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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter With Your Grandchild

Delve into the wizarding world as you explore Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade with your grandchild, and go behind-the-scenes to find out how Universal Studios makes the magic happen.
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Program No. 22827RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,299 / CHILD
Florida

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter With Your Grandchild

Delve into the wizarding world as you explore Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade with your grandchild, and go behind-the-scenes to find out how Universal Studios makes the magic happen.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,299 / CHILD
Program No. 22827 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Age 9 - 13
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Jun 20 – Jun 25, 2021
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Jun 27 – Jul 2, 2021
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Jul 11 – Jul 16, 2021
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Jul 18 – Jul 23, 2021
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Aug 1 – Aug 6, 2021
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At a Glance

Are you brave enough to be a Gryffindor? Is your grandchild clever enough to be a Ravenclaw? Maybe you and your fellow wizards have the ambition it takes to be a Slytherin or the loyalty of a Hufflepuff? Take your turn under the sorting hat and meet the team of wizards you’ll be competing with all week in Quidditch and Butterbeer-making competitions and Harry Potter trivia! Delve into the magical world of Harry Potter together as you explore Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and go behind-the-scenes at Universal Studios to learn how the park workers and special effects team make the magic happen.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Standing and walking for several hours per day; getting on/off vehicles.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Pass through Platform 9 ¾™ and ride the Hogwarts™ Express to explore both Harry Potter parks on your own during free time with a three-day, two-park pass.
  • Learn about owls like Hedwig and Pigwidgeon and meet four different types of raptors at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.
  • Enjoy a performance by the wacky and wonderful Blue Man Group.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. Set during the protagonist Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it follows the mystery surrounding the entry of Harry's name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" would kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school "petrified" (that is, frozen). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks, and Harry is confronted by Tom Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort, who is attempting to regain full power.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents when Harry was one year old.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
This 5th book/novel features Harry Potter's struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during protagonist Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores the past of Harry's nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry's preparations for the final battle alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore.
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5 B 4 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Orlando, FL
D
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to confirm when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar intergenerational program. Grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. If/when separate age group activities are conducted concurrently, program staff will supervise. Children are never to be left unsupervised. The Universal theme park is very large, and divided into two sections: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The two halves of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are also divided between these two sections; Diagon Alley is located in Universal Studios while Hogsmeade is located in Islands of Adventure. The Hogwarts Express will bring you between them. When we go to the park, we’ll take the hotel shuttle that runs all day. Our tickets allow us to spend as much time as we like in the park on Days 2, 3, and 5. We’ll also have vouchers for meals in the park. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At the hotel, we’ll have a welcome dinner with pizza plus juice and water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Especially for kids: After dinner, everyone will get sorted into their “house.” Are you a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin? The Sorting Hat will let you know. Through a series of cooperative activities througout the week — from Quidditch to judging Butterbeer recipes, trivia, and more — each house will earn points to win prizes. Grandparents join the same house as their grandkids. Get to know the other members of your “house” then settle in and get a good night’s rest for the fun that’s waiting for you!

DAY
2
Wizarding World, Three Broomsticks, Harry Potter Activity
Orlando, FL
B,L,D
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Activity note: Getting on/off a motor coach. Walking at the park according to personal interest.

Breakfast: At the hotel. In order to take full advantage of the early entrance admission, today's breakfast will be shorter compared to other days.

Morning: This morning, we’ll take advantage of early entrance to the theme park to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and enjoy the rides before the lines get long. This will give us an advance look at everything before our workshops begin. It is up to the individual participant to determine if they need Universal Express Passes for their free time on the program. Express Passes are available for purchase through the Universal Orlando website as well as from Cabana Bay's on-site concierge. Express Passes grant the holder the ability to move to the front of the line at many Universal Orlando attractions in a single day. You may choose to purchase a pass that allows you skip the line once or you may choose one that allows you to skip multiple times. Please note that while many rides at Universal Orlando participate in Universal Express Pass, including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure does not currently participate.

Lunch: At the Three Broomsticks, we’ll have meal passes to choose a main dish, side dish, and beverage. Will you have pumpkin juice or Butterbeer?

Afternoon: Take a break from the sun and engage in a Harry Potter related activity at the hotel. Seize the opportunity to win points for your house!

Dinner: We will have meal passes valid at a selection of locations both in the park and at Universal's CityWalk, each with a select menu of choices. Entree, side, and non-alcoholic beverage will be included at all locations.

Evening: Evening at leisure. Your park ticket is valid for the entire day, enabling you to return to the park to spend some more time enjoying the rides and attractions this evening if you choose to.

DAY
3
Technology Behind the Magic, Free Time in the park, HP Craft
Orlando, FL
B,L,D
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Activity note: Getting on/off a motor coach. Walking and standing 2.5 to 3 hours during workshop. This workshop provided by Universal Orlando Resort is not specifically about Harry Potter, we will be learning about other features at Universal Studios which may or may not include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Breakfast: Hotel vouchers. Today's breakfast will be shorter compared to other days.

Morning: We’ll take the shuttle over to the park for our first workshop at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. We’ll learn about the technology behind the magic and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how one of the most technologically advanced theme park in the world operates. We'll also have opportunities to go on some rides. The rides included in this workshop are likely to be more intense, so feel free to sit out of you like. Due to Universal's varying schedule, the specific rides that will be included in this workshop are not available in advance.

Lunch: Meal passes.

Afternoon: For today's activity, you'll be doing a Harry Potter craft with the Group Leader at the hotel.

Dinner: Hotel vouchers. Head to the Bayliner Diner to choose what you like your meal from a wide selection of sandwiches, salad bar, burgers, pizza, pasta, stir fry, a carving station, and more, as well as beverages.

Evening: Enjoy the evening! Return to the park to continue the fun on your own or relax at the hotel.

DAY
4
Quidditch, Wizard’s Owls
Orlando, FL
B,L
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Activity note: Getting on/off a motor coach. Kids will play Quidditch, adults are welcome to watch or join in. In order to participate in the Quidditch clinic, each child must have returned a signed waiver.

Breakfast: Hotel vouchers.

Morning: Especially for kids: Quidditch! We’ll take a short ride aboard our motor coach to a local park where we will be joined by members of the UCF Quidditch team, the Nearly Headless Knights, to learn the rules and play a match on house teams. Adults are welcome to join the kids, or cheer them on from the sidelines. The sport of Quidditch — inspired by the Harry Potter books — has become so popular in America that it has its own governing association. According to US Quidditch, it’s “a co-ed contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodge ball, and tag.

Lunch: Hotel vouchers. Head to the Bayliner Diner to choose your meal from a wide selection of sandwiches, salad bar, burgers, pizza, pasta, and more, as well as beverages.

Afternoon: We’ll connect the wizarding world and nature as we take a field trip to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey near Orlando and learn about owls with center staff. The center is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. It works to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Florida’s raptors and the natural habitats in which they live.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to have what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure. Enjoy!

DAY
5
Special FX Workshop, Pool Party, Blue Man Group
Orlando, FL
B,L,D
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Activity note: Getting on/off a motor coach. Walking and standing 2.5 to 3 hours during workshop. This workshop provided by Universal Orlando Resort is not specifically about Harry Potter, we will be learning about other features at Island of Adventures which may or may not include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Breakfast: Hotel vouchers. Today's breakfast will be shorter compared to other days.

Morning: We’ll take the shuttle over to Universal Studios Orlando for another special workshop. Together with Universal team members, we'll learn some of the secrets of movie-making and how the arts and sciences are responsible for some of the most spectacular special effects in movie history. We’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to re-create those effects for top Universal Studios attractions, and have a chance to go on some rides. Returning to the hotel, we’ll get ready for a pool party.

Lunch: At the pool, we’ll have a selection of sandwiches and sides plus juice and water included.

Afternoon: Pool Party! Continue the fun at the pool after lunch, relaxing with your new friends. We'll have some fun Harry Potter activities to do while we enjoy our last afternoon together. If you like, you can use your ticket to return to the park this afternoon instead — your choice. Our tickets allow us into the whole theme park all day.

Dinner: From the shuttle, we’ll walk to a popular restaurant at CityWalk near Blue Man Group.

Evening: Performance. Blue Man Group. It’s three guys with their heads painted blue who perform an indescribable mix of comedy, theater, light, sound, and music mixed with technology that’s different from anything you’ve ever seen before. More than 35 million people worldwide have attended a Blue Man Group show. It lasts about an hour and 45 minutes. Because the performers work with some materials that splash and can make a mess (they say it’s washable), wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet if you’re close to the stage. Returning to the hotel, prepare for check-out and departure following our closing session in the morning.

DAY
6
Wrap-up, House Points & Prizes, Program Concludes
Orlando, FL
B

Activity note: Hotel check out by 11:00 a.m. Depending on departure schedules, we may do house points and prizes Thursday.

Breakfast: Hotel vouchers.

Morning: Especially for kids: Which House has the most points? What prizes will be given? Regardless of who wins, we’ve had a great time getting inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and making new friends. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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