Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

While this blog is mostly about my art, one Saturday in March I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Universal Studios in Orlando and experience another kind of art. The weather was beautiful, my companions were delightful, and the park exceeded my expectations.

Having read all the books, I confess that I am a “Potterphile”,  but seeing J.K. Rowling’s creation come to life was a real treat. The attention to detail and the architecture of the park was truly a work of artistic genius. I hadn’t ridden an amusement park ride for many years, but the attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey was awesome. Waiting in line was a bore, but once inside the castle, the experience was magical. The talking portraits were every bit as wonderful as Rowling’s books describe, and the holographic images of the movie characters were very realistic. Once the ride began, I was thoroughly enchanted. The 3D effects were astounding,  as we even had the feeling of riding on broomsticks in a quidditch game.
We spent most of our time in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but enjoyed some of the other parts of the park as well. Here's a photo from Jurassic Park.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this... I had not read about anyone's trip to WWoHP, and have been curious about it. Looks like a fun day!