Go “Back to Hogwarts” with new in park scavenger hunt and more at Universal Orlando this September


With that title, I just really want to hear the LL Cool J song “Going back to Cali”, only with Harry Potter lyrics. I’m not that clever, but you can be with the all new Back to Hogwarts (Hogwarts Hogwarts…I don’t think so) Scavenger Hunt at Universal Orlando this September. Guests visiting the Wizarding World can pick up a special scavenger hunt map, and use Twitter to post your findings.

Here are all the details:

That’s pretty simple. If nothing else, the maps look really cool, and you can think of it as an extra souvenir, even if you don’t do the scavenger hunt. But of course, you’ll do the scavenger hunt.

If you’re not into scavenger hunts, you can also check out several big new happenings, designed to get you back to Hogwarts in style.

Beginning this Friday, September 7th is Fan Photo Fridays. You can participate in group photos with other Harry Potter fans, and of course come in your best Wizarding gear.

Here are the locations, dates and times:

  • Friday, September 7:
    • Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
    • Time: 2 PM EST
  • Friday, September 14:
    • Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
    • Location: Triwizard Stage
    • Time: 12:45 PM EST
  • Friday, September 21:
    • Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
    • Location: Carkitt Market Stage
    • Time: 12 PM EST
  • Friday, September 28:
    • Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
    • Time: 2 PM EST

*Times and locations subject to change

Of course, fans students are always encouraged to wear their Hogwarts robes and sweaters, but make sure you fit within the costuming guidelines of the park before you do.

There’s also the final days of Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, which will be going away some time in the next few months to make way for Holiday Lights at Hogwarts Castle just in time for Christmas! You’ll want to catch the show before it disapparates for the year.

We’re pretty sure there’s some secrets lurking in the forbidden forest, so be sure to keep your eyes here for the latest updates. Of course, there’s also the Wizarding World itself, which is pretty amazing, for any fans of Harry Potter.

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