Universal / Islands Of Adventure
Date: August 18, 2014 / AM-PM
Location: Orlando, FL
(Photos were taken by phone)
OH MY HARRY POTTER! Best morning/day/night of my life (at least for this year alone). I got to experience and be in London/Diagon Alley, the new part to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal. IT WAS AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL! I cried six times, as soon as I stepped my first step. I could not function well, and I was just in awe walking around, looking at all the buildings, shops, and even details, and waiting outside in the heat in a second line to get closer to the ride inside Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
As soon as we get through the door of the bank, I thought that was it and we just put our bags in the lockers and we were off to ride the coaster. BUT NO. The line was so long, and mind you it was the first line to the second line. There were TWO LINES you had to wait in before entering the bank and making your way through to the ride. First line took 2 hours, just so we can put our belongings in the locker, so yeah first line was the locker line. Then after you place your belongings in locker, you finally entered the bank, which OH MY WORD IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL INSIDE JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIE EVERY DETAIL WAS PERFECTION. The goblins were so CUTE working and starring up every other second, and Bogrod will stop and talk, and they were just so cute! I felt like Bellatrix from the scene where Hermione becomes Bellatrix and Ron is with her to try to go into Bellatrix's vault and yeah I felt awesome waiting inside. Not gonna spoil anymore of us going through the line and inside the bank, BUT OH MY THE RIDE WAS AWESOME! I was not expecting none of it, and I did not know what was happening and how it was going to be, but holy moly it was so so so good (of course I cried for like a minute or two while on the ride), but it was WORTH the THREE HOURS it took us to just ride the ride. By the way the ride is called "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts."
Anyways after the ride, we rode HOGWARTS EXPRESS! I cried so hard seeing the train in real life, in front of my own two eyes. LIKE WHAT?! It was so wicked to ride and just to be in it, and I teared up while inside riding to Hogsmeade/Hogwarts (should not be a surprise anymore that I cried my whole time there). But wow it was so great getting off the train and heading home, to Hogwarts.
Summing up, we rode "Dragon Challenge," twice, since I have to ride both dragons, then we ate cause we were starving and I was dehydrated. Then we rode the train back to London/Diagon Alley and just wondered around some more, got yummy ice cream, my best friend's friend got his wand (jealousy was in the air), and then we just rode some more rides around Universal before heading back to Hogsmeade/Hogwarts to ride "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey."
By far one of the greatest, awesome, magical, beautiful days and nights of my life thus far this year. I have been preparing myself for that day since July (when I found out I was going), and since they announced that Diagon Alley will be coming to Universal last year. I am so happy and thankful to experience it, and it was worth me almost dying from excitement and exhaustion.
Adventure part 1 (click here)
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