Yesterday I was invited to visit Universal by a good writing friend, and I finally scratched something awesome off of my bucket list: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
First, this area is split into two parks. Universal Studios Florida:
and Universal's Island of Adventure:
My friend and I started at Universal Studios Flordia.
We rode the Mummy ride, which was awesome and scary (at least for me)
You know you're close when you see the Knight Bus.
The Knight Bus Driver might even let you take his picture! He's a cheerful bloke.
But there are a few clues that will point you towards the Wizarding World, and none of them are obvious. One that most muggles miss is the phone booth.
And if you're really close, you'll see a very familiar house elf peeking at you from the Black's household.
Your first stop is Gringotts Bank:
There might be a dragon on the lose: do be careful.
Magical shops await you, including:
And there are many to choose from.
This book, unfortunately is not. (I'm told you should stroke the spine.)
The previous headmasters and heads of the household greet you (mostly) warmly.