Day 1 - Our first morning, we were up at 6:15 and at the park by 7:00 - the sun had not even risen yet! But we didn't care, we were going on the Gringott's ride no matter what...and God was good to us. We got on three times in a row!! Unbelievable! It was so much fun! They really did a great job with the theming and the goblins and the bank itself. (If any of you have not read the Harry Potter series, then I apologize, but you probably won't understand a lot of this!!)
These photos are from our first morning. The sky was still dark. We walked into Diagon Alley and we were so excited (I cried, but I'm weird)!
The goblins were very life like, I have more photos in another blog! Then we got Gringotts Money(I know it is upside down) and we spent it on Butterbeer Ice cream!! I WISH we could buy this somewhere besides Diagon Alley - it was so good!
We went to the Leaky Cauldron for Breakfast - it was just an american breakfast and we split it because it was big and then we got to see the dragon!!
Our favorite platform - 9-3/4!
Elizabeth and the conductor at the station in Hogsmeade! We spent the rest of the day in Islands of Adventure Park after we took the Hogswart express train over to that park. We did the water rides and got soaked to the skins - so badly that we used one of the people dryers (which doesn't work very good, by the way). We did every water ride, because we knew we wouldn't be doing them again. By 3:00 we were exhausted and still wet and went back to the hotel for a nap. Five hours of sleep just wasn't enough that first night! Both parks closed early that night so we went to Margaritaville at CityWalk for dinner and then strolled City Walk for an hour or so. We were both in bed by 8:30 because we knew we were going for round two of Harry tomorrow at 7:00 am again.