No post last week because I was on vacation! Hence why I am just now liking all your posts from 1-2 weeks ago.
B and I went to Universal and Disney in lovely 65-degree Orlando. I spent more than a decade of my childhood in central Florida, so I’ve been to Disney many many times, but strangely never once to Universal. With the opening of the 2nd Harry Potter area, I figured it was about time.
We spent 3 days at the Universal parks, mostly in the Harry Potter areas. Islands of Adventure has a Hogsmeade area, and Universal Studios has the new Diagon Alley. There’s even a train ride between them (with a slight chance of dementor attacks).
BEST: Warm butterbeer, which you can only get in winter, is fabulous. Regular butterbeer is kinda too sticky-sweet, but the warm stuff…mmmmm. Also good: butterbeer icecream.
WORST: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (the ride inside Hogwarts Castle) is the most nauseating ride I have ever been on, and I’ve ridden every coaster at Cedar Point. Take some Dramamine.
Also great: tons of Harry Potter merch to buy. House robes cost over $100, so I settled for a Ravenclaw T-shirt and “official” scarf. We also bought an awesome afghan with the Hogwarts crest.