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Wednesday Dec. 09, 2015

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived... The announcement was made just yesterday that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is officially opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, 2016! Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, butterbeer... all in California and included with your regular Universal Studios Hollywood admission. Be still my muggle heart! If there is one gift I would wish for this Christmas, it is definitely a vacation with a day at Universal Studios Hollywood. I know I'm not alone, so we created an easy and fun way for you to give your family a vacation to Universal Studios Hollywood.

We figured that the best way to find out that you are going to visit Hogwarts would be to receive an official acceptance letter to the most famed school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We decided to give the standard Hogwarts acceptance letter a fun vacation spin to announce a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. You can easily print off as many copies of the official letter as you need, and then give one to each of the aspiring witches and wizards in your family for Christmas to announce your upcoming vacation!

Hogwarts Letter (Universal Studios Hollywood) Printable (Front / Back
Hogwarts Letter (Universal Studios Orlando) Printable (Front / Back)

Also, since it's fun to have tickets, we created some tickets for the Hogwarts Express. Same thing... just print off as many tickets as your family will use. You can have your kids turn in their train tickets as they board the plane or load up in the family car to make the trek to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Hogwarts Express Tickets Printable [ Hollywood ] (Front / Back
Hogwarts Express Tickets Printable [Orlando ] - (Front)

You can keep your Harry Potter vacation reveal as simple as folding the letter with or without the Hogwarts Express tickets inside, or you can make it extra fancy. Consider adding a real wax seal to the letter. Or, try rolling the letter into a scroll and attach it to a stuffed owl. You could even tuck the tickets into one of the Harry Potter books, or gift it with some small Harry Potter merchandise.The possibilities are endless.

Here are some fun things you can use to make your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter a little extra magical:

Red wax
Wax seal
Plush owl

Imagine the surprise and delight on your children's faces when they discover that they're going to experience the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in person! This is one gift that will be treasured forever. Keep the magic going until your vacation by re-reading the books, re-watching the movies, playing Harry Potter themed games, and making Harry Potter themed treats like butterbeer and chocolate frogs.

Make sure you are among the first muggles to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and book your Southern California vacation today. You can stay nearby at one of the Universal Studios Hollywood area hotels, or less than an hour away near Anaheim and take advantage of our reduced rates and extra night free specials. Best yet, you can hold your vacation for just $125 down and lock-in your low price! Final payment isn't due until two weeks before travel. Book your Harry Potter vacation online or call any of our vacation wizards at 855-GET-AWAY.

Check out these other great articles:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
The Best Butterbeer and Golden Snitch Donuts
Free Harry Potter Printable Spells Game and Wand Tutorial
Harry Potter: 3 Easy Honeydukes Inspired Recipes







on March 11, 2016 at 8:32 AM
The printable is just blank when I click on the link. Any suggestions?
Get Away Today on March 12, 2016 at 10:05 PM
It's been working for us. You could try switching browsers to see if that helps. Also, be sure you're printing both the "front" and "back." The "back" will look like a blank textured piece of paper. Best of luck!
on May 23, 2016 at 9:37 PM
Any way to change the name to Universal Studios Florida?
Anonymous on June 4, 2016 at 8:12 PM
Do you have a printable Hogwart letter for Universal Studios in Orlando?
on August 22, 2016 at 9:56 AM
Can this be changed to say Orlando? I'm taking my kids to Universal Orlando and would like to use this.....
Amber on October 5, 2016 at 7:57 PM
Any chance you have these (including the Map) for Orlando?!
Tara on October 10, 2016 at 2:27 PM
Didn't see a response for Orlando. Any chance these exist?
Maria on October 13, 2016 at 10:52 AM
I would also love a version for Orlando! We are telling our kids in a week, so soon would be great! :)
Mary on November 1, 2016 at 10:05 PM
Hi, I love your ideas! I have tried to print the letter but it comes up blank and only shows the back side, no front side with the words. Not sure what is happening, any suggestions?? Thank you
Maria on November 2, 2016 at 8:52 AM
Do you have a vacation announcement for Orlando? We are surprising our daughter with a Universal Studios vacation this January.
Get Away Today on November 3, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Hi Mary, You'll have to download the front separately and print that first. Then, you'll download the back separately and print on the same piece of paper, just on the other side. The front download is working for us. If it's still not showing when you click "front," try switching browsers and see if that helps. Thanks so much!
Buffalo Mom on November 11, 2016 at 10:41 PM
Love this! Santa is bringing a Universal Orlando trip this year and is in desperate need of a letter to Orlando for a Christmas morning surprise! Can you help?
Get Away Today on November 15, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Hi Buffalo Mom! We will be adding an Orlando addition to this soon and will make sure to let you know when we do.
Bethylou on November 16, 2016 at 4:21 AM
I also would be interested in Orlando! Soon please??
on November 19, 2016 at 11:25 AM
This is exactly what I need for a fantastic Christmas surprise for my son and nephew! Thank you for sharing!
on December 3, 2016 at 6:07 PM
Would LOVE an Orlando version! Soon??? Thank you, thank you!
Heather on December 9, 2016 at 4:24 PM
Is there an Orlando version of this? This is darling! I love it!
trish on December 11, 2016 at 8:43 PM
thank you!!!!
on December 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Has the Orlando version been made yet?
Anonymous on December 13, 2016 at 9:42 AM
I would love an Orlando version also! We are going in January. Thank you!
Buffalo Mom on December 14, 2016 at 4:34 PM
I still don't see an Orlando version of the acceptance letter, but there is one of the map. Might have to change Santa's "reveal" plans.
Get Away Today on December 15, 2016 at 12:17 PM
Hi everyone! We are working on getting the Orlando version finished and should have it up tomorrow, so keep your eyes out. Thank you!
Selena on December 16, 2016 at 11:33 AM
Great! Am in need of an Orlando based invite like this also! Thanks so much! So creative!
erin on December 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM
Is there a ticket that says orlando? I couldnt find it. These are Great!
Denver Mom on December 18, 2016 at 8:44 PM
Do you have the printable Hogwarts Express tickets for the Orlando Location? I only see the tickets for the Hollywood location.
Buffalo Mom on December 18, 2016 at 9:23 PM
Thank You so very much!! I will not forget your generosity!
Jessica on December 19, 2016 at 6:12 PM
Thank you so much. I just opened these in PS and add their names, I cannot wait for them to get these on Xmas!
Melissa on December 21, 2016 at 4:26 PM
These look amazing! I'd also love the Hogwarts Express ticket for the Orlando location.
on February 25, 2017 at 2:59 PM
These are fantastic! What a great way to reveal and let the magic of it all start before even arriving! THANK YOU for sharing!!
Justin on March 13, 2017 at 1:23 PM
Thank you so much for the free printables, do you happen to have an Orlando version of the train ticket? Both of them you linked to say Hollywood.
Missy on March 29, 2017 at 3:27 PM
Thank you for the Orlando you have the Orlando ticket available?
Jenna on March 30, 2017 at 2:41 PM
How do we get the printable to say Orlando instead of Hollywood?
Diane September 2017 on April 15, 2017 at 8:08 AM
How do you get the link to print it off. Thank you.
Get Away Today on April 17, 2017 at 9:36 AM
Hi everyone! Diane, you'll want to click on the "Front" or "Back" options shown after the description of the printable. That will open the link to download and print. Jenna, Justin, and Missy - we are working on getting that ticket available with the Orlando wording available. Since the ticket is an older file it is having some trouble exporting to the new system. We are hoping to have it up within the next week and thank you for your patience!
Susi on September 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM
This is so great and saved me today! Thanks so much!!! Surprising my little girl for her birthday today and didn't know how or what to do.
Shelly on September 26, 2017 at 7:09 PM
Thank you so much for creating and sharing these printable for free!!! It was so easy. I printed them on beige card stock and they look AMAZING! My daughter is going to LOVE this surprise!!
Jackie on November 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Perfect! EXACTLY what I was looking for. Best Christmas Gift ever!
Jamie on December 25, 2017 at 12:53 AM
These printable are PERFECT! Thank you for sharing!
Ian on February 7, 2018 at 4:13 PM
These are great, thank you for creating them. Did have some difficulty finding the links on the page, maybe make them a bit easier to find? Thanks again.
Cody's mom on June 7, 2018 at 4:48 PM
Huge thanks for a great way to announce our trip to Universal Studios for my sons birthday. Files printed perfectly.
kare-kare3 on July 10, 2018 at 12:04 PM
Do you have a an invitation for Universal Orlando? I think this is a terrific idea for my 3 grandchildren. They are coming this month and I want to surprise them for a trip in January. They will be able to plan and anticipate. Thanks, what creative ideas you have.
Get Away Today on July 16, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Hi Kare-kare3! Yes, we do have a Universal Orlando version. You can find them in the article, below the Hollywood version. If you're having trouble with that, feel free to email and we'll get those emailed to you. Thank you! :)
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