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Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour at Universal Studios Florida

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Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlor
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour

What is Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour?

Made famous in the Harry Potter books, Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour serves up an exquisite variety of unique flavors in soft-serve and hard-pack forms. The small, pastel-colored shop has an adorably vintage flair that will truly transport you right to the Wizarding World. The windows feature delightful displays of spinning ice cream cones, with a light-up cone on the roof serving as the veritable cherry on top. There’s no seating inside the shop, but you can find some over in Carkitt Market – just be sure to keep that precious, melting cargo safe as you pass by the fire-breathing dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank!

Where is Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour located?

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

Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour – hours and reservations

Decor inside the parlor
Decor inside the parlor

With few exceptions, you’ll find Florean Fortescue’s open any time Diagon Alley (and the rest of Universal Studios Florida) is open. No reservations are necessary.

What was Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour’s opening date?

July 8, 2014

Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour – OI fun facts

Despite being a relatively minor side character, Florean Fortescue still makes an impression on Harry Potter. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry stays at The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley for a spell (get it?). During this time, he often works on his homework in Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, where Fortescue offers him advice on his History of Magic report (along with serving him ice cream sundaes every half-hour, of course!). It turns out that, in addition to being a master ice cream maker, Fortescue knows his fair share about medieval wizards.

Along with the unique backstory of the establishment’s proprietor, Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour is also known for offering “hundreds-and-thousands” as a topping – or, as we Americans call them, sprinkles. This is yet another example of the Wizarding World’s dedication to theming through the use of British vernacular.

An assortment of Florean flavors
An assortment of Florean flavors

Butterbeer Ice Cream
Served in a waffle cone – $5.99
Served in a souvenir glass – $7.49

Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Banana, Chocolate, Granny Smith, Mint, Pistachio, Vanilla, Orange Marmalade, Toffee, Toffee Apple, Strawberries & Cream
Served in a waffle cone – $5.99
Served in a souvenir glass – $7.49

Hard-Pack Ice Cream
Chocolate Chili, Apple Crumble, Vanilla, Salted Caramel Blondie, Chocolate, Clotted Cream, Earl Grey & Lavender, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate & Raspberry, Strawberry & Peanut Butter
Served in a waffle cone – $6.99
Served in a souvenir glass – $8.49

Sundaes – $8.49
Choice of hot fudge, hot caramel, or strawberry topping. Served with whipped cream and a cherry

Toppings – $0.99 each
Hundreds and Thousands (sprinkles), Shortbread Crumbles, Waffle Cone Pieces, Crystals, Chocolate Chips, Chopped Nuts

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Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour – real guest reviews

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Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor
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 3 reviews
by Will on Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam FTW
Date Of Last Visit: October, 2015

Florean Fortescue's is a bit sparse and utilitarian in decoration compared to other Diagon Alley shops and stores,. However, the ice cream is terrific. Harry Potter supernerds (such as I) may be momentarily disappointed: this shop does NOT sell "choco-nut" sundaes which Harry gets (for free!) in the third book. However, any disappointment is soon dispersed as what Florean's does have is delicious. I have not tried all the flavors, but I'm going to have a really hard time not choosing Earl Grey and the Strawberry/Peanut Butter combo for the rest of my life. They are superb and complement one another perfectly. I want some right now. . it's too bad you can't magically summon food.

by Briana on Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor
A Must Go!
Date Of Last Visit: 8/14/2014

The ice cream here is phenomenal. I tried Earl Grey & Lavender, Chocolate & Raspberry, and the butter better. I will have dreams about the earl grey. So light, so delicious.

Some things to know:

- You get 2 scoops of any two flavors you'd like in the cup or waffle cone.

- There are NO samples, but if you don't like the flavor, you can tell them and they will make you a new one.

- You can get the butter beer ice cream next door at the butter beer shop for half the wait (or less)

- It's $5 a cup. Totally worth it.



Although the shop itself wasn't very "Harry Potter" theme-like, I would definitely stop by here!

by Kris on Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlor
A Cool Fact
Date Of Last Visit: July 6, 2014

Did you know that you can get two separate flavors when you order the scooped icecream? No extra charge. So you can try the strawberry peanut butter and the chocolate raspberry!

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