Warm Butterbeer is back at the Wizarding World in time for the holiday season (photo by Seth Kubersky).
Here's some steaming hot theme park news from Universal Orlando: the elusive warm Butterbeer is back at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The warm version of the signature beverage joined its cold and frozen bretheren briefly back in January, when it was offered for a few mornings to attendees of the Celebration of Harry Potter convention. The recipe disappered into Gringotts vault ever since, but it made a surprise reappearance at breakfast this morning.
The Leaky Cauldron and Hopping Pot inside Universal Studios Florida's Diagon Alley are confirmed to carry warm Butterbeer, and it is also reportedly available at The Three Broomsticks in Islands of Adventure's Hogsmeade.
The drink costs $4.99 for a 12 ounce cup, and comes with the same non-dairy marshmallow foam topping as the original versions of Butterbeer. While there's no official word on how long it will be offered, hopefully it will last through the holiday season.
The first warm Butterbeers being served to guests on 11/21/2014 (photo courtesy Twitter user @yensid98).
In case you are curious what warm Butterbeer is like, here is a selfie video of me trying it for the first time earlier this year:
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.