Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Up until last year i never really cared about the Harry Potter series and i was always more of a Hunger Games fan overall anyway, but with the sudden anouncement of my family's trip to america and more importantly The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. My sister Kariss and i never really bothered to watch or read or be interested in Harry Potter at all until we thought we should get into it at least a little bit to understand the whole Wizarding World for when we visited.

I can easily say we have never ever been more wrong, Harry Potter is one of my favourite things/books/movies EVER!!!  I still havent really completed the whole set (im halfway through Deathly Hallows and am bawling everytime i pick the book much death!). Harry Potter is amazingly well written, plotted and just generally it deals with so many problems that teenagers or adults encounter every day and reaches a wide aswell as a niche audience.

By the time we got to wizarding world months later i was at about the Goblet Of Fire book, so of course i was ridiculously excited to see everything in hogsmeade and get sweets from Honeydukes and Butterbeer from the hogs head/Three Broomsticks and visit hogwarts. On the actual day my sister and i woke up ridiculously early (US: 6 UK:1 AM!) so that we could get to the very very front of the cue and from all of the press we had read about waiting hours and hours to get onto the main ride and such we (my sister and i that is, the rest of our family sort of trapsed wearily behind us as we ran full thrust towards the gates of universal) got there for around 8AM, a half hour before the park opens. Me being me as soon as i reached the gates i bawled my heart out at the fact we were so close and just how generally sentimental i got about finally being there and knowing what was about to happen and where i was going.

As we were let in my sister and i litterally ran through the Dr.Seuss section of Universal to get to Wizarding world purely because we couldnt wait to see everything. When we got there we were greeted by the finest and greatest iron gates above which was a hanging iron sign with a picture of a town welded into it. As we walked through the buildings were all tall thin pointed structures with snow on the top and they were exactly in the movies!.

As you get further into the town we saw Honeydukes (I got a chocolate frog and Exploding bonbons, which actually do explode by the way), we saw an Owl post office from which i got a hufflepuff badge and team flag (im hufflepuff), Ollivanders ( i really wanted a wand but i ran out of money by this point on butterbeers and pumpkin juices from the carts outside), A store full of dress robes, The Three Broomsticks (which was built so wonderfully) and the hogs head (where i drank my butterbeer).

When we got to the actual ride the que was super fast and putting our stuff into the lockers took two minutes, plus there was a guy dressed as draco malfoy there and it was brilliant. Walking through the que you go through every classroom: Herbology with the Mandrakes, Potions, Divination, Ancient Runes you get the idea and boarding the ride is as simple as being on a treadmill for a second then sitting in your seat. The actual ride is hella scary and i have no idea why theres no age limit, theres all dragons and dementors chasing you around hogwarts and oh god its just dreafully scary but overall is really good.

Wizarding world is Amazing. and i could live there. contently.


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