A MUST SEE WHEN IN CALIFORNIA!!!
One thing that was on our list of things to do while in LA was to go to Universal Studios. I had been once before when I was 14, but certain rides have retired (Back to the Future, ET, etc.) and new rides have taken their places. The thing I was excited most for the Harry Potter attraction! I am a no shame, serious fan of the books and movies and was pretty giddy once we got to the park.
Eeeee so excited!
If you're a fan, then you know that to become a true wizard or witch you first need a wand. Where do you get a wand?!?!?!
What was cool about Olivanders is that they pulled out all the stops. They limit the amount of people allowed in the store at a time (there was a BIG line), and once you're inside you're made to feel like you're really buying your first wand. I'm sure this sounds cheesy to most people,
BUT I DON'T CARE!!!
True HP fans will understand 🙌🙌🙌
You'll also want to make sure you go on the main attraction. But keep in mind that it's a 3D flying simulator ride, so if you get motion sick easily you should probably pass on this one! The line is long, but it takes you through cool spots like Dumbledore's office, a Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, and to the stairwells with the talking portraits. This ride is worth the wait, trust me!
Mirror of Erised
"Men have wasted away before it, not knowing if what they have seen is real, or even possible."
—Albus Dumbledore explaining the danger of the mirror to Harry Potter
If you're visiting Universal Studios in Hollywood any time soon, DON'T SKIP THIS PART!
Thanks for reading muggles! ;)