We did something totally magical and wicked in Japan. Who can guess?
WE WENT TO HARRY POTTER WORLD AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS , IN OSAKA, JAPAN!!!
I love Harry Potter like crazy!
I am a total Harry Potter fanatic! I read all seven books by the end of third grade and can’t wait for J.K. Rawlings to write some more!
Okay, so walking through the Forbidden Forest, I saw the Weasley’s flying car with every little detail – broken bumpers, cracked windshield and everything!
We rounded the corner and hogsheads village met our eyes. It was a beautiful site!
The rooftops sparkled with snow – not real snow of course – and each window had something very odd and wizardly, like a mandrake or Quidditch balls.
I drank some Butter Beer!
We watched a worker take out a live owl, while we were picnicking on home-made tunafish sandwiches.
Above us there were owls perched with poop stains as evidence. I posted a real letter by owl mail to my Grandma Marcia. She just got it!
We waited in a very, very long line in Hogwarts to go on a ride called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,”
We went through Dumbledore’s office, and the Gryffindor common room and the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom before the ride. In line we saw portraits talking to you and each other; as well as the sorting hat, though I just couldn’t understand all of it because it was in Japanese! Although, I know I was chosen for Gryffindor!!!
Finally, we reached the ride. It was awesome! It used 4-K technology. We started by exploring Dumbledore’s office, then the Gryffindor common room and the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom before we went on the ride. I learned that they call it 4K3D, which uses state-of-the-art 4K technology and is here for the first time in the world.
First, there was a dragon chasing after you, and then it blows flames on you – or heat – and then the dementors come, and it starts getting cold and spider spray venom – water – on you! Whoa!
Then there is a game of Quidditch, and you see the golden snitch race by — I thought I could catch it! Of course, Harry wins the game.
It was a great ride and it ended in Filches Emporium where all the gadgets that he takes from the students.
Outside we were met by a choir of Hogwarts students with their croaking frog’s.
They saying many different songs like, the Quidditch World Cup.
While we were strolling through Hogsmeade, I spotted Ollivanders.
When a group of 30 of us walked in Ollivanders Wand Shop, Mr. Ollivanders said that I was the chosen one to get a wand that day! I was so EXCITED!! He looked through his wands and had ME test the spells…”Wingardrium Leviosa” and “Alohomora” until the room lit up and the wand found me!!
Check out this video:
Honeydukes was where we went and bought a chocolate one for dessert.
I was very sad when it was time to leave Harry Potter World, but I knew we had to explore the rest of Universal Studios.
Enjoy a more photos of what lies behind Harry Potter and the other films that are famous parts of Universal Studios:
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