Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Harry Potter Land

As you enter Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure, you have to go through Suess Landing. We just stopped for a quick picture on our long walk to Harry Potter Land.
Entrance, with the Hogwarts Express
Hogsmeade (with a little Diagon Alley flare)
The quaffles were jiggling around in the box; Brady watched and waited for them to break loose.
Grammy got Brady a Harry Potter wand...
...and a really cute Hedwig.
We stopped for Butterbeer and a bite to eat at the Three Broomsticks / the Hogs Head (they're the same building). Moaning Myrtle's voice was piped into the restrooms. I think we all had fun shopping at the Owl Post, Olivanders, Zonko's and especially Honeydukes.

Taylor and Megan rode both the big rides. Papa rode one of the rides too! I was on kiddo duty, and Anna Belle was not a fan of leaving me long enough to stand in line. All in all, it was fun, we're glad we went, but I know that Disney would have made Harry Potter Land a lot more magical and true to the movie. We're going back to finish Magic Kingdom this morning, come back home for a desperately needed nap and then we're going to a Luau at the Polynesian Resort.

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