We followed the early morning crowd into a very long line for the Escape From Gringotts 3-D ride. The line snacked along through some fabulous Gringotts exhibits, and the ride itself captured Harry, Hermione and Ron's adventure as they escaped from Gringotts!
Our favorite views were of the dragon atop Gringotts . . .
. . . and Hogwarts.
We also enjoyed seeing the Knight Bus and chatting with the Conductor.
We stopped in for some fish & chips at the Leaky Cauldron for lunch, and had our first taste of Butterbeer (a creamy butterscotch flavored non-alcoholic drink). Just to be sure we didn't imagine all that creamy deliciousness, we sampled another cup of Butterbeer the next day. (And Robbie has been experimenting to re-create it since we returned home.)
We had lots of FUN when we entered Platform 9 3/4 and rode the Hogswart Express back and forth between the two parks, knocked on the door of 12 Grimmauld Place (no one answered, but we saw Kreecher peeking out of the upstairs window), picked up a few items at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes store, and had our photo snapped on Hagrid's motorcycle with the sidecar.
Our favorite part of the visit was when we went back to Diagon Alley late in the day, after dark, and discovered that we had missed Knockturn Alley! We found the vanishing cabinet at Borgin & Burkes, where Robbie picked up a replica of Lucius Malfoy's wand.
We were also able to stroll through Diagon Alley and enjoy the window exhibits that we had missed earlier due to the crowds of other visitors during the day.
We both thoroughly enjoyed visiting Harry Potter World, and I'm excited to check off another item on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list! I added a photo, the dates, and a couple of lines of journaling to this page in my 50 Things mini-album.