The Ultimate Harry Potter Orlando Half-Day Experience

Whether you are a muggle, witch, or wizard, your visit to Orlando will be the most magical stop on your vacation as you step into the world of Harry Potter on a private guided tour.

As one would expect of any magical place – things are not always as they seem. Much that there is to discover in the wizarding world is hidden from plain sight. We will help you discover what most guests pass by, and see hidden secrets that are elusive to the naked eye.

From 123 per person

Covid-19 safety measures

Our first priority is the safety of all our guests and staff. During this time of uncertainty, while businesses cautiously reopen across Florida, we are especially committed to ensuring that you and your family stay safe as we practice the recommended guidelines of responsible social distancing.

We are implementing increased safety measures including limiting group size, providing masks and hand sanitizer, physically distancing, and offering private tour options. All our guides adhere to strict safety protocol as well, including the use of masks, temperature checks, and the use of hand sanitizer. We train our family to watch out for yours, and know that your safety is key to a successful and pleasurable experience.

We have a very limited selection of tours available for booking right now, with more tours opening up as we are safely able to do so. Please visit our calendar to see all available tour options for your preferred date.

We are also accepting private tour requests. By specifically catering our tours to small, private groups we are giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy a unique and local experience with close family members and friends in a setting free from activities with other people. If you don’t see what you are looking for on our calendar, or if you would like a private tour for just your group, please submit a tour inquiry form and let us know the details.

We are closely following all CDC and State guidelines for social distancing, anti-viral cleanliness, and wellness checks. We continue to remain cautious, and are leaving the decision to enter any buildings to the sole discretion of individual guests who feel comfortable enough to do so.

Feel free to contact us below with your safety questions and concerns and visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for safety guidelines and up to date information on COVID-19.

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Tour details

  • Each guest must have a Universal Orlando Resort™ 1-Day (or more) 2-Park (admission to BOTH Universal Studios AND Islands of Adventure) Park-to-Park (permission to go back and forth between parks ON THE SAME DAY) ticket.

  • You can buy your park tickets here: Universal Orlando Resort™ tickets

  • Meeting point

    At the Entrance to Universal Orlando City Walk, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (view map)

  • Tour departs

    Daily by arrangement (Jan – Dec)

  • Tour ends

    In the park

  • Duration

  • Where

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour type

  • Max group size

    12 persons

  • Cancellation policy

    24 hours or more before start: full refund.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Universal Orlando Resort™ tickets
    Personal spending
    Parking

  • Extras

    Parking is available onsite for $25 per vehicle.

  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    Sun protection
    Light raincoat
    Universal Orlando Resort™ 1-Day 2-Park Park-to-Park tickets

  • Film series

  • Disclaimer

    This tour is independently operated by Around Orlando Tours. It is not endorsed or supported in any way by Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., the Harry Potter publishers, J.K. Rowling or her representatives.

Full description

Our personalized, private tours of Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter are an absolute must-do for any theme park or Harry Potter fan. Discover this famous attraction through the eyes of an experienced theme park enthusiast who will personally navigate your party though one of the most popular destinations in the world.

We’ll host your very own adventure, specifically catered to your interests and needs, so that you can save time and money that would otherwise be spent waiting in long lines, vacation planning, or worse – missing incredibly cool things that you didn’t even know where there.

Your half or full-day experience will be filled with magical spells, exciting rides, hidden secrets, amazing photo opportunities, and spectacular shows, as well as an opportunity to select and take home your very own interactive wand from Diagon Alley!

Your personalized Harry Potter Orlando guided tour

Harry Potter Orlando Experience: Hogsmeade
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: Hogsmeade

We’re excited to create a Harry Potter Orlando Tour, specifically catered to your interests and needs! When you book a guided tour with us, you save time and money that would otherwise be spent waiting in long lines, vacation planning, or trying to juggle the endless options in front of you.

With any of our Harry Potter Orlando Tours, you can rest assured that you will have an expert, local guide who will not only plan and personalize every aspect of your tour, but will also show you the hidden secrets across both lands – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley – that many visitors overlook.

Once you book your tour, we will send you a survey asking about your specific areas of interest across a variety of categories, including rides, shows, experiences, shopping, and food & beverage. Our team will review your survey response and create a personalized tour based on your tour’s duration as well as the needs and interests of your group. There is so much to do in the Wizarding World, and we want to be sure that your tour focuses on exactly what it is you want to do.

Designed especially for you

Weasleys Wizard Wheezes
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: Weasleys Wizard Wheezes

Each group visiting the Wizarding World has different interests, and unless you plan on staying for a month – it would be a challenge to experience all there is that both parks have to offer. In order to make your experience the best possible, please review each of the topics below before completing your survey so you can familiarize yourself with your endless options!

Rides

The Wizarding World has four amazing rides! Wait times for rides can vary, and can sometimes be quite long. However, Universal has done an amazing job of making the lines an immersive experience in and of themselves. For example, the line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey takes you through Hogwarts Castle, where you can see amazing things such as the Sword of Gryffindor, the Sorting Hat, the Mirror of Erised, Dumbledores office, and much more.

However, if you have other areas of interest, or if you want to do the rides on your own – you can always save them for after your tour and utilize the time you have with your private tour guide in other ways. For any guests booking the half-day tour, we highly recommend saving all rides for after your tour.

Shows

Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Frog Choir
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Frog Choir

There are six shows that happen at specific times throughout the day. For example, you might want to see the Hogwarts students perform in the Frog Choir, or see incredible puppetry as you watch The Tales of Beetle the Bard. One of the most popular shows is inside of Ollivander’s Wand Shop, where the wand selects the wizard. One special member of the audience will be selected by Mr. Ollivander himself to be in the show. This is also the only show where there is a line (wait times can vary).

Let us know which shows you are interested in, and we will do our best to include them in the schedule. Or, if you are staying in the park after the conclusion of your tour, you could go back and see them at that time. Whatever your preference, you can let us know in the survey.

Experiences

Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Knight Bus
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Knight Bus

One way to completely immerse yourself into the Wizarding World is to participate in one of the many experiences that are offered. In our survey you will find a list to select from, such as visiting the Knight Bus and talking to the conductor, mailing a letter from the Owl Post, calling the Ministry of Magic, getting up close and personal with the Hogwarts Express, or visiting Gringotts Money Exchange, where you can trade in your cash for Gringotts Bank Notes that can be spent throughout the parks or kept as a souvenir (oh yeah – and there is a Goblin on staff you can speak with while you are there).

Wands & Spells

Ollivanders Wand Shop
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: Ollivanders Wand Shop

Everyone in your group will have the opportunity to participate in the most popular of all the experiences – which is selecting a wand and using it to cast spells. The wand is included in the price of the tour and is yours to keep!

The length of time that we spend on this experience is up to you. Some people want to visit every magical wand location throughout both parks, casting as many spells as possible. Others prefer to cast one or two spells and move on to different activities. Let us know your preferences in our survey.

Shopping

Whether you are interested in finding your house robes, Quidditch supplies, magical wands or chocolate frogs – there are numerous immersive shops across both lands that are sure to have what you are looking for. In our survey we list each of the shops and a general description of what they carry. Let us know what special treasures you are looking for, and we’ll be sure to take you to the best stops to find them!

Food & Drink

Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Leaky Cauldron
Harry Potter Orlando Experience: The Leaky Cauldron

When we think of theme parks, we often think of rides. But the creators of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter have made these parks so immersive, that even eating your meal is part of the experience. Do you want to step inside The Three Broomsticks for lunch? Or visit in the Hogs Head Saloon for a butter beer? Or maybe you want to create your own magical potion that you can drink?

Whatever your desires, you can share it in our survey, so we can include them in your custom tour plan. We know this is a lot of information, but don’t worry! That is why we are here! We know the parks inside and out, and we are going to take all of the stress and worry out of your vacation. Let us take care of it all while you have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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