Renée · Ronald · Vacation

“Early” 20th Anniversary Trip to Florida, Part 2 of 3


Part 2:

Here are our photos from Universal Studios.  This first section is of photos of when we first got there.

2 orlando 1Universal Studios Citywalk


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2 orlando 3 Citywalk.

2 orlando 4 Minion Me.

2 orlando 5Minion Ronald.


This 2nd section is when we reached the Harry Potter part of the park.  The whole reason for our visit here.  It was just like jumping into one of the movies.


2 orlando 6This is one of my favorite photos from the trip.

2 orlando 7Entering the Hogwarts Express train station.


2 orlando 8Ronald @ Platform 9 3/4

2 orlando 9I made it to Platform 9 3/4

2 orlando 10They helped us get on the train.

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2 orlando 12On the train.

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2 orlando 17This store was just as I dreamed it would be.  There were so many goodies to choose from in here.

2 orlando 18Every flavor beans.

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2 orlando 21That is an awful lot of black licorice.

2 orlando 22It was here that I discovered “Butter Beer”.  Now my most favorite drink ever.

2 orlando 23My first taste of regular butter beer.

2 orlando 24Ron’s first taste of regular butter beer.

2 orlando 25A nice person in line was nice enough to get a picture of us waiting in line to get into Ollivander’s.  I can’t wait to see the inside of this wand shop.  Today we will be shopping for wands for Ron and the kids.  Madison would like Hermione’s wand. Emerson would like Professor Snape’s wand and Aidan would like Dumbledore’s wand.  Ron hasn’t made up his mind yet.  I think I am going to wait until next year to get a wand when we bring the kids so that they can use mine in the park.  I think I will look for Professor McGonagall’s wand.

2 orlando 26Ron talking to Madison on the phone.  She is asking a ton of questions about the park. It is honestly to much too explain over the phone.  She will just have to see it herself next year.

2 orlando 27Frozen butter beer.  I thought regular butter beer was awesome until I tried the frozen version.  THIS is the ultimate drink.  I am going to have to fill up on these before I leave.

2 orlando 28Ronald in Ollivander’s wand shop.

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2 orlando 31He has chosen his wand.  He picked one that was made for someone with his birthday.  He had a fun time playing with it around the park.  His wand is interactive and allows him to make magic throughout the park.  He could make a “waterfall” and make a musical carousel turn on and off, among other things.

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2 orlando 33We had dinner at the Three Broomsticks.

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2 orlando 35Ron ordered the ribs with red potatoes and corn on the cob.

2 orlando 36I ordered the rotisserie chicken with red potatoes and corn on the cob. I of course ordered myself another frozen butter beer.

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2 orlando 38Should I go to Hogwarts or Hogsmeade?

2 orlando 39Diagon Alley.

2 orlando 40Quidditch Supply Shop.

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The Weasley’s joke shop.

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Here you could exchange muggle money for wizard money.

2 orlando 43Gringott’s Bank.

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Main strip of Diagon Alley.

2 orlando 45Diagon Alley.


 This 3rd section is from other parts of Universal.

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2 orlando 48The best taffy ever.  This minion taffy is both banana and chocolate together.  What a wonderful taste blended together.

  2 orlando 49Oh and did I mention how cute each piece is…

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2 orlando 51We stopped by Seuss Land.

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