Ultimate Guide to the Best Photo Spots: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Edition

If you’re anything like my family, when you go on vacation, pictures are a must! Our family likes to find places to grab amazing shots. Today, we are starting a series of the BEST photo spots around Universal Studios. We are going to begin our journey in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Who here is a fellow “Potterhead?” Go ahead…tell us your Hogwarts House in the comments! (Proud Hufflepuff, here!) The first time I explored Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I was amazed! There is so much to do there and so many fun places to find, especially for photos! Let’s start in Diagon Alley, shall we?

First Photo Spot: Gringott’s Bank

Grab your wand, your butterbeer, your robe, or whatever you have, and stand on the steps of the Gringott’s Bank and under the Dragon! This is an amazing spot to grab a photo!

*Pro Tip: try to time the photo just right for the dragon to breath fire!

Second Photo Spot: Hagrid’s Motorbike

Hargrid’s Motorbike is parked out side of Gringott’s Bank for a fun alley shot! Check out how amazing this photo spot is!

*Pro Tip: Book with a Marvelous Mouse Travel Agent for Early Park Admission to get amazing photos without the crowds!

Third Photo Spot: Ollivander’s Wand Shop

If you have an opportunity to purchase a wand from Ollivander’s or bring one from home, stop outside of the shop for an amazing photo opportunity!

My husband purchased a wand from Ollivanders on our last trip! Love how this photo turned out!

Fourth Photo Spot: The Hogwarts Express

The next spot on our journey is going to take us to the King’s Cross Station/Hogsmeade Station. Be sure to pause in front of the train when you get to the station for an amazing photo!

King’s Cross Station: Just before loading the Hogwart’s Express!

Moving right on over to Hogsmeade!

Fifth Photo Spot: Hogwart’s Castle

Any photo around Hogwart’s Castle is amazing, but my favorite spot to take a photo is when you are exiting Hogsmeade and heading to Jurassic Park! There is a bridge between the two lands, and if you stop on the bridge, you get a perfect, people free shot!

My favorite view!

Sixth Photo Spot: The Butterbeer Cart

After you get your butterbeer, make sure to head over to the butterbeer cart for a photo! Usually the carts are open, but you can still pose next to them for a quick photo! We lucked into this photo with the cart being closed!

Frozen Butterbeer is the BEST!

Final Photo Spot: Posing with Butterbeer

Our last spot, is not so much a spot, but rather a suggestion! Did you even buy a butterbeer if you didn’t post a picture with it? Find an empty area or a wall nearby and pose with your butterbeer! These photos always turn out so cute!

A wall we found in Diagon Alley!

These are just a few of my favorite photo spots around Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. There are so many other places to grab photos in these two areas!

I hope you follow along over the next few months as we continue our series on the best photo spots around Universal Studios.

As always, if you are interested in a FREE quote to Universal Studios, I would love to help you!

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