A Book Lover’s Look at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This is a super fun blog from one of my blog friends!

Stories & Soliloquies

Universal Studios is really all about movies. But when you have a movie based on a book that really celebrates books and stationary, it can be quite fun. I recently went to Universal Studios with the express purpose of enjoying one attraction in particular: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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While everything was amazing, from the sets to the food to the lines leading up to the rides (I get motion sick, so the rides will never be a highlight for me), here are some photos of what really appealed to me as a writer and reader.

They had the most incredible street puppet theatre, showing two stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It was beautifully illustrated and acted:

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A few very inviting bookshops, which were – so sadly – just sets:

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And my favorite storefront, which was also sadly just a facade:

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But they were…

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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