If I'm any indication, visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is the Millennial Dream. Check out the top 10 things you won't want to miss, when you finally make your pilgrimage.
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The first place you will see upon entering the Harry Potter section of Universal is a small portion dedicated to "Muggle London." But never fear, the little winks and nudges from the designers begin even here! Don't forget to stop by Grimmauld Place to visit Sirius - who is still alive and well, as far as I'm concerned- and, if you stay long enough...
1. Visiting Kreacher at Grimmauld Place
2. Through the Barrier at Diagon Alley
3. Gringotts Dragon's Fire
That's because the Dragon, having just broken free from the bowels of Gringotts, presumably with Harry, Ron, and Hermoine on his back, is expressing his delight with a fresh burst of flame! Gringotts is the central feature of Diagon Alley - everything orients toward it, and the dragon towers above the street, so no matter where you stand, you'll get at least a bit of a view! And if you happen to miss it, never fear - it'll happen again soon!
4. A Stroll Down Knockturn Alley
5. Window Shopping in Diagon Alley
Now isn't a bad time in our journey to grab yourself an adult beverage to accompany you on your shopping journey...
6. Catching the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross
7. Drinking on the Hogwarts Express
What's the ride on the Hogwarts Express like?
All aboard! Enter the Hogwarts Express, and pick your compartment (and lifelong friends!). The conductor will close your group into the incredibly realistic compartments when full, and you're off! The doors and windows of each compartment are screens, so you're in for an immersive experience! And it's a different show in each direction!
8. First View of Hogwarts Castle
You'll never forget that first view. Welcome Home.
9. The Hog's Head Inn
The animatronic hog's head is simply stunning (and massive), and with a mixture of their own brews and trusty British imports, you really can't go wrong with the selection. Just make sure Aberforth uses a clean rag on your glass!
For more on eating and drinking in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, check out the full post!
10. Sending Mail from the Owlery in Hogsmeade Village
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