Friday, June 20, 2014

A Real Diagon Alley!

I am having a total nerd moment. I visited Hogsmeade last year and went bananas. Can't image what kind of damage I'd do if I got a chance to visit Diagon Alley. How can I get a job here? This is the coolest thing ever.
"Diagon Alley won't officially open until July 8, but the first photos of Universal's new expansion of the Harry Potter Wizarding World show details that may as well put you inside the Leaky Cauldron. The theme park's Diagon Alley features the pub -- yep, there's Butterbeer -- Ollivander's wand shop, Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour, Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes and the Hogwarts Express." (Huffington Post)
Writers, we need to take a moment to soak this all in. They took a place from a book and turned it into a theme park. I first read Harry Potter when I was 14. Now, I'm about to turn 29. The power of a book, a fantasy book!

I'm just amazed at the amount of detail they put into everything. This looks amazing.

   

I just found this out while looking up info on Diagon Alley.
"...you can pass through Platform 9 ¾™ and board the Hogwarts™ Express* from King’s Cross Station in London, located inside Universal Studios Florida® theme park, and travel to Hogsmeade™ Station, located inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure®theme park (right next door to Universal Studios®). Or you can ride the train in the other direction!" (Universal Orlando


Diagon Alley in Florida. Hogwarts Express in London. Why do they have to be so far away? *sigh* One day.
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