A Big Day for a Buttery Beverage

Universal Orlando Resort says that a staple beverage at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has passed a cheerful milestone in terms of sales.

The resort announced that, as of this week, 20 million Butterbeers have been sold in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

In 2010, guests took their first sips of Butterbeer when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade opened at Universal Orlando. 

Eight years later, it has quickly grown into a “rite-of-passage” for all witches, wizards and Muggles who visit both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

Butterbeer is a non-alcoholic beverage popularized by the Harry Potter series of novels and motion pictures.

The drink, though ubiquitous in the novels and movies, didn't exist in the real world until Universal Orlando created the Wizarding World.

According to those who turned the fictional food and drink of the Harry Potter universe into something more tangible, it took a bit of kitchen wizardry to make butterbeer something that would become a fan favorite.

The result is a full-bodied drink that is sweet, but not excessively so; light with hints of everything from cream soda to favorite memories.

Butterbeer is usually served chilled, but can be served hot for those rare cold nights in Florida.

And, hot or cold, it's a hands-down fan favorite.

Universal appears to have produced a beverage that is every bit as unique as the novels wherein people first heard mention of the drink ... and asked themselves how it might taste.


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