We started by talking to the bus driver right outside the secret entrance to the Universal portion. After that we were immediately submerged into Diagon Alley. We headed straight to Ollivander’s so that the kids could pick out an interactive wand. It allowed them to use their wands around the park for various “spells”. I would definitely suggest doing this first. When we walked back by an hour or so later, the line was out the door and wrapped around the building.
Then we rode all of the rides and went back and forth between Universal and Islands of Adventure. Our favorites were the Escape from Grigotts and Forbidden Journey.
For lunch, we ate at the Three Broomsticks restaurants to get the full Harry Potter experience. The food was only ok but maybe I ordered the wrong thing. The Butterbutter and Frozen Butterbeer were delicious.
And, of course, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride was a HUGE hit!
The rides, the food and the character experiences are our favorite things at Disney World. Over the years, the “most important characters” have changed but all three kids still light up when they see any characters! Each child had a favorite ride this time that they are still talking about it to this day!
Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood Brown Derby
This was our first time riding the Hollywood Terror of Terror… we enjoyed if so much that some of us rode it twice!
Star Wars Dessert Party
Be Our Guest
Riding the teacups!
This is the perfect spot for your little girl to meet the majority of the princesses! They parade all of the children through a Princess Processional which is so much fun to watch. And they have a great breakfast too! They bring huge platters of eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns to the table and have additional items on the buffet.
For Valentines Day, Allen and I stopped and ate appetizers here in the middle of us walking the World Showcase. The potstickers and spring rolls were yummy.