Universal Orlando Announces All-New Wizarding World Experience

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An empty Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando Florida

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Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed an all-new experience heading to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on select nights this Autumn.

A photo showing the word attention in big red letters underneath a pumpkin scarecrow at Universal Halloween Horror Nights
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Universal Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights Coming Next Weekend

We are officially in the single digits countdown for HHN 32. It seems like forever ago that Universal announced which houses, scare zones, and icons would be headlining this year’s event.

A few weeks ago, Universal gave us the lowdown on the creepy houses and spooky zones they’re cooking up for this year’s HHN. Each haunted house dive deep into a unique theme and story that revolves around the year’s mysterious character, Dr. Oddfellow. But there’s a little exception for the houses based on existing stuff. Here’s the official scoop on the haunted houses they’ve spilled the beans on:

  • The Exorcist: Believer
  • Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count
  • Universal Monsters: Unmasked
  • Dr. OddFellows Twisted Origins
  • Dueling Dragons Choose Thy Fate
  • Yeti Campground Kills
  • The Darkest Deal
  • Bloodmoon Dark Offerings
  • Stranger Things 4
  • The Last Of Us
A person looking at their phone during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
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Universal also dropped all the scare zones coming this year, which appear to intertwine with the icon, Dr. Oddfellow, and compile a story that will give fans a big fright as they make their way through Universal Studios. Here are the scare zones:

  • Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horrors
  • Dark Zodiac
  • Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
  • Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood
  • Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

But a rumor was released over a month ago about the potential of HHN 32 coming to the Wizarding World for the first time. That rumor was confirmed by Universal and industry insiders yesterday morning.

a pumpkin scarecrow inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a group of young adults entering Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
Credit: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter / Universal Studios Florida

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Death Eaters Coming for the First Time Ever to Diagon Alley During HHN 32

Inside The Magic reported on this rumor weeks ago, and it turns out that the person who wrote on this matter was right yet again, as Universal and industry insiders have officially confirmed the news that Death Eaters are coming to Diagon Alley for the first time during select nights from September 1 through November 4 for HHN 32.

Scott Gustin on Twitter confirmed the news after Universal Orlando also posted to social media, letting fans and guests know that Death Eaters would arrive at Diagon Alley on select nights during Halloween Horror Nights.

The official Universal website also mentions the following:

This interactive live entertainment experience puts guests face-to-face with these fanatic witches and wizards as they roam through London, lurk their way through the cobbled streets of Knockturn Alley, and challenge guests to join the Dark Lord.

The Death Eaters have been inside the Wizarding World at Islands of Adventure inside Hogsmeade. They would appear sometimes after the Hogwarts Castle nighttime show on select nights, but that show is closed indefinitely and will be returning at some point shortly.

Universal Studios Orlando will add Epic Universe in 2025, meaning the resort will have Universal Citywalk, Universals Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and Universal Studios Florida. Universal Studios Hollywood is currently working on expanding their SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, which opened earlier this year. Universals Volcano Bay is a water park featuring fun slides, dining experiences, and more for guests looking to get out of the heat when visiting Universal. Universal is also home to an assortment of onsite resorts. Resorts like Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Hard Rock Hotel. A few of their prime value resorts are located on International Drive, which includes Dockside and Surfside Inn and Suites.

With early park admission, guests will get early access to things like the Hogwarts Express, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Velocicoaster, and more. Your theme park admission gives you access to many awesome rides, experiences, and dining options when visiting Universal Resort. Any guest can also purchase a Universal Express pass, similar to the Genie+ option at Walt Disney World Resort. Regardless of your preference, Universal has options for all guests looking for their favorite attraction experience. There’s a ride inside Universal, so book your trip soon!

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