|Hogwarts Castle! And yes, I AM wearing a Quidditch T-shirt.|
|Where you enter Diagon Alley (from inside DA).|
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - In Diagon Alley, this is the main event ride. Really, it's the only ride. There was an area where it looks like they could expand and make another ride, but for now this is the big one on that side of the park. What makes these rides so cool is how much detail is put into all of the stuff you see while waiting in line. You go through Gringotts bank, down into the tunnels, seeing all kinds of cool stuff. I don't want to give it all away, because you really should experience it for yourself. The ride itself is fun, but is mostly the type of thing where you are watching holograms. How they combine the video with the background is pretty cool, and although I felt nauseous on some of the other rides incorporating that sort of thing, this one I was perfectly fine on.
|The Head Goblin as you wait in line for the ride in Gringotts.|
|On board the Hogwarts Express.|
|Passing by the Sorting Hat as you make your way through Hogwarts.|
|On your way through the line, you find the Weasley car.|
The Classic Drinks:
Butterbeer - Butterbeer is hard to describe. It's lightly carbonated, so it has a bit of a fizz going on. I'm not sure that I was a very big fan of it, to be honest. It leaves an odd aftertaste. BUT, the Butterbeer ice cream? Now THAT is good. It's softserve, which I found surprising for some reason, but was delicious. The lines for the ice cream can get pretty long, so be prepared for that. I didn't try the frozen Butterbeer, which may have been a better option than just the straight up variety.
|You do get a fun mug to keep if you want to spend a little extra!|
|The best picture I have of the Pumpkin Juice, ha. This was in Citywalk at the end of our trip. I was exhausted!|
Alas, we did not eat in any of the HP-themed restaurants. I did sneak a peek in all of them, but we were trying to save money and they weren't the cheapest places to go for food. They did all have super fun decor, of course. Next time!
|The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.|
|Calling up the Ministry of Magic in London.|
|The attention to detail is really quite amazing.|