Saturday, November 06, 2010

Back from all that is Hogwarts.

Ok - so i disappeared for a couple of weeks - with good reason. It was my birthday yesterday (GAH...33!!!), and my entire family went on vacation to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I know. Utter nerds.

If you like Harry Potter - it was unreal. Truly amazing. The castle ride - was so took 20 mintues of constant walking to get from the main door to the ride itself - and you walked through the entire castle. Through the greenhouses in herbology, and Dumbledore's office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, etc....not to mention they had walls of talking pictures, and props from the movie. VERY exciting. And the ride was like a quasi roller coaster, with 4 chairs side by side on an arm that put you in front of a green screen, and spun you upside down, and sideways according to what you were seeing.

My neice was terrified of this ride, because aside from the green screen, it pulled you out of that, and real animatronic dementors and spiders flew at you (she was afraid of the spiders - that were half the size of my car).

Anyway - she braved this ride again on the last day there - and we went one last time before we left the park for good.....and it broke down, while we were on it. Dangling face first over the green screen....and then they had to turn all the lights on while we were on the ride - 50 feet over the floor, dangling...and seeing all of the wires, and claws, and metal beams that kept it in place....She cried, and asked several times to get off - I did feel bad for her since she was so afraid of it prior to that - but she seemed to be ok.

When we got off the ride - they were giving out the pictures for free (the ones they take mid ride) to all of the people who were stuck on it. I looked wildly unimpressed, and my neice had this sheer look of terror on her face. We decided against getting the picture.

However - I did take many of my own - which i'll post soon.

For those of you who are curious - butter beer is a combination of rootbeer and butterscotch REVOLTING...and pumpkin juice is even worse than that.


Christielli said...

I can't wait to see your pictures. It sounds like an amazing experience! (I'm a huge HP fan too!)

Happy belated birthday as well!

Anonymous said...

How did you fair in the quidditch tournament? hehehe


Lindsey said...

OMG I am so jealous! I've totally been wanting to go there. Welcome to 33 my's not so bad. :)

Princess Pessimism said...

Christielli - IT WAS AWESOME....I have so many pictures of Hogsmeade, and the castle (inside and out - I'll post them.)

Linds - 33 is awesome so far....2 days in. LOL

WIGSF - We won!!! :)

rawbean said...

Welcome to 33! I don't mind this age so much, 34 on the other hand seems daunting DAUNTING!

yrautca said...

Sounds scary! Happy Birthday.

jason said...

happy belated b-day. butter beer sounds very ew.

Miss Ash said...

What the heck IS pumkin juice anyway?

berly02 said...


I am so jealous. I want to go. I'd have to go alone. No one else I know is secure enough in their nerdom to go with me.
Can't wait for pictures!