So we kinda LOVED the Wizard World at Universal's Islands of Adventure. That's why on our second day in the Universal parks we just repeated our Monday plan.
|Riding a wave at City Walk|
|Surfin' City Walk|
|Again, we arrived early enough|
to be first in line at our turnstile.
|Up early for Harry|
|...And we're in!|
|First stop: Hogwarts and the Forbidden Journey ride|
Once again our early start paid off. We were able to ride without too much waiting and do a little shopping, too.
this video from another visitor to get an idea of the view.)
|Entrance to the Dragon Challenge,|
which we had ridden the day before
|We really liked the butterbeer, so we|
bought some more, frozen this time.
|I caught Katie trying to get a perfect picture of her beer.|
|Not all of the Hogsmeade storefronts open to actual stores,|
but most (like this one) have some magical element.
|For instance, outside the quill window you could see a quill |
magically writing and hear the "scritching" sound.
|Brett with his pumpkin tart|
(No, not Katie! The treat in the box!)
After spending a second morning in the Wizarding World, we knew it was time to move on to the Studios side of Universal, but even a muggle would admit that it's hard to say goodbye to this magical place.