|The entrance to Hogsmeade. The sign reads, "Please respect the spell limits."|
They had chocolate frogs, pink coconut ice, and all sorts of bizarre treats. There was even The Three Broomsticks, where we ate lunch, and Hog's Head, which was a bar.
|The Three Broomsticks. That day's menu was fish and chips, and turkey legs.|
|Me looking a little sweaty, fiendishly grinning with butter beer and a turkey leg .|
|The Butter Beer Barrel-Truck|
The inside of the castle had objects from the movie, and portraits that moved and talked. Holographs of Harry, Hermione, and Ron led groups through the line and to the ride itself. The ride was meant to be a wild broom ride. At one point, dementors filled the room. After going through the castle, my Dad and I (since my boyfriend, Joe hates roller Coasters :/) decided to ride the Dragon Challenge. This ride has two separate "dragons" mirroring each other throughout the ride. Near the end of the ride, the two "dragons" nearly collide. It was probably the most exhilarating roller coaster I have ridden.
After spending a few days in and out of the park, I still feel like it wasn't enough time. I miss it already. I really enjoyed Universal Studios as a whole as well. It is worth the long lines, crowds, and the year-round hot weather. Go see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You won't regret it, and you'll have memories for a lifetime. Meanwhile, Here is the website with their online virtual tour.