For Harry Potter fans, this summer’s most anticipated event is the opening of the Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Express expansion at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The latest news is that opening day is going to be late June, so fans had better start planning their trips now.
Helping to keep costs down, the upscale, resort-style Hilton Orlando (a 10-minute drive for the park) is offering reduced nightly rates to coincide with the big expansion. The hotel is offering $99 rates on select dates from June 13 to August 31. Note that the lowest rate of $99 is only available on Saturdays and Sundays, but that’s quite a savings on regular June rates, which start at $219. Weekday rates start at $149.
You can book through the website or by calling. Note that these rates are based on availability, and that blackout dates apply. There’s also a daily resort fee of $20.