ISLAND OF HARRY POTTER SOME OTHER STUFF AND HARRY POTTER OKAY

Disclaimer: my phone stopped showing me what i was writing halfway through so this post has not been proofread, and stops midsentence. Today was IT. The big day. Today, we went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

It was perfect. The rides were great, the scenery was immaculate, the butterbeer was delicious. Protip: get it cold instead of iced; drinking it through the cream is an essential part of the experience. Also, it was one of the most smoothly running parks I can remember going to this week.

Anyway, the good stuff. The only ride we got to do was the Forbidden Journey, because the wait was two hours. I loved it though. You walk through Hogwarts to get to it. You even see the moving portraits! It’s one of those 3D rides that tilts and twirls but never really moves, so it’s good if you’re scared of coasters, but not if you get motion sick. Ot was definitely my kind of ride. Protip 2: you can’t see anyone once you’re secured into you seat, so it’s worth it to break up the group and use the single rider’s lane on this one.

After that we ate lunch at the Three Broomsticks. Cameron and I had turkey legs. That was a bad move on my part, I’m such a slow eater. I love turkey sooo much though! Mom and dad got the shepherds pie and thoroughly enjoyed it.

After that it was getting late so we just rushed through shopping. It was crowded, but that just made it feel more like a scene from the movies for me. I got a Ravenclaw tank top (house pride!), a Potter Quidditch jersey, a Ministry of Magic mug, a sugar quill, a chocolate wand for Cameron, and a chocolate cauldron and a pumpkin juice for us to share later.

Also, when you check out of the gift shop, they ask you to sign your receipt ‘for the Ministry’ which I have been giggling about all day.

Other stuff. Uhhh…

We rode a couple of small things in Seussland, which is gorgeous and amazing to walk through. And the rides were all kiddie enough for me and mom so bonus points! Really cute section of the park.

The only other big thing we really did was the Jurassic Parl River Adventure. It was cool to see the big dinosaur animatronics and we got soaked at the end, but it was warm enough it didn’t matter. Very fun.

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