Our Guide to Hogsmeade Village at Universal Studios 2024

Our Guide to Hogsmeade Village at Universal Studios 2024


Our Guide to Hogsmeade Village at Universal Studios 2024

This guide is your ultimate tour of Hogsmeade Universal Orlando! If you’re a Harry Potter fan or if anyone in your family has read even just one of the Harry Potter books, you will want to make a trip to Hogsmeade in Universal Studios at least once in your lifetime! For this article, we’re going to stay in Hogsmeade Village, home of Hogwarts Castle and located in Islands of Adventure. We’re going to cover Hogsmeade rides, restaurants, shops and more, so keep reading!

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Complete Guide to Hogsmeade Universal Orlando 2024


Highlights of Hogsmeade Village

There’s a lot to love about Hogsmeade, especially if you’re looking for that iconic Castle Shot for a photo. There are incredible attractions, shows, shopping, and more for those looking to get a glimpse of the Wizarding World. Make sure to grab a cup of butterbeer for the ultimate Hogsmeade day!

Unforgettable Rides and Attractions

  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure: Ranked as one of the best rides in Universal Orlando, this thrilling roller coaster takes you on an unforgettable journey through the Forbidden Forest.
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey: Experience the magic inside Hogwarts Castle in this immersive ride, a favorite among Harry Potter theme park attractions.
  • Flight of the Hippogriff: A family-friendly coaster offering fantastic views of Hogwarts Castle, perfect for first-time coaster riders.
  • The Hogwarts Express: Connect to Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley with this unique train ride, a must-do for a complete Harry Potter experience in Universal Orlando.

Dining at Three Broomsticks

  • Savor the flavors of the wizarding world with a meal at the Three Broomsticks, renowned for its Butterbeer and traditional British dishes, a highlight of Hogsmeade dining.

Unique Shopping Experiences

  • Dervish and Banges: Your go-to for wizarding gear, from house jerseys to Quidditch equipment.
  • Ollivanders: Where the magic happens and wands choose their wizards, a pivotal part of the Hogsmeade experience.
  • Honeydukes: A delight for those with a sweet tooth, offering famous treats like chocolate frogs and butterbeer fudge.

Interactive Wizarding Fun

  • Engage with the world of magic using an interactive wand from Ollivanders, and explore numerous spellcasting locations throughout Hogsmeade.

Magical Shows and Seasonal Events

  • Enjoy the Tri-wizard Spirit Rally and the Frog Choir, and be mesmerized by the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, making every visit to Hogsmeade unique and enchanting.

Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a treasure trove of magical experiences, making it a top destination for Harry Potter fans and theme park visitors. From thrilling rides and delicious dining options to enchanting shopping and interactive fun, Hogsmeade offers something magical for everyone.

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Where is Hogsmeade in Universal 2024?

When visiting Universal Orlando Resort, there are two different theme parks that guests can visit. Both parks have a Wizarding World of Harry Potter land, but only one has Hogsmeade Village at Universal Orlando. You can find Hogsmeade Village in Islands of Adventure Park between The Lost Continent and Jurassic Park.

In the books, you can find Hogsmeade in the Scottish Islands, but in Florida, you can find Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park. Hogsmeade Village can also be found at Universal Hollywood as the only Harry Potter-themed land featured.

Do I need a separate ticket to go to Hogsmeade Universal Orlando 2024? 

No! Absolutely not, you can simply shop for any Universal Orlando ticket if you are trying to visit Hogsmeade village in Islands of Adventure. It’s important to note though that you cannot ride the Hogwarts Express without park to park tickets.  So if you’re trying to explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley on the same day we highly recommend the getting those park-to-park tickets!

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What Harry Potter Rides are in Hogsmeade?


Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure 

This ride is the latest and greatest attraction in Hogsmeade Universal Orlando. This family-friendly (to a degree), state-of-the art roller coaster takes riders deep into the Forbidden Forest on a quest with Professor Rubeus Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class so that he can introduce you the amazing creatures that call the forest their home. This is the most popular attraction in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

For those in your party that ask, “Can you go inside Hogwarts at Universal?” this is the ride that answers “Yes!” Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey takes guests on a flying adventure throughout the grounds of Hogwarts on a magical, enchanted bench. Guests get to join Harry, Hermione, and Ron as they fly around Hogwarts Castle, play a little Quidditch, battle a dragon, and travel into the Forbidden Forest where they come across dementors. This ride is not for the faint of heart! While the height requirement is only 42 inches for families visiting Universal with kids, with dementors and giant spiders, it can be frightening to some.

Flight of the Hippogriff Family Coaster

Although deemed a kiddie coaster, this outdoor roller coaster will be enjoyed by adults as well. Riding this coaster will bring you into the Forbidden Forest and give you a great view of Hagrid’s hut as well as Hogwarts Castle. With a height requirement of just 36 inches, it’s a great way to introduce the kids to roller coasters. It provides all the energy without any of the scary stuff. Every now and then, we like to provide Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips, and our tip on this ride is to ride it at night and see all the beautiful sparkling lights of Hogsmeade as you ride.

The Hogwarts Express

This is listed as our half ride because one end of it is in Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and the other is here in Hogsmeade Islands of Adventure. Because it is partially in both parks, in order to ride it, you must have a Universal park-to-park pass, no exceptions. If you have the park-to-park ticket, you will hop on board, find a seat, and take a 2-minute ride over to Diagon Alley in Universal Studios. You’ll be able to see scenes and characters from Harry Potter through the video monitors that double as the windows of your train car. This ride has no height restrictions so everyone can enjoy this relaxing and visually stimulating ride between the parks.

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What are the Restaurants in Hogsmeade at Universal?


There’s not a lot of options in Hogsmeade for Hogsmeade Universal food, but one of the most popular quick service restaurants in Universal is located here. It is the Three Broomsticks Restaurant and Hogs Head Pub (they are connected). Because it is the only place to sit down and enjoy a meal, many people ask, “can you make reservations at Three Broomsticks?” Unfortunately, you cannot, but since it is a quick service, you can usually find a quick place to sit down, and enjoy a meal and a nice cold butterbeer without too much trouble.

If you’d like a little alcohol to go with your meal (or on its own), step up the bar in the back of Three Broomsticks called Hog’s Head Pub. You can get yourself some wine, mixed drinks or even draught beers made especially for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The food and drinks are great so we highly recommend visiting Three Broomsticks Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a quick meal during your visit.

If you find you’re too busy to have a whole meal, Hogsmeade has several kiosks around the village for you to pick up a local beverage such as pumpkin juice, gilly water (bottled water), or butterbeer along with an occasional snack item.

Can I buy butterbeer at Hogsmeade Orlando?

Yes, of course! You can find this famous Wizarding drink at several locations in Universal Hogsmeade. You can buy Butterbeer with your lunch or dinner at The Three Broomsticks, or at smaller kiosks throughout the land.

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Shopping in Hogsmeade Orlando


One of our favorite things to do in Hogsmeade is shop! This little village has some incredible shops and store fronts that transport you right into Harry Potter World Hogsmeade. The only difficulty you may have is trying to determine which are real shops and which are simply store fronts to give the feel of being in Hogsmeade. There are plenty of store fronts that we wish were really stores we could explore but there are four actual stores you can explore and shop in that you won’t want to miss.

What are the shops at Universal Studios Hogsmeade?

  • The Owl Post
  • Dervish and Banges
  • Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods
  • Honeydukes
  • Ollivanders

The Owl Post

This is basically the Harry Potter Universal Hogsmeade post office, but since it’s run by wizards, it’s so much more. You’ll find stationery, owls, and all things needed to send a letter to a friend or loved one. You can even have your actual letters get stamped here with a unique Hogsmeade postmark to show your friends you were really hanging out with wizards on your vacation!

One of our favorite Hogsmeade shops Orlando, you will find all kinds of iconic Harry Potter treats and snacks here such as chocolate frogs, cauldron cakes, and butterbeer fudge. With its bright pastel colors and so much sweetness everywhere, this shop always makes us smile.

Dervish and Banges

This is the place to stop to pick up all of your wizarding merchandise from wizard house spirit jerseys, to quidditch supplies, to all things themed for Harry Potter Hogsmeade Universal Studios. This is also the shop where you’ll purchase your very own wand, whether you’re taking it right off the shelf, or coming over from Ollivander’s Wand Shop where your wand chose you.

Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods.

As one of the only Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade shops that also serves as an exit to a ride, you’ll find some of the more unique and darker-themed merchandise in this shop. The items in this shop definitely appeal to the teens and adults in your group with items like golden snitches, sorting hats, and references to Azkaban and the Tri-Wizard Tournament.


Looking for a chocolate frog? Cauldron cake? Fizzing Whizzbees? Anything that could satisfy your sweet tooth can be found at Hogsmeade Islands of Adventure in Honeydukes. This is an incredible colorful shop and we highly recommend stopping by, although it can get rather tight inside.


This wand shop in Hogsmeade is the place to stop if you want to partake in the experience of having a wand chosen for you (or should we say, choosing you?). Once you decide which wand is right for you, make sure to take it out into the village to practice all the fun spells with your interactive wand.

While technically there is only Ollivanders in Diagon Alley in the books, Hogsmeade has its own rendition of it too. So, you don’t have to worry, you will be able to buy a wand in Hogsmeade Universal Studios too! Walls and walls of wands for any type of witch or wizard looking for their own unique or famous wizard replica.

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Entertainment in Hogsmeade Universal Orlando


Once you’re done riding the rides, having a bite to eat and shopping, you might be wondering what else there is to do in the Harry Potter Hogsmeade world. With the current pandemic and some entertainment being altered or put on hold, there is still plenty of ways to be entertained while at Hogsmeade Orlando.

Other things to do in Hogsmeade

Tri-wizard Spirit Rally and the Frog Choir: These 10-minute shows are performed outside on a stage between the village and castle.

Nighttime Lights: If hours permit, we highly recommend visiting Universal Studios Orlando Harry Potter Hogsmeade at night to see all the lights. Depending on the season, Hogwarts Castle can be lit up with incredible projection light images that may highlight the different houses of the school or the season of the year.

Interactive Wand Spots: Purchase an interactive wand from Ollivanders and bring the magic to life. There are several spots throughout Hogsmeade where you can cast spells and see the magic happen right before your eyes. Each wand comes with a map of spell locations, adding an extra layer of fun and exploration to your visit.

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Hogsmeade Universal Orlando FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure?

A: Yes, Hogsmeade is in Islands of Adventure park at Universal. If you’re wondering which park to book based on which Wizarding World you want to visit, here is a quick guide:

  • Islands of Adventure – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
  • Universal Studios Florida – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
  • Epic Universe – Parisian style Fantastic Beasts land with the Ministry of Magic

Q: Can you make reservations at Three Broomsticks?

A: Unfortunately, you cannot, but since it is a quick service, you can usually find a quick place to sit down, and enjoy a meal and a nice cold butterbeer without too much trouble.

Q. Can you take the Hogwarts Express without park to park?

A: No, you must have purchased a park to park ticket to travel on the Hogwarts Express attraction.

Q. What ride is in the Hogwarts Castle at Hogsmeade in Universal Orlando?

A: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is located inside of the Hogwarts Castle.

Q. What restaurants are in Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando?

A: The only restaurant in Hogsmeade at Universal is Three Broomsticks. You can also get butterbeer and small snacks at carts around the village.

Q. Where is Hogsmeade in Universal?

A: Hogsmeade Village is in Islands of Adventure park at Universal Orlando park.

Q: Can you buy a wand in Hogsmeade?

A: Yes, you can buy a wand in Hogsmeade. You can purchase a wand at Ollivanders or at a wand cart near Hogwarts Castle.

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Michael Belmont is the owner at Theparkprodigy.com, an authorized Disney and Universal travel agent. He specializes in Disney and Universal theme park tickets and vacation packages, as well as daily park plans to help optimize vacation time. Michael and The Park Prodigy have been featured on ABC’s Florida affiliate, WTFV, as well as over 10 Disney focused blogs. As owner, Michael manages The Park Prodigy blog and social media, a Disney themed podcast, and a Disney and Universal focused YouTube channel. Prior to starting The Park Prodigy, Michael was a long time Disney and Universal enthusiast, frequent visitor of the parks, and even served as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida!