In anticipation of the trip, the kids saved money like crazy since the fall. They knew Uncle Dennis and Grandma Susan planned to help them afford the tickets but weren't sure how much they'd spend themselves, so when Uncle Dennis surprised them with personally taking care of the tickets for a 3 day park-to-park, they were thrilled! This left money free for other things like wands, toys, butterbeer, and t-shirts, except for Sean who dumped all of his money into a game system, but a kid has to have his priorities, I suppose.
The details were stunning, transporting you into a fantasy world. It was like walking into the books, and if you were not familiar with the books, it was still like walking into sort of a Charles Dickens meets medieval, meets a steampunk world of quaint little shops, and an other-worldly charm. The details were stunning. There was music playing throughout the park which added to the overall feel and you soon found yourself being swept away!
|Stepping into Diagon Alley|
|A person could have spent hours staring at the details|
in every shop!
|Celestial observational objects and steampunk technology,|
|The details of each corner and angle|
|Mary adopted a pygmy puff and it|
accompanied her into Nocturne Alley
|Sean looked so much like Harry Potter|
(from the book, not Daniel Radcliffe)
with those glasses and the robe that
people kept taking his picture!
|Stunning view of Hogwarts!|
|See? Details upon details! Amazing! And don't even get me|
started on the Butterbeer!
|Celestina Warbeck must have had a thing for Michael. She|
brought him up on stage to sing to him!
|Alex was sorted into Sytherin on Pottermore|
so she got the t-shirt, which prompted a lot of
fun comments from Universal Employees, who
would reminder her that this is a muggle friendly place!
|We did take some time to visit Jurassic Park|
|Had some fun at Toon Lagoon!|
One of my favorites was Suess Landing! I have always loved Doctor Suess and his creative world. It was fun to step into it.
We had lunch last Wednesday at Methos, which was the most beautiful restaurant I've ever visited. Food was fabulous too. The oven is the mouth of the dragon!