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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure

What is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade opened in June 2010, and, from the very first day, it has delighted theme-park fans and astounded Harry Potter devotees. The sublime theming and immaculate attention to detail in this $265 million expansion of Islands of Adventure has made it one of the most immersive themed experiences in the world.

Explore the wizarding village of Hogsmeade, just outside the grounds of Hogwarts Castle, to look for that one-of-a-kind gift in the boutique shops or to stop and listen to the Frog Choir. Or you can explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, then take a ride through the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Wherever you look, you’re bound to find magic!

Where is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade located?

In Islands of Adventure.

What are the park hours for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade?

The operating hours for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade are the same as those for Islands of Adventure. Be sure to check for any updates or changes on their official website before planning your visit.

Hogsmeade – attractions

Ride vehicle of Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Ride through the ruins near Hogwarts on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Join Ron, Harry, and Hermione on a flying adventure around Hogwarts Castle, where you’ll visit the Quidditch pitch, face down a dragon, head into the Forbidden Forest, and escape the dark Dementors. This one-of-a-kind ride system combines huge practical sets and effects with immersive screen elements for a ride that is unlike anything else in Orlando.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

A Care of Magical Creatures lesson with Hagrid goes (shockingly) awry as you ride this family coaster in either the motorbike or sidecar seats. Multiple launches have you zooming through the Forbidden Forest to encounter the flora and fauna (and more!) from the Harry Potter books and movies.

Flight of the Hippogriff

Don’t overlook this kiddie coaster – you will miss out on a fun attraction with a lifelike Hippogriff animatronic and breathtaking views of the castle and village.

The Hogwarts Express – Hogsmeade Station

Board Hogwarts’s eponymous steam train for transportation from Hogsmeade Village to King’s Cross Station in London. (Guests must have a park-to-park ticket to ride this attraction, as it will take you out of Islands of Adventure and into Universal Studios Florida.) Once onboard, relax and enjoy the two-minute ride with scenes from the British countryside and appearances from well-loved Wizarding World characters.

What shows and entertainment options are offered in Hogsmeade?

Students from Hogwarts sing with their frogs
The Frog Choir from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Exploring Hogsmeade offers a variety of enchanting shows and entertainment options that transport visitors straight into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Here’s what you can expect:

Magical Performances

  • Frog Choir: Delight in the harmonious performance of the Hogwarts students’ choir. Accompanied by the deep croaks of hefty frogs, this group sings wizarding classics a cappella style.
  • Triwizard Spirit Rally: Experience the thrill as students from the three prestigious wizarding schools – Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang – come together. They perform spirited displays to rally support for the Triwizard Tournament competitors.

Captivating Entertainment

  • Ollivanders Wand Shop: Step into the mystical world of wand-making. Here, surrounded by towering shelves filled with wand boxes, each wand awaits to choose its wizard. Visitors have the chance to purchase their own unique wand or opt for replicas of those wielded by favorite Harry Potter characters, including interactive versions that enhance the magical experience.
  • Interactive Wands and Spells: Once your interactive wand has chosen you, use the included map to explore the various spell-casting spots around Hogsmeade to make a little magic of your own. If you happen to have left your map at home, check out our full guide to interactive wands and spells, complete with the location of several secret spell spots.
  • Hogwarts Always: Immerse yourself in “Hogwarts Always,” a breathtaking new projection show that takes you on a voyage through the iconic moments of a year at the cherished school of witchcraft and wizardry, all set against the grand backdrop of Hogwarts Castle
  • Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle: Shown exclusively in the fall, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle celebrates the spooky side of the wizarding world, with all your favorite baddies present, including Dementors, Death Eaters, spiders, snakes, and all things that go “bump” in the night.

Each of these attractions allows guests to immerse themselves fully in the magical allure of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Whether it’s through soul-stirring choirs or breathtaking light shows, Hogsmeade offers unforgettable entertainment options for every wizard and witch.

Hogsmeade – dining

The Hog's Head pub, connected to The Three Broomsticks
The Hog’s Head Pub, connected to The Three Broomsticks

The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub (quick-service)

Hogsmeade features a quick-service restaurant, The Three Broomsticks, where you can find traditional British fare and everyone’s Wizarding World must-have: Butterbeer!

Within The Three Broomsticks is the Hog’s Head pub. There is a separate entrance to this bar between the restaurant entrance and the restrooms. As the bartender serves up specialty draft beers, fire whiskey, and Butterbeer, check out the actual head of a hog that hangs behind the bar – he may not be as stuffed as he looks!

Hogsmeade – shopping

Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade
Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade


A combination sweet shop and bakery, Honeydukes is the place to find all the treats beloved by Harry and his friends, such as Chocolate Frogs, Fizzing Whizzbees, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavoured Beans, and fresh goodies like Cauldron Cakes and Butterbeer fudge.

Dervish and Banges

Dervish and Banges is a one-stop shop for all your wizarding merchandise. You’ll find Quidditch supplies, spirit gear for your Hogwarts house, journals, stationery, books, pins, pens, toys, and more.

The Owl Post

Just outside Dervish and Banges, guests can visit the Owl Post to purchase postcards and other stationery items – and to also get their mail stamped with a unique Hogsmeade postmark. Finally, as a special bonus, witches and wizards can get any of their packages from the local shops professionally wrapped and shipped back home.

Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods

As the caretaker of Hogwarts, Argus Filch delighted in catching students red-handed with all sorts of contraband. In Filch’s Emporium, explore unique gifts available for purchase, take in the dungeon vibes, and keep an eye out for artifacts that once belonged to unlucky students.

Hogsmeade – OI fun facts

In addition to the information offered on this page, we have so much more to share in the OI Insider’s Guide to the Wizarding World, which is packed with tons of insider tips, tricks, and secrets. And then be sure to check out the world-famous OI Wizarding World of Harry Potter touring plan, to boot!

Are there guest services available in Hogsmeade?

Hogsmeade and Hogwarts signs at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure
Hogsmeade and Hogwarts signs at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure


The only restrooms in Hogsmeade are located next to The Three Broomsticks – to the right of the entrance, if you’re facing the restaurant. The nearest family bathroom is outside Hogsmeade, in the Lost Continent area.


There are no large rental lockers in Hogsmeade, but there are small ride lockers at both Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, as these attractions do not allow bags or loose items on board.

First aid

The nearest first aid station is over in The Lost Continent.

Rental services

Strollers, wheelchairs, and ECVs are all available to rent at Hogsmeade Station, as guests come off of the Hogwarts Express.


We can’t have you running low on muggle funds, so there is an ATM in the hallway that leads to the back patio of The Three Broomsticks, between the restaurant and the restrooms.

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