April 11, 2011

Under Harry Potter's Magic Spell

This may sound like a confession {who doesn't keep a little secret} but yes, I will admit, I'm a huge {not overly obsessed}Harry Potter Fan! I have watched all the Harry Potter movies and can't wait to see the rest of it's books serialized into a movie - that's how much I love it! Can you imagine my excitement when I found out I was going to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal OrlandoI was beyond excitement!

Have you seen it yet? It. is. awww-eesome! 

I went with my family and we visited both parks: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and noticed the lack of people in each parks until we got to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. That area was utterly crowded! And I can clearly see why people are all there. As soon as you enter the attraction, you get this immediate sense of being transported to the "world of Harry Potter!" Even those who are not Harry Potter fan, would agree that being there was just the most enchanting moment! 
Hogwarts during the day
Nighttime scene - courtesy of Universal Studios
The Castle during the day
Nighttime scene - courtesy of Universal Studios

Here's another confession. I don't do rides. but I must be Harry-Potter-crazy that day and actually did the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride with my daughter. I was woozy like a drunken duck and looked like a pickled cuke after the ride but wow, I can see how a huge, huge fan of thrill rides would love it. It gives you that sense of being in flight, like riding the wizard's broom yourself!
Talking pictures - courtesy of Universal Studios

One of the spectacular attractions inside the castle are the animated talking pictures at the stairway. All throughout the castle, you'll be treated with high-tech animations that will leave you wanting for more! Truly magical...
This attraction is definitely worth checking and my daughter gave it a two thumbs up! By far, it was the best I've seen and experienced at Universal Studios! Though woozy, puky and all! It has been fun.
"Special Thanks to Lindsey, Associate Rep. PR for Universal Studios for being our "personal tour guide" at the Harry Potter site and her hospitality. It made our experience all the more memorable" - Maricris

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**A media pass was provided by Universal Studio as part of their media marketing initiative.


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