Those of you who aren’t able to attend the ongoing morning previews of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for Universal Orlando hotel guests, there’s another way you can join in the Potter excitement before the theme park area grand opens on June 18.
The official Universal Orlando stores at Orlando International Airport have received Wizarding World makeovers and offer many of the same exclusive pieces of merchandise that are otherwise only available in the Islands of Adventure theme park.
There are two Universal Orlando stores within the airport and both have been almost completely taken over by the Wizarding World. Decorations include owl cages, stacked dusty books, and displays with brooms to pose for pictures with. Available merchandise ranges from character magic wands (including Harry Potter’s, Hermione Granger’s, Ron Weasley’s, Dumbledore’s, and even Voldemort’s) and Hogwarts shirts to Remembralls and Honeydukes lollipops.
Here’s a photo tour of both of the Universal Orlando airport stores, showing off the variety of merchandise you can currently get:
Big thanks to Michael for taking these photos for us!
These Universal Orlando airport stores are accessible without passing through any security checkpoints, so anyone interested in picking up some Wizarding World of Harry Potter merchandise before the grand opening can now head to Orlando International Airport to get it.
Parking is available in the main terminal garage parking at a rather reasonable price: The first 20 minutes are free, then it costs $2 for 21 to 40 minutes and $1 for each additional 20 minutes up to a $17 maximum. So if you spend an hour in the stores, parking will cost just $3. I’m sure the amount of Wizarding World merchandise you leave with will cost a whole lot more than that.
And if you’re interested in seeing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before it grand opens on June 18, don’t miss our in-depth coverage: