Four Ways to Win a Family Trip to Universal’s Harry Potter World

Win a Trip to Harry Potter World
Win a Trip to Harry Potter World

There are at least four active contests to win a free trip for a family of four to Universal Studios in Florida to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including the brand new Diagon Alley.

Some of these contests end tomorrow, so enter now for a chance to win!

I’ve been fascinated by all the press accounts this week about the new Hogwarts Express ride and Diagon Alley and I’m dying to go!  The park will officially open to the public July 8, 2014.

Here are four ways to win a free to trip to Universal Studio’s Harry Potter World

Fandango Harry Potter World Sweepstakes

One lucky family will enjoy the action and fun of Universal Orlando® Resort, including early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.  The grand prize includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Orlando, Florida for a family of four
  • Hotel accommodations on-site at the new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Ground transportation between airport and hotel in Orlando
  • Admission to both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, including Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the parks open
  • Tickets to Blue Man Group
  • Admission to Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando waterpark

Enter here by 9 pm PT on June 30, 2014.

Southwest Vacations Universal Orlando Sweepstakes

Enter here for a chance to win a Southwest family vacation package  to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks.  The family vacation package includes:

  • Roundtrip air fare for up to four via Southwest Airlines® to Orlando, Florida
  • Three-night stay at one of four on-site hotels at Universal Orlando® Resort
  • 3-Day/2-Park Tickets for up to four people to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks
  • Four-day rental car from Alamo
  • Two (2) wands from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • Four (4) tickets to Blue Man Group show at Universal CityWalk®

Enter by June 30, 2014.  See the official entry form for details.

Orlando Visitors Bureau Sweepstakes

The Orlando Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a sweepstakes for an Orlando Family Vacation for up to four people to travel to Orlando, Florida.  You have your choice of visiting Universal Orlando, Disney World, or SeaWorld.

Enter here for your chance to win:

  • Round trip airline tickets to Orlando
  • Four-night accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Orlando including a half-day cabana rental and a $100.00 food and beverage credit.
  • Two-day tickets to your choice of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Orlando
  • Round trip ground transportation from Orlando International Airport to the hotel

Entries must be received by 11:59 pm ET on June 30, 2014.

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2014 Fodor’s Travel Guides: Now Free on iTunes

Fodor's Rio City Guide App
Fodor’s Rio City Guide App

Fodor’s has updated its series of 22 free travel guides for iPhone and iPad and the 2014 editions are now available on iTunes.

Just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, city guides for Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo have been added!

Each App features:

Expert info:  Read about things to do and get expert tips
– Interactive Local Maps:  Discover what’s nearby
Booking Tools:  Book hotels, tours, and more
– Planner:  Save favorites and create lists

Fodor’s local travel experts vet every recommendation.  You’ll find information on neighborhoods, cheap things to do, kid-friendly attractions, shopping, nightlife, performing arts, and more.  These are not your parent’s stuffy travel books!

Fodor's Apps Feature Interactive Maps
Fodor’s Apps Feature Interactive Maps

The interactive maps make it easy to find nearby hotels, sights, restaurants, bars, and clubs and to access reviews from the map.

Listings are searchable by destination, price range, or category of interest.  Look for properties designated “Fodor’s Choice,” representing the best of the best.

The Fodor’s apps were recognized as the “2013 Travel App of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers, and were featured in Wired Magazine’s 2012 App Guide as a Best Travel Reference App.

How can Fodor’s afford to give away its guidebooks for free?  The apps include the ability to book hotel rooms via Expedia, buy event tickets via Tickets Now, and make restaurant reservations via Open Table.  Fodor’s is likely earning a commission if you make purchases via the app.

Fodor's 2014 Travel Guides Free on iTunes
Fodor’s 2014 Travel Guides Free on iTunes

Here are links to the city travel guides:

Fodor’s U.S. City Guide Apps

Fodor’s International City Guide Apps

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