Harry Potter Visitors Tips — Part 2
August 13, 2010
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.
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.
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”