Survey: most Universal visitors only know of Wizarding World - Uncle Walt's Insider

Survey: most Universal visitors only know of Wizarding World

The only thing at Universal Orlando. Photo by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Most leave the park without even noticing the other areas or attractions.

ORLANDO, FL — A shocking new poll shows that a whopping 62 percent of all visitors to Universal Orlando are only aware of the Harry Potter-related parts of the resort.

Although the Universal Studios Orlando resort first opened its doors in 1990, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter didn’t come along until twenty years later, it seems almost two-thirds of its guests don’t know about the remainder of the parks.

Some observations from your author:

  • Those surveyed were actual park visitors, not the general public. That means that people actually in the Universal parks had so much tunnel-vision they missed the non-Potter areas and attractions.
  • As Universal focuses its advertising almost exclusively on the Potter sections, it’s likely that an even higher percentage of the general public wouldn’t know that the resort includes other areas.
  • This is rank speculation, but your author can’t help but wonder if mass consumption of butterbeer plays any role in the guests’ inattention.

Coming on the heels of the scandal involving the legions of unpaid house elves working at the park (a scandal first revealed here on, the Universal company can’t be thrilled with this news — or is it part of a master plan to do away with the areas of the park not related to Harry Potter (and all of their expense)? Uncle Walt’s Insider will keep you posted.

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Cover photo of the only thing at Universal Orlando by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.