20 May 2015

Diagon Alley, Universal, FL

The whole street was bathed in golden sunlight, cheerful voices filled the air, and every once in a while the roar of a dragon would interrupt the movie soundtrack playing in every street, putting everyone in a state of awe. The butterbeer was delicious, the chocolate frogs were tempting and the Goblins at Gringotts are extremely realistic. There are only so many positive adjectives I can use to describe The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal, in FL. Magical, overwhelming, beautiful, thrilling, delightful. I'm a massive Harry Potter fan, and as I wandered this place,  I desperately fought to contain my tears. (Others just let gave up after a while) All I can say is that this story shaped a whole generation, and it's impossible to not feel something when you walk among the cobbled streets and quirky buildings.

 I decided to dedicate a whole post to Diagon Alley.  (Hogwarts & Hogsmeade are located in Universal's Islands of Adventure, whereas Diagon Alley is located in another park.) The Hogwarts Express links both areas, and all you need to know is that it's the best train journey you will ever experience. I wanted to buy so many things there, and in the end I bought a Gryffindor mug, a huge blanket with the Hogwarts crest on it, and my parents had to drag me out of the shop before I could buy the cloak, wand and hat. I wanted everything.


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