It’s been 7 or 8 years since I’ve been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much has been added since then!! I was not disappointed!
Here are a few of my faves:
✷ The Hogwarts Express takes you between parks. The Village of Hogsmead is in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley is in Universal Studios. The train ride between the parks is super magical with different “scenery” outside the window depending which way you’re riding and Harry, Ron and Hermione talking and walking around outside the compartment. ✷Disappearing through the barrier at Platform 9 3/4 (watch the video in my stories!!)
✷ Outside of Diagon Alley, you can talk to Stan and Dre Head, the shrunken head on the Knight Bus. The shrunken head is totally interactive and laughed when we said both of our names are Ashley and told us our Polyjuice Potion had worn off. ✷ Hot butterbeer!! Last time I was here, they only had cold & frozen. The hot was delicious and more authentic to the books. ✷ The food in the Wizarding World isn’t my favorite, but the fish and chips at The Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron is actually really good. The Butterbeer cream dessert was also delicious. ✷ The new Escape From Gringotts ride is fantastic!! I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting a roller coaster type ride (prob bc it’s inside) but I got a fun little shock at the first drop. ✷ Wandering around the shops in Hogsmead & Diagon Alley... they did such a great job with bringing them to life!! Olivanders Wand Shop is my fave.. def wait in line to go inside and watch Mr. Olivander help a lucky witch or wizard find their first wand!!
✷ The Forbidden Journey ride fixed the screen contrast issues from the last time we were there, and I loved it! I think we rode 3 times.
✷ The Christmas decorations made me so so happy!! They did not leave a shop or building undecorated. It’s so magical, especially at dusk when all the twinkle lights come to life!!
So fun! I’m not sad that my pass has 3 more days on it for next year! I already can’t wait to go back! Headband: @thepluckypeach