So if you read my recent posts you’ll know that I went on a 2 week holiday to England with my family. While we were there we visited family and friends, spent a week in Cornwall surfing and beaching but the best part…. HARRY POTTER UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!! So I thought, just for something a bit different you know gotta mix things up, I’d write a post documenting my day.
I actually can’t even remember when I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone but basically I’ve loved HP my whole life. I got my brother and sister into it too so when our parents told us we’d be going to the Universal Studios it’s fair to say we were all pretty excited.
Seeing the studios really makes you appreciate how much effort goes into the making of the films. You actually would not believe the work and attention to detail. A few tricks and secrets are revealed as to how they made certain things possible. We saw sets, costumes, lots of props, creatures, it really was amazing.
I think my favourite part was looking at the actual costumes and wigs that were worn in the films. A guy who worked there was telling us about the makeup and wigs worn by the actors/actresses as well as talking a bit about what the actors/actresses were like. It was so cool to see Dumbledore’s wig, Hermione’s Yule ball dress (and Ron’s dress robes!), Death Eater’s tattoos and lots of other fascinating stuff.
We went on the Hogwarts Express which didn’t move but you could look into all the compartments. I bought Berie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and also tried butter beer, which was weird but nice. Other things we saw were the Knight Bus, the outside of Private Drive and a huge model of Hogwarts.
I’ll be back to the usual beauty and lifestyle posts after this but maybe I’ll do another sort of ‘day in the life’ post sometime, well not like this is a typical day in my life but just if I do anything cool I want to share!