From Diagon Alley, we took the Hogwarts Express (yes, we were on Platform 9 and 3/4) to Hogsmeade! With some theme park magic, we actually ran straight into the wall between platforms 9 and 10.
After a quick 5 minute ride, we were in Hogsmead!
We had lunch at the Three Broomsticks, which had another true to book/movie fantasy, interior and exterior decor.
frozen butterbeer! I ordered it in a souvenir mug. Sad to say.. I don’t like butterbeer… it tasted like frozen cream soda with a layer of cream on top…..
We also ordered fish and chips.. but it was meh….
After lunch, we were off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!!!!
FAIM? un peu…
Three Broomsticks @ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
I am a big big big Harry Potter fan so the main reason for this year’s East Coast trip was to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
We paid to stay a night at a Universal Studios hotel just so we get early admission into Diagon Alley…. that’s an extra hour before other fans! No words can describe how amazing it feels to enter the dream book world I have been fantasizing since I was a kid.
Ollivanders.. sadly, I wasn’t picked for the wand show…
Gringotts Bank! I exchanged 50USD for 50 dollars of Wizarding bank notes. These could be used in any stores or restaurants in the Wizarding World.
We kept one $10 wizarding money to bring home ….. basically, we paid $10 for a piece of paper that has zero monetary value in the real world…
We ate lunch at Leaky Cauldron! In the books, Leaky Cauldron is a famous wizarding pub and inn.
There’s an actual cauldron that has a crack.. hence, leaky cauldron!
I tried the pumpkin juice… pretty good.. didn’t taste like pumpkin though…
mini pie combination (fisherman’s pie and cottage pie) with salad…. the pies were pretty delicious..very creamy with lots of stuffing…
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Diagon Alley @ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studios Florida