Harry Potter Visitors Tips — Part 2

Tips and hints are why we are here. And so, today we will continue our three part series called “How to visit Harry Potter Theme Park on a budget, saving time etc” By the way you can start with finding cheap flights and hotels.

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Make sure to read our “Harry Potter Visitors Tips Part – 1″ about Hogwarts castle and the “Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey Attraction”. But today we are talking about Hogsmeade Village.

The Village

Hogsmeade village to the ones who don’t know, is where Harry and friends were aloud to go on their weekends (as of year three “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban”). The magical village was inhabited by Wizards only. And in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade is a home to the local stores and eateries as well as stores and eateries of “Diagon Ally” (Located in London in the book series).

On to the grandest of them all “Ollivander’s Wand Shop”.

Make sure you are visiting the store no later then 11 am or later then 6 pm: here are the park hours. It might take up to 2 hours in line to see the show where the wand picks the wizard. Usually only 1 child in 20 is chosen for the show and the experience. Be ready for this because, that is the way it works in the peak hours. You do not have to stand in line if you just want to purchase the wand. Wand prices are between $20-$150.

The Three Broomsticks

This is not a sit down Restaurant, you cannot make a reservation. Usually the wait time is like in any Theme Park pick up counter Restaurant 15-30 minutes. The Menu offers a lot of yummy options so try everything. Make sure if you still have not tried it the Butter Beer.


This is the Candy store make sure you visit it before 11 am or after 10 pm because it is small and can’t hold that many people.

Please visit us in a couple of days when we talk about how to save money in our third part when you visit “Harry Potter Theme Park on a budget”

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15 Responses

  1. Judy

    August 19th, 2010 at 6:49 am.

    If you purchase the HP Vacation Package from Universal, breakfast at the Three Broomsticks is included.

    Enjoy a traditional British breakfast at the Three Broomsticks, the signature eating establishment within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  2. Yaara

    August 27th, 2010 at 3:19 am.

    Actually I found that the later in the day you come to Honeydukes, the better chance you have to avoid the line at the entrance, but it doesn’t have to be after 10pm! I was there around 5pm and I did not wait in line. Sure, it was crowded, but not unreasonably crowded.
    I totally gave up on Ollivander’s. Line was insane.

  3. jack

    November 9th, 2010 at 4:50 am.

    realy good but what date can we see harry potter by jack petter barker

  4. casey wood

    November 11th, 2010 at 5:32 pm.

    i can’t wait i haven’t got enough money and i don’t even know how much it will be you have my email address so will you be able to help me get some money i am the harry potter number #1 fan i love you rupert your a great actor dan and you emma i love the way you play hermione and guess what ron is in hermione’s name see heRmiONe isn’t that funny i wish i could meet you up front that will make my day. Thanks Casey

  5. Miriam Pratt

    November 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm.

    I am trying to plan a trip for a co-worker of mine and her three teenage tripletts for their sixteenth birthday in February. Could you please send me some pricing information.

  6. dreadloks

    December 28th, 2010 at 11:35 am.

    should i get there before 6AM? how are the lineups this last week of Dec?
    Is it better to get there at 5 PM?

  7. Sara

    January 14th, 2011 at 11:56 am.

    Don’t be discouraged by the word “child” in the description of the show at Ollivanders. They picked me and I’m 25.

  8. Renee

    January 20th, 2011 at 6:22 am.

    Is there a site or something that has a list of pricing for activitys and items i want to take the kids but want to make sure that i save enough money for them to get the full experience of the wizarding world. The whole family is harry potter fan freaks lol… if you could send me a e-mail that would be great

  9. marge sahlstrom

    March 1st, 2011 at 9:30 am.

    Looking for part 3

  10. teacher girl

    March 3rd, 2011 at 1:23 pm.

    It’s allowed which means to permit . Not aloud which means to say something verbally!

  11. HPFan

    May 27th, 2011 at 12:44 pm.

    im planning to go to the park at the middle of june.
    i would like to know if a day will be enough to get through the hole park.

  12. michaela

    June 16th, 2011 at 2:24 pm.

    i am going to harry potter world tommrow and i will not miss a thing

  13. Judy

    October 12th, 2011 at 12:01 pm.

    We would like to visit the last week of March. Is this a good time?

  14. Truant Zenith

    October 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm.

    Sara, that’s probably because you’re hot.

  15. Discount Oakley Dispatch II

    July 6th, 2013 at 6:56 am.

    Discount Oakley Dispatch II…

    At this moment I am going to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming over again to read further news….