Friday, November 5, 2010

More Views of Harry Potter Land

Here's the last batch of pictures from our recent trip to Harry Potter land at Universal Orlando, Florida. Enjoy, Potterphiles!

The Hogwarts Express Train:

A few views of the castle:

Dumbledore's office, part of the castle ride's queue area:

The dragon skeleton hanging from the ceiling of the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, also part of the queue area inside the castle ride:

Mandrakes in the greenhouses outside the castle (securely locked up for visitor protection):

The Sorting Hat, the last feature seen in the queue area before arriving at the ride in the castle (it moves, talks, and gives you instructions on how to board the ride vehicle):

A street sign pointing the way to Hogsmeade:

 A view of Hogsmeade from Hogwarts' gates. (Note the boar statues at the entrance to the castle):

A close-up view of one of the buildings in Hogsmeade:

Back of the Three Broomsticks and Boar's Head Pub, with a good view of the crazy, crooked chimneys that dot the buildings in Hogsmeade:

This concludes our tour of Harry Potter land. There was SO much more that didn't make it into these pictures...but it'll have to wait for another trip!


  1. That is too cool. Got to get the family over there to see that. I love all that architecture and detail.

  2. Yes, the park has incredible architectural detail, and lots of hidden surprises, too. In the women's restroom, you can hear Moaning Myrtle, and in an alley down the side of the pub, there's a window into the kitchen, and you can see the dishes magically washing themselves. There's lots to see in addition to the rides and shops.