We’ve just returned home from a glorious week in sunny Los Angeles, our primary aim to visit the brand-new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. #nerdalert
I’m the only one in the fam who’d previously been to Universal, but that was way back in ’91 when I was Firstborn’s age and Harry Potter was still a mere twinkle in J.K. Rowling’s eye.
Don’t be jealous of our fanny-packs.
Now check this out…
Husband agreed it was essentially a nerdy book-worm pilgrimage, but also an enriching homeschool field trip. Firstborn is on the last Harry Potter book, and we are halfway through book six aloud as a family. We had a terrific time immersed in the wizarding world of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts.
It was just the best. I enthusiastically recommend a visit. Our kids might not be head over heels for princesses anymore, but I’m grateful that we can still enjoy some fantasy and make-believe as a family.
Now if only there was a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings/Middle-earth/Shire theme park– we’d pack up and go there next.