Potterweek: PotterParks

The folks over at Common Room are celebrating Harry Potter this week with Potterweek – a week long web event with shared content about one of the most magical series out there. You can check out the prompt list and details here.

I’d wanted to participate but got my dates mixed up and thought I’d missed it. Luckily, I’m just in time for the prompt I wanted to write about since it’s also part of my 30 Before 30 list – PotterParks!

I haven’t been to the Wizarding World in Orlando, which is the dream, especially since they added Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express, but next year, a version of the Wizarding World is opening up at Universal Studios Hollywood! So I will hopefully be able to go to that and report back.

For this post though, I want to talk about how amazing it was to go to the WB Harry Potter Studio Tour in England with my sister and college roommate, M. No, there weren’t any rides or character actors or shows, but it was still so much fun and beyond cool because the studio tour had the actual sets they built and the real props and costumes. It was wonderful walking through so many years of cinematic Harry Potter history.

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