I recently spent two days in Orlando, Florida’s Universal Studios. Universal is a huge amusement park but I was most interested in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My family and I have always been big fans of J.K. Rowling’s books and films. There are two parts of the Harry Potter World in Universal Studios. One is Diagon Alley and has multiple stores and restaurants featured in the books and movies. The second section is the small town Hogsmeade which has more stores and restaurants featured in the books and movies. And of course, visitors can stare at the amazing castle of Hogwarts which is just outside of Hogsmeade. Both sections are connected by none other than the Hogwarts express train. Visitors can ride the train and feel like a Hogwarts student along the way. There are also three roller coasters based off of the Harry Potter books and movies. Even if you aren’t a fan, I would still recommend visiting the Harry Potter World if you are ever in Orlando, Florida. I was highly impressed with how real and accurate everything was compared to the movies.
P.S. Don’t forget to try a cup of butterbeer, which is the drink featured in the movies. It’s non-alcoholic, only sweet and delicious!