Harry Potter heaven opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7th.
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Upon first entering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, grab a photo with the conductor in front of the Hogwarts Express.
This is totally free and usually has only a short line.
You can also take a photo on the train en route to Hogwarts — for a price.
This 8×10 commemorative photo — which lets you wrap yourselves in house scarves and pick your choice of background — comes in a collectible folder.
You’ll want to head over to the Butterbeer Cart for a mug of butterbeer, which kids will LOVE.
Butterbeer has a butterscotch-y taste and comes in classic and frozen versions. My kids — ages six and nearly three — both preferred the frozen version. I did too, tbh.
There is, of course, no alcohol in the butterbeer, so it's totally appropriate for kids (assuming you're okay with them drinking a sugary beverage).