Harry Potter’s Wizarding World at Universal Orlando Resort is an intergenerational favorite – whether that be moms, dads, teens, or the family’s mischievous little witches and wizards. After all, it’s the one place (at least, in our muggle world) where magic comes alive in the form of enchanting and mystical rides, attractions, shows, and themed delicacies!
One priceless Harry Potter experience you can’t miss out on when at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the trip you’ll take down Diagon Alley. Nothing compares to the anemoia you’ll feel of walking down the cobbled streets of the beloved street with Hagrid by your side!
You’ll explore stores full of curios and thrills galore, not to mention, souvenirs to take back home. And if you’re reading this article, you’ll know that one of the most sought-after souvenir at Diagon Alley after the wands, are the official Harry Potter house robes. You’re probably wondering things like “Where do you get them?”, “How much do they cost?”, and “Are they really worth it?”!
Worry not, for our comprehensive guide will answer all your questions and more. This vacation, you’ll journey to the Wizarding World to pick up your official Harry Potter robes (we’ll tell you just how) and don them with pride to make your experience truly magical.
What to wear to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
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Costumes are a huge part of the Universal experience, and the Wizarding World is no less. Decked in cardigans, scarves, and more, people swarm about in costumes to heighten the immersive and interactive experience at Universal.
They’re a fun way to show off your house colors and be able to identify your fellow wizards and witches when walking among the muggles!
As every Hogwarts student knows, the school supply list includes three sets of black wizarding robes that you can only buy at Diagon Alley. Lucky for us, that’s right here in Universal! That’s why you’ll always find an impressive number of people wandering around wearing robes in Hogsmeade Village in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios.
What are the official Harry Potter Robes available at Universal?
Official Harry Potter robes are sold based on Hogwarts House, and guests at Universal get to choose their own house from Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff. Classically, the robes are black with the inner lining being made in house colors (scarlet, green, blue, or yellow), and the house crest featured as an embroidered patch on the front.
Apart from house robes, you can also purchase quidditch robes or even Dumbledore’s legendary purple robes! Who’s to stop you, am I right?
In fact, if you’d like something even more dramatic, check out Professor Snape’s iconic black robes (cloak and jacket). Slap on some hair gel and a scowl; you will definitely turn heads as you ominously sweep through Universal!
What sizes are the Harry Potter House robes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
From young kids to wizened adults, the Harry Potter House robes are for everybody! The youth size is for children typically below the age of 14. Bigger kids and adults can opt for adult-size robes. The smallest XXXXS length is 32.75 inches.
How much do the Universal Harry Potter robes cost?
Once you’ve exchanged your muggle money to Wizarding money from Gringotts, it’s time to get started on your Hogwarts Supply List! The Universal Harry Potter robes cost $139 (excluding tax), irrespective of house color or size.
However, at $495, the Snape costume costs quite a bit more, due to including far more pieces. In order to closely resemble Alan Rickman’s costume, it even includes a polyester cloak and a woollen button jacket in a custom garment bag.
Which of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter shops sell robes?
The standard practice for new wizards and witches is to pick up their robes at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions at Diagon Alley, but at Universal, you have more options.
Other Wizarding World of Harry Potter shops you can visit to buy official robes include:
- Dervish and Banges at Hogsmeade (Islands of Adventure)
- Quality Quidditch Supplies at Diagon Alley (Universal Studios)
Muggle places (read: Other stores in Universal) that sell Harry Potter house robes are:
- The Islands of Adventure Trading Company, Universal Studios Store (Park Entrance)
- The Resort Shops at the Universal Orlando CityWalk
Why is Madam Malkin’s the best place to shop for wizard robes at Universal?
Located only at Universal Studios Florida (and not Universal Studios Hollywood), Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions is a landmark in Diagon Alley! Diehard Potterheads will instantly recognize this store for being the place where Hagrid takes Harry to buy his very first set of wizarding robes.
This is what makes it the most popular robe shop Wizarding World of Harry Potter has to offer and why visiting here is an experience unto itself!
The robes themselves are top-notch and made from high-quality materials with an attention to detail that will please even the most meticulous Potter nerds.
Model your robes in front of the very judgy mirror that offers sassy fashion advice, just like in the books. Or, admire the detailing on Dumbledore’s elegant robes and Hermione’s Yule Ball gown, which you’ll find up on display and available to purchase. Either way, this magical store is sure to leave you feeling speechless!
Don’t forget to browse through other Harry Potter merchandise like scarves, ties, sweaters, and pointy wizards’ hats that will pair well with your robes. Accessories like jewelry and headbands can also be purchased at Madam Malkin’s.
Can you customize wizard robes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions is the only place at Universal where robes are custom embroidered. For an extra price (about $20 plus tax), the store will tag your robes with names! This bit of personalization will make your experience that much more immersive, while simultaneously preventing future possible arguments between family members; even if yours is a brood as large as the Weasley’s!
What are the other places to buy wizard robes?
If you don’t want to waste time at Universal buying dress robes, shop for Harry Potter accessories well in advance by visiting Universal Studios Online Store. Come prepared for a lovely day out in the Wizarding World and skip having to hop from store to store.
If having “official” Harry Potter robes is not a priority, you can just purchase them from Amazon instead. This is an inexpensive option for those who want to save up a bit for other merch.
Just keep in mind that while these robes are a decent alternative to the wizard robes at Universal, they will also most likely lack in both fabric quality and detailing.
Plus, personalization options are not usually available when buying them through other online stores. For younger children, the Amazon robes are a great option.
Which places offer discounts on Harry Potter merchandise?
Wizard robes don’t usually go on general discount sales, but Universal Annual Pass holders can take advantage of a 10% discount on apparel.
Keep an eye out for major shopping holidays like Black Friday for specials or discounts at the Universal Studios store. Be warned! Sales pop up quickly, so hone your Seeking skills and grab your robes in time.
Can you store your wand in your Hogwarts robes?
Remember Mad-Eye Moody’s warning about losing a buttock thanks to a wand in your back pocket? Don’t worry, you won’t lose a thing with the nifty little pocket sewed into the right-hand side of your robe.
All Hogwarts robes are designed with nice, deep pockets to conceal wands of any size. Rest assured, you will be able to quickly and swiftly access your wand during a duel. After all, it’s all about “Constant Vigilance!”
Can you store snacks and goodies in your robes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
Muffliato! Here are some Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips for you: there are two pockets on the outside of the Harry Potter house robes to hold your sweet treats from Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. Stash away Chocolate Frogs and other goodies for a quick snack break when hungry.
Can you pack your own wizard robes for Universal?
You are in luck! Universal does not have any restrictions on guests wearing their own robes from back home. So when planning your Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation, don’t forget to pack your luggage (or trunk) with your precious robes.
Can you wear Harry Potter robes at Universal?
Visitors will be unsurprised to find that most guests to Wizarding World dress up in their house colors. Barring any safety issues, you can even wear your robes on most of the rides.
If there is a possible safety issue, guests will be asked to remove their robes before the ride. In this case, you can stow them away in your backpack or place them in a rental locker for safekeeping.
A quick reminder to those holidaying in the summer season: thick Harry Potter robes can get pretty stifling and uncomfortable, so it’s best to only wear them in the morning and evening. Lest you burst into flames like Fawkes!
If you still feel the heat bearing down on you, head to the much cooler Knockturn Alley for a quick breather and a look around this seedy side of Diagon Alley.
Should wizard robes be on your Wizarding World cauldron list?
Robes are definitely one of the best things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but if you’re on a budget, take into consideration how likely it is to use them again in the future. Maybe your kids want to wear their robes during other park visits or during holidays like Halloween – in which case, robes are a great buy.
Keep in mind that children’s robes cost just as much as adult robes. That’s why it makes sense to consider alternatives for younger kids and only buy official robes for the older kids and adults in the family. Especially since the Harry Potter robes Universal offers are dry-clean-only, which is an additional cost to factor in.
Having said that, picking your own authentic robes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of the most exciting things to do during your trip. Slip right into your robes and take tons of pictures around the streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. All the enchanting pictures you snap for Instagram and your holiday cards this Christmas might just end up making them well worth the cost!
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