Universal Studios is really all about movies. But when you have a movie based on a book that really celebrates books and stationary, it can be quite fun. I recently went to Universal Studios with the express purpose of enjoying one attraction in particular: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
While everything was amazing, from the sets to the food to the lines leading up to the rides (I get motion sick, so the rides will never be a highlight for me), here are some photos of what really appealed to me as a writer and reader.
They had the most incredible street puppet theatre, showing two stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It was beautifully illustrated and acted:
A few very inviting bookshops, which were – so sadly – just sets:
And my favorite storefront, which was also sadly just a facade:
But they were selling quills and ink at a few of the gift shops, so I got myself a set. I can’t wait to try it out:
All in all, a wonderful trip. Farewell Hogwarts!