The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is truly magical. We had the opportunity to attend the Family Forward retreat and visit Universal Orlando Resort for the first time this past weekend. With ages ranging from 5 years to 70 years in our family of travelers, everyone agreed our favorite part was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The Wizarding World of Harry Patter – Yer Not a Wizard, but You’ll Feel Like One
Standing in King’s Cross Station watching The Hogwarts Express pull in, my son turned to me and said it was like a dream come true because he felt like he was standing in the book. It’s an immersive experience that truly captures the magic that J.K. Rowlings created. While jumping into our passenger compartment on The Hogwarts Express, we all agreed it was just like the books and movies. The rides, shops, even the food and drinks in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are done to the highest level with incredible attention to detail. We had the great fortune to dine with our VIP tour group and guide at the Leaky Cauldron, sipped on Butterbeer and Gillywater, and even tried pumpkin juice.
A surprise room drop by Universal Orlando Resort and Family Forward provided us with Harry’s interactive wand which allowed my little wizard to cast spells throughout Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade while my other wizard went to Ollivanders to let the wand choose him.
I’ll be providing a detailed review and experience, but in the meanwhile, here is a video and some pictures of our time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’d like to extend a big thank you to Family Forward for this outstanding opportunity and to Universal Orlando Resort for sponsoring a wonderful family event. We truly created many universal moments.