I love Harry Potter. The books, the movies, everything. You may think I am a complete nerd, but that’s okay with me. For my 21st birthday (last August 31st) Matt surprised me with a trip to Florida to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Best.Surprise.Ever. (I’m telling you–he’s a keeper!) But with his work schedule and me having school, we weren’t able to go until a couple of weeks ago. We left for Orlando two days after I got back from Vegas. (See? I wasn’t kidding about my life being a whirldwind.) We spent two nights in Orlando to go to Harry Potter. We then headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida for another three nights before flying back to Chicago for the Cubs game.
Here are some pictures of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade Village…
Matt and I on one of the rides.
Matt and I with the conductor of the Hogwarts Express before leaving for the day.
I had such an amazing time pretending I wasn’t a muggle. We went into Olivander’s, had lunch at Three Broomsticks, had a beer at Hogs Head Pub, sipped on Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice, and much more! It was so fun! I had very high expectations for this place and it went above and beyond those expectations. Props to Universal Studios! (Note: I may or may not have bought a wand.)
We stayed at a hotel right on the beach in Cocoa Beach and it was quite relaxing! It was a wonderful vacation all around and was well worth the wait!
Matt and I on the pier after an amazing seafood dinner overlooking the ocean!