⚡️ ALOHAMORA'D MY WAY INTO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD: THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER ⚡️

  1. Some background: Me and my friends decided to not renew our season passes last year because we had OD'd a bit on Universal
    When the studio tour is worked into your day as nap time it might be time to take a break
  2. It has been hard to hold onto our pact of not returning to Universal until Harry Potter opened so the wait has felt extra L O N G
  3. But here we are
  4. MUDBLOODY HELL I HAVE A PASS
    Supposedly we only get to try each ride once - hence the teary offy thing - but like the almighty Dr. Jeff Goldblum once said "life will find a way"
  5. I GOT INTO HOGSMEADE AND I DIDNT EVEN NEED PERMISSION FROM MY PARENTS OR TO BEG PROF. MCGONAGALL
  6. Gonna be real, guys, there a lot of cool shops and the Three Broomsticks and the Owlery but as I didn't have any howlers to send at the current moment I ran as fast as I could to Hogwarts
    That starry night sky though? Cuz the universe knew I was going to Hogwarts? MAG👏I👏CAL👏
  7. If you missed the Hogwarts express, just hop in the Weasley family car!
    I was pre-judging... there IS a whomping willow! It attacks! Not safe for mere Muggle/Nomaj pedestrians
  8. That's Mirror of Erised... "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" also because there's a line forming behind you and you best keep it moving
    Don't you see me holding my Oscar while the camera cuts to my hubby Leo as he blows me kisses and wipes a tear from his eye? No?
  9. Fawkes!
    I'm sure you can get past without whispering "lemon drop" but why not be on your best behavior
  10. The Sorting Hat
    Didn't get to plop him on my head to tell me the answer to the question that's been swirling around my head for many years... AM I A GRYFFINDOR OR A RAVENCLAW?!?!? I just don't know!
  11. The ride was amazing. TBH I heard rumors it was similar to the Transformers ride and that screen-simulation-packed-barf fest was a snooze for me. However, this one is mixed with actual physical props and that makes it more fun IMO.
    Yes, I tried to grab the snitch, of course @CharlieC gave the finger to Malfoy, and duh we both yelled EXPECTO PATRONUM at the dementors.
  12. MY FIRST BUTTERBEER!
    Oh of course super sweet and I don't even drink soda anymore but I've been waiting to try this delish concoction since I was a wee muggle waiting for my acceptance letter to Hogwarts.
  13. Me walking into Hogwarts:
    But with like way more tears of joy/pure excitement streaming down my face
  14. I could really use Hermione's Time-Turner right about now.