Adventures in the Islands of Adventure

It took Liaa months to visualize her dream to reach the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The dream started when she encountered a book in the school library. Since then, she became interested with J. K. Rowling's fantastic hallucinations (apologies!). December became a lame excuse to let her sustain her reading crave. Since her receipt of the Harry Potter book set, she read and re-read the books more than she could count. The rest is history.

When tourists step on the dreamland of Harry Potter, the child in them is captured by the facade that only lurks in a complex imaginative mind. According to the Universal Islands of Adventure catalog:

"From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here. Pass through the towering Hogwarts castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. Stroll the streets of Hogsmeade and dine at the Three Broomsticks and the Hog's Head pub. Shop at some of the best-known establishments including Dervish and Banges, Zonko's Joke Shop, Honeydukes and more. Go to Ollivander's and purchase your own wand. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides including Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a state-of-the-art attraction that brings the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before imagined."

Rating: 5 stars! Worth-visiting!

Where can you find an attraction that affords to keep all tourists articles and belongings in individual, fingerprinted- and digitally-sealed lockers? Amazing!

The catch: The long wait is too much! It takes forever to reach the forbidden journey, and the adventure only takes about five minutes. It took us 90 minutes to reach Ollivander's Wand Shop because of the mile-long line. The presentation, however, only took 3 minutes!

Overall, it's not the blogger advantage that matters; it's the child in all of us.