There is something truly unique about the Harry Potter series of books. As a reader, you find yourself truly lost in a magical mystery of another world. If there was ever a place where children’s dreams can come true, this is it.
There are many rides available for all members of the family. From ‘Flight of the Hippogriff’, to ‘The Dragon Challenge’ (not to be undertaken by the weak), are a true concoction of the books. Stunning animations allow you into the Harry Potter world, which all seems very natural. J.K. Rowling had overall approval of this park and it is evident. The unique Harry Potter scenery is very much like the movies. A true Harry Potter fan will notice the resemblance and appreciate the smaller touches that make this place so like the movies.
Admittedly, the VIP package is expensive but worth every single penny. The wand keeper will address each child by name. The children are then treated to a wand choosing ceremony. This is, truly, a stunning experience to treasure. If you haven’t thought about getting a camera phone out and recording this moment, please do not forget to do this. This entire moment is beautifully scripted, fantastically delivered and a not to miss opportunity. If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford a VIP package to Ollivander’s I would highly recommend it. This was the highlight to the whole park for me. You cannot leave without purchasing your chosen wand, which you will treasure always.
Wow! Experience a Butterbeer for the first time and visit The Three Broomsticks for some fantastically valued food, all named after things Harry Potter related. The experience is truly wonderful and to watch your children enjoying this magical world is a beautiful thing for a parent to see. The gift shops are uniquely Potter like, offering chocolate frogs, remembralls, bludgers and much, much more Harry Potter paraphernalia. The gifts that you can purchase here are truly remarkable and will be admired by all fans back home.
Ticket prices are very reasonable with package deals often available. Do discuss with your vendor the best options available to suit your needs.
The park size is reasonable, which can easily be covered in a day. I got the impression that there was more to come in the way of add-ons, which will certainly mean a return visit from me!
For children, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be a breath-taking experience and is located at Universal Studios Orlando. One that they wish would never end. Even as an adult, I felt this money was the best I had spent. As a family of Potter fans, having a love of the franchise was the main reason for our visit and it did not fall short. For a once in a lifetime magical trip, book your visit today. You won’t be disappointed.
Thomas Edwards has been an international traveller since the early ‘80s and has widely covered Europe, the USA and as far afield as Thailand, Hong Kong and China.