Finally made it to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Well actually to Universal in general. We got the two park ticket because it was needed to be able to see both Hogwarts and Diagon Alley, as well as travel on the Hogwarts express. I also thought it was a good idea to get a couple of fast passes so we could see as much as we could in just one day.
We started with Islands of Adventure. Walked around all the attractions there like Dr. Seuss, Skull Island, Jurassic Park, Spider Man, etc. We made the mistake of getting on Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges early on in the day. The rapids were loads of fun but we got completely drenched. Having no spare clothing, we had to walk the rest of the park completely drenched. Regardless we made our way around the park and finally set our eyes on Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Of course we got on a few rides. Went to Olivander’s where joy was chosen to do the wand demonstration and it was awesome! Of course we got ourselves some butter beer!
We took a ride on the Hogwarts express to Diagon Alley where we walked around the shops visited the bank, saw performers, saw 12 Grimmauld Place outside and the Knight Bus. Ashley got off of work early and met up with us after we had left Harry Potter and checked out a few other places like the MIB ride and the Simpsons.
We went back into Diagon Alley with Ashley to eat at the Leaky Cauldron. I had some bangers and mash with pumpkin juice and more butter beer. We took a ride on the Hogwarts Express again back to Hogsmeade where we explored some more before heading back to the hotel.
We are spending the night again tonight and driving straight to work in the morning. Eeek! Exhausting weekend and I feel the rest of the week will be the same. Big things ahead!