell stops upping the tally to 15 magic experiences to practice within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Incendio fire-making spell will conjure flames of varying size based on skill level, and the Alohomora spell will unlock a series of intricate locks that may reveal the fiery breath of a creature hidden behind a secret door.

 Three Broomsticks expands its lunchtime menu with a selection of traditional British fare:  Ploughman’s Lunch Photo credit: Food Beast

Three Broomsticks expands its lunchtime menu with a selection of traditional British fare: Ploughman’s Lunch Photo credit: Food Beast

Three new lunch items are coming to the menu at Three Broomsticks giving visitors even more delicious fare to choose from.

  • Ploughman’s Lunch, featuring an imported selection of ham, salami, country paté, English cheese, homemade pickles and a warm scotch egg served with bread, cranberry chutney and grain mustard
  • Cheese Toastie with Chicken, featuring grilled English Cheddar cheese with chicken, crispy bacon, mustard and sliced tomato topped with a sunny side egg served with a fresh salad or potato wedges
  • Sunday Roast Sandwich served on a freshly baked baguette filled with warm prime rib, caramelized onions, English Cheddar, horseradish sauce and homemade garlic pickles served with fresh salad or potato wedges 
Butterbeer Ice Cream Universal Studios Hollywood (c) Cleverly Catheryn

For those who can't visit without indulging in Butterbeer, there's another option for you to partake in like our friends in Orlando .... Butterbeer Ice Cream! 

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle_WWoHP at USH 2018.jpg

Not to be missed! The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” returns for a limited time only, beginning Sunday, June 24 showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, and culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

 Gladrags Wizardwear Universal Studios Hollywood

Gladrags Wizardwear Universal Studios Hollywood

Look in your closet and can't find a thing to wear? Channel your inner wizards at Gladrags Wizardwear with a wide array of apparel inspired by the films. The billowing house robes worn by the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and accompanying house uniforms, including hand-loomed cardigans from Scotland, scarves and ties are available for purchase.  New to Gladrags Wizardwear this season is a high-end replica of Professor Severus Snape’s robe, as well as a replica of Hermonione’s dress worn at the Yule Ball as seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is now available in adult and children’s sizes.  

More insider tips, special events and latest news from Universal Studios Hollywood here: 

5 Fun Facts About Hangtime at Knott's Berry Farm

5 Fun Facts About Hangtime at Knott's Berry Farm

Introducing Justin 2018 Walk Ambassador for Choc Walk in the Park

Introducing Justin 2018 Walk Ambassador for Choc Walk in the Park