Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

We spent yesterday at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I was under the impression it was it's own theme park but actually it's located within the Universal Island of Adventure theme park. It was awesome. The only way to see inside Hogwarts is to go on the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which is the best ride I've ever been on. We went on it twice.

We had lunch at the Three Broomsticks. It was pretty good. They have two kinds of Butterbeer, regular and frozen/slushy. Definitely get the frozen kind. If you enter the bathrooms, you will hear Moaning Myrtle talking to you. All the HP soundtracks play throughout Hogsmead.

The only downside is Ollivanders. You wait in line a long time only to find that one out of 30 people get to be chosen for the wand experience. Instead, you can go to the Owl Post and buy wands... Either replicas of your favorite character's wands or a wand based on your birthday. (just tell the attendant your birthday and she'll hand you the appropriate wand. And of course I got one. In fact. I think we dropped around $1000 buying every souvenir our little hearts desired. Wands for me & the kids, Hogwarts robes for the kids. Shirts, hats, a pigmy puff, sword of Gryffindor, Nimbus 2000, Sneakoscope, screaming yo-yo, bunch of candy at Honeydukes, Hedwig puppet, Stuffed animal Crookshanks, and some other things I can't remember at the moment.

To sum it up, it was awesome. So glad we left the kids home with Grandma!!


  1. Looks like you guys had a great time! I really must read those books.

  2. I am absolutely GREEN with envy!

  3. i cant imagine what butterbeer tastes it caramelly...or rootbeery...i am so jealous of day i will be there

  4. Where have I been that I hadn't heard of this place of wonder and delight?!?!??!??!?!?!?!??!?!

    *packing bags NOW!!!*