Thursday, January 6th, 2011
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The Annals of Insane Press Releases: Butterbeer Edition

I don't even know. "In celebration of selling its millionth Butterbeer inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort shared 1,000 complimentary Butterbeers with guests on the streets of Hogsmeade." Yes, really!

Butterbeer appears as a favorite drink inside the Harry Potter books and films and is only available inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is a nonalcoholic, frothy drink reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch and is served cold or frozen.

Much has been written about Butterbeer since it made its debut on June 18, 2010, making it one of the most talked about beverages of 2010. There has been much speculation about its secret ingredients—but Universal Orlando will not share the closely guarded recipe. Universal has implemented special security procedures to protect the details.

Butterbeer quickly became a guest favorite. To help meet the strong demand, Universal Orlando added a fourth Butterbeer location within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

“You can see the excitement on our guests’ faces as they wait in line – and then the smile that comes with their first sip,” said Ric Florell, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Resort Revenue Operations for Universal Orlando. “Butterbeer is not just a beverage. It’s an experience.”

13 Comments / Post A Comment

jolie (#16)

I mean, it does sound delicious? *ducks*

deepomega (#1,720)

I know, right?!? Shortbread + butterscotch = be still my pancreas.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@jolie: I can remain silent no more. The thought of a Twinkie with jelly makes you dry heave, but this stuff sounds delicious? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills! *flings box of Jelly Krimpets*

jolie (#16)

@bod: OMG I read that as "*fingers box of Jelly Krimpets*" and alskhfkshfklhgklhsdgklhsd

jolie (#16)

Also: You're the only person who has ever not liked my outre cranberry sauce so basically what I'm saying is IT'S YOU NOT ME. *sticks out tongue*

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@jolie: If I was going for asaklfaslkflkf, I would have said *fingerblasts box of Jelly Krimpets*

And I felt really bad about not liking the cranberry sauce!

metoometoo (#230)

OMG, I so desperately desire to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Do I have to wait until I have kids, or is it acceptable for me to go purely as an adult Harry Potter enthusiast? If I wait until I have kids and they are old enough to read all the books, that's so many years from now! And if I am kid-free when I go, I can trip on a low dose of 'shrooms. But I live in California and have no legitimate reason to ever be in Orlando…WHY couldn't this have been built in Anaheim?

deepomega (#1,720)

The same reason nothing good is ever built in Anaheim.

jfruh (#713)

My child-free wife and I are visiting for her 40th birthday this September, so, very much no, you don't have to wait. Come party with us, HARRY POTTER-STYLE!

KarenUhOh (#19)

Christ. That camera person had one too many Butterfingers.

jfruh (#713)

The funny thing is, I was always under the impression that butterbeer in the books was actually alcoholic. Didn't the kids have to be whatever the ludicrously low British drinking age (15?) in order to get it?

metoometoo (#230)

Yes, you are 100% right. I thought it was only mildly alcoholic, like near-beer, and that's why they were allowed to drink it at such a young age?

And also, YES PLEASE, I would like to crash your wife's 40th birthday and traipse about like a totally creepy 'shrooming adult Muggle in Hogsmeade.

Philly Boy Roy is a chef?

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