44 responses

  1. Diana@mymarblerye
    June 20, 2010

    Omg thank you so much for this recap! Makes me wanna leave Disney world for a bit and hit this up when I’m there next week!!! And your family is gorg!!! Lebanese makes me drool!

  2. Sara
    June 20, 2010

    Oh wow…I’m going to live vicariously through you, as you return to Harry Potter World! It looks awesome! Glad you had fun.

  3. Angela
    June 20, 2010

    Awww. I grew up with Harry Potter. I’m the same age as Emma and have been reading the books since I was age. I’ve been to every midnight premiere and this year will be the first year I have to watch it in German! :/ Not sure how I feel about that.

  4. Cristin
    June 20, 2010

    So jealous!! I cannot wait to go but will definitely have to wait til the crowds die down. So glad you had a good time. Thanks for the re-cap!

  5. ellaroo88
    June 20, 2010

    Oh my Gosh looks amazing! My Mom also read Harry Potter out loud to us when I was a kid! Love the story- just so wonderful and so much imagination

  6. Dee
    June 20, 2010

    Oh my goodness! It sounds like you had a great time! I can’t wait to get out there and visit HP’s park. I’ve been looking forward to it ever since they announced it! πŸ™‚

  7. Sarah
    June 20, 2010

    Wow! Thanks for the tour! I never really got into Harry Potter but I have seen one or two of the movies. I saw some of the media coverage and now your post and it looks so cool! I love how they totally transport you to someplace that’s supposed to be fictional. So cool!

  8. tropicaleats
    June 20, 2010

    i am dyingggggggg reading this post. I’m like the ultimate HP nerd too and have had a countdown going for WWoHP for like a year lol. There are butterbeer recipes online so u can concoct it at home.. pretty yummy stuff!

  9. britchickruns
    June 20, 2010

    Gah what an amazing day! You are SO lucky to live near so many theme parks!! I don’t like Harry Potter, but after reading this I really want to go πŸ˜€

  10. Hatty
    June 20, 2010

    I adore Harry Potter so that looks absolutely fabulous! πŸ˜€
    My only issue is it looks a bit out of place with so much sun, haha!!!!
    Still it looks like a great day and i love how close your family is πŸ™‚

  11. Alison
    June 20, 2010

    Wow, what a day. I’m exhausted just reading about it!
    I never got into Harry Potter, but my near 40 yr old husband has read all of the books and seen all the movies. He’d probably love the new attraction.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  12. Kath
    June 20, 2010

    Absolutely amazing!!!! I’d come back to I of A just for Harry Potter!! Glad you got to try the fun HP foods πŸ™‚

  13. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    June 20, 2010

    Looks like a blast. Islands of Adventure has always been my favorite theme park. But, I think I’ll be going in mid-late fall next time. I can’t take the heat.

  14. dailygoods
    June 20, 2010

    omg I must go to orlando to visit you AND go to this Harry Potter world!!! PLUS i love that you’re wearing a romper. i’m still trying to find one that looks cute, so far i’ve looked like i was wearing a clown outfit which doesn’t really work for me. I LOVE yours though!! must find one soon, they’re so cute

  15. Marissa
    June 20, 2010

    Ah I’m so excited to go to the Harry Potter world! Looks like so much fun! And I love how the main attractions are more of the shops and just walking around instead of the rides–since I hate rides! I would be… well, like a kid in a candy store if I went to Honey Dukes! I love Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans… just glorified jelly beans, but they’re so much fun to try!

  16. Brittany
    June 20, 2010

    Islands of Adventure has always been my favorite theme park and I was just tweeting on Friday about how much I wanted to go to Harry Potter Land. Needless to say, I was pumped to see your post and to get a sneak peek – it looks awesome! Now I want some pumpkin juice. πŸ™‚

  17. Frugal ‘n’ Fit!
    June 20, 2010

    I think I’m the last person in the western world who hasn’t read or seen any of the Harry Potter books/movies, but I still would love to check out the theme park. Sounds like a lot of fun! I love all that attention to detail.

  18. Brynne
    June 20, 2010

    Thanks for the AWESOME recap Meghann! I want to go now more than ever!

  19. Tiffany
    June 20, 2010

    This post is made of so much win!

    I <3 Harry Potter so much. My bf and I can't wait until we can make a trip out to Florida. The Wizarding World looks amazing. I'm so jealous that you're just a hop, skip & jump away.

    Plus, you had Lebanese food. Looks wonderful + belly dancers are fun.

    OT – do I spy ''Something Borrowed" in your bag? Add that to list of things you did today that I love!

  20. Kyra
    June 20, 2010

    Chris Columbus, the Harry Potter producer, and his family are currently 6 houses down from mine! It took a little while to dawn on me that they were here for Wizarding Worlds grand opening!

  21. Cassie
    June 20, 2010

    What a fun day! I can imagine how tired you must have been after πŸ˜›

  22. caronae
    June 20, 2010

    I seriously cannot even begin to describe how jealous I am. HP is kind of the greatest thing ever and I NEED to go here ASAP. NYC has its perks but I might trade it if I could live next door to my own little HP wonderland…

    Glad you have fun! Hope today is just as awesome.

  23. Emilyeatsclean
    June 20, 2010

    What a post!! Looks like such a fun day……it’s amazing how much all that stuff looks like how I pictured it in my mind too! It’s a shame the chocolate frog wasn’t very good, though. πŸ™

  24. Tay
    June 20, 2010

    How cool!! I just watched the Today special on it last night and got excited over the Pumpkin Juice. Not sure when I’ll ever make it out there, but maybe some day!!

  25. Katherine: What About Summer?
    June 20, 2010

    Looks like so much fun! You were brave to face the crowds! (+sneak food in haha)

    How fun would it be to work there?

  26. Jenny
    June 20, 2010

    Ahhhh I so want to go to wwohp!!! That coupled with your eats looks likethe perfect day, I love shawarma!

  27. Marina
    June 20, 2010

    Wow, that was one amazing day!
    I would so like to visit that world of harry potter, it looks pretty amazing!

  28. Chelsea
    June 20, 2010

    So jealous you got to the Harry Potter park. I so wanna go!!!!!!!

  29. kaztronomic
    June 20, 2010

    Wow, I’m jealous! I started reading Harry Potter probably in the ninth grade? Over a decade now, yikes! I’m glad you enjoyed it, though, and thanks for the review of it. πŸ˜€

  30. Cate
    June 20, 2010

    WWOHP sounds totally awesome! Thanks for a review of your experience there. I cannot wait to go! πŸ™‚

  31. Kelsey
    June 20, 2010

    I read my first HP book when I was in grade 9 in high school and fell in love with the series, so I’m very jealous you got to go to the HP park! I live in Ontario, so I’d have to plan a whole vacation to get there, haha!
    And may I add that your Frozen yogurt looks mighty delicious right now… πŸ™‚

  32. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    June 20, 2010

    What a fun day! I want to visit this park!!!!

  33. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover
    June 20, 2010

    Oh, WOW!
    I canΒ΄t wait to visit Harry PotterΒ΄s park!
    Butterbeer! YAY πŸ˜€
    Wish you a great week, Meghann!
    Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

  34. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife
    June 20, 2010

    This looks so amazing!!! In October Hubby and I are going to be in Orlando and I’m DYING to go here!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  35. Milca
    June 21, 2010

    I’m glad you had a great weekend!! Looks like you all had so much fun!! I also noticed You had “Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffen in their!! I love all her books, I just finished her new book, “Heart of the Matter” it was amazing!! Well, have a great week!!

  36. Marika
    June 21, 2010

    OMG, so jealous! Thanks for all the photos. It’ll probably be years before I can visit it myself since I don’t even live in the USA right now, but mark my words… I will visit that park someday! πŸ™‚

  37. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    June 21, 2010

    Awesome!! That looks so cool.

  38. sweetersalt
    June 21, 2010

    LOVE the romper! I’ve been a big fan this summer, I talk about them here: http://sweetersalt.com/2010/06/13/i-want-to-romp/

    Super fun!

  39. missyrayn
    June 21, 2010

    I love HP! I started reading the books while I had to take a semester off of school for illness and got really bored. But I loved them and see every movie. And I even got my Hunni into them when he was really sick and they were the only movies in our house he hadn’t seen.

  40. Heather @ Junk Food Break Up
    June 22, 2010

    O…M…G! I am so mega jealous of your day last Saturday, that looks like it was too much fun to handle.

    I’m a GIANT Harry Potter Geek and cannot wait to hit this park…thanks for your review, it looks like it’s fantastic and a ton of fun.

  41. crystal
    June 22, 2010

    oh my gosh looks like so much fun! and i just love me some harry potter!

  42. Shannon
    June 22, 2010

    I’m going to WWOH next week. We’re doing Disney and Universal. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, read all of the books more than once and have seen all of the movies more than once. I am not a roller coaster rider. I ride things that go in circles but don’t have drops. I’m usually the bag holder person, but since i love harry potter so much I actually am tempted to ride. I do not like roller coasters mainly because of being turned upside down and because of drops and dips. Are there any drops and dips on the Forbidden Journey ride? Is it intense or is the only intense part the actual show? Also, could you tour the castle without actually getting on the ride?

  43. Lily’s Health Pad
    October 31, 2010

    Infinitely jealous that you live so close and can visit whenever you like! I’m both stoked and sad that the final movies are so close.

  44. Joy
    March 29, 2012

    Wow, this looks so cool! I’m going to WWoHP this may as a Graduation Vacation after this semester and I can’t wait!

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