Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Day 2)

It was completely wonderful to have Ken feeling better and able to join in for Day 2 at Universal Studios. 
 Since it was a Saturday, we knew it was going to be a lot busier than it had been the day before so we first went to the this roller coaster. The girls rode and the boys watched. It was a rough one, but we were able to laugh about it. 
We decided to go to Hogsmeade first this time, so we headed to the Hogwarts Express. Here is Greg walking through Platform 9 3/4.

 Sandy was hoping she could push the button to start the train, but had to settle with just wearing the conductor's hat.
They had a little concession stand as you waited in line and they were selling Turkish Delight. Of course, I had to buy one and try it out.

 The Three Broomsticks
 The Hog's Head
 Hogwarts Castle
 We had ridden the Hogwarts Castle ride the day before and it made us all feel sick to our stomachs. Since Ken was still a little quaky from being sick, we opted to just walk through the castle and not ride the ride. It is amazing in there. Just amazing. The moving/talking pictures was one of our favorite parts.

Ken finally got to taste butterbeer.
Before heading to Diagon Alley, we walked around the rest of the park.

 They had a Horror Movie Make up show and we knew we needed to attend.

 It was not at all what we expected, but it was fun.
 More Dr Seuss

 You never know if you might run into an X-Man. We couldn't wait to send the boys this picture of us with Cyclops.

We finally made it to Diagon Alley. 
 Borgin and Burkes
The Vanishing Cabinet. When you got up close you could hear birds chirping inside. One of those little details that made this place incredible.
We couldn't resist this photo op at Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
 Gringotts Goblins
Such a fun place with fun people. Pictures will never do it justice. 

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