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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Universal Studios Hollywood

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

Saved the best for last! Los Angeles a.k.a. City of Angels is the last leg of my American trip and what better way to end it? A tour in Universal Studios’ Hollywood specifically in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. *squeals* If you don’t know yet, I’m a huge Potterhead!

I distinctly remember when I was in 1st Grade, I chance upon the movie poster of the sorcerer’s stone in the news paper and I asked my Mom to watch it with me eagerly. And yes, I am hooked on the first movie! During that time, I had no idea the story came from a book until the third movie. Hey! I was still a kid not minding printed stuff. Lol! A feeling of bittersweet came knowing all I’m ever gonna do is replay the series on Saturday nights. Fast forward to a few years, Universal Studios opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Again, I got really exhilarated and promised myself that one day I’ll go and visit the said place! When I visited America the thought that was running in mind was “Must Visit Universal Studios in Hollywood or Florida”! Can you imagine my excitement during that time?

P.S. As I type this blog post, Harry Potter OST is playing as my background music to have that maximum feels.

We went to Universal Studios quite early that day to avoid long queue. I suggest buying tickets online since the line in the theme park gets very long even when you arrive early and L.A. heat is unforgiving that day so better arm yourself with water and sunblock.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

The first thing you will see when entering Harry Potter World is the “Welcome to Hogsmeade” sign.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

On to your right side is the Hogwarts Express Train that people flock to take photos.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

A random wizard welcomes you upon entering! 

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

Oh I wish it was really Winter in L.A. that time! But the snow on the roof made it look like it!

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Hogwarts Castle! *squeals* I don’t know how many times I literally squealed when I entered Hogsmeade. Good thing we came early since the line in this 4d ride can be a bit exaggerated. And yes, if you’re wondering how early we got there, around 7:30 AM! Perks of going early? I get to ride the 4d twice. Sorry, Transformers and Spiderman, but the Harry Potter and the Forbidden journey is the best ride!

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Finally entering Hogwarts Castle. *squeals* again! ü

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Just like in the movies, portraits inside the castle moves and explains the history of Hogwarts four houses!

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Dumbledore’s cool elevator going to his Chamber!

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More talking portraits.

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Off to explore shops!

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Random fact: I low-key root for Slytherin.

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The Monsters book inside the Monster Cage! It constantly moves and bites every time. Lol

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Hogwarts’ Owl Mail!

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Ollivanders wand shop! You can go inside and buy yourself wands, I personally bought Harry’s Regular wand and Dumbledore’s Interactive wand where you can use it around hogsmeade and do certain spells and tricks! Also, you can watch the live 5 minute demo where one lucky guest is chosen to try out different wands and perform spells out loud. We were all really happy because every time a kid performs a spell, special effects ensue. Low-key wished I get to try it soon!

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Got really  excited that I forgot to take photos of myself! Thank God my Mom reminded me of being a Good Blogger. Lol

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Of course, one does not leave Hogsmeade without drinking the famous Butter Beer. Don’t worry, the ones they sell in the theme park is non-alcohol. You can choose on buying the regular one which is just a plain cup or you can opt for a collectible mug which I am using now as a brush holder for my makeup. Lol

After a few snapchat videos of me drinking butter beer, a lot of people have been asking me how it tastes like. It’s basically a caramel cream soda in my taste. Too sweet for my liking if you ask me, so if you only want to try it, look for someone to share it with. If not, then prepare yourself with major CARAMEL RUSH. *pun intended* 😉

The wizarding world of Harry Potter in Hollywood

People started to flock later that day. Whew

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Look what my nephew got me! A Gryffindor collectible cap. 🙂

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Since the heat is unbearable that day (Talk about 90 degrees) I found a corner where I enjoyed my Butter Beer. Lol

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The famous poster of Sirius Black.

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Final Photo in Honey dukes before leaving WWOHP and explore more of Universal Studious Hollywood!

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One last look of the Castle. *tears*

Bloody Hell! I need floo powder right now! Take me back to Harry Potter’s World!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    JAZZIE
    June 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    na-amaze ako sa mga portraits miel.. Harry Potter jud! everything is alive! hehe and bet ko yung “CARAMEL RUSH” ah.. hahaha 😀
    as always, nice pictures miel <3

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    Renz Bulseco
    June 7, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Huuuuuuuy! Gisapot jud ko tung wala ko nadayon sa FamTour sa US Osaka kay puntahan ko talaga yung Harry Potter ba. Sayanga. Well, anyway, humanda kay mutagay jud kog butterbeer didto. LOL Wingardium LeviOSA!

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      Miel Laquindanum
      June 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      it’s Levi-Oh-Sah! Not LeviOSA! Haha Visit ka soon Ahjussi, the inner potterhead in you will be happy there. 🙂

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    Clau Clau
    June 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    AMAAAAZING!!!! <3
    Enjoyed reading and looking at the photos!!! <3

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    Mama Miah
    June 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, Ang ganda ganda!! Para na din akong nag tour doon kakatingin sa pics mo… I love it… 🙂

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