Orlando is the perfect location for a fun-filled holiday with your kids, if you are going there anytime between May and October. Containing amusement parks that have many exciting activities for both the young and old, Orlando attracts millions of tourists from the US and around the world. Today, with increasing competition between the popular Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, a lot more attractions are now being added to the place, the latest one being the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, which is drawing millions of travelers from all corners of the world.

The magical world of Harry Potter

Based upon a newly released Times-Picayune story, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which is in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, that stands alongside Universal Studios Florida. The carefully designed Harry Potter theme park is utterly magical and includes the Hogwarts Castle, just as it is shown in the movie, the town of Hogsmeade including its popular shops, restaurants and other establishments. At the Wizardly World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter fans can discover and feel the wizardly world and share the rush and excitement with the characters from the book.

Visitors to the Wizardly World may also enjoy the famed butterbeer; the chocolates and sweets at Honeydukes, Hogsmeade’s legendary sweet shop; acquire merchandise and toys at Zonko’s; get a “magical” wand at Ollivanders; and dine at the rustic old British tavern, Three Broomsticks. Besides all of this, people going to this magical world can also enjoy three stimulating rides namely the Flight of the Hippogriff, the Dragon Challenge, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, that is a signature ride positioned inside the Hogwarts Castle.

Accommodation at Orlando

There are a number of mid-range and deluxe hotels in Orlando which are closely situated to the amusement parks, but can be a little bit costly when compared to the rest. You will also find some budget hotels in the area, yet a resort or a medium priced hotel might be the best option when you are traveling with your whole family, especially young children. Orlando’s Sunshine Resort, which is operated by the bluegreen corporation, is one of the very best resorts in the area and a safe bet when staying with family. It is only a few minutes away from the hustle-bustle of Orlando Florida and the Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney and other attractions

When you’re through exploring and enjoying Harry Potter’s world of wizards, you should consider looking at a few of the other attractions in Orlando. The Universal Studios Florida, located next to the Islands of Adventure, also offers a water park and various other fun-filled activities that let you get a 4-D feel of your most favorite movies like Shrek, Spider-man and more. But irrespective of who you happen to be vacationing with – your family or with friends – your getaway at Orlando would not be complete without a visit to the Walt Disney World. Mickey and his friends may appear just a little kiddish following a captivating experience at Harry’s world, but at the end of your Disney tour, you’re certain to be left charmed by the mouse and his fairy tales.

Ron Williams is a vacation journalist with bluegreen corporation covering outstanding places across the USA. Speak with a Bluegreen rep directly for facts concerning the best vacation accommodations.