After disembarking from our cruise ship, we drove up to Orlando to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Despite the fact that I thought it could have been slightly larger, it was pretty much mind blowing. We entered Hogsmeade to find the train station.
We spent our first hour or so exploring the town. It might look like a winter wonderland, but it was actually very hot.
Zonko's joke shop had puking pastilles, U-No-Poo, extendable ears, and many other magical prank devices.
The candy shop had an every flavor bean dispenser, chocolate frogs and much much more.
We wandered into the Three Broomsticks for lunch. I ate fish and chips and Jerry had chicken and corn.
The food was okay, but what was really good was the butter beer!
Jerry became a little addicted, and I thought it was a tasty treat.
Next stop was Olivander's to find ourselves a wand.
We had a lot to choose from. I chose Hermione's wand and tried to convince Jerry to buy Ron's wand. He said he only would if it was broken and came with duct tape.
During our Hippogriff ride, we found Hagrid's house. For some reason this really impressed me.
We found that Hagrid is still protecting Buckbeak. While I know that Buckbeak is very nice after you get to know him, I still thought he looked scary.
We spent a great two days with Harry Potter and took hundreds of pictures of which I have shared a few. Check my family blog for a tour of Hogwarts Castle.
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