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One Million Butterbeers Sold in Six Months

This June 9, 2010 file photo shows Erin Wuchte as she serves up Butterbeer to guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla. Harry has conjured all the magic Universal expected, and then some. In the quarter after the attraction opened, crowds at Universal parks swelled by 36 percent over the same stretch last year, while attendance at Disney's Orlando parks stayed roughly the same.      (AP Photo/John Raoux, FILE)

This June 9, 2010 file photo shows Erin Wuchte as she serves up Butterbeer to guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla. Harry has conjured all the magic Universal expected, and then some. In the quarter after the attraction opened, crowds at Universal parks swelled by 36 percent over the same stretch last year, while attendance at Disney's Orlando parks stayed roughly the same. (AP Photo/John Raoux, FILE)  (AP2010)

Turns out butterbeer is just as popular with Muggles as with witches and wizards.

Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the one-millionth mug of the delicious frothy, butterscotchy libation was sold over the holidays inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, which has been open only since June.

The nonalcoholic drink, served cold or frozen, was inspired by the Harry Potter stories of J.K. Rowling, whose characters regularly tipped a pint or two. Rowling approved the secret recipe for the butterbeer now served at the park.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, situated inside Universal's Islands of Adventure, has a been a sensation, boosting park attendance 36 percent in its first three months.