Last week I had an amazing vacation at Universal Studios Orlando. The kids and I have talked about visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a few years. With the opening of Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express, we jumped on the chance to visit this summer. Needless to say, I was totally geeking out! Both parks were fantastic, and the employees and actors were so awesome. They never broke character.
Also, if you're a ginger and you visit the parks, they will refer to you as Ms. Weasley. I constantly had people in the park address me as Ms. Weasley. It was so much fun.
The kids got interactive wands and cast spells at various places. The rides were like walking through Hogwarts castle, Platform 9 3/4, and Gringotts Bank. I took plenty of pictures and will be using them in a Harry Potter display for the library. I love trips like this! Bringing back the fun for my students always makes the trip extra special.
**Side note: we also visited the USS Alabama and USS Drum. Pictures and information are being shared with Social Studies teachers! Collaboration anyone?!**