Grace’s thoughts on Harry Potter World:)

Today I am going to talk to you about Harry Potter World.  It was awesome! 🙂  Lots of waiting so you might want to go a hour early.  It felt like like you were at Hogwarts!!!  For those of you who haven’t read Harry Potter, you may not understand this.  It was like you were in the wizard school that Harry Potter went to – Hogwarts.


Hogwart's Castle

Hogwart’s Castle

First we went to the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride.  It was about a 60 or 80 minute wait, but it was worth it.  It was a little scary because you go up and you think you are going to fall out.  You have 3-D glasses on, so it looks like you were in the movie.  I closed my eyes for the scary parts.

Next, we went to Ollivander’s Wand Shop.  We went to a secret room and Mr. Ollivander was there 🙂  He was looking for someone to come up to his counter and he picked me!!!!! It was so cool.  He kept looking for a certain wand for me because the wand chooses the wizard.  I kept trying them out and on the third wand, it chose me!!!!!  I bought that same wand!!

The wand choosing the wizard

The wand choosing the wizard

My wand

My wand

Then we went to a delicious lunch at Three Broomsticks.  We got butter beer just like Harry Potter.  It tastes a lot like cream soda.  They even have warm butter beer in the winter.  I got mac and cheese.  After lunch we went to check out the candy shop, Honey Dukes.  I got a chocolate frog and blue bubble gum.  Claire and Lauren got Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.  They are like jelly beans, but they have every flavor.  When I say every flavor, I mean every flavor – ear wax, sprouts, pepper, grass and vomit.  They also have good flavors like toasted marshmallow, lemon drop and popcorn.  Soap was definitely not good!!

They had a train that looked like the Hogwart’s Express that Harry takes to school.  We went to a place where we could take a picture like we were on the train with a scarf and a wand.  I wore the Hufflepuff Scarf.  I was going to wear the Gryffindor one, but Lauren took that one, what a bummer! 😦  We also went to Dervish and Bangs, another store you read about in Harry Potter.  They sold capes that I liked, I wanted the Gryffindor one.  There was also a bracelet that had the Hogwarts crest on it that I liked.

The Hogwart's Express

The Hogwart’s Express

The conductor

The conductor

It was a wonderful day!  We loved it!!!

Bye bye!  See you later!



  1. Carolyn and Doug · September 6, 2015

    WOW!! What a great day you must have had. Your blog was very informative and it sounded like you saw everything that was important to see. Ollivander’s Wand Shop and the secret room must have been fun and how exciting for Mr. Ollivander to pick you. By the way where are you going to put all of the things that you are buying? You are going to have to buy a bigger back pack! This is your second blog and it was a good one. Hope you continue enjoying yourself and we look forward to your next blog. We are also looking forward to hearing from your sisters. Have a great time in Bejing. The Great Wall Of China is awesome. Let us know what you think.
    Love, Ce Ce and Pa Pa
    P.S. We miss all of you


  2. Melinda · September 6, 2015

    Wow! Sounds like a magical day Grace. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Joan Pieri · September 6, 2015

    To be young again…Happy that you are having a great time.


  4. Caroline · September 6, 2015

    omgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!! i’m soooo envious!! what an AWESOME day!!!!!!!! great blog grace!!!


    • dsalonso1 · September 7, 2015

      Thanks Caroline that is a lot of OMGS that is totally you


  5. Michelle · September 7, 2015

    Wow how fun! I bet you girls were in heaven here (especially Claire). Love reading these blogs and following you all.

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  6. Tina · September 7, 2015

    Great job Grace, you are a good little blogger. I have to admit I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books but you gave a very descriptive account! I’m glad you got to see one of your favorite books come to life!

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  7. lola · September 8, 2015

    Gracie! Awesome job! Your descriptions sound like you and your sisters really had fun! Your heart must have jumped when you got chosen! How are Claire and Lauren? I miss you all. Love, lola

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