Monday, September 12, 2011

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: A Day in Pictures

I finally got to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this past Thursday thanks to my friend Tiffany, and it blew me away! I thought I'd share my pictures here. :)

Some lowly Muggle...



The Sorting Hat 


White Chocolate Skulls

Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

Fizzing Whizbees (chocolate filled with pop rocks!)

Pumpkin Juice (tastes like cider w/mulling spices)

Fish & Chips <3

I spy Hogwarts...

I liked these Betty Boop prints from one of the Citywalk shops.

The only thing I brought home with me - a white chocolate skull. :) It looks too pretty to eat, but I love me some white chocolate, so I'll have to give in at some point!

After the park, we went to see The Help.  I loved it - it definitely did the book justice.  Viola Davis deserves an Oscar for her role as Aibileen.  And I warn you, you WILL leave hungry for fried chicken!! After the movie, I headed home, and not joking, I was in bed by 11 PM (which is crazy early for me).  It was a busy day, and I was exhausted! haha  But it was so worth it! :)

<3 Jess


  1. awesome pictures, looks like a great time :)

    The white chocolate skull is SO freakin' cute. Now that you have a picture of it you won't feel TOO bad eating it ;D

  2. So jealous!I nearly died when I first found out they were building it, what does the butterbeer taste like?? oh and do you go to Halloween horror nights? I used to go every year when I lived down there,but had to go with all my guy friends because none of my girlfriends wanted to go lol

  3. OMG I'm soo jealous!!! It looks like soo much fun! I'm dying to go there :( Great pictures though!

  4. Great pictures! I want to go back soon so bad!

  5. Nora - that was my thinking exactly! haha It's still sitting pretty in my fridge right now, though...

    Aleksis - Butterbeer is basically cream soda with butterscotch (which is mostly in the frothy foam on top - the best part in my opinion!). It was really good! I've never been to Halloween Horror Nights, because - to make a long story short - I used to have seizures at night when I was growing up (don't anymore), and I'm really sensitive to light because of it. Strobe lights are the worst - I hate them! And unfortunately, haunted houses and the like are always loaded with strobe lights, UGH. Otherwise I would definitely go!

  6. Ahhhh memories! I just went there in January! That castle roller coast ride was AH-mazing! I wish I were an actual Harry Potter fan because so many of the awesome little details were lost on me, but it was cool nonetheless. I liked the singing frogs :D
    Love the pictures you took, and the white chocolate skull looks om nom nom!

  7. I've read all the books & seen all the movies, but I was so overwhelmed by it all that I probably wouldn't have noticed all the little details if my friend hadn't pointed them out to me! (She'd been a few times before - her boyfriend works at Universal.) If you ever come to Orlando again, you'll have to get in touch with me so we can meet up! :)

  8. Love the pictures! It looks a lot cooler than I expected. The butterbeer sounds yummy! LOVE white chocolate - but not sure I'd want to eat a skull.

    Glad you enjoyed The Help - still not sure I want to see it.

  9. I'm so jealous! I want to go to that theme park so bad! It looks great.

  10. Oh no! Was/is it epilepsy? I'd love to proof ride the houses before you went okay this one is safe, or close your eyes for a second... lol p.s. the butterbeer sounds amazing...I love both butterscotch and cream soda..YUM!

  11. Yeah, I had a rare form - "benign nocturnal epilepsy" - meaning I only had seizures at night and it only lasted from age 8 to around 14, I think. I did have a seizure in the afternoon once, though, too - I had just gotten home from school and when I walked upstairs, I collapsed (apparently didn't get enough sleep the night before). So funny you mention proof riding - I used to have my friends hold my hand during haunted houses so I could close my eyes during the strobe light parts! The butterbeer was definitely worth trying - I honestly would have loved it even more if it had been half-froth, half-liquid - the frothy part was SOOO good!