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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Olivia’s school follows the French school calendar so her Spring break was last week. I love that it’s later in April after Los Angeles public schools because less crowds! We had a busy week and the highlight was Antz taking a day off so we could go to Universal Studios. Unsuspecting Liv received a Hogwarts school acceptance letter in the fireplace early that morning.

 

We bought some parchment paper and Liv wrote a letter *in English and French* to her class and we sent it from the Owl Post, postmarked in Hogsmeade!

Although it was a Tuesday and most of the rides had a wait time of less than 30 minutes, we had to wait over an hour to see the wand keeper at Ollivander’s wand shop. This is the kid who had a wand choose him. That didn’t stop Olivia from having Hermione’s wand choose her.

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Little did she know this wand was capable of producing several spells throughout the park.

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Liv had to practice charms and incantations, she is a natural witch!

Inside of Hogwarts castle for the Forbidden Journey. I was so impressed by the attention to detail. The portraits actually spoke!

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The food was excellent at the Three Broomsticks restaurant. And yes, butterbeer lives up to the hype!

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I must admit, I could have stayed in the Wizarding World all day just snapping photos of all the impeccable details featured from the films/books but I’m a dummy and I left my extra camera battery at home and of course the battery died in three hours. I was lucky to have my iPhone as a backup but I wasn’t happy with the photo quality. We spent the rest of the day going on the Studio Tour and all the other rides. I sat out for the Jurassic Park water ride but Liv was totally into roller coasters. We bought a season pass so we can return and I can take more photos and bring my butterbeer mug for a refill.

 

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Hours 9am – 7pm

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