Hello again! I’m sure you are all anxious to hear about what we did while we were in Florida. Our first full day was going to be super exciting, I could hardly sleep. We got up really early so we could take advantage of early admission…to Universal Studios! We were finally going to go see all of the cool Harry Potter stuff they have there!!! Mom even bought me a special outfit just for the day. Are you ready????
This place was SO cool! The whole time we were there, we felt like we were really in a Harry Potter movie. The attention to detail was incredible.
This inside of Olivander’s wand shop–look at all of those wands! We didn’t buy one, mom and I agreed it was a lot of money to spend, we had other things we wanted to buy instead.
I got to sit on Hagrid’s motorcycle too! It was a little bit big for me though.
We did a bit more looking around before hopping on the train!
The station was huge! We even got to see Hedwig waiting to be loaded up to head to Hogwarts.
Mom even talked to Hedwig a little bit:
The train ride was pretty cool, but sometimes it could be a little bit scary. There were some dementors trying to bother us… eeeek!
It didn’t take too long though and we were in Hogsmeade!
Dad needed to use the restroom once we got there. He came out laughing–he said that Moaning Myrtle was talking to everyone in the bathrooms. Mom and I went and checked it out–and sure enough, she was!
I was SOOOO excited to get to see Hogwarts!
We ate brunch at the Three Broomsticks, it was VERY good. Both mom and dad agreed that it was one of the best meals we had when we were in Florida. Mom and I also tried butterbeer, we both really liked it. The next day we were going to get some more, but then mom noticed they also sold butterbeer ice cream, so we decided to try it. We were both hooked!! I wish we could get it here.
Before we left, we stopped by Honeydukes candy store and picked up some fudge, a chocolate frog and some Bertie Botts beans. It wouldn’t be a trip to the village without it! Check out some of these cool cakes.
We had a lot of fun checking everything out, so much so that we went back the next day. We didn’t take any pics though because we were traveling much lighter so we could ride the rides.
I did get something at Universal Studios–but it wasn’t Harry Potter themed.
I got a Minion!!! Mom and I loved the Minion ride and they had a very cool store when you exited. This is Carl. I think I’ll set him right over by the TV so that when Cassandra comes to visit, she will see it right away.
Stop back in a few more days, we have one more place we went that I can show you. Hope you had fun checking out our visit to Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade!
(In case you are wondering, Mimi’s Hogwarts outfit came from Amazon–and was only $19.99! I plan on doing a review on it at some point, stay tuned.)