March 29, 2018

Hogsmeade (Universal Orlando)

Welcome to Hogsmeade

This little wizarding community is just outside the grounds of Hogwarts Castle.

One of the Hogwarts Express engines.

Let's head further into town.

Honeydukes is one of my favorite stops while in Hogsmeade.

Pumpkin Pasty, Pumpkin Juice and a Frozen Butterbeer.

3 Broomsticks is the main restaurant in town.

There are rooms for rent up above.

Seriously a very cool atmosphere.

Next door is Hog's Head Tavern.

The hog actually moves every so often.

Butterbeer is amazing.

Let's check out some more of the stores.

Seriously this place is so cool.

Let's go into the Owl Post.

Some broomsticks flying around above the store.  Good thing they are tied down with strong ropes.

Do you need a new cauldron?  They got them here.

Some trophies and other school supplies in this store.

The Flying Hippogriff is the rollercoaster in this area.

It is identical to Woody Woodpecker in the other park.

Time to head to Hogwarts Castle.

Inside the castle is one of the best rides ever created - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

The facade for the attraction is just amazing.

So much detail.

As for the ride itself, it is beyond amazing and hard to describe to anyone that's never ridden it.

Just like over in Diagon Alley, I could spend most of my day in this area and be perfectly happy.

This place really is magical.