The conference kicked off with a magical night in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. The park was closed to the public, so our small group had full access to all the mystery, and delicious tastes, of Hogsmeade without the wait.
We laughed through Zonkos joke shop, toured the castle, climbed the moving staircase, visited with the Hogwarts Express conductor, ate at Three Broomsticks, toasted with Butterbeer, sipped Pumpkin Juice, rode a Hippogriff, and watched as Gavin was chosen to receive his own special wand in Ollivanders!
Top 3 Treats from HoneyDukes:
(according to our oldest 3 children)
Daddy Note: Slamming 2 of these frosty treats before riding the Forbidden Journey should be forbidden
1. Frozen Butterbeer (Cheers!)
2. Chocolate Frogs (We like our chocolate treats to appear larger than our heads)
3. Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans
(So thankful I wasn't on the taste testing committee with the creators of these little sweets)
Gibson Note: Eat dirt first, then add grass, finish with a watermelon to grow the best flavor.