Did you know that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando sells Gilly Water?
That’s right, they do. For non-Harry Potter fans, Gilly Water comes straight from the books and films. J.K. Rowling did not want to just sell water at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She wanted to enhance the wizarding story. You can only find Gilly Water, Pumpkin Juice, Butterbeer, and other beverages from the Wizarding World stories.
You can find Gilly Water throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. You can find Gilly Water at both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
What is Gilly Water?
Gilly Water is said to be a combination of Gillyweed and regular water.
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Gilly Water comes in a specially shaped long neck bottle with a stylish Gilly Water label. The cost is $4.00 per bottle, which is a little expensive for water. However, it is still pretty cool to be able to purchase Gilly Water, right out of the Harry Potter books and movies.
Where Can I Find Gilly Water?
Gilly Water can be found at both the Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley sections of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can find it at the fruit kiosks, the Three Broomsticks, the Leaky Cauldron, carts outside Hogwarts, and more. Since Florida is hot, Universal Orlando does sell the Gilly Water everywhere. They want to keep you hydrated.
You can find Gilly Water throughout Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Turn Your Gilly Water into an Elixir at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
One of our favorite uses of Gilly Water is creating an elixir concoction. At Diagon Alley, stop by Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment. You can add a flavored potion to your Gilly Water to turn it into a colorful and tasty elixir.
Each potion costs $3.99. You can pick your favorite potion. You can pour a little bit in your water or the whole thing. We love taking the elixir bottle home. The elixirs do come in a nice souvenir keepsake vial.
Adding an elixir does make the Gilly Water a bit expensive, but still relatively cheap when compared to other souvenirs at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Our kids love creating elixirs during our days at Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Check out a video of our kids creating an elixir with Gilly Water at Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Gilly Water Recipe at Home
We do love the Gilly Water at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. With the summer months coming up, we would love to make Gilly Water to enjoy by the pool or during a Harry Potter movie marathon.
Print Gilly Water Recipe
- 1 Gallon Water
- 1 Cucumber
- 3 Sprigs Fresh Mint
Wash the cucumber and cut the ends off
Peel the cucumber in thin slices
Place the cucumber slices and fresh mint into a gallon jug of water
Cover and place outside in the sun for an hour. This allows the cucumber and mint to infuse into the water.
After an hour, pour the Gilly Water into iced glasses. You can then garnish with extra slices of cucumber or mint. Enjoy!
If you like the Gilly Water recipe, check out our Top 5 Butterbeer recipes that you can make at home.