Friday, March 13, 2015

Harry Potter Weekend

Harry Potter Weekend

So something pretty amazing happened….We went to Orlando. This is the first time I went to Orlando and didn’t get to have any specific “Disney” experience…Not even downtown Disney.  Mickey was quite sad.

We went to Universal Studios for their Harry Potter Weekend Event.  We had a special package to stay on site, park tickets, a special evening event, chance to sit in on a couple Q&As with actors.  It was all tremendous Fun! 

Here are a few favorite pictures. 

We start off in Diagon Alley (in London) to get our items for school.  

Stop into Gringott's Bank...the dragon outside was impressive

Especially when he blew fire...
It was even more cool at night.  

Inside the bank you have to get directions from the Goblin. 

When you are done in Diagon Alley and ready to go to school, you want to take the train over to London to go to Hogshead....but of course you have to get to Platform 9 3/4

The castle....

Seeing the sorting hat...

Listening to some of the actors was really fun.

We met:  Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch)

Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)just after this weekend he announced he was retiring from acting, so likely this may have been one of his last appearances for Harry Potter.

Fred and George (James and Oliver Phelps)

 And of course we drank a lot of Butter Beer

We also got to do a lot of other things at Universal.  One of my favorite areas was Seuss Landing.  This area was so fun...

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Sam I am (Green Eggs and Ham)

Kevin met Spiderman
And Wolverine
He also got electrocuted in the electric chair

We met the Simpsons

And Shaggy and Scooby Doo

 It was a really fun weekend trip.  If you get the chance to go I think you would really have a great time!

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