Got Style? It Could Win You a Free Trip to Universal Orlando Resort!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure has been bewitching fans of J.K. Rowling’s magical creations for nine years now. A staggering 9.8 million fans of the boy wizard visited the theme park in 2018 alone. But while many have already made multiple pilgrimages to Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, many more are still dreaming of that very first glimpse.

Those of you in the latter group in particular will want to develop a swift interest in cosplay if you don’t already have one. Universal Orlando announced Thursday that it will offer two lucky fans a chance to visit the Wizarding World free of charge; all you have to do is prove that – much like Albus Dumbledore – you’ve got style.


A pair of youngsters walk the streets of Hogsmeade, decked out in their House robes, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.


The two winners of Universal Orlando’s sweepstakes and up to three of their favorite people will receive airfare to Orlando, Florida, and ground transportation from the airport; accommodations at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel; three days’ worth of park admission, including Universal Express Passes; and entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the parks open on all three days. Universal also promises additional extras will be included in the prize package.

To enter, aspiring witches and wizards must take a photo of themselves dressed in what they would wear to the park. Would you go the traditional route and don your robes and House scarf? Or are you more inclined to view the Wizarding World through a pair of Spectrespecs or a magical prosthetic eye? Whatever outfit you choose, make sure you’re following Universal Orlando on either Instagram or Twitter (or both!), and then post your photo using the hashtags #WizardingWorldOrlando and #Sweepstakes. If you need a little extra inspiration, here’s an introduction to the sweepstakes from Evanna Lynch, the actress behind a character who definitely marched to the beat of her own fashion drum: Luna Lovegood.


Potential entrants should note that the contest is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. You must be 18 years old or older to enter, and a maximum of two entries per social media platform will be accepted. Entries must include both of the above hashtags and must be posted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Saturday, September 28. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via social media, and travel dates are subject to approval by Universal Orlando. Trips must be booked at least 60 days prior to the intended departure date and must be completed by August 28, 2020. You can read all the sweepstakes’ rules and restrictions online.

Now get out those cameras, channel your favorite characters, and start posting! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you, and let us know in the comments what you’ll be wearing!

Press Release


Two Wizarding World Fans Will Win the Ultimate Prize – [A] Vacation to Universal Orlando Resort that Includes Early Park Admission to [t]he Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Express Passes, Flights & Universal Hotel Accommodations and More

Click Here to View a Special Message [A]bout the Sweepstakes from Harry Potter Film Star Evanna Lynch

Orlando, Fla. (August 29, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has launched a social media sweepstakes to reward two lucky participants with an unforgettable trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To enter, fans must showcase their passion for the Wizarding World by posting a photo on their social media channels of what they’d wear on their visit to the incredibly-immersive lands – whether that’s donning a Hogwarts robe to display their house pride, wearing glasses reminiscent of the famous Boy Wizard himself or letting their creativity flow by creating their very own outfit inspired by beloved characters and environments from the Harry Potter series.

Universal Orlando will choose two lucky fans to win the trip of a lifetime for them and up to three guests. The winners will receive an incredible vacation to Universal Orlando that includes:

• Accommodations at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel
• Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme parks open every day of their visit
• 3-Day Theme Park Admission with Universal Express Passes
• Air travel and ground transportation from the airport
• And more!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Take a photo showing what you would wear on your visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
2. Follow Universal Orlando on Instagram or Twitter
3. Post the photo and include #WizardingWorldOrlando and #Sweepstakes

Fans must be 18 years or older to enter and only a maximum of two entries on one single social media platform will be counted. All entries must include both hashtags and there’s no cost to enter. The sweepstakes ends on Saturday, September 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via social media following the closing of the sweepstakes. Travel dates are subject to approval by Universal Orlando, travel must be booked at least 60 days prior to the departure date and the trip must be completed by August 28, 2020. For more information on the official rules, click here.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort allows guests to experience the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films in the most spectacularly-themed environments ever created. Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter includes two incredibly detailed lands – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley – featuring multiple groundbreaking attractions, shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. Guests can visit the famed Hogsmeade village, enjoy a frothy Butterbeer, soar over Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter in the incredible attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, pass through the iconic brick wall into Diagon Alley, experience the pulse-pounding next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and more. They can also travel between the two lands with a park-to-park ticket on the iconic Hogwarts Express – allowing them to take the same journey as the famed boy wizard.

Plus, guests can now experience Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new adventure takes guests on an unforgettable journey into the Forbidden Forest on magical motorbikes to discover the Wizarding World’s rarest magical creatures. They’ll ascend above the trees, rapidly accelerate through mysterious ruins, rush forward – and backward – at speeds up to 50 mph and more.

For more information on the sweepstakes, follow Universal Orlando Resort on Instagram or Twitter and visit

Brienne Green

I'm a passionate journalist, feeding my wizarding world obsession on MuggleNet by night, forever trying to find ways to work "Potter" references into high school sports stories by day. When not writing, I can be often be found making quiche at 2 a.m., playing Queen tunes on the piano, or talking (and talking and talking) about Sirius Black.