One of my last hurrahs in the USA was visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando with my best friend and fellow Potter nerd! I can’t say I loved Orlando, itself however I will give it the benefit of the doubt as I was only exposed to the commercialist theme park section of town. It was also Halloweekend and the roads seemed to have a lot of drunk drivers being erratic.
I travel-hacked my way into this trip via flying on miles and using hotel credits, and am so glad I was able to make it.
Although a complete tourist trap, I willingly throw my cash at it. Normally, I find theme parks to be tacky in their overt commercialism, but the attention to detail and beautiful set design made it worth it. There was attention to detail everywhere, and we got to be super silly. We went during low season yet it was still crowded by late afternoon. I cannot even imagine what it is like during peak months.
Overall it was a fun filled weekend of best friend time, night cheese, and gleeful nerding out. Click thumbnails for larger.
We also had some fun in Jurassic Park land. Rawr!