I went to Harry Potter World.
It was *magic.*
Seriously - still humming the theme song and having daydreams.
This is one of the entrances into
Honeydukes is on the left, and I went nuts in there, getting chocolate frogs, peppermint toads, Honeydukes chocolate bars, and a cauldron cake. So, so, so, so, so good.
And, of course, Hogwarts was amazing. The ride within - the Forbidden Journey - was AMAZING. Maybe it was because I didn't know what to expect, and so I won't tell you details because I expect you to visit, but I was screaming in actual fear, crying, and laughing, and flying. Amazing.
The detail on the way to the ride was insane. You pass through the dungeons and the Potions classroom, through the greenhouse and past the mandrakes, down a hall past the House points counter and the phoenix at the entrance to Dumbledore's office, and then into Dumbledore's office:
Crazy detail, right? You have a chat with Albus, then go into the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, where you meet Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and have a chat about how you're going to fly down to the Quidditch pitch. then you pass through the Gryffindor common room (after telling the Fat Lady the right password, of course), and meet Hermione in the Room of Requirement and you're flying!
I realize I'm sounding a little looney.
So I'll stop gushing about the castle. We also saw Hagrid's cabin (and heard Fang inside)!
We swung by the Owl Post and sent letters to each other via the spectacular service.
Lunch at the Three Broomsticks was phenomenal - best french fries ever.
Fear of Sirius was high - but we weren't afraid because a) we're pals and b) we had our wands.
Mmkay, mmkay, backing off the looney bin again.
Everyone in was
'da da da da da daaaaaaa da, da dadada da daaaa' - you recognize that as Hedwig's Theme, too?!