Chasing the Magic at Harry Potter Land - Universal Studios Hollywood

 

 

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For true Harry Potter fans, visiting Harry Potter Land at Universal Studios Hollywood is an experience like none other. 

I recently went to Harry Potter Land as a part of a birthday surprise from my bf who went above and beyond. We had an absolute blast running around the park (Instagram followers were privy to the live story.) If you are a fan and grew up reading the books, Harry Potter Land is a must-do. The attention to detail is impeccable. Everywhere we turned we found little nods to the books we loved. Of all the things to do at Harry Potter Land, the wand ceremony at Ollivander's and the Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey ride in Hogwarts castle were our favorites. (And both were well worth the wait!) Plus, you can do "actual" spells with your interactive wand in Hogsmeade. It was so fun! As well as good practice for my O.W.L.S.

If you are a fan and grew up reading the books, harry potter land is a must-do.
Read on for a list of magical experiences straight from the pages of Harry Potter.

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The must-do list at Harry Potter Land

get a wand

do Spells!

harry Potter & THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY ride  

drink a butterbeer  

visit the owl post  

eat at the three broomsticks

ollivander's wand ceremony  

explore hogsmeade shops

exploring hogsmeade

 

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I remember my first butterbeer.  

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MY WAND "CHOOSING ME" AT OLLIVANDER'S

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Action shot of me doing spells and general witchcraft in hogsmeade. 

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Inside the Owl Post (top left and right) and Honeyduke's candy shop (bottom left). 

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