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Sep

29

2015

In JK Rowling’s Imagination

Filed under: Check-it-out, Family, Fun and Games, Stuff I Love, Vacation Madness, Writing for Children, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

This past week, my husband and kids spent two days laughing at me. Or rather, my childish delight at being in Universal’s Harry Potter Theme Park of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Gringotts. But they were pretty blown away by the awesomeness of the experience too.

We’re all HP fans. <3

But the thing that stuck with me the most was my husband wandering around, continually repeating how amazing it was to get to walk around in someone else’s imagination.

I can’t possibly agree more.

I wish you’d all been there with me too. Maybe we can have an SCBWI event there sometime, right??

But in the meantime, here’s a picture tour of JK Rowling’s imagination come to life…

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The Hogwarts Express

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Hogsmeade at night

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Hogwarts!!!!

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Butterbeer

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Honey Dukes for Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts’¬†Every¬†Flavor Beans

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The Sorting Hat

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Olivander’s Wand Shop…where the wand picks the Wizard.


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Then…

I unexpectedly rounded a corner into Diagon Alley. My 12yo is still laughing about the squeal he heard me make before he got inside. <3

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The Weasley Twin’s joke shop–Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

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And a fire breathing dragon atop of Gringotts

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I applied for an account!

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More butterbeer–because I could!

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Even the toilets were just right!

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There was also the Leaky Caldron

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And Flourish & Blotts for school books too.

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And there was so much more…

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It’s a tiny picture , but it’s all I could upload with a panoramic.

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And don’t forget the Knight Bus…

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For getting around on the Muggle streets of London LOL!

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And King’s Cross Station–Next time I’m going to get to go in. Platform 9 and 3/4 is on my HP Bucket list. <3

Ahhh I miss it already. I can’t wait to go back. What about you?

Have you been inside JK Rowling’s imagination? What was your favorite part? Are you planning to go? What is on top of your HP Bucket List?

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