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Hello fellow friends! 😛

So, tomorrow afternoon I am leaving for America, and I was thinking about a blog, and what I should name it, and I thought about Travelling, and then I thought about Travelling with Trolls, and then… BLANK. ________

Yep. You thought i was going to be soooo AMAZING, and now u r disappointed, and so am I. 😦

So, just let me think for a while…



AHA!!!

Adventures in America!

Yeah, that’s good… Ok thanks for your help!

But now I will explain about the site…: There will be no mention of magic in this blog, as the part where I go the HARRY POTTER THEME PARK will be in this blog, so it makes sense in the way I write.

I will not be able to blog everyday and probably won’t for the whole trip ( 😥 ) BUT as it is going to be a small blog, it will contain notices on all the places I visit. Okydoky?

There will be a new page ALL about the theme park.

Anyway, I’d start making that blog with only a day left!

Farewell! 😛

BUTTERBEER

It is Christmas Eve! Phew! FINALLY up to date.

Now this is one of those really awesome posts. Not super-awesome, it’s Merlin-wicked-awesomated.

Here goes:

On June 18th 2011, Orlando, Florida, the Universal Orlando Resort, something fantastic, Harry Potter and magical, opened. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.

This Harry Potter theme park takes on the look of the popular wizarding village, Hogsmeade, and also Hogwarts Castle itself. The place is laiden snow, and trust me, you will have the time of your LIFE there.

These are the two sites I got the info from:

Descriptions:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Only At Universal Orlando Resort

Price Lists:

Harry Potter Theme Park – Wizarding World Harry Potter – Orlando – Florida

I also got some info from the WHO magazine article about the opening of the theme park in 2010.

Enjoy!

There are 3 rides:

*Dragon Challenge:

“Marvel at the blazing Goblet of Fire and the shining Triwizard Cup as you take on the Dragon Challenge. Choose your ‘dragon’: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. You’ll need the courage of a Triwizard Tournament champion as you climb aboard one of the two ferocious dragons that twist and loop in a high-speed, intertwining roller coaster chase across the sky. Each ‘dragon’ is completely different!”

*Flight of the Hippogriff:

“Pass by Hagrid’s Hut and follow his instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse. Then it’s time to take a “training flight” aboard the Flight of the Hippogriff, an enchanting family coaster woven from wicker and decorated with fluttering leaves representing feathers. Bow as you approach the ‘real’ Hippogriff, and then you’re spiralling and diving around the pumpkin patch, and swooping past Hagrid’s Hut.”

*The Forbidden Journey:

“Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way through the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll visit iconic locations such as Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, the Room of Requirement and more. Then get ready to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with an array of magical creatures! This amazing new attraction uses groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one of a kind ride experience.”

Loads of shops:

*Zonko’s:

“Zonko’s is your destination for novelty items, jokes and toys. At Zonko’s Joke Shop you can take home items such as a Sneakoscope, Extendable Ears, Screaming Yo-yos, a Boxing Telescope, Fanged Flyer, Pygmy Puff, Shrunken Heads, and more. There are sweets including Fainting Fancies, Fever Fudge, Nosebleed Nougat, and U-No-Poo. The shop also offers Zonko’s t-shirts, mugs, and other souvenirs.”

Prices of popular items:

Chattering Teeth: $4.95
Zonko’s Mug: $12.95
U-No-Poo: $4.95
Pygmy Puff: $14.95
Boxing Telescope: $9.95
Duck On Bike: $19.95
Rubby O’ Chicken: $9.95
Sneakoscopes: $15
Robot Lilliput: $21.95
Screaming Yo-Yo: $9.95
Fanged Flyer: $24.95
Chinese Fortune Sticks: $11.95
All T-Shirts are in the mid $20 range.

*Honeydukes:

“A must-stop for visitors to Hogsmeade, at Honeydukes the shelves are lined with all manner of colourful sweets, including Acid Pops, exploding bonbons, Cauldron Cakes, treacle fudge, Fizzing Whizzbees, and Chocolate Frogs, which contain a wizard trading card in each box. Inside the shop you can fill up a bag of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans… who knows what tasty (or not so tasty) flavours you’ll discover! The shop also offers other classic favourites such as chocolates and fudge.”

Here is a price list for some popular items:

Clippy’s Clip Joint Clippings: $2.95
Honeydukes Salt Water Taffy: $6.95
Honeydukes Candy Floss: $3.95
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans: $10.95
Sugar Quill Lollipop: $3.95
Chocolate Cauldron: $9.95
Honeydukes Milk Chocolate Bar: $4.50
Chocolate Frog: $9.95
Pepper Imps: $4.95
Peppermint Toads: $7
Fizzing Whizzbees: $9.95
Pumpkin Juice: $5.99
Honeydukes Hard Candy: $12.95
Exploding Bon Bons: $9.95
Ton-Tongue Toffee: $12.95

*Dervish and Banges:

“Be sure to stop at Dervish and Banges for such magical items as Sneakoscopes, Spectrespecs, Omnioculars and The Monster Book of Monsters. Dervish and Banges carries all your Quidditch needs including T-shirts, Quaffles, Golden Snitches and brooms including the Nimbus 2001 and the Firebolt. You’ll find Hogwarts school uniforms and clothing including robes, scarves, ties, t-shirts and sweatshirts. The store offers an assortment of other merchandise such as journals and stationery items.”

This is a partial list of what’s on offer:

Patches: $6.95
Gryffindor Journal: $18.95
The Quibbler: $6.95
Quaffle Ball: $19.95
Hufflepuff Tie: $9.95
Bludger Bat and Ball Set: $21.95
Pins: $9.95
Hogwarts Journal: $21.95
Remembrall: $12.95
Stuffed Dragon: $21.95
Glass Stein: $14.95
Goblet of Fire: $24.95
Golden Snitch: $14.95
Gryffindor Pillow: $24.95
Sneakoscope: $14.95
Large Cauldron: $34.95
Small Cauldron: $14.95
Omnioculars: $34.95
Triwizard Cup: $16.95
Wizard Robe: $99.95

A Firebolt is worth $300.

*Owl Post:

“Look up to the timbered rafters of the arched ceilings and you’ll see nearly two dozen resting owls dozing, hooting, turning their heads and ruffling their feathers. Numerous benches give you a place to rest too, as you take a break during your day’s adventures. Cover your ears as you pass the Howler displayed in the window, and check your watch as the grand Owlery clock tower hoots on the hour. You can drop your postcards and letters into the post box and they’ll be delivered with an authentic Hogsmeade postmark. The Owl Post sells a variety of stationery, writing implements, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter stamps, as well as owl-related toys and gifts.”

Owl Post is right next to Ollivander’s, so here you can purchase your wands. There are many different wands, including Harry Potter’s, Voldemort’s and Dumbledore’s. There are wands for every birthday month of the year. All wands are $29.95.

*Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods:

“Here you can see confiscated items and purchase souvenirs such as Hogwarts clothing including jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shoulder bags, caps and scarves; plus house crest banners, stationery and other gifts. There are authentic movie prop replicas including character walking sicks, Death Eater masks and film-based chess sets; assorted Quidditch clothing; magical creature toys and clothing; plus a variety of assorted toys and other souvenirs. It is also here, at the attraction’s exit, that guests can purchase a photo of their ride experience on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.”

There are also pins, keychains, magnets, Marauder’s Map replicas and Voldemort dolls.

Here’s a partial list of costs for what’s on offer:

Slytherin Mug: $8.95
Stuffed Crookshanks: $24.95
Pins: $9.95
Dumbledore’s Hat: $29.95
Ministry of Magic Mug: $12.95
Field Bags: $29.95
Playing Cards: $12.95
Scarves: $29.95
Marauder’s Map Mug: $16.95
Hogwarts Stein: $34.95
Stuffed Hippogriff: $21.95
Death Eater Mask: $99.95
Stuffed Phoenix: $24.95
Wizard Chess Board: $399.95

All T-Shirts are in the mid $20 range.

Shows:

*Frog Choir: “Enjoy a presentation of songs by a small choir of Hogwarts students, accompanied by their large croaking frogs. The show takes place near the Flight of the Hippogriff.”

*Ollivander’s: “Step into Ollivanders Wand Shop, makers of fine wands since 382 B.C. Step into the small dusty shop and gaze up at countless wand boxes stacked to the ceiling. Here, in a unique interactive experience, you can see a wand choose a wizard. ‘You can purchase your own Ollivanders wand, or choose from a selection including Harry Potter film character wand replicas, Collectable wand sets and more.”

*Triwizard Spirit Rally: “Cheer on the colorful procession of Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students as they lead the excitement for the Triwizard Tournament. Show takes place near the Flight of the Hippogriff.”

Dining:

*The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub:

“Three Broomsticks is a rustic tavern where visitors to Hogsmeade can come to share a pint of Butterbeer or pumpkin juice and dine on hearty fare. In this restaurant you can choose from such main courses as the “Great Feast Platter”, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Cornish pasty, turkey legs and fresh vegetables. Children’s menu items include chicken, macaroni and cheese, fish and chips, and chicken fingers, each served with grapes and applesauce. Dessert choices include apple pie, strawberry and peanut butter ice cream, and chocolate trifle. At the rear of the Three Broomsticks tavern is the Hog’s Head pub. Here the family can enjoy Butterbeer, pumpkin juice and other beverages while adults sample the pub’s selection of domestic and imported beers, specialty drinks, wine, spirits and mixed drinks.”

Butterbeer is an iconic drink that you must buy in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Here are some Butterbeer prices:

Butterbeer: $3.25
Frozen Butterbeer: $4.25
Butterbeer in Collectable Mug: $10.64

My Gravatar pic is of a glass of Butterbeer.

Here’s a description of Butterbeer from the Who magazine: “Butterbeer tastes magical. It’s frothy, butter-scotchy and incredibly yummy, and it’s one of the many details that make the theme park-part of Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida-a transportive delight for Potter fans.”

The magazine says that the tickets are $79 a day for adults and $69 for children (this is in $US).

Funnily enough…

For Christmas, I am going with my mother to Orlando for 10 days in let January! SO awesome. I got $250 American from my grandmother and auntie, but I doubt that’s enough money… 😛

Well, sorry for the delay of publication. 😛 The post’s here now though, so all good!

BUTTERBEER

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