10Best Diagon Alley Treats & Souvenirs

  • Spellbinding Sweets & Souvenirs

    The shops of Diagon Alley held magical delights for the characters of the Harry Potter books and films. Universal Studios has done a golden snitch of a job recreating the spectacle for visitors to this new Wizarding World addition. From refreshing elixirs to quidditch supplies, creamy butterbeer ice cream to proper wizard- and witch-wear, guests will find myriad ways to happily part with their Muggle money.

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  • We'd love to know J.K. Rowling's opinion on the new Butterbeer ice cream at Universal Orlando Resort's Diagon Alley.

    Butterbeer Ice Cream

    This new take on the Wizarding World's ridiculously popular Butterbeer beverage is a decadent step up. Thick, rich, cool and creamy, it's a sweet way to beat the heat as you amble the cobbles of Diagon Alley. Cheery staffers are on-hand to serve it (and other flavors including chili chocolate and Earl Grey & lavender) at Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour

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  • Universal Orlando visitors can cast the spells made famous in the Harry Potter book and film series with new interactive wands.

    Interactive Wands

    Few Potter takeaways could be more delightful than a magic wand. The interactive versions come in a variety of styles and for about $45 allow visitors to make magic happen "for real" at marked locations throughout the Wizarding World. Maps are included, allowing would-be witches and wizards to try the spells from themselves. Wingardium leviosa!

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  • Hogwarts souvenirs are a safe bet at Diagon Alley and are available at all price points.

    Hogwarts-Themed Souvenirs

    Lanyards (image showcases a kiosk in Carkitt Market) are just the tip of the enchanted Hogwarts iceberg at Diagon Alley. Your favorite "house" colors are available on t-shirts, hats, totes and a host of other items alive with the colors of Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and of course, Harry's dorm: Gryffindor. Cosplay enthusiasts should visit Madame Malkin's Robes for All Occasions for authentic robes and costumes.

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  • Eternelle's Elixirs mix up soft drinks specially crafted with Potter fans in mind.

    Eternelle's Elixirs of Refreshment

    An elixir to induce euphoria? Don't mind if we do! At Eternelle's, elixir experts will be happy to mix you up a pick-me-up potion at their artfully designed kiosk. By adding "magic" to the Gillywater, they create soft drinks like Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage and the Draught of Peace. Spellbinding satisfying in the Florida heat.

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  • Authentic British pub fare makes up the menu at the Leaky Cauldron, the Wizarding World's newest eatery.

    Eats at the Leaky Cauldron

    Hearty fare abounds at this majestic medieval recreation of the famed Leaky Cauldron. Chow down on British fare such as cottage pie, bangers and mash, Scotch eggs and more. Grab a frothy Butterbeer or something a little more potent, like the Wizarding World's exclusive Dragon Scale Ale. Decadent desserts and children's menu options are available, as well.

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  • Muggles are welcome to shop at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, which sells items many fans will remember from the books and films.

    Gags & Sweets at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

    The Weasley twins' whimsical shop features gags, jokes, toys and treats. Potter fans will delight in authentic items from the books and films such as Nautious Jumping Snakes, Puking Pastilles, Fanged Flyers, Pygmy Puffs and Bombastic Bombs!

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  • Enchanted animals abound at Diagon Alley's Magical Menagerie. Get your Hippogriff plushie here.

    Find A Familiar

    All good wizards and witches need familiars for companionship and protection. Find your ideal animal counterpart at the Magical Menagerie, where famed Potter creatures such as Buckbeak, Scabbers and Fang are available for purchase. Grab a white owl like Hedwig or a fluffy doppelganger of Hermione's cat, Crookshanks, pictured here.

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  • Fishy Green Ale is an interesting, adventurous beverage option at Diagon Alley, located inside Universal Studios Florida.

    Fishy Green Ale

    Available in several locations throughout Diagon Alley, Fishy Green Ale, not unlike Butterbeer, is one of those "love it or leave it" concoctions, but for Potter aficionados, die-hard foodies and boba enthusiasts, it's a must-try. The flavors here are interesting: a hint of mint and sweetness and then "pop!" - the "fish eggs" burst on the tongue with berry-like tartness.

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  • Practitioners of the Dark Arts will revel in the shopping opporunities at the infamous Borgin and Burkes.

    Delights of the Dark Arts

    In the dark of Knockturn Alley, park guests can explore their dark curiosities at the infamous Borgin and Burkes. Apparel and sinister accessories such as Death Eater masks, skulls, jewelry and eerie collectibles abound. Here's where to stock up before they send you back to Azkaban.

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  • Exchange your Muggle cash for Wizarding bank notes at Gringotts Money Exchange in Diagon Alley.

    Turn in your Muggle money

    Come to Gringott's Money Exchange (not the bank!) to trade your Muggle dollars for Wizarding World notes, available in 10- and 20-dollar denominations. These may be used for goods and services throughout Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade or kept as keepsakes. Other Gringott's related souvenirs are available, as well. There is a goblin on-hand at the exchange, but the other bankers are far friendlier.

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