So today was day 1 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Hogsmeade.  We arrived early at the studios to take the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade village.  Personally I was very impressed with Kings Cross Station and their billboard of stations times and updates, which included Brough, Hull, Newcastle.  Journey into Hogsmeade was traversed with Dementors, rain, Hedwig, amongst others. 

Hogsmeade Village itself is fully immersive, with a stage where throughout the day you have the Triwizard champions performing their dances as they enter I to Hogwarts for the first time.

Their are three main rides within this section, dragons challenge where you can choose between a Hungarian horntail and Chinese fireball. For us the more enjoyable ride and possible!e the more extreme as it was more sweeping was the Hungarian horntail.  For a gentler ride option there is the flight of the hippogriff.  With the final ride being escape from Hogwarts which is a dark ride crossed with a simulator action and imaging.  Immensely enjoyable.  Although because the ride itself moves about quite a bit as it so operated on hinges basis I would suggest not doing this ride immediately after eating.

As we had not had breakfast that day we opted for brunch at the The Three Broomsticks.  Goof itself was very good, although I did traumatise the staff as I got some what excited when my wedding march started to get played – The Durmstrang music (Irish World Cup Theme Tune on the Harry Potter CD).

That nights dining was at the Grand Floridian cafe.  Set up as a traditional Victorian cafe the food was amazing and the service excellent.  A place we look forward to being able yo visit again on our next visit here. Once food was finished we headed back into the Magic Kingdom and caught the electrical parade, nighttime firework spectacular. We even grabbed some shoots with Mickey and Tinkerbell before heading back to the resort for some sleep

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