Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Kind of School -- Hogwarts U!!

While we were in Orlando, we decided to check out a new school --
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry!!!
Remember Harry Potter -- of course, you do!

We joined the early morning crowds!
 Thanks to staying at a hotel on-premises, we got in at 7 AM --
Nothing like a 6 AM wake-up call on vacation, right!?!!

Oh my word --
 that ride is seriously AMAZING!!

Loved it -- we (Maddy and I) screamed a Lot  (that seemed to be a theme on this trip)
and the sign of a very good ride!

Another fave ride was the Flight of the Hippogriffs --
we rode that sweet roller coaster a few times -- once in the very first car --
lots of screaming and laughing ensued!

We would definitely have tasted some Butterbeer--
but it was only 7:30 am!!

As the daughter of a retired railroad engineer, I loved seeing
 that special train the students took to Hogwarts!
Now, that's the kind of train my Dad would have loved to engineer!

Stay tuned --
more Orlando fun to come!


Musings from Kim K. said...

My husband can't wait to go back. He and Emma LOVED everything about Universal Studios and what they did with Hogwarts. Josie wasn't tall enough for most of the rides, but we loved the setting (and the butter beer). What fun!! I'm so happy for you all. We're hoping to head back in November when Emma's varsity marching band goes there. Woo hoo!

Catherine said...

How fun! Great pictures! Looking forward to seeing more and hearing more about Orlando. :)

Laurie said...

LOVE DIsney pics! Looks like you guys had a great time.. can't wait to see more! :)

Courtney said...

You guys look like you are having a great time despite the early morning wake up call!

Jodee said...

Love, love, love these pictures! I still can't believe you were such early birds while on vacation. That cracks me up! Cute pictures! I, too, am looking forward to more Disney posts!