One of the biggest questions in the theme park world right now is “When will the Wizarding World of Harry Potter open?”
We still don’t know the answer to that question, but a new vacation package offer released today confirms that it will be before Memorial Day weekend.
That’s because the 4-night Wizarding World of Harry Potter Vacation Package can be booked for stays starting May 28.
The package includes a hotel stay at one of Universal’s on-site hotels, 3-day tickets to Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before the park opens to guests for the day, a commemorative ticket for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and a “traditional British breakfast” at the new Three Broomsticks restaurants.
Pricing starts at $648 per adult/$130 per child. That adds up to $1,548 for a family of four. Off-site hotels are also available at a substantial savings – $285 per adult/$130 per child. However, staying off-site means a lesser hotel and a loss of a great benefit – the ability to skip the lines at many of Universal Orlando’s attractions.
Universal officials are quick to say that the May 28th start for this package does not represent the opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The official opening date remains “Spring 2010.”
So what I read into this is that it will open sometime before May 28. I continue to receive questions from readers about whether the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be open during the spring-break season. My best answer at this point is don’t count on it. Look for an opening sometime in May.
If you’re thinking about combining a Wizarding World of Harry Potter trip with a visit to Walt Disney World this summer, I highly recommend using a travel agent who specializes in travel to these resorts. The Magic Makers at Enchanted Destinations can book this Harry Potter vacation package and Walt Disney World resort packages, and help you work out all the logistics of your Orlando trip.