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Travel Video: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

A preview of my trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For all my fellow Potterheads.Β #RIPProfessorSnape πŸ™

Video credit: James Canlas

 

92 Comments

  1. Angelic Sinova

    January 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter back in 2014 and it was so much fun! I LOVE Harry Potter, it was definitely a HUGE part of my childhood! I actually have a trip to London planned this April and I’ll be visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and seeing all the Harry Potter sets and props <3

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Wasn’t it amazing? I went last year for my birthday and I had a great time. Aww how lucky! I would dieeee if I saw the Harry Potter sets and props! Take me with you! πŸ˜€

  2. Lee-Anne

    January 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    My daughter and I incorporated a Harry Potter Theme into our last holiday to the UK. We tried to visit as many movie sites as possible and even got to ride the Jacobite Train over the viaduct. You might like to read the Harry Potter posts on my blog if you are planning a similar journey.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:35 am

      Thats really cool Lee-Anne! Wish I could see the movie sites too. I will definitely check out your post. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  3. Esther | The Cuteness

    January 19, 2016 at 3:43 am

    I know people are obsessed with HP, but I just never got into it. Maybe when my daughter is a little older!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:36 am

      Aw that’s okay Esther. It’s not for everyone. πŸ™‚ But yea, I’m sure your daughter would love to visit the park.

  4. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    January 19, 2016 at 4:15 am

    We did this in Universal in Summer 2015 and I now there is one in the UK where we will be heading to in March. Can’t wait to pay it a visit if I can.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:37 am

      Omg Im jealous of everyone visiting the WB Studios in London. Wish I could go too! πŸ™

  5. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    January 19, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I never got into Harry Potter, but this is a cool video! I know some people who are in LOVE with Harry Potter and the whole series, so I’ll share this with them!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:38 am

      No worries Jenn and thank you for liking the video and sharing it to your friends. πŸ™‚

  6. Alli

    January 19, 2016 at 6:34 am

    What a great video! My grandkids love Harry Potter. I read all the books, too and saw most of the movies.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:39 am

      Thanks Alli! That’s awesome that you read the books! I know some people just saw the movies but never really read the books.

  7. Natalie Z

    January 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

    How fun! My 3 boys love Harry Potter as well!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:39 am

      That’s awesome Natalie! πŸ™‚

  8. carol

    January 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Great looking photos. I have never seen this display

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Thanks Carol! πŸ™‚

  9. Sarah

    January 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Great video! Wish I was there.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Thanks Sarah! πŸ™‚

  10. michele d

    January 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    My family loves Harry Potter. I have friends that actually work there. Pretty cool!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:41 am

      That’s awesome that your friends get to play wizards! πŸ˜€

  11. Beth | Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere

    January 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Eeeek! I work at Universal and LOVE Diagon Alley! Can’t wait to read your posts!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:42 am

      OMG what a cool job Beth! I’m glad they’re opening one in LA but sad because its only Hogsmeade.
      I’ll post a new one soon! πŸ™‚

  12. Nicole

    January 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Awesome Video! We went last year and have been trying to devise a way to go back this year. I was so sad when I heard the news of Alan Rickman earlier this week.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:43 am

      Thanks Nicole! They have one opening in LA, idk if that’s closer to you.
      Me too! So heartbreaking. πŸ™

  13. Rosemary

    January 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Almost went through HP while at Universal, although I have never seen a move or read a book. Love your blog.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:43 am

      Thank you Rosemary! That’s very sweet of you. πŸ™‚

  14. Tamar

    January 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Omg Janna, I adore Harry Potter and now cannot wait to visit the wizarding world of HP! Awesome (dare I say magical?) video!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

      Haha love that! Thanks Tamar! I hope to visit the one in LA soon! πŸ™‚

  15. Sarh S

    January 19, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    This looks like such an amazing experience! I so want to go and experience this for myself.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

      It really was Sarh. Hope you get to visit and experience it too!

  16. Ana Fernandez

    January 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I would love to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal. Your video is beautiful!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Thank you so much Ana! πŸ™‚

  17. ricci

    January 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I am soooo jealous!! I wish I could go to Harry Potter land sooooo bad!!! It is totally on mu bucket list!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Aww dont be! They have one in the west coast now. Idk if that’s much closer to you. πŸ™‚

  18. Anastasia Sofia

    January 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    How fab! Is this the one in Florida? I’m visiting the one in Japan at Easter and I am SO SO SO excited!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Thanks Anastasia! Love the name btw. πŸ™‚
      Yes its the one in Florida. And they’re opening one in Los Angeles too. Have fun!! Uhh duhh of course you will. :p

  19. Kate

    January 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I would LOVE to go here. Super huge HP fan.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Aww yay highfive! πŸ˜€

  20. Toni

    January 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Love this Janna! I never made it to the HP set in London but plan to when i go back for a holiday. This park looks awesome though! So cool!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:47 am

      I really want to go to that one. Hopefully, someday I get to visit the studios too. Take me when you go! :p

  21. Laura @ Grassroots Nomad

    January 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This is awesome! I love how excited you look πŸ™‚
    I didn’t realise it was so big – where is it?
    Perfect closing shot btw!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:48 am

      Haha I had that ridiculous smile on my face the whole trip. Its in Florida! But they have opening in LA soon. Thanks Laura!

  22. jordan

    January 20, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    This is so great! I have always wanted to go there, but never had the time while in Florida! Glad I got to experience it through your video πŸ™‚

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Glad to know that Jordan. Hopefully, you get to experience the magic too! πŸ˜€

  23. Brenda

    January 20, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing this video! Definitely visiting the Wizarding World is something Im looking forward to do and this video captures a lot of the amazing experience this must be.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Not a problem at all. Glad you liked it Brenda! πŸ™‚

  24. Hannah

    January 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    It looks like you had such an awesome time. Im jealous! I would sooo love to visit there one day. It looks beyond cool. I would go full nerd lol

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

      I was full on nerd it’s embarassing haha. But it’s because I love HP so much.
      Thanks Hannah! πŸ™‚

  25. Jess

    January 21, 2016 at 9:18 am

    This looks pretty neat! Some of my friends are obsessed with Harry Potter and would absolutely love to do this. Great video! πŸ™‚

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you Jess! It’s not just for HP lovers but for any amusement park goers as well. πŸ™‚

  26. XmasDolly

    January 21, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I really wanna go see this. I’ve been to Islands of Adventure when it first opened and 2 times after that, but not since before 2006 when I had back surgery πŸ™ but I’m a big fan of Harry Potter. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Aw well, I do hope you get to visit whenever you’re feeling better. Not a problem at all! Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  27. Cynthia

    January 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Yes RIP Alan Rickman aka Snape πŸ™ So sad.

    Loved the video though, everything looks so real!! Harry Potter was my childhood! This place is definitely on my bucket list! I really need to go sometime soon!! ???

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      It really felt like I was in a movie set. You have to go Cynthia! πŸ™‚

  28. Lottie Reeves

    January 22, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I love this! HP world is on my to do list for next time I am home and the has just bumped it up, I can’t wait!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      You’ll love it Lottie! πŸ˜€

  29. Lashawn Wiltz

    January 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Your video really showed me the world of Harry Potter! I love it and have always been a big fan! I am also saddened by the passing of Professor Snape.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks Lashawn! Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  30. Valerie

    January 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    An amazing place for HP fans. I love the immersive destinations that let you enter another world.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      A great escape from reality! πŸ™‚

  31. Sophie

    January 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I never read the first book and didn’t want to read the others or see the movies until I did. Still haven’t. I know a lot of folks that are in love with all things HP, but even though I don’t it still seems like a really cool destination.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      January 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      That’s okay Sophie, its not for everyone! Glad you think it’s still cool. πŸ˜€

  32. Danielle

    January 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

    My 10 year old just started reading the books so my husband and I can’t wait to take a trip to Universal Next Year. It has to be such a good time for Potter fans and so sad that Snape has passed.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      I’m glad your 10 yr old is reading the books! He/she will love it! They have another Harry Potter opening in Hollywood soon. Maybe that one is closer to where you live.

  33. Tracie Howe

    January 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, I’m so jealous! I’ve been really curious about this place, so it’s fun to see a video perspective of it. I love the last clip! Haha!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks Tracie! πŸ™‚ It’s such a fun place for kids and adults to enjoy. You should def check it out!

  34. Trisha Velarmino

    January 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Love the video! Do you have an itinerary/guide for the Wizarding World of HP? Would like to visit this myself! Thanks for sharing, Janna!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Trisha. Glad you love it! I’m actually gonna post one soon. Just got busy coz I traveled to the Philippines this month. Hope you can check it out. I’ll publish it soon. And no problem at all!

  35. Elizabeth @ Compass & Fork

    January 24, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I’ve read all the books and my nephew has just finished them. It might be a great reason to head off for a visit. It looks really fun!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      You should take your nephew and check it out Elizabeth! Its so awesome! πŸ˜€

  36. Kimberly Erin

    January 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I love me some harry potter land….love the ride and its also very well done how the land seems so big even tho its not but with the roof top and fireplace stacks…some cool eye trickery.. did you get a sneaky tour of the castle πŸ˜‰

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it too Kimberly! πŸ™‚ I didn’t get a tour of the castle! Is there one??

  37. Jessica

    January 25, 2016 at 2:23 am

    And I cried. Remembered how Professor Snape made this magical world truly memorable. Did he make any potion to bring his life back? πŸ™‚ Janna, please bring me in that wizarding world made by the muggles! πŸ™‚

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      YESSS! πŸ™ It was really sad. I know right? Wish he made some magical potion that he can use in real life. πŸ™‚

  38. Vedante | The Lavish Nomad

    January 25, 2016 at 4:28 am

    I got all excited as soon as the video started playing because of the soundtrack. Really cool video! Does look like Harry Potter haha

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Aww glad you liked it! My husband picked out the song. πŸ™‚

  39. Marta Cunha Grilo

    January 25, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I jumped out of my sofa when the music started haha. Wasn’t expecting this. I love Harry Potter. The Wizarding World must be magical!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      AWW haha! That’s so cute! Glad you liked it Marta! I love HP too!

  40. Sreeram@backpackways

    January 25, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Its a paradise for Harry Potter fans, love the start of the video… Am sure you had an experience of the lifetime.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Aw thank you! Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  41. evan kristine

    January 25, 2016 at 7:45 am

    So jelly of you girl! Love, love loooove HP! I still can’t believe how much I was inlove with Daniel Radcliffe hahahahaha

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      hahaha girlll you’re too funny! Glad you love HP too!

  42. Gemma

    January 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

    OMG I just took the Harry Potter train at Universal Studios in Orlando. It was incredible. I really was lost in the fairytale! Looking forward to the post.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      That was one of the best parts of visiting the Wizarding World! Looove the train! Gonna publish it soon. πŸ™‚

  43. Joe Ankenbauer

    January 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Awesome video! It’s as if you’re right there!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Joe! πŸ™‚

  44. Lauren

    January 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I haven’t gotten into Harry Potter yet, but I feel like visiting here would make me want to! I would totally get into all of the movies and books. Justin loves Harry Potter and we own all of the DVDs, so I think I should just watch them already! πŸ™‚ Great video!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Lauren. Yeah, you guys should def check it out. I still do movie marathons every now and then haha

  45. Cai Dominguez

    January 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Ooohhhh mmmmm gggg! Awesome video! Feels real. Bring me here! Hahahah I miss harry potter. Will never get tired watching this movie πŸ™‚

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      February 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Cai! πŸ˜€ Same here! I haven’t stopped watching it. Hope you get to visit the Wizarding World soon.

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