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.
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.
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!