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The Magical Debut of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has unveiled a delightful new addition to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, transporting guests into the enchanting world of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter. This highly anticipated soft opening marks the beginning of a delectable journey that promises to tantalize taste buds and ignite the imagination of every visitor.


A Soft Opening Filled with Excitement

On March 25, 2024, Universal Studios Hollywood took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce the soft opening of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter, generating a buzz of excitement among Harry Potter fans and theme park enthusiasts alike. The tweet read:“Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream counter, featuring ten soft-serve ice cream flavors, is in soft opening inside Honeydukes in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” This announcement was accompanied by a tantalizing image of the ice cream counter, adorned with the iconic Florean Fortescue’s signage and a mouthwatering display of colorful soft-serve flavors.

A Magical Immersion into the Wizarding World

Nestled within the charming confines of Honeydukes, the renowned sweet shop in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter transports visitors to a realm where magic and culinary delights intertwine seamlessly. The counter’s design pays homage to the beloved ice cream parlor from the Harry Potter books, where Harry Potter himself indulged in free ice cream sundaes during his stay at the Leaky Cauldron. 


A Tantalizing Array of Flavors

One of the most enticing aspects of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter is its mouthwatering selection of soft-serve ice cream flavors. With a total of ten decadent and savory options to choose from, guests can embark on a delightful journey of taste exploration. Among the flavors on offer is the highly anticipated Butterbeer ice cream, a delectable treat that captures the essence of the iconic Wizarding World beverage. Combining the rich flavors of butterscotch and shortbread, this ice cream promises to transport visitors to a realm of pure indulgence. Other tantalizing flavors include banana, chocolate, mint, orange, vanilla, toffee nut, Granny Smith apple, pistachio, and toffee apple, ensuring that there is something to satisfy every palate.


A Celebration of Butterbeer Season

The soft opening of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter coincides with the highly anticipated Butterbeer Season at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. This limited-time event, running from March 15 through April 30, 2024, celebrates all things Butterbeer, offering a plethora of delectable treats and beverages inspired by the iconic Wizarding World beverage. In addition to the Butterbeer ice cream, guests can indulge in a Butterbeer-flavored popsicle and purchase a cold and frozen Butterbeer in a special collectible silver stein. The celebration also features Butterbeer fudge and potted cream, ensuring that every aspect of the Butterbeer experience is covered.


A Feast for the Senses

Stepping into Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter is not just a culinary adventure; it’s a feast for the senses. The counter’s design and decor transport visitors to the whimsical world of Harry Potter, with intricate details and magical touches that evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia. Guests can savor their ice cream creations in waffle cones or souvenir sundae glasses, adding an extra touch of magic to their experience. The option to combine two different flavors in a single order and the ability to add unique toppings such as shortbread crumbles and meringue pieces further elevate the experience, allowing visitors to craft their own personalized treats.


A Celebration of Inclusivity

In keeping with Universal Studios Hollywood’s commitment to accessibility, the soft opening of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter has been designed with inclusivity in mind. The counter’s layout and service areas ensure that guests of all abilities can enjoy the magical experience without barriers.


A Taste of Magic for All

As the soft opening of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter continues, Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests from near and far to embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Whether you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan or simply a lover of delectable treats, this new addition promises to leave a lasting impression and create cherished memories that will be savored for years to come.



The soft opening of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter at Universal Studios Hollywood marks a significant milestone in the park’s ongoing efforts to immerse visitors in the captivating world of Harry Potter. With its tantalizing array of flavors, enchanting atmosphere, and commitment to inclusivity, this new addition promises to be a highlight for every guest who steps through its doors. As the Butterbeer Season continues to unfold, Universal Studios Hollywood invites you to indulge in the magic and savor the delectable treats that await at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter.