HOT BUTTERBEER NOW AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND IN THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Hot Butterbeer – the fan-favorite, toasty version of the popular Butterbeer beverage in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – is now available year-round at Universal Orlando Resort. Originally only offered during the winter […]
Daily Doodle #8
Happy Saturday and welcome back to the Daily Doodle! Here’s where I’ll share drawings from my sketchbooks, old and new. Mostly cartoon mashups with satirical intent with hopes to make you smile a little! The thumbnail will always be blurred as a teaser to get you here! Check out the […]
New Potter Pressed Penny Machine?
The news has just broke on Twitter courtesy of Skipper Hoss (FOLLOW HIM HERE), that there are now Harry Potter related pressed pennies! The machine can be found in the main store in Port of Entry at Islands of Adventure and not actually within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. […]
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures queue walkthrough
A new Harry Potter attraction is set to open at Islands of Adventure on June 13th! I was very lucky to get a preview to Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at a media event! Here’s video from the queue. Warning, it might make you miss Dueling Dragons!
Happy Birthday, Wizarding World!
The Wizarding World and Hogsmeade Opens 8 Years Ago Today I remember it well. We woke up very early that morning to witness history. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was finally going to grand open! After about a month of trying to gain access during elusive “soft openings”, today […]
Escape From Gringotts ride vehicle cosplay
Harry Potter and the awesome cosplay I saw so many amazing cosplayers while at MegaCon on Friday! Being the theme park fan that I am, there was one that stood out more than the others. Complete with working lights and equipped with audio from the ride, The Harry Potter and […]
Do you miss the Jaws ride?
Yesterday, January 2nd, was the 6th anniversary of the closure of the Jaws attraction at Universal Studios Florida. I’ll admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the attraction and I’m very happy with what they replaced it with. Sure, Jaws had that nostalgia of being an opening day attraction, but […]
Christmas arrives in Hogsmeade!
Since Halloween was yesterday, it’s ok to start talking about the Christmas season now…right? Technically there’s still two more nights of Halloween Horror Nights, but Universal has already fully dressed Seuss Landing and decorations have started popping up in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure! This will be the first year […]
Happy birthday, Harry Potter!
Today is actually the character’s birthday! And consequently also JK Rowling’s, the author of the series. Harry Potter would be 37 today, if he were an actual person. And Rowling is 52 today. I’ll never forget when Hogsmeade opened. It was such an exciting time! For a couple weeks leading […]