Are you a huge Harry Potter fan and going to visit Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
Around the park are hidden things from the books and movies (easter eggs) that MuggleNet visitor Jaimie and her sister Jennifer had fun spotting since opening day. They compiled a list of easter eggs and other helpful info to get Harry Potter fans excited about their trip to the park. Hope you enjoy!
You can see boxes on the higher shelves around the shop:
If it is quiet enough, you can hear a faint whispering from the Extendable Ears, which are hanging from the ceiling near the registers. There is even a sign warning you to their presence. You can adopt your own pygmy puff and when you do, the clerk rings a bell and announces your pygmy puff's name to the whole store. You can also buy U-No-Poo, The Constipation Sensation That's Gripping the Nation, which is an M&M-like candy, as well as boxing telescopes. Take a look at this sign telling you not to walk on the walls!
There is a great assortment of candy to buy, including:
Take a look around the windows of Dervish and Banges. There is a copy of Advanced Potion Making from the sixth movie and a neat music box with a dragon chasing Harry on his broomstick around Hogwarts. Inside the shop, look for the sign by the registers detailing the closing procedure for the store including to double check the lock on the Monster Book of Monsters and to cast a security spell. Look up to the second floor and you'll see jars of Stewed Mandrake and Flobberworm Mucous.
Outside the Owl Post, the window has a holographic howler and yells about you not having your permission slip to Hogsmeade. Go inside and seek the Daily Prophet Delivery Owl of the Year trophies. At the top of The Owlery, an owl comes out of the top tower every 15 or 30 minutes like a cuckoo clock with hooting sounds.
The Dragon Challenge queue has banners that were used to support the Triwizard Champions. Cedric banners (1, 2, 3) were not there on opening day, but have since been added. Inside, there are several tapestries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that show the first task. The line is so dark it is hard to see, so use the flash on your camera.
If you go into the Forbidden Journey queue, don't walk too fast or you'll miss hearing a professor instructing Neville on how to correctly perform a spell near the Potions door. Listen below:
In Dumbledore's office, there is a book that moves in and out of the bookcases lining the right side. Also in the Gryffindor common room, there is the Defense Against the Dark Arts (1, 2) movie prop book that Umbridge makes them use from the fifth movie.
SPOILER ALERT for THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY RIDE: Most people who just do this ride once may not notice that the last dementor is sucking out your soul, as it projects the picture of you and your fellow riders taken earlier onto the fog. When you first board the ride and hear Hermione say "Over here," look forward and upward or you'll miss her casting the spell on the enchanted bench.
In Filch's Emporium, find file boxes with students' names on them (Charlie, Dean, Ginny, Neville, Parvati, Seamus). In a glass case, you'll see the Marauder's Map that actually shows the students' names and their footprints wandering the corridors. On the shelves, spot a bottle of Skele-Gro. Look at the shelves around the ceiling and you will find copies of the Quibbler, a Weasley Wizards Wheezes box, broomcare wax, and more.
Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She — er — got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first.
Oliver Wood Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 12, Page 244
Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books.