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Carkitt Market at Universal Studios Florida

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Carkitt Market at Universal Studios Florida
Carkitt Market at Universal Studios Florida

What is Carkitt Market?

While the bulk of Carkitt Market is devoted to the large stage for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley’s live entertainment, there are still several (and fun!) stops to be made in this covered shopping mall. Oh, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled – some of the best and most inventive facades are located here, replete with some of the most entertaining interactive experiences.

Where is Carkitt Market located?

In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, which is in Universal Studios Florida.

Carkitt Market – height restrictions and other factors

Since this is just a walk-through area of the park, and not an actual attraction, there are absolutely no restrictions of any kind.

Carkitt Market – what you wish you knew before you experienced it

This is an excellent place to grab a drink, sit a spell, and watch a show (or two). Moreover, it is arguably the loveliest part of Diagon Alley when the crowds thin out a bit!

Carkitt Market – list of shops

Sugarplum's Sweet Shop at Diagon Alley
Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop at Diagon Alley
  • Gringotts Money Exchange – exchange your worthless muggle money for wizarding bank notes, which can be used anywhere in Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure to purchase snacks and merchandise. The money exchanger himself is an interactive audio-animatronic goblin. (Note: you do not need to use wizarding money in Diagon Alley; the bank notes are just for souvenirs or to use as gift certificates throughout the parks.)
  • Globus Mundi – the travel store for every witch and wizard. Globus Mundi has some nice details tucked away inside it despite its small size. (Read more about the shop here.)
  • Owl Post – this kiosk allows you to ship your wizarding purchases home (or to friends and family) in handsome, lightly customizable packaging. (Read more about the kiosk here.)
  • The Hopping Pot – a drink stand with an outdoor seating area. The Hopping Pot serves refreshments that are similar to The Fountain of Fair Fortune over on Horizont Alley, including Butterbeer, Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice, and Peachtree Fizzing Tea. (For more information about these drinks, see our Diagon Alley food and drinks guide.)
  • Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop – if Hogsmeade has Honeydukes, then Diagon Alley has Sugarplum’s – the resident sweets shop that’s stocked full of various goodies. It’s not as big as its counterpart in Islands of Adventure, and it’s not quite as themed, but it’ll still scratch that sugar itch – and put a smile on your muggle face.
  • Wands by Gregorovitch – wares in this legendary wand maker’s shop include a wide assortment of character wand replicas. Think of this as the wand cart over in Hogsmeade – it’s a smaller, stripped-down version of Ollivanders, perfect for when you want to get in, purchase your magical instrument, and get out, with no bells or whistles (or lines).

What was Carkitt Market’s opening date?

July 8, 2014

Carkitt Market – OI fun facts

Carkitt Market was designed to contain one last magical secret – the exit, which will take you out of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley via the Wyndham’s Theatre facade back on the London waterfront. Unfortunately, no one ever uses this (they either don’t know or just want to go back through the main entrance over on Diagon Alley), which makes it a great point of access if you ever want to sneak in or out of the Wizarding World quickly.

Also, make sure you pay special attention to the owls in this area, who occasionally turn their heads.

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