Another butterbeer at Hogsmeade, please

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you really need to get to Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter theme park, if just to taste butterbeer – a magical sweet butterscotchy concoction with beer-like foam that keeps growing as you sip it! You can get in in roadside kiosks or at the Hogs Head pub in the Three Broomsticks.

Explore the castle, dragons, ghosts and grounds in fabulous multimedia ride – The Forbidden Journey or try the Flight of the Hippogriff – a quick little roller coaster ride.

Pick some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans at Honey Dukes, check out the extended ears at Zonko’s or let the wand choose you at Ollivander’s.

I became a child at what is for me Universal’s most unique and exciting theme park. I cannot think of anything that has thrilled me more than walking around Hogsmeade, seeing the Hogsworth Express, Hagrid’s hut, the ghosts of  Hogsworth and the smashed up blue car today. It truly was as realistic as the book or the movie – and completely magical. Now my only problem is, how can I get butterbeer back home?!

We ended with lunch at what is slated as the best of theme park restaurants – Mythos.

The atmosphere was funky and the food good. I enjoyed my crabcakes and tried some of their signature dish the pepper crusted pork – pretty good. All the other stuff, ranging from pad thai to topped flatbread, looked pretty good too.

We ended with mouthwatering Cauldron Cakes bought from Honey Dukes earlier.

You could also grab a roasted turkey leg off a stand in the nearby Jurassic Park!

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