RUMOR: A Holiday Yule Ball at Universal Orlando?
Harry might not have been too excited for his “Unexpected Task” during the Triwizard Tournament, but Potter fans always long to have a Yule Ball of their own at Hogwarts when the holidays roll around. Could their dreams come true – in Orlando?
According to the Orlando Informer, Universal Studios recently sent out a survey asking visitors what kinds of special holiday offerings they would like to see. And the options for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter sound absolutely magical!
The ideas that Universal offered in the survey included a holiday light show at night on Hogwarts Castle that would be included with general admission; special holiday offerings from the Frog Choir in Hogsmeade and London Street Buskers, as well as other holiday surprises in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade; and special ticketed holiday parties complete with treats and drinks at both parks.
But perhaps the most exciting suggestion was a Yule Ball and dinner where
Guests wear dress robes and dine/dance at a festive holiday Yule Ball with themed music, dancing, food and beverages.
This would be a special ticket event, but the idea of wearing dress robes in Hogwarts and dancing the night away certainly sounds like a dream come true!
We want to stress that this is only a rumor, and none of these ideas are set in stone; the survey was focused on pricing for these hypothetical events. However, the suggestions themselves mean that Universal could be offering some delightful surprises later this year for wizards, witches, and Muggles!
What holiday offering would you most like to see? Let us know in the comments!