Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The summer of 2009 we headed to Disney for our family vacation. After four exciting and exhausting days we headed to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In all honesty we only went to Harry Potter for me. Jay doesn't love Harry Potter the way I do and Reagan was too young at the time to be into the books. 

So off we trecked to the park for me. 

As you can see in the picture below I mixed my fandoms. 

We were the second family in line for The Three Broomsticks. 

Reagan had a authentic English meal of... mac & cheese.... 

Shortly after we got back from this vacation I got strep throat. Reagan wanted to be with me but I was to sick to do anything so I suggested she go get the Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone audiobook off my shelf and we listen to it together. Barely a fourth of the way through she was begging to go back to The Wizarding World because she "didn't appreciate it when we went the first time."

I told her we'd go back when they expanded it. 

So 2015, we are headed back! We are going in November. I called this past weekend and planned out our time there.  Reagan and I are so excited to go back (Jay is too). 

Reagan and I had a lengthy discussion about what type of purse to bring with us. Reagan said a hipster was the best idea. I said a backpack would be best because we could put our purchases in it. We debated the pros and cons of each. Then I got a confirmation email from Universal saying "Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel." SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! So. Excited. About. This!

So 6 years later we are headed back. 


  1. So excited for you! When I started reading your slice, I found myself wondering why you were talking about 2009- and then I got it. Yay for HP and audiobooks and in a way, yay for Strep throat. Have fun.

  2. I am so jealous! I have never been and my daughter is far too young to enjoy it. So it's hard to find an excuse... You guys are gonna have a blast!

  3. Some day I'll take my granddaughters, only six and four now, too early for Harry Potter. But they're really in to Star Wars! Happy travels-what fun!

  4. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO jealous!!!!! I can't wait to go some day. I love the Forks shirt. I think I might have to get one now.... Hooray for fandom!!

    Those audio books are some of the very best. It's partly due to the excellent writing and the story, but I just love Jim Dale's voice. I fall in love with those books all over again when I hear him read them.