Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" Albus Dumbledore.   J.K. Rowling,  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood


For Memorial day weekend, David planned a big surprise for me: A trip to LA.  I had no idea of where we were going after we arrived to the gates.   When we landed late at night and we went straight to Universal Studios and the first surprise was revealed.   We had tickets to Universal Studios for the next day. 

We did the VIP tour which includes some insights of the studios, lunch in a private restaurant and preferred entrance in all the rides.  The only reason why he bought it, was that we expected the park to be really crowded and it was.     We did all the rides on before lunch: Transformers, The Simpsons, Jurassic park, The mummy. 

We left the best for the end: The Wizarding world of Harry Potter.   This area of the park includes the village of Hogsmeade and the Hogwarts. It just opened last April and as diehard fan I was so happy to be there, my husband knows me well.    

At the entry you will find the Hogwarts express and street with all the stores of the village, the wizarding world's best-known establishments like Ollivander's, where you can buy your wand or Honeydukes, the legendary shop for sweets.  

At the back you will find the rides: The flight of the Hippogriff, a family friendly roller coaster and Harry Potter and the forbidden journey, in my opinion the best ride of the park.  It is a 3D ride inside of Hogwart's.  You will fly, play quidditch, fight againts dementors and will tour though Hogwart's. 

The best feature is that if you buy a "interactive wand", you can wave it and make magic in some locations though the park.  The wand come with a map and instructions for every spell.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood




The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios HollywoodThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

2 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh I want to go there so badly!

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    1. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will love it! The interactive wand is the best.

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