Everything you need to know about visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as adults!
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter...for adults?
So, I had held out on visiting for a number of years. Wow, was I wrong - the attention to detail throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (both parks) is absolutely incredible. Around every corner was some new, unexpected detail from the books. I could not have been more thrilled from the moment we set foot in the park. I loved it so much that we went twice in as many years. And, naturally, a blog post was born (an updated). Here are a few tips, for my fellow millennials, adult Wizarding World of Harry Potter visitors!
I’m also in my early 30s and I was, admittedly, expecting The Wizarding World to be a “normal” theme park, which are not where we usually spend our vacations. I also don’t ride roller coasters AND we don't have kids, so, really, I was afraid that I’d be bored.
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For the top 10 experiences you don't want to miss in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, check out the full post!
You don’t need an interactive wand
Unless you have a child with you, who particularly has his/her heart set on it, there’s no need to purchase one of the park's much-lauded interactive wands.
They sell booze. Everywhere.
Check out the amazing mirror where your co-visitors can watch you disappear onto the platform. And, as long as there's a bit of space, you can get away with being just a little rude - take your time and get a picture - I rarely say that, in all honesty, but it’s worth it.
I REPEAT YOU CAN TAKE THE BOOZE ON THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS.
Does butterbeer have alcohol in it?
Ride the Hogwarts Express both ways
The ride on the Hogwarts Express is absolutely magical. It is undoubtedly a highlight of the experience. You are seated in individual compartments with a handful of other guests (it’s not too crowded) and outside the window you’ll see screens displaying images - Malfoy Manor, the English countryside, and finally a warm welcome from Hagrid as you enter Hogsmeade Station.
You don't have to do the rides
I chatted with the sales clerk at the Hogwarts ride who told me people are sick all the time (it’s a combination, according to my husband of screens moving and you physically moving).
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as an adult is 100%, undeniably worth it, even if you don’t do the rides.
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