Trey has read the entire Harry Potter book series three times and has seen all of the movies. I've read the series (just once) and watched the movies with him. Joshua has read the first three books and seen the first three movies. Trey and I went on a Mom/Son date to see HP7 when it came out and have another date planned when the final movie comes out this summer. Nate has no interest in the books or movies but loves us so he was happy to spend some time in Hogsmeade with us!
Our hotel had a package that included an early admission to the Harry Potter park so we were able to get into all of our favorite shops and see the town before the crazy-packed-crowds arrived. Here are some of our favorite stops:
|Entering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter|
|Searching for Sirius Black|
|Shopping at Zonko's|
|Nate and Joshua in Honeydukes|
|My boys and me with the Hogwarts Express|
|Here we are in Hogsmeade|
|Shopping for a wand in Ollivander's Wand Shop|
|Hagrid's Moster Book of Monsters|
|Trey with the TriWizard Champion Teams|
The park is beautifully done, the shops are authentic, and we even got to eat in The Three Broomsticks! Huge kegs of butterbeer were throughout the park and the rides were amazing. It was a trip well-worth-the-effort and one we'll always remember!