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Sisters' Trip 2012: Orlando Bound (Part 1)

For our second annual (sort of) sisters' trip, my sister and I headed down to Orlando, Florida for a few days  of fun (well, actually just a weekend--we left on Friday after work and came back Sunday). 

Our destination: Universal Studios...and in particular, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which I've only wanted to go on since it opened about two years ago.

My sister and I always have so much fun together no matter what we're doing. She came to get me after school on Friday and we headed down to Orlando. We stayed in a fun hotel called "The Castle" right on International Boulevard and only a few miles from Universal Studios.

I think Amber's ready to hit the park (Saturday morning): 

We made shirts to wear to the park--they got lots of comments. Among our favorites: "Oh, a sisters' trip? What sorority?" and "I hate my sister. You'd have to PAY me to go on a trip with her."
Also, note that the purple sister on the left (me) is slightly taller than the pink one. Amber tried to be as realistic as possible when making the shirts!!
SOMEONE is excited about going to the park. We were amongst the first few let into the park on Saturday!
First stop: HOGSMEAD (!!!) and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Another view of Hogsmead
Yours truly in front of the Hogwarts Express
We're in Hogsmead!
Approaching Hogwarts Castle. I loved the ride, though I may or may not have closed my eyes and screamed like a tiny child when the huge spider was in my face!
Some of the fun displays in Hogsmead. This one was in Gladrag's front display, and is a replica of Hermione's dress that she wears to the Yule Ball in the fourth movie/ book.
The Butterbeer cart! I had some of the frozen Butterbeer and it was amazing. It tasted like a caramel/ vanilla/ butterscotch Icee. YUUUM.
Also, I had a picture of me with my Butterbeer, but my camera malfunctioned and ate half of the picture. Boo.
In front of Zonko's Joke Shop, also in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Amber checking out Gilderoy Lockhart's newest books--I wonder if she knows that he is a five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award.
The Hogwarts Frog Choir treated us to some of the wizarding world's favorite a cappella tunes. 
I also got a new Harry Potter shirt, which I will definitely be sporting when I go to the Warner Bros. Backlot Studio Tour of Harry Potter in London this June!

I don't want to overload you with pictures, so I'll share the other half of our trip tomorrow. I already want to go back!

Have you ever been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? If so, what did you think?