Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Traveling for work isn't always glamorous- there are airline delays, bed bugs, less than ideal locations, and of course you're enjoying all of these things while being away from your family. However sometimes there are work trips that you look forward to for two years because it means you get to finally go to Universal Studios to experience "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!" 

I went with two colleagues, neither of whom have ever read the books or seen the movies, but they were kind enough to play along and on the plus side it meant I had to do a lot of explaining - which simply added to the experience of feeling like I was immersed in Harry Potter everything! Not to mention they played the soundtrack everywhere you went. Bonus! 

I'm certain I didn't stop grinning all day. Everything was so realistic and detail oriented. We walked through Diagon Alley, drank Butter Beer (it's not really beer, didn't know that, but now realize it would have been weird for 11 year olds to be drinking alcohol - suppose I always just figured that was how they rolled over in the UK) went to Gringotts, rode the Hogwarts Express, strolled through Hogsmeade and best of all we got to go to Hogwarts! Fan Girl mode was in full effect! 

I can't wait to go back sometime when Andy and Adam can come along - I know they'd love it - especially my little Harry Potter! :) 

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