Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 20 years of Magic

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published?!!

Our family has been long standing Harry Potter fans. We’ve done everything! The books, the movies, had parties, and last but not least on our list was to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter… but with 23 people, and especially with all the little mischievous house elves who make day trips a little more difficult, it didn’t seem like it was gonna happen anytime soon.

So it was nothing short of “real” magic when our (fairy) godparents got everyone to commit to a family vacation earlier this month!! Two days in the park, and staying in a hotel in Hollywood so we could enjoy every moment of the experience.

Don’t worry. We actually know the Chef IRL. (My dad doesn’t usually cuddle with men he doesn’t know.) If you are in Universal Studios, you must eat at The Three Broomsticks. The food was insanely delicious and beautiful and the service was spectacular! THANK YOU CHEF TONY!!!

Half the kids liked the frozen butterbeer best, the other half like the original.

Butterbeer hangover. Stupid Muggle.

We spent a ton of time in Harry Potter, but were able to do almost everything else we wanted to do at Universal too! Ever’s dream is to own a Corgi, so this one from the animal show almost sent her over the edge.

Winners of the largest group awkward family photo award.

All in all, just the best time ever. And now that we have PASSES to Universal, this is just the first of many adventures! Anyone want to meet us at Hogwarts?!

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