As many of you all ready know, I LOVE Universal Studios and all the Wizarding World of Harry Potter “stuff” there and I am also a HUGE Potterhead. Well this last weekend was the Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Studios Orlando and it was AMAZING!
I had no idea what to expect, but upon entering the park signs quickly pointed us in the direction of the Expo center, which we headed for immediately. It was AWESOME! The entire expo center was filled with photo opps, props from the movies and so much more. It was a surreal experience to be able to see all the horcruxes, wands and Dumbledores desk.
Just the expo alone made the whole weekend worth it, but there was more. From stage shows that included dueling lessons with some of the actors from the movies to watching live as one of the main movie graphics was created (in ONE layer even!!!), then there was the atmosphere.
Everywhere you turned, you were immersed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests from every age and size were decked out in fantastic robes, or sporting their house colors and even in complete cosplay costuming. I had no idea that there were house costume contests until I saw some of these elaborate costumes. I have to admit, the costumes and guests in them, were my FAVORITE part of the whole weekend. They made the whole Celebration of Harry Potter come alive. It was like magic to turn around and suddenly see Bogart Snape, or Professor McGonagal walking around.
I have decided that next year we are going to do the VIP experience, where you get special seating and a private party in Diagon Alley after park close. Seeing all that there is for those who purchase the extra celebration package definitely made me decide it is a must do. Oh and I am thinking we maybe sporting costumes as well….
Seriosuly though, if you are a Harry Potter fan and by fan I mean a Potter Head, then you absolutely HAVE to attend the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.