This Time Next Month

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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My countdown may have started a long time ago, but I would like to point out that in just one month I will be at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If this post is any indication, I'm a pretty big fan. Disney may be the happiest place on earth, but it doesn't have frozen butterbeer (or butterbeer ice cream...and yes I will be consuming all forms of butterbeer on that day YOLO).

Samantha is coming to visit for Labor Day for the occasion and I cannot wait to have someone to talk HP trivia with on the drive to Orlando. That's a sign of a true friend right there. 

I would like to point out that I am not usually a theme park person. Maybe it's because I've lived semi-close to Orlando my entire life, but my family has never taken a week off to traipse through a concrete jungle, wait in lines with wait times measured by the hour and eat overpriced food in a sea of strollers and screaming children. Call it cynical, but it's just not my idea of a good time.

However, this is the closest I will get to strolling through Diagon Alley and riding the Hogwarts Express so I think I will be able to suffer through it. I may not be an early adopter and had no desire to join the thousands waiting 7+ hours for the main attraction a few weeks ago, but I also don't know if I could have stood the suspense of waiting any longer than this to visit.

Forgive me if I come back shouting allohamora at my front door willing it to open. It's simply a matter of reliving my favorite childhood book. 

On a completely unrelated note speaking of books turned into movies turned into theme park attractions, somehow I don't think The Hunger Games will translate well into a family-friendly rollercoaster. Just throwing that idea out there.


Van @ Snow in Tromso said...

Ohhh I already envy your trip!! I would love to visit the Harry Potter World!!!

Natalie V. said...

I'm so, so excited for you! I went to the Wizarding World of HP that's in Islands of Adventures, and I've gone to the Leavesden studio tour near London, but I haven't made it to the Diagon Alley park yet. I get two tickets to Universal Studios each year as a part of my freelance writing/ media writing stuff, and I'm trying to convince my husband that we need to go down there for a long weekend and use them at the new HP!! :)

Kasi Zlochevski said...

That's so exciting! That place looks so real, I guess as real as a magical world can be. I know how you feel about crowded touristy areas, but it will be all worth it just to see Harry Potter world!

Camila said...

That's so cool!!! Have the most amazing time!! And I completely agree on the Hunger Games rollercoaster...

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I am so pumped for you!!! We are going to Disney World in December and we also HAVE to go to universal while we are there!!!! We are SO PUMPED about the expansion! (we have been twice to HP world but obviously never the new expansion!!) #nevergrowup