Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The day Hogwarts became real

hogwarts express
hogwarts 1
platform 9 3/4
hogsmeade station timetable
A&H in front of hogwarts express
hogsmeade rooftops
hogwarts and hogsmeade sign
hogwarts express side
me in front of hogwarts
butterbeer
hogwarts 2
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was indubitably one of the highlights from our whirlwind sojourn in the sunshine state. I had been itching to pay a visit ever since I discovered in 2007 within my college dorm room that they were opening in Orlando, and golly molly, it was absolutely as brilliant as I had imagined. I was one of those nerds who bought each book the first day it was released at 6:30 in the morning, spent all day and night reading it until I finished, and secretly wished that world were real. As we traipsed around Hogwarts and Hogsmeade that day, I kept blurting out unabashedly, "All my dreams have come true!" I snapped so many photos that I shall share more in subsequent posts, but I must divulge that the ride within Hogwarts is the best theme park attraction (and most technologically advanced ride) I've ever experienced - an amalgamation between a roller coaster, 3D simulation, and legit magic that transports you into scenes within and around Hogwarts. I am still in awe of the creativity God has bestowed upon people to conjure up an amazing literary series-turned-theme park and movie phenomenon.

19 comments:

  1. This is my absolute dream. I was hoping you would post some pictures!! So glad it was everything you hoped it would be. Now, I need to get there!

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  2. OH this looks SO fun!! Ha ha love the snow against the trees in full bloom!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  3. I was just thinking about you last night, girl!!! So happy you commented on my blog...I miss you! Lets chat, soon!

    PS- you are showing up as a no-reply blogger so I can't respond to your comments! Respond to this and i'll show you how to fix it!!

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  4. Haha! I first discovered Harry Potter senior year of college during finals! Oy - I was so hooked I couldn't put the book down. I literally finished it as quickly as I could so I could get back to studying! And my husband and I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for our 2 year anniversary :D I love seeing these pictures! Brings back memories!

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  5. drooling. soooooo jealous, helen!

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  6. that is awesome!

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  7. I love how grand the castle looks! It's incredible how much detail and work went into the theme park.

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  8. I am seriously so jealous right now! I've been wanting to go there for so long. Looks like you guys had a great time!

    xoxo Jamie

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  9. oh, you are SO lucky you went here! it's on my to-do list :) harry potter fan for life.

    grace & love,
    kristyn

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  10. stop it!! I want to go there SO badly!! I know my husband and I might be the biggest kids there when we go. haha
    xo,
    nancy

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  11. I am so jealous right now! That looks amazing and I would love to see more photos.

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  12. amazing, really love this!
    hope you follow me back <3

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio, xx

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  13. Ha! I didn't realize this place existed and now I really want to be there. I think that is adorable that you exclaimed "all [your] dreams have come true!" Never lose that sense of excitement!!

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  14. wow. omg.. my husband would die to go to this place. both, He and his sister, love Harry Potter. lol

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  15. this is the coolest! It looks so real! What an amazing park. We just went to DisneyWorld and this looks like way more fun :)

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  16. I love your complete devotion to all things Potter. Beautiful pics as always and I am glad you had so much darn fun!

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  17. It looks like so much fun, a definite must for any Potterheads! You take such beautiful pictures too.

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  18. Oh wow! This is divine!! I'm now frantically scribbling down visit Harry Potter World on my Bucket List!

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