Monday, September 23, 2019

Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter At Universal Studios Hollywood | 26 For 26

Hello everyone!
While Erik and I were in California last week, we were able to visit Universal Studios Hollywood.
Erik had never been and I hadn't been since I was 3 so, we were eager to experience it together.
Mainly for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
We reread all of the Harry Potter books and rewatched all of the movies in preparation. 
It did not disappoint!
We headed to Hogwarts Castle first thing in the morning as we heard it gets busy.
Seeing it up on the hillside was truly impressive.
My childhood dreams coming true!

We were able to get onto the ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, fairly quickly. 
The line for the ride is located throughout Hogwarts Castle and it was so fun to see all the details that were incorporated. 
The ride itself was INTENSE and my favorite at the park by far.
We rode it twice and would have loved to have ridden it at least one more time.

After that, we headed over to the ride Flight Of the Hippogriff.
It was a little anticlimactic in all honesty...
It was fun!
Just really short-lived...

Our next stop was for Butterbeer. 
I have heard the Butterbeer is amazing but, was trying not to get my hopes up.
Erik couldn't wait and took a sip before we had even gotten out of line and could not stop raving about it.
One sip and I got it...
That stuff is delicious!
So delicious that we ended up getting another one before the day was over.
We are going to try to make our own and will let you know how it compares to the real stuff.

We walked around Hogsmeade and explored the shops.
We even saw the Durmstrang and Beauxbaton students put on a show.

I could have spent the entire day there but, did want to check out the rest of the park as it was basically my first time. 
We went on the Studio Tour, rode the new Jurassic World ride, saw a raptor and rode the Mummy and Transformers.

Erik is a huge fan of the Simpson's so we spent some time in Springfield.

We had a Lard Lad pink donut for breakfast.

And ate at the Krusty Burger for lunch in honor of National Cheeseburger Day.

Afterward, we spent the little time we had left soaking up Hogsmeade once again. 
It was really magical, some pun intended...
I wish that Harry Potter had a larger portion in Universal Studios. 
It was not enough for this Potterhead!
I hear it's a little larger in Orlando so, I guess I will have to head there next. 😉
Have you been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
What was your favorite part?

All my love, 

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