Monday, March 13, 2017

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I use to make fun of people who vacation multiple times at Disney World.  I mean, I like Disney World but I've been there done that.  Once as a tween and once with my own family.  And I had a blast!  But that was enough for me.  Now if someone paid for my trip I'd totally go back!

But now... I feel bad for making fun of these people.


We are going to Universal Orlando for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the third time!

Go ahead... make fun of me, I deserve it! Ha!  No, seriously I do!

We went the first week it opened in July 2010.  It was all kinds of PACKED.  We went for half a day and we really only went for me.  Reagan was 5 years old and wasn't into Harry Potter yet.  Jay likes HP but doesn't love it the way I do.

Then Reagan fell in love with HP later that year.  And we HAD to go back for her.  I promised her we'd go back when Diagon Alley was complete.

So in November 2015 we drove back.  This time Diagon Alley was open.  Oh the fun we had!

My dad more than likes HP but less than loves HP.  He's mentioned to my mom multiple times that he'd like to visit The Wizarding World.  So she started saving money, talked to me about it to see if we wanted to go (Ummm, duh!  Yes!) and then surprised my dad with the vacation.  He owns his own business so she let him pick the best time for him to leave his business.  Luckily the dates worked for us and we are going too!  This will be our first family vacation together.

It's offical!  I called in January and paid the deposit and we are all set for our third trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

I'm planning to have these shirts made for us to wear.  We've all picked which one we want to wear. And a teacher I work with is going to make them for us.

So... did you make fun of me?  It's ok if you did! Ha!


  1. I might have snickered a little. But seriously, vacations are for fun, so do whatever you want, even if it is the same place. I am sure you will all have fun!

  2. I did not make fun!! I just want to go! Making memories and knowing that you are all loving it, how could vacations get any better? Good for you all.

  3. I am definitely one of those people who don't get the multiple trips to Disneyworld, but The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is totally different. I love that place abs would definitely go back. Have fun!

  4. Absolutely did not make fun of you - envy that you are going back. We have yet to go the first time. My sons are in a HP club at school and my one son was in HP camp this past summer. It's our #1 dream to go. Enjoy!

  5. Totally get this. We vacation in the same tiny little town in Michigan every single year. I think it isn't necessarily the place that makes it so special it is the people we go with. Enjoy the time! Also love the shirts. My kids make vacation shirts every year, it is a fun tradition.

  6. It sounds like so much fun and a great way to build memories with your family. The t-shirts look so cute, too. Enjoy!

  7. I am one of those people who could go to Disney anytime and would love the ability to do so, so I'm not making fun at all! I am jealous though, because I have not yet been to The Wizarding World and I want to so badly!!