Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tuesday - Universal Studios and Hogwarts!!!

On Tuesday we took a little side excursion while the rest of our group was attending to wedding-related activities. I will admit that the side excursion was for me and my love of all things Harry Potter. We started out at Seuss Landing and rode some fun rides for the kiddos. We also ran into a few of our favorite characters! A couple of these pictures are out of order as we didn't actually run into Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat until we were leaving the park in the afternoon.

While Joseph and I were finishing up in Seuss Landing, Christopher and Jacob went ahead and scope out Hogsmeade. He brought back samples of Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice. If you're not familiar with the Harry Potter books, these are two of the most often mentioned beverages.

The entrance to Hogsmeade and the Hogwarts Express!

Zonko's Joke Shop!
Even if you don't want to ride the rides, you need to go through the cues. You never know what you might see, especially inside Hogwarts!
We had lunch at The Three Broomsticks. Turkey legs, fish & chips and more pumpkin juice.
Hog's Head
Hagrid's Hut.
Inside Hogwart's.

Butterbeer stand.

Family picture in front of Hogwart's. I really could have stayed here all day. The village was so amazing. . . . down to Moaning Myrtle in the bathrooms.