Listening to: Lumos! - Hedwig's Theme
Reading: Many things
Watching: The talking portraits
- updating from Orlando, Florida, on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure-
So, I am one that is hard to impress with anything, and my theme parks are no differant. When I say I was blown away by Hogsmeade upon arrival, I mean I was blown away completly.
The entire village is exactly like the set of the Harry Potter films: the buildings are delightfully twisty-twirly, there's snow on the ceilings, and the storefronts are perfect. There's Dervish and Bangs, the Owl Post, Zonko's and even Ollivander's Wand Shop. The line just to get into Ollivander's was insane though: at least a 40 minute wait.
The Three Broomsticks and the Hog's Head sells Butterbeer, but you can get it two ways: frozen or regular. Get frozen: you wont be dissappointed. Dueling Dragons have been turned into the Dragon Challenge. Butterbeer, butterbeer, BUTTERBEER.
And then there was Hogwarts.
You see it looming over your head, and you immediatly feel like a speck on the earth. And there's a ride inside of the castle. The line has so much in it: talking portraits, the Gryfindoor common room, Dumbledoor's office, and so much more. As for the ride inside, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, I won't go into the details. But it's like nothing I've ever been on in my life.
So, in the end, an amazing day. If you go to Orlando, this is the one thing you have to do.
- Go to Wizarding World in between 3 and 6 P.M. Less crowds then.
- Try the frozen Butterbeer at The Hog's Head.
- If you want to sgo to Ollivander's, enter through the entrance to Dervish and Bangs. The two stores connect to one another
Faith, sorted into Slytherin