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* BlindBagCollectables: The chocolate frogs you can buy at Honeydukes or Sugarplum's Sweetshop contain a card of someone significant to Hogwarts history. There are ten in all to collect: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Albus Dumbledore, Gilderoy Lockhart, Hengist of Woodcroft, Bertie Bott, Jocunda Sykes, and Devlin Whitehorn.

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* BlindBagCollectables: The Just like the films, the chocolate frogs you can buy at Honeydukes or Sugarplum's Sweetshop contain a card of someone significant to Hogwarts history. There are ten in all to collect: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Albus Dumbledore, Gilderoy Lockhart, Hengist of Woodcroft, Bertie Bott, Jocunda Sykes, and Devlin Whitehorn.


* DrinkOrder: One of the most marketed aspects of the area is Butterbeer, due to how popular it has become with guests. Since its debut, it now also comes in different forms, such as Frozen Butterbeer and Butterbeer Ice Cream.


* HalloweenSpecial: During the Halloween season in 2016, Japan's Hogsmeade featured a special nighttime show involving the Death Eaters roaming the streets and creating chaos.

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* HalloweenSpecial: During the Halloween season in 2016, Japan's Hogsmeade featured a special nighttime show involving the Death Eaters roaming the streets and creating chaos. This show was later introduced to Florida's Hogsmeade in 2019.

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* ThatPoorPlant: If you do the "Wand Ceremony" at Ollivanders, one of the things the Wandkeeper may have you do is try and water a vase of flowers. Since this is usually when you've got the "wrong" wand, the flowers will wilt instead of grow.


* CoolTrain: The Hogwarts Express is a static prop at Hollywood's Hogsmeade and a functional funicular-type ride in Florida, but both do not sacrifice the same level of detail possessed by the real "Olton Hall/Hogwarts Castle" locomotive.

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* CoolTrain: The Hogwarts Express is a static prop at Hollywood's Hollywood and Japan's Hogsmeade and a functional funicular-type ride in Florida, but both do not sacrifice the same level of detail possessed by the real "Olton Hall/Hogwarts Castle" locomotive.

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* CoolTrain: The Hogwarts Express is a static prop at Hollywood's Hogsmeade and a functional funicular-type ride in Florida, but both do not sacrifice the same level of detail possessed by the real "Olton Hall/Hogwarts Castle" locomotive.

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* DrinkOrder: One of the most marketed aspects of the area is Butterbeer, due to how popular it has become with guests. Since its debut, it now also comes in different forms, such as Frozen Butterbeer and Butterbeer Ice Cream.

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* AdaptedOut: Some of Diagon Alley's shops from the books and films either appear as just fake store fronts (like Potable's Cauldron Shop) or are removed entirely (like Eeylops Owl Emporium), presumably due to the limited selection of merchandise such shops would afford (for example, not many tourists would be buying fake cauldrons and an entire shop that sells nothing but owl plushies would get old fast). That said, Hogsmeade's "Owl Post" allows people to buy toy owls alongside the post cards that are their main attraction.


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* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: The Magical Menagerie sells stuffed animals of many of the magical creatures from the franchise. Weasley's Wizard Wheezes sells plush Pygmy Puffs and even gives a little naming ceremony for the ones that get "adopted". Owl Post sells stuffed owls along with post cards.

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* OfficialCosplayGear: The various stores in the areas sell stuff like Hogwarts robes and official character wands.

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* BlindBagCollectables: The chocolate frogs you can buy at Honeydukes or Sugarplum's Sweetshop contain a card of someone significant to Hogwarts history. There are ten in all to collect: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Albus Dumbledore, Gilderoy Lockhart, Hengist of Woodcroft, Bertie Bott, Jocunda Sykes, and Devlin Whitehorn.


!!Tropes shown in ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' include:

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The first area is themed after Hogsmeade, which first opened at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2010, and later at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2014 and 2016, respectively. It contains ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'', a dark ride/simulator hybrid attraction, ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', a junior roller coaster, ''The Three Broomsticks'' restaurant, several themed stores, and two shows: ''Frog Choir'' and ''Triwizard Spirit Rally''. Exclusive to Islands of Adventure is an another ride, ''Ride/HagridsMagicalCreaturesMotorbikeAdventure'', a roller coaster through the Forbidden Forest. The ride replaced ''Dragon Challenge'', which served as another large scale coaster for the area.

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The first area is themed after Hogsmeade, which first opened at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2010, and later at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2014 and 2016, respectively. It contains ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'', a dark ride/simulator hybrid attraction, ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', a junior roller coaster, ''The Three Broomsticks'' restaurant, several themed stores, and two shows: ''Frog Choir'' and ''Triwizard Spirit Rally''. Exclusive to Islands of Adventure is an another ride, ''Ride/HagridsMagicalCreaturesMotorbikeAdventure'', a roller coaster through the Forbidden Forest. The ride replaced ''Dragon Challenge'', which served as another large scale coaster for the area.


The first area is themed after Hogsmeade, which first opened at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2010, and later at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2014 and 2016, respectively. It contains ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'', a dark ride/simulator hybrid attraction, ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', a junior roller coaster, ''The Three Broomsticks'' restaurant, several themed stores, and two shows: ''Frog Choir'' and ''Triwizard Spirit Rally''. Exclusive to Islands of Adventure is an another ride, ''Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'', a roller coaster through the Forbidden Forest. The ride replaced ''Dragon Challenge'', which served as another large scale coaster for the area.

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The first area is themed after Hogsmeade, which first opened at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2010, and later at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2014 and 2016, respectively. It contains ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'', a dark ride/simulator hybrid attraction, ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', a junior roller coaster, ''The Three Broomsticks'' restaurant, several themed stores, and two shows: ''Frog Choir'' and ''Triwizard Spirit Rally''. Exclusive to Islands of Adventure is an another ride, ''Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'', ''Ride/HagridsMagicalCreaturesMotorbikeAdventure'', a roller coaster through the Forbidden Forest. The ride replaced ''Dragon Challenge'', which served as another large scale coaster for the area.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The big Ironbelly statue atop the Gringotts facade, particularly because it shoots out a big blast of fire every few minutes.

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''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' is a series of areas at the Ride/UniversalStudios parks. They serve as elaborate replicas of the many locations in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series, both in appearance and overall sheer experience.

The first area is themed after Hogsmeade, which first opened at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2010, and later at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2014 and 2016, respectively. It contains ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'', a dark ride/simulator hybrid attraction, ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', a junior roller coaster, ''The Three Broomsticks'' restaurant, several themed stores, and two shows: ''Frog Choir'' and ''Triwizard Spirit Rally''. Exclusive to Islands of Adventure is an another ride, ''Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'', a roller coaster through the Forbidden Forest. The ride replaced ''Dragon Challenge'', which served as another large scale coaster for the area.

Located only at Universal Studios Florida is an additional area themed after Diagon Alley, which opened in 2014. The main attraction here is ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts'', an indoor roller coaster. Accompanying it is the ''Hogwarts Express'', which transports guests to and from Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Along with that, the area also contains ''The Leaky Cauldron'' restaurant, even more themed stores, and another two shows: ''The Tales of Beedle the Bard'' and ''Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees''.

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!!Tropes shown in ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' include:

* AcceptableBreaksFromReality:
** There being a never-moving dragon sitting on top of the entrance to Gringotts' bank.
** All of the buildings in the areas still contain the normal exit signs you would expect.
** The show building for ''Ride/HarryPotterAndTheForbiddenJourney'' is clearly visible next to Hogwarts.
** Diagon Alley's Magical Menagerie store is themed as a pet shop, but only sells animal plushies.
** The Hogwarts Express departing the Hogsmeade station and entering the King's Cross station in reverse.
** Ollivanders selling working replicas of the characters' wands.
* AlternateContinuity: The setting of Hogsmeade and its attractions doesn't seem to fit with any particular point in the timeline of the films. Diagon Alley, on the other hand, appears to be set during the events of the last movie, although the events of the Gringotts escape play out slightly differently in the headliner attraction.
* AlwaysNight: It's always dark out in Knockturn Alley (an effect pulled off by having the whole alley be indoors).
* AnimateInanimateObject:
** In the window of Dominic Maestro's Music Shop, a cello can be seen playing itself.
** The window display of Gladrags Wizardwear has a cat made out of measuring tape that moves its own "tail".
* AudienceParticipation: A brief part of ''Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees'' involves the Banshees picking an audience member and bringing them on stage for the performance.
* TheCameo: Hagrid, Alastor Moody, and Fred and George Weasley all make brief appearances in the ''Hogwarts Express'' ride.
* ChristmasSpecial: Both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley have special shows for the holidays. At Hogsmeade, it's a projection show on Hogwarts, while at Diagon Alley there's a special performance of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
* ContinuityNod: The King's Cross station contains the Divine Magic billboard that also appeared in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''.
* DevelopersForesight:
** As a way of keeping things authentic, outside brands such as Coca-Cola are not sold anywhere in the areas.
** The stroller parking at the King's Cross station is referred to as "Pram Parking".
** The queue line for the King's Cross station has a small section where you can buy snacks and drinks for the train ride.
* DramaticThunder: Occurs on the ''Hogwarts Express'' when the trains pass by Malfoy Manor.
* EasterEgg:
** Both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are filled with places and objects that you can perform spells with your wand.
** The maps enclosed with every interactive wand purchase, which show where to go to activate "spells", have an EasterEgg of their own: [[spoiler: if viewed under the UV lights in Knockturn Alley, that section of the map will display glow-in-the-dark clues about what objects (e.g. a cursed candle, a skeleton, a key) the "spells" affect.]]
** There's an unmarked spell location in front of one of the windows of the Scribbulus store. If you make a triangle shape with your wand, it'll make a message appear on a scroll in the window.
** The window display of the Slug and Jiggers Apothecary store has another unmarked spell location that again requires you to make a triangle shape with your wand.
** You can hear a conversation going on inside The Daily Prophet building if you walk up to the door and listen closely.
** If you head into the Hogsmeade restrooms, you can hear Moaning Myrtle.
** At 12 Grimmauld Place, Kreacher will peek through the window every few minutes.
** The mirror in Madam Malkin's will give you wardrobe advice if you stand in front of it.
** The Magical Menagerie store contains a model of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack, a creature that Luna Lovegood and her father have long tried to prove the existence of.
** The Gringotts Money Exchange building is staffed by a goblin that will answer any questions you have.
* ExpansionPack: Diagon Alley and ''Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'' served as this to the Florida location.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Wiseacre's has a bunch of eyes on sticks in one of the display windows. A spell will make them all open up and follow the direction you move your wand.
* FantasticFireworks: On the ''Hogwarts Express'' ride to King's Cross, Fred and George toss some fireworks that spell out "Weasley's Wizard Wheezes now in Diagon Alley!"
* FunWithFlushing: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes has a spell location where you can flush a sign down a toilet in a display window.
* HalloweenSpecial: During the Halloween season in 2016, Japan's Hogsmeade featured a special nighttime show involving the Death Eaters roaming the streets and creating chaos.
* HandWave:
** The explanation for the roller coaster next to Hogwarts is that it's Hagrid's way of demonstrating to the students what it's like to ride a hippogriff.
** Ollivanders having a store location at Hogsmeade is explained as it being a recently-opened branch of the shop.
* InvisibleWriting: The Scribbulus store has a scroll with invisible ink on it, which can only be revealed via a spell.
* JumpScare: Knockturn Alley has a locked door that, should you try to open it, will give you a sudden blast of air.
* MagicFromTechnology / MagicWand: Interactive wands, available at the Ollivanders gift shops, can be used to activate "spells" in many Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley shop windows and street features.
* MakingASplash: Several spells in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley involve making water come out of objects.
* MatteShot: Hollywood's Hogsmeade has a forest matte painting on what's supposed to be the building for ''Ride/KungFuPandaAdventure''.
* MythologyGag: Diagon Alley contains a few references to its previous tenant, ''Ride/{{Jaws}}'':
*** Next to Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor is a store front that has a pair of shark jaws hidden in the back of its window display.
*** One of the London facades in front of the area is a Music store, which in its window display includes a CD called "Here’s to Swimmin’ With Bow Legged Women", by "The Quint Trio".
*** Knockturn Alley has a group of shrunken heads that sing various songs, one of them being "[[Film/{{Jaws}} Show Me The Way To Go Home]]".
* PhoneBooth: One can be seen outside Diagon Alley. If you enter it and dial 62442, it'll connect you to the Ministry of Magic.
* PlayingWithFire: Japan and Hollywood's Hogsmeade have a spell location where you can make fire come out of a chimney.
* ShrunkenHead: A window in Knockturn Alley is full of shrunken heads that sing in unison.
* StayOnThePath: While guests walk through the line for ''Flight of the Hippogriff'', Hagrid warns them to not enter the Forbidden Forest and to stick to the path that they're on.
* TheWallsHaveEyes: If you cast a spell on the aforementioned JumpScare door, it'll reveal that there's a big eye on it.
* TheXOfY:
** ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter''
** ''Flight of the Hippogriff''

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