This weekend, I had the incredible chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park. I’ve been wanting to visit “Harry Potter land,” as my friends and I call it, since the park opened in 2010. So when I had the chance to cover the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, I couldn’t wait.
I got to spend all of Saturday wandering around the park, riding roller coasters and guzzling butterbeer. (No, really.) The attention to detail is amazing, from the colors of Honeydukes to the Golden Snitch flitting around the sporting goods store. Since you’ve seen plenty of photos of the park as a whole, I focused on these specific touches that really brought the world of Harry Potter out of my imagination.
Don’t worry, there’s more! Tomorrow I’ll be posting another gallery of photos from our VIP tour and the red carpet/party, so stay tuned for those.