I just got back a few days ago from a fun trip to Orlando. The intended purpose of the trip was to attend a Criminal Justice conference, but my family & I used it as an excuse to have a mini-reunion and visit Harry Potter at Universal Studios! Matt had to stay at home and work, so it was just my aunt, my parents, and myself. We had a blast though and I really enjoyed my 1 day of play. Don't worry, the other days I did attend the conference, and even presented some of my own research. That was my last conference presentation as a graduate student, so that was surreal. Anyway, on to the pictures (I apologize for the cell phone quality)!
|We started off at Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, |
where we rode the Forbidden Journey.
|This was the front of the Hogsmeade train station; |
the train (Hogwarts Express) took you to Diagon Alley located in Universal Studios.
|The Hogwarts Express!|
|Now we are in Diagon Alley. I'm standing in front of Gringotts Bank, |
with an awesome fire-breathing dragon on top of it. The ride located in
Gringotts (Escape from Gringotts) was absolutely phenomenal!
|My aunt, Paula, standing with the driver of the Knight Bus!|
|In front of 12 Grimmauld Place|
|The level of detail in Diagon Alley was pretty astounding.|
|The family at dinner that night. You can't tell, but we are absolutely exhausted|
|And proof that I was at the conference. Yes, this is |
where our conference was located. I lead a rough life.
|And just because. This was located at the resort we stayed at.|