5 Magical Harry Potter Details Even the Experts Miss at Universal Orlando

There’s no question that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is a magical place. For fans of the series, it’s like stepping into your favorite fictional world!

Hogwarts

Inside the two themed lands at Universal Orlando, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, you can visit Hogwarts, sip on Butterbeer, sneak into Gringotts, and even get your own wand.

Two of the things that make these lands so incredibly immersive are the amazing details and Easter eggs. These tiny touches come together to enhance your experience even further and make you truly feel you’re in the Wizarding World. But with such minute attention to the details, you may not even notice all of them.

From hidden spell books to clever photos, here are some of our favorite details  — ones even the experts might miss! — in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

1. The Potion Master’s Office

As you stroll through the queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, there are a TON of details to look for! One of the hardest to spot is behind the One-eyed Witch statue (yes, the one signaling the secret passageway to Honeydukes).

Ob….viously.

Lean over slightly and read the name on the door to the left; it’s none other than Professor Snape’s office!

2. A Note for Harry

When getting ready to board Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, it’s hard to think about anything but the exciting ride ahead of you! But check out this cute note above the loading information:

Loading Info Sign

It’s a small post-it with a duck drawn on it with the words “Ask Harry?”

Ask Harry?

If you recall in the Chamber of Secrets, Arthur Weasley (who’s one of the main characters in this ride) asks Harry what the function of a rubber duck is. Clever, huh?!

©WB

3. A Secret Sword

Continuing into Hogwarts, you’ll find yourself in the Headmaster’s office. There is a lot to see, so many people miss this one! But make sure you turn around and look up…

The Sword!

…and you’ll spot the legendary sword of Gryffindor!!

4. THAT Family Photo

As you stroll through Bill Weasley’s office in the Escape from Gringotts queue, take a look at this side table. There are two photos you may recognize — the first is Bill and Fleur on their wedding day, and the second is the Weasley family photo from Egypt!

It’s supposed to be moving…

5. Confiscated Goods

As you exit Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, you end up in Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods! This merchandise shop is lined with cages and cabinets full of items the caretaker has snatched from students.

The Quibbler!

Take a moment or two to look around — we spot a volume of the Quibbler, a  chocolate frog, fireworks…

The Weasleys are at it again!

…and a whole shelf dedicated just to the Weasleys!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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3 Replies to “5 Magical Harry Potter Details Even the Experts Miss at Universal Orlando”

  1. I just thought of an idea for all ears tv. Walt Disney Worlds 50th anniversary is this year. You should have people send in their best photos, home movies, and stories about their Disney world vacations. Pick the best ones and do entire episodes about them. What do you think. Walt Disney World the Movie

  2. I’ve noticed that the last three articles you have written have been Harry Potter related. Coincidence or intentional?