Now that you have decided to attend Universal’s annual Celebration of Harry Potter, it is time to decide which vacation package will give you the perfect dose of magic! Vacation packages for the 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter have not been released yet, BUT the following information will help you figure out if you “need” the premium package. (We all “need” the premium package right?) These packages SELL OUT very quickly, especially the Premium ones.

The first difference between the packages are the hotels available for each package…

The Celebration Vacation Package is available at ALL of the Universal on-site hotels as well as select partner hotels.

The Premium Celebration Vacation Package is available at Preferred and Premier on-site hotels at Universal Resort.

BOTH packages enjoy the following…

  • 3-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket to Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando
  • Exclusive Evening at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ (includes access to both Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™) with desserts and one complimentary Butterbeer™ – one per person. This event has fallen on Friday in the past.
  • Exclusive Talent Q&A session with select film talent
  • Special Guest access to the Harry Potter™ Expo (Friday – Sunday)
  • Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ – one per person
  • Commemorative merchandise item from A Celebration of Harry Potter™ – one per package
  • Commemorative pin from A Celebration of Harry Potter™ and lanyard – one per person
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™
  • Special Guest access to Panels and Demonstrations. NOTE: While both packages have access to the panels and demonstrations, the Celebration Vacation Package guests will be treated first come, first served, WHILE Premium guests are guaranteed space.

In addition to the above, Premium Celebration Packages include the following…

  • Reserved section for select Panels and Demonstrations
  • Breakfast at Leaky Cauldron™ in Universal Studios Florida™ – one per person
  • Exclusive Autograph and Photo Session◊◊ with select film talent
  • Evening Reception at the Harry Potter™ Expo (Saturday)
  • Shutterbutton’s™ Photography Studio¥ session at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™

I am not sure about you, but I would gladly take either package! Please note that the information above is not set in stone until official packages are released by Universal.

Are you tempted to attend A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018? I sure am ready to go again! Packages are released in late summer and sell out quickly! If you are looking for the perfect gift for the Potterhead in your life, THIS IS IT! Contact me today to be placed on my A Celebration of Harry Potter vacation package waiting list. You do not want to miss this amazing event!

Are you planning a trip to Universal in Orlando and need a little assistance? I am here! My name is Lizeth and I am an Orlando destination specialist. Contact me at, on Facebook or by phone at 1-800-670-4312, ext. 143.