Even walking up to the entrance gates, the landscaping was beautiful.
Here are pictures of various things as we walked to the back of the park where Harry Potter World is.
Dr. Suess land was alot like Toon Town
The Hogwarts Express. Later this summer, they’re opening Diagon Alley at the other theme park in Universal Studios and the Hogwarts Express will be a ride you can take between that park and this one.
Hogsmeade was really crowded.
A little performance in furtherance of magical cooperation
Hogsmeade at dusk.
We got soaked on the Jurassic Park ride. Soaked!
Hogsmeade looked beautiful this morning.
Another view of Hogwarts.
And a couple more views of Hogwarts. It wasn’t to scale, but it was still very impressive. It’s the home of one of the rides, which was very well done. As you waited in line, it wound through classrooms, past the sorting hat, down corridors with talking portraits, and many other things. In some of the rooms were holograms of Harry, Ron and Hermione doing various things.
The sorting hat! Yes, it talked. In fact, it wouldn’t stop! Sorry I couldn’t get more pics from inside of Hogwarts, but lighting was bad. I took several videos, but they’re nearly black.
I tried to get him to buy it, but he wouldn’t. Maybe he’s secretly a Ravenclaw 🙂
The want chooses the wizard . . . none seemed to want us. : )
This is one of the few stores in Hogsmeade that is actually a real store. Most are just dressing–you can see in the windows, but the doors aren’t real.
The dress shop wasn’t real–only window dressing.
Zonko’s! Unfortunately, not a real shop, either.
The bookstore had all of Gilderoy Lockhart’s books in the window, but it wasn’t a real store.
Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans.
We found bottled pumpkin juice for sale.
Unless you’d rather have a butter beer? We tried it. It tasted a bit like a melted root beer float.
The post office.
The owls in the post office.
The Hogs Head. Disreputable place.
It was even dark on the inside. 🙂
Lunch in the Three Broomsticks.
Lunch at the Three Broomsticks.
Pumpkin juice! We liked the non-fizzy kind better.