Having been lucky enough to experience both, which did I prefer and how – if money is no obstacle for you – do you decide which to prioritize?
I almost feel as though this post needs a disclaimer. Yes, I absolutely loved the Hogsmeade portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, but I didn’t fall in love with it to the same degree that I did with Diagon Alley the day before. Still, the pull of seeing Hogwarts castle was an undeniable highlight.
For as long as I can remember, books have played a huge role in my life and in who I am. I could read before the age of 3, and to this day, escaping through words into a world of imagination and adventure is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. I have loved just about every book I have ever come across, but one series in particular stole my heart from the moment I opened the first book – the Harry Potter series.
This was hands down one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, partly because I checked off so many bucket list items, but also because it was so much fun from start to finish! Last November, I went on a Caribbean cruise with my dad, his girlfriend Judy, and Brit, and then spent two days at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with Leah, immersing ourselves in the phenomenal Wizarding World of Harry Potter sections of the parks. Here’s how it all went down!