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DIY: Harry Potter Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Harry Potter Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Universal Studios Orlando announced today their plans for a Diagon Alley expansion for The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter section of their Florida theme park; today also happens to be National Peanut Butter Day, so I thought I’d suggest a way for everyone to celebrate both occasions at once — make your own Harry Potter-themed Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream!

In the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets, while Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione are in Diagon Alley shopping for school supplies, they “happily slurped” three large strawberry-and-peanut-butter ice creams. The dessert is currently available at The Three Broomsticks restaurant at Universal’s The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter area, but for those of you who can’t get to the Orlando theme park, you can make your own ice cream at home thanks to the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and the helpful instructions by Nikki over at the In The Kitchen With Harry Potter blog.

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Video: Want Some ‘Harry Potter’ Butterbeer In Your Belly? Make Your Own Now!
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Butterbeer

Do you have an undying craving for some Butterbeer, the delightful beverage from the world of Harry Potter, but can’t get yourself to the actual Wizarding World of Harry Potter to get yourself some? Well then, Muggles, why not make it yourself?!

A new YouTube channel called Feast of Fiction is here to help. Their goal: to create the popular foods and drink of geek culture and teach us how to make them at home. Brand new, this Butterbeer recipe is only their second video—the first being the Sunlight Souffle recipe some of you may have found within the pages of one of the many books of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Sure, a simple Google search leads to multiple places that will teach you ways to make Butterbeer, but this one happens to look particularly tasty.

Continue below now to see the video!

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‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the elaborate attraction based on the popular film franchise that has drawn more than 7 million people to Universal Studios Orlando, is about bring its Sunshine State to the West Coast. Universal is currently finalizing a deal with Harry Potter film distributor and licensing rights holder Warner Bros. to build a replica of the Wizarding World attraction at their theme park in Hollywood, CA.

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Blog: Leaving Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando
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Disney World postcard - princesses

Dave3 and I are heading back now to Geeks of Doom headquarters in New York after having enjoyed a much-need vacation here in Orlando, FL, staying at the Disney World Resort and also spending a full day at Universal Studios Orlando. We got to go to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which was one of the highlights of the trip, so I’ll be doing a separate report on that in the future.

Thanks to all of you who entered our Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest. The winners were chosen, and all 25 postcards sent from Disney World. Also, the item for the Grand Prize Winner was purchased and sent directly from the Disney World Resort, so lucky winner, expect your prize in about 10 days.

If you entered the Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest, be sure to continue reading below to find out how you can win an extra prize!

The turnout for this contest was great and it was wonderful reading all of your entries, learning all about what you love about Disney. I tried my hardest to choose postcards that matched your Disney likes. While I could only select 25 people to send to, I truly wish I could have sent one to everyone who entered. I’m blessed to have such an awesome readership, and I hope all of you winners enjoy your postcard.

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One-Millionth Butterbeer Sold At ‘The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter’
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Butterbeer - Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort announced that the one-millionth Butterbeer was sold today at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter-themed area of Universal’s Islands Of Adventure theme park.

In honor of this event, 1,000 complimentary mugs of Butterbeer were handed out to guests at the Florida theme park today.

Butterbeer is the frothy beverage imbibed by the young wizards in the Harry Potter series. The Butterbeer sold at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is a sweet-tasting non-alcoholic version created from a “secret recipe” approved by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. The taste is said to be like shortbread and butterscotch, and the drink, which is sold at four locations within Wizarding World, is served cold or frozen.

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‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Theme Park Merchandise Now Available Online
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Wizarding World of Harry PotterFor the first time ever, Universal Studios Orlando is offering up selections from their theme park exclusive merchandise for sale online, including items from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The new online shop, located at The Universal Store, is selling products from both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the store, you can purchase Harry Potter books, movies, shirts, and toys, as well as items like Hogwarts robes and scarves, and Ollivanders wands. Check out the various sections of the WWHP part of the online store: Dervish and Banges, Filch’s Emporium, Ollivanders, Owl Post, and Zonko’s.

Along with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter merchandise, there’s products from other rides, attractions, and characters from the Universal Orlando theme parks, like the E.T. and Jurassic Park rides, along with Betty Boop and the Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Contest: The Real Magic of Harry Potter Prize Pack!
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The Real Magic of Harry Potter paperback collectionIf you’ve been frequenting Geeks of Doom, then you know we LOVE all things Harry Potter and have been intently covering the development of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, theme park area at Universal Studios Orlando opening in June.

To celebrate The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s upcoming grand opening, it is with great excitement that we here at Geeks of Doom offer up a Harry Potter-themed prize pack to one (1) lucky reader!

One (1) winner will receive:

That’s right, you’ll get ALL 7 books plus some Amazon spending money, all thanks to the good folks over at Scholastic. Read the fastest selling book of all time and experience the adventure from the beginning! Enter to win the complete Harry Potter box set in paperback from Geeks of Doom and don’t forget to check out Scholastic’s national sweepstakes. They are giving away 4 family trips to Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opens June 18th! (See details below.)

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Geek Peek: Hagrid’s Hut At Universal’s ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hagrid's HutAs the grand opening draws near for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new theme park area at Universal Studios Orlando, another new image from the park has been released today.

The new image — see it here at right — is of Hagrid’s Hut. In the Harry Potter universe, Hagrid is the half-giant groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is a close confidant to boy wizard Harry Potter. Guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will pass by Hagrid’s Hut, which is a replica of Hagrid’s home from the films, on their way to the Flight of the Hippogriff coaster.

You can see more of Hagrid’s Hut in a feature on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during this Sunday’s episode of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is part of Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, will have its grand opening on June 18, 2010.

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Geek Peek: Hogwarts Express At Universal’s ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’
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Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry PotterUniversal has released a new image from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter-themed section of Islands of Adventure, a theme park within the Universal Orlando Resort.

See the image here at right (click for larger, full view).

The new image, which was taken today, is of the Hogwarts Express as it arrives at Hogsmeade Station. In the Harry Potter universe, the special train, which departs from King’s Cross railway station’s Platform 9 3/4, is what’s used to transport the young wizarding students to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The steam engine train will be what greets guests as they enter Hogsmeade at the Wizarding World area of the theme park, which is set to open this Spring.

Back in January, a tiny sneak peek was given of the top of the Hogwarts Castle at the park [read Geek Peek: Hogwarts Castle At Universal’s ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’].

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Super Bowl Spot: Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Universal StudiosThe Super Bowl broadcast is known for having some really great commercials, as well as debut movie, TV, and game footage.

During tonight’s game (yay Saints!), as I was watching for the new TV spot for Alice In Wonderland, the first television commercial for Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter came on, and I squealed. I did, I really did.

For those of you wondering what this is, it’s the new Harry Potter-themed section of Islands of Adventure, a theme park within the Universal Orlando Resort, that’s opening this Spring.

Watch the commercial, which includes an appearance by the boy wizard himself Daniel Radcliffe, here below.

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