Less than seven months after its opening, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has reached the milestone of 1 million Butterbeers sold and today Universal Orlando is celebrating the occasion with a giveaway.
1,000 guests visiting Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park this morning have received special vouchers for one free regular Butterbeer, to be redeemed today only:
(Photo by AlisonD64 on Twitter)
The offer excludes frozen Butterbeer (many guests’ favorite version) as well as the refillable steins, leaving the liquid regular Butterbeer in a small plastic cup as the free option. But free is free and I doubt anyone is complaining.
Update: And here’s a group of happy Wizarding World patrons along with Ric Florell, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Resort Revenue Operations of Universal Orlando Resort (center), enjoying their complementary drinks:
Butterbeer has certainly been the runaway sensation of the Wizarding World and with the price of the popular drink averaging around $5 per glass, Universal has now brought in more than $5 million in Butterbeer sales alone.