Universal Park and Harry Potter World! There’s nothing better than Florida in January, even though the park is filled with lines and tourists.
Between Hogwarts food and souvenirs, I spent most of my galleons. Still, the weather was perfect and, except for all the people in t-shirts and shorts, we fell into Harry’s magical world.
For example: Harry’s mother, if you recall, sacrificed her life to save Harry. I’d planned to buy Hermione’s wand, but my daughter wanted one, too. At $35 each, we couldn’t buy two wands. So my daughter got the wand, not me. Oh, the sacrifices mothers make for their kids!
Yet another: Everyone in Diagon Alley, whether they were from Brazil, Japan, or Wisconsin, began to speak British phrases with an accent. Where’s your flat? and Oh, bollocks, I dropped my tea.
Yet another: There’s no sorting hat, but you quickly identify yourself with a Hogwarts house. Turns out, I’m Gryffindore, and my daughter is Hufflepuff. I think she just likes to say Hufflepuff.
Yet another: The adults enjoyed butterbeer after we recovered from the disappointment of learning it’s alcohol-free.
Tomorrow: The Titanic, the airport, and a bit of magic.
Love the station timetable. Makes people wish one could board the train.