Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monday Meme and Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

So, it's Sunday night and I've had a fun but tiresome weekend at Islands of Adventure (where HP World is) and Busch Gardens in Tampa. Even though we live like three hours from Orlando, we hadn't made it down to Harry Potter World yet. Here are some pics - if you haven't been, this could be considered a spoiler, so consider yourself warned.

Don't know, not too good at following rules... :)

The sky was behaving and gave me a nice backdrop.


You could actually send yourself real mail from here. Like an acceptance letter to Hogwarts or something.  How rad is that???

And another of Hogwarts with the cool statues. The sign was cool too, there were these sparkly silver lights that kept lighting up behind 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry', to make it look like magic. It was a very fun weekend. The Hogwarts ride is really cool, even for a wimp like me. I only screamed once :)

Blending into my usual Monday meme... I don't know about you, but when I'm at theme parks, I usually have the urge to pick up a few souvenirs. Like, half the stuff in the Harry Potter store, some Grinch pajamas, a few things in the Marvel gift shop. So, when I'm a famous author, I'll go on a wild theme park shopping spree that would put Kim Kardashian to shame... not that she'd shop at a theme park. And then, to make up for my materialism, I'll make a large donation to the endangered animal fund at Sea World and Busch Gardens.

So, what theme park goodies do you want to get your paws on? What's your favorite theme park?


  1. Sounds like you had a blast. Great pics.

    I haven't been to a theme park. Amusement parks back when I was young, but never a theme park. I don't do crowds anymore and I'm not good at rides. Gack, I sound boring. Maybe if I was famous and rich, I'd pay to have them open a theme park for just me for one day. No crowds and plenty of shopping... err... I mean wandering.

  2. Cool photos. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a fun park.

  3. Well, I'd have to be totally rich and famous for the following to come true, but as I'm like B.E. Sanderson in that I don't do rides and walking through crowds too well, my fantasy would be a personal concert by The Oak Ridge Boys. If I were to do a playlist for my manuscript, THE UNDERGROUND GIFT, it would be weighted very heavily in their favor. :)

  4. I cannot wait to visit Universal Studios next March. These pictures make me so excited to go!

  5. This is so many kinds of awesome. I hope I get to go someday!

    Maybe next year, if I'm lucky :) Great pics, Alexia!

  6. That sounds really FUN! They sure made the place look realistic, just like the books/movies. :) I've been to Disneyland of course, and love that too. But I'd like to visit HP World--with my daughters. They love HP too. :) Maybe someday when I have $$$...

  7. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I haven't been to a theme park in many, many years.

  8. I can't wait to go here! My son is dying to go too.

  9. I'm a Disney fan (I'll be there this February), but I really want to visit the Wizarding World. Thanks for the great pics!

  10. The pictures are making me jealous, Alexia. I do want to visit it.


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