Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Travel Tuesday - The Two Harry Potters

Let's clear up a bit of a misunderstanding..some people commented last week about going to the Harry Potter park I posted last week, a couple years ago.....well not that park!  That park, Harry Potter: Diagon Alley is at Universal Park Hollywood,  just opened this year, July 8, 2014...

There are TWO Harry Potter parks...the first one..The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is at Universal Park Islands of Adventure and opened back in 2010. I went there in 2012..I checked and I never did a post about it, so here goes.....

This park has Hogwarts and Hogsmeade....

I went with my Mom and niece, Allison...
The entrance to Hogsmeade....it is set in winter....

This was not a running train, and you couldn't get on it.

There were all the shops from around the village...and we had butterbeer, which I found disgusting..so sweet..yuck!





There is an Ollivander's Wand shop in both parks, this was the line at the park in 2012.


The best part was the ride....we did wait in line for about three hours for it...

But they have all kinds of cool stuff to see, once you get into the castle proper...




 I thought it was the best ride I had ever been on...my mom and niece were terrified....They took a picture on the ride....and my mom and niece are holding hands..and I am grinning like an idiot....

It was the BEST ride I have ever been on!

So, in order to see both parts of Harry Potter's world, you must buy tickets to two different parks...They have a park-to-park pass now, where you ride the Hogwarts Express between the two parks...I'm gonna do that next time!


http://bonnieroseblog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/traveltuesday.png



5 comments:

Sammy Dorn said...

Ahhh great! Thanks for clarifying! Pretty cool that you can ride the Hogwarts Express between parks!

Diana DeGzz said...

I love your pictures!! We went in Jan 2011 so it was relatively new.. I'm sad I can't find the pictures from when we went and I didn't upload them anywhere. :( I want to do a post about it too! haha.

I didn't know they opened another one.. sounds nice!
[stopping over via Travel Tuesday.]

Van B. said...

I heard about this one (or better I've seen it in several Youtube vlogs as they had a Youtube convention there last year I think). Anyway I'd love to visit it too!

Camila said...

Oh my I was sure that they had opened a new wing to the Universal park in Orlando! So confused!
Definitely love your pictures! I mean that picture in front of that massive Hogwarts...I think I'd be weeping if this happened to me!

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

Much love for Harry Potter, although it is a shame that you can't go onto that train! My brothers have been to the one in England, which I really want to go to the next time I am home.