Thursday, October 14, 2010


Yes I'm back. Things have been crazy for me lately and I've been very busy with work and school; however, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 releasing in just over a month...I couldn't say away much longer.

First of all, I never got to wrap up my take on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. Here are my final thoughts:

  • The Forbidden Journey ride was better than I originally gave it credit for. It's actually quite scary and I'm interested to see how the younger audience reacts to it. 
  • Take a deep breath before you get on because you're bound to miss something. The ride throws so much at you so fast; I believe that's why I felt a little disappointed after the first ride. After riding it multiple times though, I was able to absorb each aspect of the ride in better detail.
  • The queue leading up to the Forbidden Journey ride is simply phenomenal. You truly feel as if you've stepped into the world of Harry Potter.
  • The food was definitely one of the highlights. Butterbeer is awesome. Pumpkin Juice was better than I expected. 
  • Chocolate frogs were a disappointment. 
  • The shops are incredibly detailed and offer an incredible selection of merchandise. If you're a big HP fan, you definitely have to restrain from overspending.
  • They need more room and they know it. I really feel this is just the beginning of something much bigger for Universal.

As for Deathly Hallows part 1, I absolutely cannot wait. I'm still finalizing my plans, but I will most definitely be going to a midnight showing. I also plan on reading book 7 one more time before the film releases. Expect more soon. In the meantime, go check out the Deathly Hallows trailers...simply AMAZING.

1 comment:

logankstewart said...

Glad you enjoyed the Wizarding World. Have you listened to any of the HP books on audio? I'm pretty sure the 7th (and possibly others, too) won a Grammy. I re-read TDH earlier this year and listened to parts of it on audio, and the voice acting is phenomenal. If not, you should check the local library, cause I'm sure they'll have them all.

I've got plans to watch the film in Imax at midnight, and I'm super excited. Can't wait, dude.

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