Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment
Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment stand is where you can pay the Wizarding staff can mix a potion of your choice with a bottle of gillywater.
Unique Buys: A potion of your choice mixed in a bottle of gillywater. You can enjoy Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage, Draught of Peace or Elixir To Induce Euphoria mixed in with your gillywater.
Harry Potter Mythology: In the books, Gillywater was a wizarding beverage made from a mixture of Gillyweed and water. You might recall that Romilda Vane once attempted to convince Harry Potter to drink some Gillyweed that she had spiked with Love Potion. And of course, Universal has turned this into a drink option at Diagon Alley.
Gringotts Money Exchange
Gringotts Money Exchange is a small store where you can buy gold Gringotts coin replicas, chocolate coin candy (which comes in a Gringotts sack) and other such merchandise.
On Closer Look: The Gringotts goblin at the counter is animatronic and fully interactive. Ask him questions, but don’t expect a real answer — he’s very dismissive.
Unique Buys: Gringotts Bank Exchange is basically a store where park guests can buy Gringotts Bank Notes, a currency that only works within the Universal Orlando Resort parks. Its basically Universal’s answer to Disney Dollars.
Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio
Shutterbutton’s is a small shop which offers park guests a photo oppurtunity. They have a couple rooms with green screens and old looking cameras which capture your moving likeness.
Unique Buys: While Shutterbutton’s is yet another place to spend money on a photo in a theme park, its a totally unique take on this concept. Basically, they will put your family into Wizarding places in a moving picture scrapbook. Above is a bunch of photographs of a sample video they had running on a screen on the wall. The videos will range between 3-5 minutes in length and will only be available on a DVD at launch. Its a 15 minute process to complete and costs $69.95.