Magical, Tasty New Foods for Harry Potter Fans at Universal's Diagon Alley
At Eternelle's Elixir, wizards in pointy hats mix colorful "elixirs" into Gillywater to revitalize you from the draining Florida heat. These flavors -- the typical cherry, green apple, and blueberry -- have funky-cool names like Draught of Peace, Wideye Potion, and Fire Protection Potion.
While some of the food and drink items are winks to the Harry Potter franchise, it is beyond magical when they pull out a direct reference. For instance, remember in the books when Harry, Ron, and Hermione went to Diagon Alley and ordered strawberry peanut butter ice cream? Or when Harry and Hagrid first arrived at Diagon Alley and Hagrid bought Harry some chocolate and raspberry ice cream?
Well, now you can skip into Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour and feel like Harry and the gang and order your own strawberry peanut butter ice cream (totally delicious) or chocolate and raspberry ice cream! Wicked cool.
Diagon Alley is not only equipped with plenty of eye-popping storefronts and two new rides, but there's enough to satisfy hungry bellies craving some enchanting fare.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley opens July 8, 2014. Vacation packages are available now for travel starting June 29. Visit UniversalOrlando.com.