Hitty Visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando


When I heard that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was located in Orlando, Florida, I immediately wanted to go!  Imagine my surprise and delight when I learned that my adopted humans, Shirley and David, won free tickets to Universal Studios.

You heard that right---they actually won free tickets and I was allowed to go along.  It turned out to be a family day because their daughter and their two grandsons were visiting and they got to go too.

We got up very early to leave and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I learned that we were not traveling by the Hogwarts Express but in a regular Muggles car that couldn't even fly.  Wouldn't it be so much fun to get on your broom and just fly wherever you wanted to go?


Our first view of Hogwarts was impressive!






Luke and Jesse had to stop on the foot bridge so Grandma could take their picture.

We were all thinking. "Hurry up already!  We want to see Hogsmeade and Hogwarts!"


But, you know how Grandmas are so we all just held our tongues and waited patiently.


A view of Hogsmeade



Here I am in front of Zonko’s Joke Shop.  I really wanted to try some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans but I was afraid I would get the ear wax flavor.  You know I have a wooden stomach but some things are just too disgusting even for me and I have seen and experienced many things in my long life.


We got to see and hear the Sorting Hat


A group of First Years giving an impromptu concert


The Smiling Clerks who collected the tax for the Ministry of Magic




We bought this really cool postcard

The Postmistress of Hogsmeade stamped it with the official Owl Post postmark.




All in all, a very fun day and I am ready to go back!  I'm not sure that my adopted human, David, is though.  Shirley told me that he says the best amusement park ride is the one home.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando isn't an amusement park---it's an exciting adventure.  I think we all had a good time!



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